Irish Night At Kempton 09.07.14 Handicap 6f

  • (4yo+, 6f, Class 6, 12 runners)
  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 12.91s
  • Off time: 21:00:15
Full result
Result 21:00 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Italian Tom 9/2
2nd 9 Paradise Spectre 33/1
3rd 11 Gung Ho Jack 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (8) 2400-53
White, black stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Italian Tom (IRE) 11
  • T:R Harris
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 2400-53
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
7 133 9-7 R Harris L Morris 65 9/2
2 (1) 4-41938
Yellow, Black star, Yellow sleeves, Red cap Compton Prince 35
  • T:J M Bradley
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 4-41938
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6b
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
5 132 9-6 b J M Bradley David Probert 64 14/1
3 (5) 56-6132
White, Yellow chevrons, sleeves and star on cap Aeolian Blue 14
  • T:W J Knight
  • J:S W Kelly
  • Form: 56-6132
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6h
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 h W J Knight S W Kelly 64 7/2f
4 (9) 312785
YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Divine Call 25
  • T:J M Bradley
  • J:Liam Jones
  • Form: 312785
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
7 132 9-6 J M Bradley Liam Jones 64 14/1
5 (7) 02545-8
Emerald Green, Black spots, Black cap Emerald Sea 34
  • T:C F Wall
  • J:T E Durcan
  • Form: 02545-8
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5p1
  • OR: 63
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 p1 C F Wall T E Durcan 63 12/1
6 (11) 5-56364
Orange, White diamonds on sleeves Meridius (IRE) 14
  • T:N P Littmoden
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 5-56364
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5p
  • OR: 63
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 p N P Littmoden K Fallon 63 6/1
7 (4) 233369
PINK, BLACK epaulets and diamond on cap Haadeeth 15
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 233369
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-5t
  • OR: 63
  • Naps:
7 131 9-5 t P D Evans A Kirby 63 8/1
8 (3) 531507
Red, Beige seams, Red sleeves and cap New Rich 6
  • T:Eve Johnson Houghton
  • J:George Downing
  • Form: 531507
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4p
  • OR: 62
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 p Eve Johnson Houghton George Downing (5) 62 7/1
9 (6) 4943-47
White, Dark Blue disc, striped sleeves and cap Paradise Spectre 26
  • T:Miss Z C Davison
  • J:R Havlin
  • Form: 4943-47
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4p
  • OR: 62
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 p Miss Z C Davison R Havlin 62 33/1
10 (12) 595116
White, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap Exceedexpectations 14
  • T:L Carter
  • J:S Donohoe
  • Form: 595116
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3p1
  • OR: 61
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 p1 L Carter S Donohoe 61 14/1
11 (10) 617-800
Dark Green, White stripe Gung Ho Jack 64
  • T:J R Best
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 617-800
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 61
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 J R Best G Baker 61 20/1
12 (2) 675845
Purple, Yellow sash, Emerald Green cap Ceelo 13
  • T:Mrs L Pearce
  • J:Simon Pearce
  • Form: 675845
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2hb
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 hb Mrs L Pearce Simon Pearce (3) 60 16/1

In depth

Verdict

Compton Prince has looked in the handicapper's grip since scoring at Lingfield in February. Meridius went close despite finishing only fourth over 7f here a fortnight ago while Haadeeth and New Rich are both capable of popping up off their current marks. Exceedexpectations could also get involved but another chance goes to AEOLIAN BLUE. She's gone close in both subsequent starts since scoring over course and distance and first-time headgear may bring the small amount of improvement needed to go in again.

Formwatch

Italian Tom (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on outside, edged right 2f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Slip Sliding Away (9-7) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.

Paradise Spectre 14-1 (9-8) Very slowly away in rear, switched left 2f out, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind Another Try (9-13) at Lingfield 7f ladies hcap (5) gd in May.

Gung Ho Jack 33-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along and weakened over 3f out, last of 12, 15l behind Sweet Talking Guy (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.

Aeolian Blue 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner final 50 yards, no impression, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Lager Time (9-6) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.

Haadeeth 11-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, faded entering final furlong, 9th of 13, 6l behind Climaxfortackle (9-5) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.

Emerald Sea 9-4 (9-5) Slowly into stride and badly hampered after start, held up in last pair, never involved after, last of 8, 6l behind Clock Opera (8-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.

Ceelo 15-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 13l behind Spiraea (9-6) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May.

Divine Call 13-2 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never on terms, one pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Euroquip Boy (8-2) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May.

Exceedexpectations 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, driven 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Shifting Star (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.

Compton Prince 20-1 (9-2) Raced wide in touch, ridden when weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 12l behind Ladweb (9-2) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.

New Rich 20-1 (8-8) Midfield, beaten when hampered closing stages, never a factor, 7th of 10, 9l behind Ladweb (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.

Meridius (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Led, driven 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on until headed and dropped to 4th towards finish, 4th of 13, 1/2l behind Shifting Star (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.