kempton.co.uk Handicap 7f
- (4yo+, 7f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 24.96s
- Off time: 19:00:27
|1st||2 Light From Mars||13/8f|
|2nd||4 Polar Kite||hd||9/4|
Light From Mars 14
|8||133 9-7||R Harris||L Morris||84||13/8f|
Al's Memory (IRE) 18
|4||132 9-6||P D Evans||A Kirby||83||6/1|
Polar Kite (IRE) 19
|5||129 9-3||S Curran||R Winston||80||9/4|
Brocklebank (IRE) 44
|4||128 9-2 v1||S Dow||Jim Crowley||79||12/1|
Silverware (USA) 18
|5||127 9-1||Kristin Stubbs||T Eaves||78||10/1|
Afkar (IRE) 121
|5||126 9-0||C E Brittain||C Catlin||77||8/1|
Ocean Legend (IRE) 158
|8||124 8-12||A W Carroll||M O'connell||75||14/1|
||6||97||M Murphy||E Ahern||84||NR|
||5||9-7||J Akehurst||Matthew Cosham||7/2|
Polar Kite is facing a tougher task having landed a couple of plating races last month while Light From Mars had looked in the handicapper's grip before popping-up over track and trip a fortnight ago and may have more to offer. AL'S MEMORY failed to make it four in a row at Lingfield last time but that may have been down to the extra furlong rather than a 6lb penalty and he gets another chance back over 7f. Silverware is another with claims back over today's distance and Kakatosi is not out of this at his best.
Kakatosi 11-4fav (9-7) Held up in last pair, ridden and no progress 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Burnhope (8-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Light From Mars 9-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan beating Free Spin (9-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Polar Kite (IRE) 7-4fav (8-12) Steadied start, held up in rear, smooth headway entering final 2f, switched left over 1f out, quickened to lead under hand riding inside final furlong, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Lingfield 7f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Cyflymder (7-12) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Silverware (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Prominent, led after 1f and set steady pace, quickened tempo over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Mister Musicmaster (8-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Afkar (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Led, headed halfway, chased leader until ridden over 1f out, edged left and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind Magic Secret (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Al's Memory (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, in touch on inside, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2l behind Mister Musicmaster (8-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Idler (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Brocklebank (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, always behind, 7th of 8, 8l behind Cut Across (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.