32Red Fillies' Handicap 5f
- (4yo+, 5f, Class 5, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Fibresand
- Winning time: 1m 0.78s
- Off time: 17:00:48
|1st||6 College Doll||8/1|
|2nd||1 Ray of Joy||¾||6/4f|
Ray of Joy 5
|8||133 9-7 v||J R Jenkins||F Tylicki||70||6/4f|
Perfect Blossom 147
|7||133 9-7||A Berry||G Lee||70||8/1|
Take The Lead 56
|4||128 9-2||D Nicholls||Adrian Nicholls||65||7/1|
Mandy Layla (IRE) 202
|4||123 8-11||B Smart||R Ffrench||60||11/4|
Foreign Rhythm (IRE) 168
|9||123 8-11||R E Barr||Shirley Teasdale (5)||60||8/1|
College Doll 12
|5||119 8-7 t||Mrs C A Dunnett||J Quinn||52||8/1|
Mata Hari Blue
||7||9-7||M Appleby||A Mullen||8/11|
RAY OF JOY is by far the most consistent performer on show here but it must be noted that six of her eight successes have been achieved at Kempton. She's certainly in fine form currently, having been runner-up at her favourite track just five days ago, There has to be some doubt as to her effectiveness on this surface but she's given the benefit of the doubt and a tentative vote. Take The Lead has been tailed off the last twice but has a chance at her best whilst Mandy Layla has been absent since September. The main threat to the selection could well be College Doll, a close second at Wolverhampton this month. However, she finds herself 4lb out of the handicap which further tilts the choice towards Ray Of Joy.
College Doll 16-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Dissent (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Ray of Joy 3-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, staying on same pace when hung left inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no impression, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Aeolian Blue (8-9) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Foreign Rhythm (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Towards rear and pushed along, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 10, 7l behind Pull The Pin (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Mandy Layla (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 7th of 15, 4l behind Beau Mistral (9-3) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Perfect Blossom 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear and never on terms, last of 7, 9l behind Fat Gary (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Take The Lead 12-1 (9-8) In touch, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 12, 29l behind Elusive Hawk (9-8) at Southwell 6f sell stks (6) fbs in Feb.