Back And Lay At betdaq.com Handicap (London Mile Qualifier) 1m

  • (4yo+, 1m, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 40.03s
  • Off time: 17:15:32
Full result
Result 17:15 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Whispering Warrior Evsf
2nd 2 Fairyinthewind 1 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 30990-2
White, purple hoop California English (IRE) 12
  • T:M Botti
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 30990-2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7p
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 p M Botti A Kirby 75 3/1
2 (4) 82221-4
Yellow, black star, yellow sleeves, black stars and cap Fairyinthewind (IRE) 5
  • T:P W D'Arcy
  • J:S Sanders
  • Form: 82221-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4p
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 p P W D'Arcy S Sanders 72 5/1
3 (2) 21683-4
Dark blue, light blue chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Buckland (IRE) 6
  • T:H Adielsson
  • J:Nicole Nordblad
  • Form: 21683-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 71
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 H Adielsson Nicole Nordblad (5) 71 10/1
4 (7) 08125-7
Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, quartered cap Diplomatic (IRE) 14
  • T:M D Squance
  • J:J Quinn
  • Form: 08125-7
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
8 126 9-0 M D Squance J Quinn 68 50/1
5 (3) 4/061-
Black, white diamond, white sleeves, black stars Whispering Warrior (IRE) 19
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 4/061-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
4 124 8-12 D M Simcock Jim Crowley 66 Evsf
6 (6) 9102-14
Turquoise Blue, Brown sleeves Breakheart (IRE) 9
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:Joey Haynes
  • Form: 9102-14
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-8p
  • OR: 62
  • Naps:
6 120 8-8 p A M Balding Joey Haynes (7) 62 16/1
7 (1) 385224-
Light blue and white stripes, quartered cap Warbond 19
  • T:M Madgwick
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 385224-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
5 119 8-7 M Madgwick L Morris 60 20/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 3 Prince Of Burma (IRE)
  • T:J Gask
  • J:I Mongan
4 9-7 J Gask I Mongan 6/1
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In depth

Verdict

Whispering Warrior was sent off a well-backed favourite on his return to action at Lingfield and duly obliged. He steps up a grade off a 6lb higher mark for this and CALIFORNIA ENGLISH makes more appeal. The latter is not the most reliable but a repeat of his latest second at Wolverhampton would see the C&D winner bang there at the finish. Neither Fairyinthewind nor Breakheart could cope with a rise in the weights last time having won their penultimate starts but Buckland has a good shout in this grade and Diplomatic is not out of this either.

Formwatch

Whispering Warrior (IRE) 7-4fav (9-4) Tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec beating Derfenna Art (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.

Fairyinthewind (IRE) 5-4fav (9-7) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, wide and outpaced entering straight, soon ridden, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Al Freej (9-4) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol.

Buckland (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place 4f out, ridden and closed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Lowther (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Warbond 10-1 (9-2) Behind, headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 2l behind Glastonberry (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.

Breakheart (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Travelling (9-4) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.

California English (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) In touch on outside, went 2nd over 2f out, switched left and ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, always held, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Beautiful Day (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Diplomatic (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Close up in 5th, pushed along 3f out, ridden and no impression on outside over 1f out, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Breakheart (8-3) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.