kempton.co.uk Handicap 6f
- (3yo, 6f, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 14.87s
- Off time: 18:48:04
|1st||2 Blazing Knight||3/1|
|2nd||1 Lucky Di||nse||3/1|
Lucky Di 16
|3||133 9-7||P Hedger||I Mongan||75||3/1|
Blazing Knight (IRE) 26
|3||131 9-5||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||73||3/1|
|3||129 9-3 b1||M L W Bell||Robert Tart (7)||71||7/4f|
Al Gharrafa 20
|3||127 9-1||M Botti||A Kirby||69||5/1|
Girl At The Sands (IRE) 104
|3||127 9-1||J G Given||J P Sullivan||69||14/1|
Gabrial's Bounty (IRE)
||3||8-13||M R Channon||F Norton||2/1|
Dual Southwell winner SEEMENOMORE has no problem handling the Polytrack and went very close over C&D a fortnight ago. Blinkers replace a visor today and, with a 7lb claimer further helping his cause, Michael Bell's charge rates the selection. Lucky Di won over 7f last month but never figured on her handicap bow while Blazing Knight has lost his form since landing a double at Wolverhampton last autumn. Al Gharrafa needs another step forward on her handicap debut while Girl At The Sands hasn't raced since October, but has a shout on last year's win at Ripon.
Blazing Knight (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, last of 4, 4l behind Archie Stevens (9-4) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Lucky Di 7-4fav (9-7) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Ashamaly (9-2) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Al Gharrafa 9-2 (8-7) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating Lady Malet (8-10) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Seemenomore 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led and carried on one side from over 2f out, soon hung right, headed close home, 2nd of 3, nk behind Hazza The Jazza (8-12) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Girl At The Sands (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 4th of 6, 5l behind La Sylphe (8-13) at Southwell 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.