BetVictor Open Championships 8 Places Exclusive Handicap 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 6, 13 runners)
  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 32.32s
  • Off time: 18:31:22
Full result
Result 18:30 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Star Alliance 7/2f
2nd 3 Steely ¾ 10/1
3rd 12 Gunboat ¾ 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (13) 46/9-821
White, dark blue and red halved sleeves Proud Times (USA) (ex6) 7
  • T:Miss A Brewer
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 46/9-821
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-12p
  • OR: 58
  • Naps:
7 138 9-12 p Miss A Brewer G Baker 58 7/1
2 (14) 678/353
Light blue, red and white striped sleeves, red cap, white seams, blue hoop Star Alliance (IRE) 20
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 678/353
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7b
  • OR: 59
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 b Ian Williams William Buick 59 7/2f
3 (11) 30-8542
Brown, Yellow hoop, armlets and cap Steely 21
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:T P Queally
  • Form: 30-8542
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 59
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 G L Moore T P Queally 59 10/1
4 (8) 940-115
Royal Blue, Yellow braces, Black sleeves and cap Hoonose 103
  • T:Pat Eddery
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 940-115
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6v
  • OR: 58
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 v Pat Eddery R L Moore 58 11/2
5 (2) 7/60359
Grey and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves Between The Lines (IRE) 6
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:T Garner
  • Form: 7/60359
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 57
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 A Middleton T Garner (5) 57 25/1
6 (7) 1790-79
Red, Royal Blue epaulets Layla's King 13
  • T:D C Griffiths
  • J:Dane O'Neill
  • Form: 1790-79
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 D C Griffiths Dane O'Neill 55 9/1
8 (4) 811446
Yellow, Emerald Green diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green seams Midnight Sequel 31
  • T:M Blake
  • J:R Kingscote
  • Form: 811446
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 53
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 M Blake R Kingscote 53 8/1
9 (5) 114/0-56
Royal blue and purple stripes, purple sleeves, red stars and stars on cap Kristallo (GER) 13
  • T:D Burchell
  • J:J P Fahy
  • Form: 114/0-56
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-1b
  • OR: 53
  • Naps:
8 127 9-1 b D Burchell J P Fahy 53 20/1
10 (1) 7-21280
Gold, aquamarine cross of lorraine and sleeves Gladstone (IRE) 29
  • T:P Gundry
  • J:L P Keniry
  • Form: 7-21280
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 53
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 P Gundry L P Keniry 53 12/1
11 (9) 00000-0
Royal Blue, White Star Crystal High 33
  • T:Mrs I G-Leveque
  • J:T McLaughlin
  • Form: 00000-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-12ht
  • OR: 50
  • Naps:
5 124 8-12 ht Mrs I G-Leveque T McLaughlin 50 50/1
12 (6) 000-4
beige, black hoops Gunboat (IRE) 22
  • T:E A L Dunlop
  • J:J Doyle
  • Form: 000-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 49
  • Naps:
5 123 8-11 E A L Dunlop J Doyle 49 9/2
13 (3) B4700/0
White, black cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Bollywood (IRE) 14
  • T:Mrs A Batchelor
  • J:R Powell
  • Form: B4700/0
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
10 119 8-7 Mrs A Batchelor R Powell (3) 45 661/10
14 (10) 540079
Black, Beige epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap If What And Maybe 20
  • T:J Ryan
  • J:Natasha Eaton
  • Form: 540079
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-7v
  • OR: 45
  • Naps:
5 119 8-7 v J Ryan Natasha Eaton (5) 45 100/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 (12) 650-346
The Yank 48
  • Nag Me
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:S M Levey
  • Form: 650-346
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2t1
  • OR: 54
  • Naps:
4 92 t1 A W Carroll S M Levey 54 NR

In depth

Verdict

Proud Times carries a penalty for last week's success over 1m6f at Southwell but Star Alliance can race off the same mark as when third over track and trip last month. HOONOSE failed to land a hat-trick in a higher grade handicap at Lingfield last time but Ryan Moore's presence suggests a big run is expected back at this level. He's preferred to Steely as the latter steps up in trip but the dark horse is lightly-raced five-year-old Gunboat, fourth at Thirsk on his first start for Ed Dunlop and likely to improve.

Formwatch

The Yank 7-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders early, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 10l behind Attraction Ticket (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.

Star Alliance (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, switched left and stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, not pace of leading duo, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Barachiel (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.

Steely 7-2 (9-4) Took keen hold, led, reminders 5f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, carried head high and no chance with winner over 1f out, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Beacon Lady (8-4) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.

Gunboat (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 7l behind Medieval Bishop (8-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.

Between The Lines (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 25l behind Mexicali (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Proud Times (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Held up in 6th, smooth headway to 3rd 4f out, led on bit over 2f out, soon well in control, hard held, won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs beating Soweto Star (8-11) by 4l, 8 ran.

Layla's King 25-1 (9-6) Raced wide ridden 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 14, 14l behind Mrs Warren (8-12) at Catterick 7f Classified Stakes (0-65) (3yo+) (6) gf.

Midnight Sequel 6-1 (9-1) Chased leading trio, pushed along 4f out, effort on outside 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Highlife Dancer (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jun.

Kristallo (GER) 25-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Tijori (8-12) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.

Gladstone (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 20l behind Josie's Dream (9-13) at Warwick 1m 5f am hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.

If What And Maybe 50-1 (7-13) Raced wide chasing leaders, lost place 10f out, soon struggling towards rear, behind final 4f, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Barachiel (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.

Hoonose 6-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, lost place over 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, in rear over 2f out, 5th of 6, 18l behind Bold Adventure (9-1) at Lingfield 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.

Crystal High 13-2 (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 31l behind Mac Tiernan (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.

Bollywood (IRE) 50-1 (7-13) Chased leaders, lost place over 6f out, eased 2f out, 12th of 13, well behind Hector's Chance (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.