32Red Casino Handicap 7f

  • (3yo, 7f, Class 5, 9 runners)
  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 25.32s
  • Off time: 19:01:58
Full result
Result 19:00 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Atlantis Crossing 6/1
2nd 2 Haftohaf 2 4/6f
3rd 6 Exceedexpectations ¾ 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (3) 607581
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial's Gift (IRE) (ex6) 10
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 607581
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
3 135 9-9 Ian Williams J P Spencer 70 10/1
2 (8) 11
Dark blue, grey stars, halved sleeves, dark blue cap Haftohaf 20
  • T:M Botti
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 11
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
3 133 9-7 M Botti A Kirby 74 4/6f
3 (6) 741326
White and red stripes, white sleeves, red stars, red cap, white star Atlantis Crossing (IRE) 17
  • T:J R Boyle
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 741326
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-6h
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
3 132 9-6 h J R Boyle Jim Crowley 73 6/1
4 (4) 669753
Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap Key Ambition 10
  • T:G Moss
  • J:S Sanders
  • Form: 669753
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5vt
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 vt G Moss S Sanders 72 20/1
5 (7) 401130
Royal Blue, Red epaulets, White sleeves and cap Ziefhd 50
  • T:T D McCarthy
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 401130
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5p
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 p T D McCarthy J Fanning 72 25/1
6 (2) 164202
ORANGE, BLACK epaulets Exceedexpectations 15
  • T:M L W Bell
  • J:Martin Lane
  • Form: 164202
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 M L W Bell Martin Lane 68 14/1
7 (5) 31
Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Polar Venture 22
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:Adam Beschizza
  • Form: 31
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 W J Haggas Adam Beschizza 67 10/1
8 (1) 392382
Yellow, white epaulets Travelling 17
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:William Carson
  • Form: 392382
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 A W Carroll William Carson 67 25/1
9 (9) 194073
Black, orange stars, orange and black chevrons on sleeves, orange cap, black stars Abhaath (USA) 8
  • T:R Harris
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 194073
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 R Harris L Morris 67 25/1

In depth

Verdict

The unbeaten HAFTOHAF is worth sticking with here. He followed up a debut victory at Wolverhampton with victory in a handicap at the same track and there should be more to come. Gabrial's Gift ran a shocker behind the selection before scoring at Lingfield and a 6lb penalty may be his undoing while Atlantis Crossing is 9lb higher than his win at Wolverhampton in September. Exceedexpectations, Travelling and Abhaath were all placed on their latest starts but Lingfield maiden winner Polar Venture makes more appeal on his handicap debut as he's more likely to improve.

Formwatch

Atlantis Crossing (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 6th of 14, 4l behind Head Of Steam (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Haftohaf 5-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, effort when edged right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Cut Across (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.

Exceedexpectations 15-2 (9-4) Led, ridden 2 lengths clear over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Sunshine Always (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.

Gabrial's Gift (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, smooth headway on inside from 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Lastkingofscotland (8-12) by 1l, 10 ran.

Polar Venture 3-10fav (9-3) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, pushed out, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Summer Sun (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.

Key Ambition 6-1 (9-4) Outpaced towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Gabrial's Gift (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Travelling 22-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Balti's Sister (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.

Abhaath (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Majuro (9-4) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol.

Ziefhd 8-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 9l behind Millibar (9-2) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.