Reindeer Racing At Kempton 13.12.13 Nursery 7f
- (2yo, 7f, Class 6, 13 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 27.86s
- Off time: 19:01:01
|2nd||14 Starlight Princess||½||50/1|
|3rd||6 Division Belle||s.h||16/1|
China In My Hands 13
|2||133 9-7||M R Channon||Martin Harley||65||16/1|
Syrian Pearl 37
|2||133 9-7||C F Wall||T E Durcan||65||7/1|
|2||133 9-7||R Hannon||P J Dobbs||65||10/1|
Ambria's Fury (IRE) 9
|2||132 9-6 v1||M R Channon||S Hitchcott||64||50/1|
Division Belle 22
|2||130 9-4||W R Muir||Martin Dwyer||62||16/1|
Fiftyshadesfreed (IRE) 21
|2||130 9-4||George Baker||P Cosgrave||62||16/1|
Queen Of The Tarts 21
|2||129 9-3||O Stevens||N Callan||61||20/1|
Midnight Rambler (IRE) 13
|2||128 9-2||R Hannon||R Hughes||60||7/2|
Jersey Cream (IRE) 21
|2||128 9-2||G L Moore||R L Moore||60||3/1f|
Choral Clan (IRE) 46
|2||125 8-13 v1||P Mitchell||Jack Mitchell||57||14/1|
Tyrsal (IRE) 13
|2||123 8-11||R Eddery||Andrea Atzeni||55||7/1|
Drive On (IRE) 21
|2||122 8-10 t1||Eve Johnson Houghton||J P Fahy||54||7/1|
Starlight Princess (IRE) 20
|2||121 8-9 p1||J S Moore||Liam Jones||53||50/1|
||2||95||M Botti||Non Runner||63||NR|
||2||9-1||M Johnston||P Hanagan||7/2|
None of these set the pulse racing and a purely speculative vote goes to DIVISION BELLE. She was still thereabouts at the 7f marker over the mile trip at Goodwood last time before fading out of contention and is just preferred to Midnight Rambler. The latter steps up in distance today with Richard Hughes' presence suggesting she has a better chance than stablemate Gloss. China In My Hands has been treading water over 6f of late but Syrian Pearl is getting steadily closer. Tez and Choral Clan are others to consider in what looks something of a lottery.
Tez 6-1 (9-0) Held up in rear and keen, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced, 4th of 6, 10l behind Yajamila (9-0) at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Aug.
Fiftyshadesfreed (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, behind, driven and outpaced when not much room over 2f out, never able to challenge, 10th of 13, 18l behind Dovil's Duel (9-7) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Starlight Princess (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, lost 3rd place when no extra last 100 yards, 4th of 5, 10l behind Captain Secret (8-6) at Kempton 7f 2yo nov auc stks (5) pol.
Division Belle 100-1 (9-0) Took keen hold in rear, some headway on inside over 1f out, never involved, 6th of 8, 8l behind Uchenna (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2yo stks (5) gf.
Gloss 25-1 (9-5) Went left start, tracked leader, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 7l behind Meteoroid (9-5) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Drive On (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 9, 8l behind Outback Traveller (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
China In My Hands 8-1 (8-11) Slow into stride chased leaders after 1f, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Star Code (9-5) at Epsom Downs 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Midnight Rambler (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 7l behind Fiftyshadesofgrey (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Syrian Pearl 33-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up, headway on outside over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 5l behind Pyjama Day (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in Aug.
Ambria's Fury (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 11l behind Vallila (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Jersey Cream (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Dwelt badly, in rear, driven over 2f out, some headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 13, 12l behind Dovil's Duel (9-7) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Choral Clan (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Held up on rail in last pair, switched left 2f out, stumbled soon after, headway under pressure over 1f out, chased winner final furlong, strong challenge close home, just held, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Oxlip (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Aug.
Tyrsal (IRE) 9-2 (8-7) With leader, led over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Rising Dawn (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Queen Of The Tarts 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 21l behind Dovil's Duel (9-7) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.