Mix Business With Pleasure At Kempton Handicap (Div 1) 6f
- (3yo, 6f, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 14.39s
- Off time: 19:20:42
|2nd||1 Saffire Song||2½||2/1f|
Saffire Song 5
|3||133 9-7||A Bailey||Robert Tart (3)||55||2/1f|
Female Strategy (IRE) 12
|3||133 9-7||P W Chapple-Hyam||J P Spencer||55||5/2|
Artemis (IRE) 42
|3||130 9-4 h||C Allen||J Fanning||52||4/1|
Mahon Falls 3
|3||128 9-2||P D Evans||A Kirby||50||5/1|
Shirley Vanessa (IRE) 109
|3||125 8-13||L A Dace||L Morris||47||10/1|
Mistress And Maid 18
|3||124 8-12 v1||J Tuite||L P Keniry||45||25/1|
She's A Lucky Lady 18
|3||124 8-12||W G M Turner||Ryan While (7)||45||66/1|
||3||97||K A Ryan||Non Runner||55||NR|
||3||96||D Shaw||G Baker||54||NR|
||3||92||J S Moore||Liam Jones||50||NR|
Chelsea Grey (IRE)
||3||8-12||R Harris||L Morris||12/1|
Having been dropped a further 5lb in the weights, SAFFIRE SONG found only one too good at Lingfield last week. She looks up to to scoring off today's mark on that evidence and gets the vote in a poor handicap. Diamondsinthesky has been threatening to open her account on the Fibresand and the handicapper has given her a chance by lowering her 3lb after a third at Southwell. Mahon Falls also finished third behind higher rated horses than this in a maiden at Wolverhampton recently, while Female Strategy and The Boss Of Me have scope for improvement and are others to note making their handicap debuts.
The Boss of Me 33-1 (9-5) Led and soon switched left to inside rail, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon no chance with front pair, lost moderate 3rd well inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 10l behind Muir Lodge (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Diamondsinthesky (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Razin' Hell (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Caroline's Beach (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division on outside, outpaced 3f out, behind 2f out, last of 11, 16l behind Dandys Perier (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Artemis (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) In touch on outside, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 18l behind New Colours (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Saffire Song 14-1 (8-9) Prominent on outside, pushed along halfway, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, strong run to 2nd final 135 yards, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind The Dandy Yank (9-7) at Lingfield 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Mahon Falls 20-1 (8-6) Led, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, headed towards finish, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Misty Sparkler (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Female Strategy (IRE) 7-2 (8-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 6l behind Hardy Black (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Shirley Vanessa (IRE) 28-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 9, 9l behind Shyron (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Mistress And Maid 66-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, soon ridden, weakened halfway, last of 7, 18l behind Outbacker (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
She's A Lucky Lady 66-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden before halfway, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 16l behind Outbacker (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.