Steve Robinson Barconn Limited Handicap 1m 5f 66y
- (4yo+, 1m 5f 66y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £6,696 2nd £3,143 3rd £1,572 4th £786 5th £300 6th £300
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 47.88s
- Off time: 19:05:57
|1st||2 Spirit Mixer||10/3|
|2nd||4 King Francis||6||15/8f|
Bugle Major (USA) 34
|7||137 9-11 p||R Hughes||George Rooke (3)||82|
Spirit Mixer 18
|4||136 9-10||A M Balding||Callum Hutchinson (5)||81|
Arabian Warrior 286
|5||134 9-8||S bin Suroor||P Cosgrave||79|
King Francis (IRE) 30
|4||133 9-7||M L W Bell||James Doyle||78|
Lexington Knight (IRE) 26
|4||132 9-6 p||R Hannon||Liam Browne (7)||77|
Man Of Riddles (USA) 34
|4||132 9-6||D M Simcock||J P Spencer||77|
Golden Valour 33
|6||129 9-3||R Brisland||L Morris||74|
King Francis made a winning reappearance at Kempton but ran a shocker when favourite on fast going at Yarmouth last time. SPIRIT MIXER (NAP) was scoring for the third time on Turf when successful at Salisbury recently but is unexposed on the all-weather and looks to have leading claims raised only 2lb. Man Of Riddles completed a double over longer trips earlier in the year and Bugle Major finished closer last time but Arabian Warrior has been hard to keep right, though his yard has hit top form.
Spirit Mixer11-4 (8-10) Tracked leading pair, not clear run on inside from over 2f out, until switched out and went 2nd between horses inside final 2f, 2nd over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, bit in hand, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp (3) gf in May beating Oman (9-7) by nk, 4 ran.
King Francis (IRE)6-4fav (9-2) Tracked winner, pushed along and lost 2nd over 2f out, hung left and lost 3rd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 13 1/2l behind The City's Phantom (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Arabian Warrior17-2 (9-11) Held up and off the pace towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, no real impression when hung left over 2f out, soon behind and heavily eased, tailed off, 9th of 10, dist behind Goldie Hawk (9-11) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (4) sft in Aug.
Man Of Riddles (USA)5-1 (9-8) Held up off the pace in last pair, headway out wide over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Reverend Hubert (9-10) at Chelmsford City 2m hcp (4) pol in Apr.
Golden Valour10-1 (9-9) Led early, tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 5 1/2l behind Prydwen (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Bugle Major (USA)14-1 (9-12) Held up ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Pallas Dancer (9-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Apr.
Lexington Knight (IRE)4-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, pushed along and reminders over 5f out, ridden well over 2f out and hampered when weakening, soon beaten, last of 7, 20l behind State Of Bliss (9-1) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Apr.