Double for William Knight in midweek racing at a rain soacked Kempton Park

Peter Moore at Kempton Park 18th October 2023

Trainer William Knight brightened up what was a very wet and windy evening at Kempton Park on Wednesday, with a double at the Surrey Track.

The Newmarket based trainer saddled Holkham Bay to victory in the opener with Brandon Wilkie on board in the apprentice race, followed later in the evening when Red Hat Eagle got up to win by a head under Callum Shepherd.

Super Schwartz and Mbappe locked horns once again just 18 days after being involved in the finish at Chelmsford City. On that occasion Super Schwartz turned out the winner and on Wednesday it was the same story, but this time the Richard Hughes trained two-year-old drew clear to win by one and a quarter lengths with Finley Marsh in the saddle, with Mbappe finishing well down the field.

Kalamunda was another success for favourite backers when the odds on shot  was a comfortable winner in the fourth race on the card, drawing well clear to win by two and three quarters lengths from top weight Green Power.

There was a big surprise in the seventh race of the night when the Harry Eustace trained three-year-old Valtellina sprung a surprise at 66-1. David Probert rode a fine race, getting the filly home to win by half a length from Epic Express.