Doubles all around for Rossa Ryan and trainer James Tate at windswept Kempton

Peter Moore at Kempton Park 18th September 2023

Leading jockey Rossa Ryan along with trainer James Tate took the honours at a windy Kempton Park on Monday evening.

Ryan brought up a double on King Of Ithaca and Electric Storm for Tate within the course of an hour.

Backers of popular jockey Oisin Murphy were in dreamland in the opening race when Murphy on board Cherry Hill  just got the better of Tom Dascombe on board Diddy Man by a neck at the tasty odds of 12-1.

Ryan bagged the first of his double by coming from behind to beat Chalk Mountain by a length after being towards the rear of the field early on. After making good headway over 2 furlongs out, the horse was ridden over a furlong out to keep on well.

Thirty minutes later Ryan followed up the success of King Of Ithaca by ridding a nice looking filly Electric Storm to victory to win by a length. The three year old had already won a 10 runner event over course and distance 7 furlongs a month ago, but seemed to relish the drop in trip to 6 furlongs.

Grant Muir sent Camarrate a distance of 246 miles from his Northallerton stables to win the fourth race on the card at 10-1 under Daniel Muscutt. The horse had previously finished sixth of twelve in a maiden event at Doncaster on heavy going on his debut but took to the polytrack in a nice fashion.

Saffie Osborne was a winner in the fifth on the card by riding Hedonista. The filly under Osborne dwelt at the start, before making smooth headway on the outside about 2 furlongs out, before ridden to lead inside the final furlong for trainer Ed Walker.

The sixth race of the night saw an impressive performance from the five year old Kaaranah. Under jockey Dylan Hogan, the horse looked beaten a couple of furlongs from home, but Hogan asked the horse for more and it didn’t disappoint by overtaking long time leader King Cabo to win pulling away by a length and a quarter.

Eve Johnson Houghton saddled Lady Of Arabia with Hector Crouch on board to take the honours on the penultimate race of the night. The filly kept on well inside the furlong to win by three quarters of a length at the odds of 9-2.

Joint Favourite Geelong was a comfortable winner of the final race on the card after pulling clear over a furlong out to win by six and a half lengths from Smart Charger.