Both James Doyle and Hector Crouch were in fine form at a glorious kempton Park on Wednesday evening.
Crouch rode Qirat and Baltimore Boy to success, with Doyle opening up with a winner in the second aboard Musical Act and steering the very impressive Naqeeb to a comfortable victory in the fourth race of the night.
Peter Moore at Kempton Park 23rd August 2023
The opening race of a seven race card was a handicap for three year olds, won by Okami, ridden by David Egan for Newmarket trainer Roger Varian.
The horse was prominent throughout before leading over two furlongs out, running on well to win by half a length.
In the second race of the night, Doyle steered Musical Act to success with a narrow short head victory over Aljezur.
The heavily backed two year old Qirat prevailed in the next race under Crouch. The colt was slowly into his stride but eventually rushed up and pressed the leader two furlongs outto win by one and a half lengths at odds of 4/11.
The fourth race on the card looked like a contest between Naqeeb and Atlantis Blue. Starting off as 1-7, Naqeeb although eased in the final furlong went on to win comfortably by ten lengths for William Haggas.
The 7.52 on the card was a fillies handicap for three year olds and upwards was won by Harry Davies on the 16-5 shot Rajindri who got the better of apprentice Adam Farragher’s mount Razena.
Crouch completed his double on the night in the penultimate race when the Michael Bell trained Baltimore Boy wearing a first time visor which certainly improved the geldings recent form.
The final race on the card turned out to be a thrilling affair with Angel Of Antrim under Robert Havlin just getting the better of Flying Panther by a short head at odds of 5-1.