Feature Race Of The Night At Kempton Park Falls To Bottom Weight Admiral D By The Narrowest Of Margins

By Peter Moore at Kempton Park 8th November 2023

Another nine races was on offer at Kempton Park on Wednesday evening, with the feature race of the night going to the 17-2 shot Admiral.

There was also a double on the night for the pairing of Harry Davis and Marco Botti with Be Nice winning at 9-1 and Magico going in at 11-2.

There was a thrilling finish in the main race of the night, with the Unibet London Sprint Series final being thought out between Admiral D and Baldomero. It eventually resulted in a phot finish with the judge awarding the race to the Richard Fahey gelding by a short head to claim the first prize of over Thirty Two and a Half Thousand pounds.

Jockey Davies was on board Timetobenice in the second race of the evening to get the better of Iffraaj Queen for the first part of the double, with Davies on board Magico in the fourth, he came with a strong run to squeeze the top weight Blown Away into second place by a neck.

On an evening of very competitive racing, there was a surprise win for Boann in the Nursery Handicap over six furlongs.The filly went off at 33-1 and managed to hold on to win by a neck from Sean Levey aboard Western for Richard Hannon.

The long treck down from Glasgow proved well worth while for Scottish trainer Jim Goldie who saddled the eleven-year-old Sir Chauvelin to win the seventh race on the card.

Back up in trip from his previous outing, David Egan got up very late on the line to win by a head from the long-time leader Sleeping Lion who was ridden by David Probert.

The well fancied It’s A Love Thing prevailed in the penultimate race of the evening with James Doyle having to work hard to get the better of Page Three by a neck.

There was once again a fitting finale to the meeting when the very popular The Cola Kid backed up his succsess on this course exactly a week ago by making it two wins in a row by taking the Unibet Support Safe Gambling Handicap Stakes, despite a penalty for last week’s victory.

It was another fine ride from Kevin Stott who timed the horses run to perfection to win and send favourite backers home happy.