Midweek Racing Action at Kempton Park. Wednesday 30th August 2023

Peter Moore at Kempton Park

A seven race card on the all weather at Kempton Park on Wednesday evening started with a novice stakes Class 5 for two year olds.

The brace itself was won comfortably by the Richard Hannon trained Local Hero ridden by Sean Levey.

The colt drew well clear to win by five and a half lengths from Rich Harry and the even money favourite Calvert.

The odds on favourite Sayedaty Sadaty prevailed in the second for Andrew Balding. Under rider Richard Kingscote the two year old hung badly just over a furlong out before running on inside the final furlong to get up by two and a half lengths.

Callum Shepherd got the better of King Of Ithaca in the third race on the card on City Of York who backed up his last winning run at Lingfield 25 days ago.

In the 7.30 on the card the heavily fancied Irregular Warfare started off odds on at 1-5 and punters were not disappointed with the colt pulling clear to leave his rivals in his wake to win easily for Roger Varian.

Despite not running for almost 300 days, David Egan was always prominent with the colt before running on well inside the final furlong to win by four and a half lengths.

Top apprentice Billy Loughnane was a winner on Silver Nightfall in the fifth race. The filly who had already won once this season at Newcastle in March and drew away inside the final furlong after a creditable third in a handicap on the AW at Chelmsford two weeks ago.

Long distance traveller Tenerife Sunshine who had travelled 245 miles from Charlie Johnston’s yard in Middleham made a winning start to his season with a win under Kevin Stott with Shepherd on board the top weight Maso Bastie a further length and a quarter behind.

Diamon Dreamer was successful in the final race of the night for Basingstoke trainer Patrick Chamings ridden by David Probert at the nice odds of 18-1.

The three year old gelding had raced three times already this season without troubling the winners enclosure. Tonight was a different story with Probert pushing the horse in front over a furlong out to keep on well with Gustav Ucicky finishing second with Loughnane on board.

Sean Levey speaking to Peter Moore
Saffie Osborne, speaking to Peter Moore