Newmarket trainer Tate quick off the mark with an early double at Kempton Park

Peter Moore at Kempton Park Wednesday 16th August 2023

Newmarket trainer James Tate made it five winners in the last week after picking up a double at Kempton Park’s AW meeting on Wednesday evening.

On a glorious midweek August evening, Tate had the opening two winners of the meeting when Ahlain prevailed, swiftly followed by Electric Storm in the second.

The former champion jockey Ryan Moore had Ahlain in front in the final furlong before hanging on to win by a neck from Poutchek.

In the second race, Tate had booked Ray Dawson to partner the three year old filly Electric Storm, who got the better of the odds on shot Le Mans, ridden by Moore who went off at 10-11.

The third race on the card was a Class four handicap with Zero Carbon getting home at 11-1, after making all with Finley Marsh in the saddle. The gelding had clearly benefited with a return to the AW where it had previously won at Kempton back in June over the same distance of seven furlongs.

Epsom trainer Jim Boyle was successful in the fourth race of the night when Botas just did enough under apprentice jockey Luke Catton to get the better of Billy Mill by a nose.

The penultimate race of the night turned out to be a little controversial when Intergalacticat under Daniel Muscutt appeared to get the better of Open Champion before the first two places were reversed after a stewards enquiry was announced.

After a long time, the result came through with the first two places reversed due to interference on the run in with Liam Keniry on board Open Champion awarded the race.

In form trainer Andrew Balding picked up the final race of the night when Club Manager with David Probert on board justified favouritism at the odds of 9-4.