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KEMPTON SPECIALISTS: All-Weather stars this campaign

Which all-weather jockeys and trainers shine at Kempton Park under the floodlights?

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2CEEH7N Jockey Hollie Doyle (left) walks to the parade ring at Kempton Park Racecourse.

With National Hunt taking centre stage at Kempton Park on Monday, all-weather action is put on hold until 5th May.

But to whet the appetite for the return of the polytrack, we take a look at the current kings and queens of the Surrey track in the flat code during the 2020/21 season.

How many of these racing stars do you recognise?

Kempton Park is a dual-purpose course, hosting both jump and flat racing

Take a read.

TOP JOCKEY

Sports Personality of the Year third Hollie Doyle is currently the winning-most jockey at Kempton Park so far this campaign, with 17 successes from 80 rides.

WATCH: HOLLIE DOYLE RECORDED A REMARKABLE FIVE VICTORIES ON THE CARD AT KEMPTON PARK ON 3RD MARCH [CREDIT: RACING TV]

That gives here a strike-rate of 21%, only bettered by Daniel Muscutt with 22% – holding a record of nine victories from a possible 41.

Olympic Conqueror and Daniel Muscutt wins the Unibet Money Back Free Bet If Second Handicap Stakes at Kempton Park, as racing resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease

Richard Kingscote currently sits in second with 11 wins in the plate, following by David Probert and Benoit de la Sayette with 9 and 7, respectively.

  1. Hollie Doyle (17-80)
  2. Richard Kingscote (11-77)
  3. Daniel Muscutt (9-41)
  4. David Probert (9-80)
  5. Benoit de la Sayette (7-12)
TOP TRAINER

Mark Johnston has seven victories from his 22 runners at Kempton this season, but John & Thady Gosden hold a super 43% win-rate in Sunbury-on-Thames.

John Gosden’s former stable-star Enable was a duel winner of the September Stakes at Kempton Park

Like the latter, Richard Hannon has enjoyed six successes from 26 outings, followed by Tom Ward with 5 from 17.

Trainer Andrew Balding after Kameko’s win in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket Racecourse

Andrew Balding holds the same record, but with two more runners.

  1. Mark Johnston (7-22)
  2. John Gosden (6-14)
  3. Richard Hannon (6-26)
  4. Tom Ward (5-17)
  5. Andrew Balding (5-19)
TOP HORSES

Phil McEntee’s Nortonthorpe Boy is currently the most victorious runner at Kempton for the season, landing three of his four efforts here.

Trainer Phil McEntee during Sun Chariot Day at Newmarket Racecourse

But Highland Avenue, Hint Of Stars, Twilight Madness and Aria Rose are all 2-2 around the all-weather surface, holding undefeated records.

WATCH: HIGHLAND AVENUE HAS A 100% RECORD AT KEMPTON THIS SEASON AND TOOK LISTED HONOURS AT NEWMARKET RECENTLY [CREDIT: RACING TV]

The first-mentioned has since gone onto score a Listed contest at Newmarket during its Craven Meeting last week.

  1. Nortonthorpe Boy (3-4)
  2. Highland Avenue (2-2
  3. Hint Of Stars (2-2)
  4. Twilight Madness (2-2)
  5. Aria Rose (2-2)

Statistics courtesy of the Racing Post.

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