I’m Fraam Govan, owned by Sir Alex Ferguson, finished strongly to gain the advantage well inside the final furlong in the £60,000 Betdaq – The Sports Betting Exchange Handicap (London Middle Distance Series Final) over 11 furlongs.
Held up by Jim Crowley, the five-year-old son of Fraam tried to come with a run in the straight but there was no gap and had to be switched left before finding space to come through horses and challenge the leaders.
He won by a length from Castilo Del Diablo in a good time of 2m 18.34s and this was his third victory at Kempton Park.
Trainer George Baker commented: “I am absolutely delighted with I’m Fraam Govan.
“He promised to be quite good as a bumper horse. We ran him in the Cheltenham bumper and went there full of hope but I think he does not quite stay that sort of trip.
“Bringing him to the Flat has worked out fantastically and I think he has shown that today. He is a big horse and got stopped in his run two and a half furlongs out but still managed to get going again and win pretty easily.
“”He is an exciting prospect for Sir Alex and it is great fun for us to be training a good one for him.
“When the horse won round Kempton two months ago, it made sense to protect his mark and go for this £60,000 prize. It was meant to be run last week until it got fogged off but luckily it has all come good today.
“This was the plan and we will get him home and see where we are. He clearly goes at Kempton on the Polytrack but he also has decent form on turf and will be going up to a mark that maybe means he can sneak into some of the bigger handicaps next summer.”
Horses qualify for the six championship contests on All-Weather Championships Finals Day (Good Friday, April 18, 2014) by running in a minimum of three races at Britain’s All-Weather tracks – three owned by ARC, Lingfield Park, Southwell and Wolverhampton, and The Jockey Club’s Kempton Park – between October 26 and April 12 or else by succeeding in one of the 16 Fast Track Qualifiers.