Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 15:10 Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance Graduation Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £15,655 2nd £4,625 3rd £2,312 4th £1,158
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 7.30s
  • Off time: 15:12:36
15:10 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Riverside Theatre 6/4
2nd Free World (FR) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/521U1- Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Bakbenscher 266
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-9 A King Christian Williams 141 16/117.00
2 4/3115F- Red and White diamonds, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Riverside Theatre 193
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-9 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 154 6/42.50
3 U369UP- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Tatenen (FR) 205
Nag me
6 11-9 R Rowe L Aspell 143 20/121.00
4 32/2230- Emerald Green, Yellow spots, Yellow and Emerald Green halved sleeves, Purple cap Free World (FR) 227
Nag me
6 11-6 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 152 3/14.00
5 43040/5- Black, Grey epaulets, halved sleeves Altilhar (USA) 555
Nag me
7 11-2 G L Moore A Glassonbury 131 66/167.00
6 2U1P4-1 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Golan Way 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 Miss S West J Goldstein 6/42.50

Verdict

RIVERSIDE THEATRE has something to prove following a peculiar performance in the Arkle which was followed by a fall at Punchestown three from home when coming under pressure; he is, however, unbeaten in three runs here and looks ready for this step up in trip. Tatenen may not be easy to place for his new yard and this longer trip doesn't look an obvious move for Free World on all known evidence whilst Bakbenscher showed a worrying lack of respect for his fences last term and has it all to do at the weights. This is a very tough introduction for Altilhar which leaves an intriguing runner in Golan Way who made an impressive chase bow in a weaker race at Ludlow. This is a big ask on just his second start over fences but this game front-runner may just be able to get his rivals on the stretch and shouldn't be underestimated.