Kempton Park

  • 15:25 kempton.co.uk Graduation Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 31.00s
  • Off time: 15:25:43
15:25 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alasi 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3122-24 Black, purple sleeves, red spots Champion Court (IRE) 44
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 M Keighley A P Cawley 155 4/91.44
2 P1-1223 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Domtaline (FR) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 139 11/43.75
3 U145-22 Dark Blue, Grey stripe and armlets Alasi 34
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-0 P R Webber D Elsworth 138 9/110.00

Verdict

It's more than a year since CHAMPION COURT was in the winner's enclosure but he should put that right today. Considering he was always up with the pace, Martin Keighley's stable star kept on really well to finish fourth in the King George over 3m here in December and it's unlikely either of his two rivals today will get him off the bridle over this shorter trip. Domtaline's two wins over fences have come over this trip but he has a lot to find at the weights against the selection and Alasi has never won outside of novice company over the larger obstacles, though is a Grade 2 winner over hurdles.