Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 16:00 kempton.co.uk Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 24.80s
  • Off time: 16:00:16
16:00 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prince Of Pirates (IRE) 13/2
2nd Circus of Dreams 66/1
3rd Storming Gale (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111113 Dark Blue, Light Blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap Pete The Feat (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-12 C E Longsdon N Fehily 137 2/13.00
2 8112-3P Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Prince Of Pirates (IRE) 43
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-10 N J Henderson A P McCoy 135 13/27.50
3 1/R2-U15 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Alvarado (IRE) 71
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 F M O'Brien Paul Moloney 135 14/115.00
4 P13P-13 Maroon, Grey diamond Top Smart 22
Nag me
7 11-8 J W Mullins D Elsworth 133 20/121.00
5 24U-P1P White, black cap State Benefit (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 130 8/19.00
6 1F01-94 Pink and orange stripes, light green cap Baile Anrai (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-4 t1 Ian Williams Harry Skelton 129 14/115.00
7 1/P-2342 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE spots Renard D'irlande (FR) 13
Nag me
8 10-13 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 124 11/43.75
8 2P1P-64 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Storming Gale (IRE) 60
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-11 t D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 122 40/141.00
9 42132-4 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW epaulets and sleeves, RED cap Moleskin (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-8 bt V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 119 17/29.50
10 4/1871-6 Orange, white triple diamond Circus of Dreams 42
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-4 v O Sherwood L Aspell 115 66/167.00

Verdict

Pete The Feat has looked an out-and-out stayer this season so a drop in distance on this sharp course may not be ideal and he's gone up a further 3lb since finishing third in a Grade 3 at Warwick last month. Cheltenham second Renard D'irlande, on the other hand, is trying 3m for the first time though if he is going to get home it will be on a track similar to this. Alvarado and Top Smart look high enough in the weights but Baile Anrai isn't badly handicapped, though didn't jump very well over track and trip last time. State Benefit is becoming increasingly erratic but PRINCE OF PIRATES can be forgiven his run at Leopardstown over Christmas. The better ground here is very much in his favour and he shouldn't be written off just yet. Moleskin is a course and distance winner and looks the pick of the remainder now his stable is back in business.