Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 14:10 williamhill.com Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 14.93s
  • Off time: 14:10:07
14:10 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Chris (IRE) 15/8
2nd Champion Court (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12264-3 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Captain Chris (IRE) 30
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-10 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 165 15/82.88
2 1241-11 Orange, beige chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Twinlight (FR) 34
Nag me
7 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 157 11/43.75
3 251-72U Black, purple sleeves, red spots Champion Court (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-6 M Keighley A P McCoy 157 11/43.75
4 3336P-6 Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Ghizao (GER) 30
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-6 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 153 14/115.00
5 75F-574 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Tataniano (FR) 15
Nag me
10 11-0 R Rowe N Fehily 143 50/151.00
6 F23-741 Dark Green and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Pepite Rose (FR) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-11 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 148 7/18.00

Verdict

Contests like this are never as straightforward as they first appear. Champion Court, who was hampered and unseated his rider in the King George here last month, finished half-a-length ahead of CAPTAIN CHRIS and 12 lengths ahead of Ghizao in the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon in November but is undoubtedly better on good ground. Philip Hobbs' charge, who never runs a bad race here, will strip fitter today and can reverse the form and take this as he should have too much for Willie Mullins' Twinlight off level weights, though the latter has won six of his nine starts over fences including his last three. With her mare's allowance, Pepite Rose could run well but Tataniano faces a stiff task at the weights.