Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 14:35 Betfair iPhone & Android App Novices' Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 35.50s
  • Off time: 14:35:18
14:35 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 5/2
2nd Oscar Papa 4/1
3rd Sweet Irony (FR) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 Red, pink stars on sleeves Abayaan 111
Nag me
5 11-4 C J Mann T Scudamore 33/134.00
3 6-05 Black, Red braces, armlets and cap Another Dimension (IRE) 22
Nag me
5 11-4 N A Dunger C Wallis (7) 100/1101.00
4 8117-58 Light Green and Brown stripes, Light Green sleeves and cap Ballyfoy (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-4 Jamie Poulton R Greene 7/18.00
6 21-299 Royal Blue, large Red spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Red spots, Red cap Oscar Papa 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-4 N J Gifford L Treadwell 125 4/15.00
8 1/317-0 Red, Pink epaulets Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 83
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-4 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 5/23.50
9 73-233 Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Sweet Irony (FR) 79
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-4 A King R Thornton 118 7/42.75
10 188-54 Red, Yellow Cross of Lorraine and armlets, Black cap The Laodicean 30
Nag me
5 11-4 A King Gerard Tumelty 20/121.00
11 0233-6 Emerald Green, Red star, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Yukon Quest (IRE) 78
Nag me
6 11-4 A King W Hutchinson 25/126.00
12 F/F314-5 Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Cousin Maggie (IRE) 14
Nag me
7 10-11 B G Powell J A McCarthy 66/167.00
Non runners
225Amaury De Lusignan (IRE)511-4G L MooreJ E Moore
550Cleaver1011-4Lady HerriesL Aspell
7155-3Ramses De Marcigny (FR)611-4P F NichollsNon Runner

Verdict

Oscar Papa's second to Court In Motion at Exeter in November is easily the best form on offer in this but Nick Gifford's charge has flopped in a couple of subsequent starts and is probably one to be wary of now. Alan King sets a poser by saddling three; with stable jockey Choc Thornton opting for Sweet Irony ahead of Doncaster fourth The Laodicean and Yukon Quest. The Laveron gelding has finished third in both starts over hurdles so far and there is enough stamina in his pedigree to suggest he'll appreciate the longer distance here. But preference is for RAMSES DE MARCIGNY, who was a decent sort in bumpers last season and made an encouraging start over timber when third at Wincanton. Being a half-brother to Najca de Thaix, he's going to enjoy the extra and has more scope than most of his rivals.