Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 13:20 William Hill Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £4,554 2nd £1,337 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.60s
  • Off time: 13:23:04
13:20 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ski Sunday 4/1
2nd Skint 3/1
3rd Karky Schultz (GER) 40/1
4th Zanir (FR) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4/81947- Dark Blue, Red hoop and collar, Red cap Zanir (FR) 280
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-12 T R George Ian Popham (5) 134 16/117.00
2 311220/ Black, Red stars, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Ski Sunday 238
Nag me
6 11-11 t Mrs Hill A P McCoy 133 4/15.00
3 2P2-047 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Aather (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 A Fleming C O'Farrell (5) 125 8/19.00
4 3-2070F Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Tobago Bay 16
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 G L Moore Joseph Akehurst (10) 125 80/181.00
5 28-1444 Emerald Green, Orange stripe, striped sleeves William Hogarth 54
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 p1 W K Goldsworthy J M Maguire 125 14/115.00
6 1-12 Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Skint 33
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 125 3/14.00
7 8147/1-6 White, Mauve stripe, striped cap Simply Blue 57
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 S C Burrough A Glassonbury 123 16/117.00
8 01/012-0 Beige, dark blue hoops, armlets and star on cap Top Mark 51
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-1 A King Gerard Tumelty 123 66/167.00
9 4252-2 White, orange stripe, armlets and star on cap Souter Point (USA) 226
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-11 N J Henderson R J Killoran (3) 119 20/121.00
10 31/ Red and White (halved), Red sleeves and cap Samsons Son 71
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-11 A King R Thornton 119 5/16.00
11 1644-76 Red, White triple diamond, White and Dark Blue hooped sleeves, White and Emerald Green hooped cap Karky Schultz (GER) 61
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-9 J M P Eustace P J Brennan 117 40/141.00
12 434 EMERALD GREEN, ORANGE sash and sleeves, WHITE cap Big Robert 58
Nag me
7 10-9 p M Sheppard Timmy Murphy 117 20/121.00
13 6761-1 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Via Galilei (IRE) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-8 G L Moore J E Moore 116 8/19.00
14 4481-40 Purple, red chevron, chevrons on sleeves, red cap Alhaque (USA) 57
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-8 G L Moore E Dehdashti (3) 116 100/1101.00
15 1366-56 Brown, light blue braces Johnny Mullen (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-5 P Henderson Matt Griffiths (5) 113 16/117.00
16 44-2121 Purple, white star, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Babilu 51
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-5 p D Burchell R Johnson 113 12/113.00

Verdict

Having been tried over 2m5f at Plumpton last time, it's interesting to see Skint dropped back to 2m here. This is a relatively easy course and there would have to be a worry that this inexperienced novice would have the pace to lay up with some of these on his handicap bow. Big Robert, a former Irish Lincolnshire winner, is interesting on his first start for Matt Sheppard but the in-form Babilu has shot up the weights since scoring at Taunton and Via Galilei, the pick of Gary Moore's trio, has more to do than when successful at Newbury in November. SIMPLY BLUE is entitled to improve on his sixth at Ascot and has a good record at Wincanton, a track similar to Kempton in lay-out. Simon Burrough's charge could represent a bit of value in an open contest.