Kempton Park

  • 14:50 32Red Novices' Chase3m

  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 37.50s
  • Off time: 14:50:20
14:50 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Poungach (FR) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/012-21 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Malt Master (IRE) 64
Nag me
6 11-7 N J Henderson A P McCoy 142 10/111.91
2 5-F2152 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Poungach (FR) 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-7 b1 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 144 11/82.38
3 32-91P3 Black, Red inverted triangle, sleeves and cap So Fine (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 b1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 137 8/19.00

Verdict

MALT MASTER has more scope than his two rivals and, having got off the mark at Huntingdon following a pipe-opener at Bangor, is fancied to double his tally over the larger obstacles. Poungach looks the danger if getting back to the form which saw him beat the useful Super Duty at Haydock in November, though he was beaten at odds-on at Fontwell last time. Paul Nicholls' seven-year-old also wears blinkers for the first time, as does So Fine who showed a bit more at Doncaster last time but lacks consistency and appears to have a bit to find with the other pair off level terms.