Kempton Park

  • 17:40 32Red Casino Maiden Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £2,989 2nd £878 3rd £439 4th £219
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.15s
  • Off time: 17:40:22
17:40 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st West Wizard (FR) 4/5
2nd The Pirate's Queen (IRE) 16/1
3rd The Skyfarmer 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 3 Cerise, Royal Blue quartered cap Bajardo (IRE) 101
Nag me
5 11-4 Miss E Baker S Thomas 50/151.00
3 2222- Dark blue and yellow check, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Keltic Rhythm (IRE) 356
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6 11-4 N B King Alex Merriam 20/121.00
5 7 Maroon, yellow seams and sleeves, hooped cap Sweet Boy Vic (IRE) 28
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5 11-4 C Gordon N D Fehily 50/151.00
6 U5F-12 Light Blue, White stripe and armlets The Skyfarmer 28
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5 11-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 11/43.75
7 PURPLE, EMERALD GREEN hoop, WHITE cap Beat The Bounds
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4 10-11 M Hill Hadden Frost 50/151.00
8 4 Black, White seams and armlets, Red cap Cloudy Lady 17
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5 10-11 J Gask L Treadwell 25/126.00
9 9 LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Cracker Mill 60
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4 10-11 M Madgwick M Goldstein 66/167.00
10 Grey, black sleeves, white cap Crow Down (IRE)
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4 10-11 C Hills A P McCoy 13/27.50
11 LIGHT BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Denbury Lad
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4 10-11 R Woollacott C Wallis (5) 50/151.00
13 Royal Blue and White (quartered), Red and Royal Blue striped sleeves, Red cap Storm Quest
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6 10-11 R Dickin Benjamin Poste (5) 33/134.00
15 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap West Wizard (FR)
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4 10-11 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 4/51.80
16 Light Blue, Dark Green and Light Blue striped sleeves, Light Blue and White quartered cap Hearson Lily
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4 10-4 R Woollacott James Cowley (7) 66/167.00
17 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue cap Rosa Imperialis
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4 10-4 R Walford D A Jacob 33/134.00
18 Dark Blue, Pink cross belts, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap The Pirate's Queen (IRE)
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4 10-4 A King Gerard Tumelty 16/117.00
Non runners
27Fine Words511-4A KingWayne Hutchinson
426Minellaforleisure (IRE)511-4A M HalesP J Brennan
12Spring Steel (IRE)410-11J ScottMatt Griffiths
14Talented Kid410-11J P FergusonJack Quinlan

Verdict

The Skyfarmer was only beaten a head by the well-regarded Red Sherlock on his debut under Rules at Ascot having already won a point-to-point. A repeat of that form should make him hard to beat here but it's difficult to ignore the terrific strike rate of Nicky Henderson's bumper horses here and WEST WIZARD has a nice pedigree. He's by leading NH sire King's Theatre and a half-brother to winners over hurdles and fences so gets the nod. Charles Hills has a rare NH runner in Crow Down and he must be interesting with McCoy doing the steering while Cloudy Lady should improve on her close fourth at Lingfield.