Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 15:40 Turftv Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 17.50s
  • Off time: 15:40:21
15:40 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Earth Dream (IRE) 11/2
2nd Mendo 13/2
3rd Laredo Sound (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 15-7281 Red, Pink epaulets Laredo Sound (IRE) 52
Nag me
7 11-12 p C J Mann N Fehily 127 9/25.50
2 7009/P-1 BLACK and YELLOW diamonds, checked sleeves, YELLOW cap Royaleety (FR) 81
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-11 N J Henderson A P McCoy 126 10/34.33
3 49-88U5 WHITE, RED disc, hooped cap Mendo 31
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 Noel T Chance R Flint (5) 125 13/27.50
4 66-1148 Yellow, purple hoops and armlets Nikos Extra (FR) 88
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-7 A King R Thornton 122 5/16.00
5 1108/4-0 Sky Blue, Scarlet hoop, striped sleeves, Scarlet cap Zonergem 81
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11 11-3 Lady Herries A Thornton 118 33/134.00
6 142/200 Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Shannon Springs (IRE) 24
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7 11-1 Andrew Turnell Edward Cookson (10) 116 10/111.00
7 18-600P Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, Yellow sleeves, Black stars, Black cap The Hairy Lemon 24
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 A King Gerard Tumelty (3) 115 20/121.00
8 41-4149 Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Owlesbury Dream (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 B G Powell K Renwick 115 20/121.00
9 0-P9PU2 Royal Blue, Yellow sash, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Mud Monkey 14
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5 10-11 Miss C Dyson J M Davies 112 25/126.00
10 21FP/PP- Royal Blue, Pink Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Buster Collins (IRE) 367
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-8 Mrs D Grissell Alex Merriam (5) 117 66/167.00
11 283-U45 Brown, Yellow disc, striped sleeves, hooped cap Earth Dream (IRE) 27
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6 10-3 P F Nicholls Harry Skelton (5) 104 11/26.50
12 534587 Dark Blue, Light Blue diamond and diamond on cap Karasakal (IRE) 19
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6 10-1 G L Moore A Glassonbury (3) 102 12/113.00

Verdict

MENDO can post a surprise in this contest with Royaleety and Laredo Sound sure to have their supporters. Noel Chance's representative has been in modest form on softer surfaces but it is worth noting that his better form has obtained with genuinely good ground and he has dropped to a feasible handicap mark. The 5lb claim of Rhys Flint also catches the eye. Royaleety was unconsidered in the market before dotting up on Boxing Day. That was only his second ever start for Nicky Henderson and the Seven Barrows handler may be capable of gleaning further improvement. Laredo Sound won in first time cheekpieces at Doncaster. He is capable of demonstrating his form on any surface and had chased home the smart Deep Purple at Taunton last November. Mud Monkey has held plenty of entries over the last week or so. There is a cogent argument to suggest that he may be well treated versus some of his older form. Earth Dream is still a maiden but it would be folly to discount anything from Paul Nicholls' stable in handicaps. Owlesbury Dream seems better against her own sex while The Hairy Lemon is still capable of landing a prize of this nature and must be watched in the market. Mendo is not without negatives but at the likely odds, he makes most appeal.