Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 15:15 William Hill Dovecote Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £15,661 2nd £5,877 3rd £2,942 4th £1,466
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.80s
  • Off time: 15:18:09
15:15 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Forgotten Voice (IRE) 9/2
2nd Brick Red 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 766111 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Brick Red 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 146 15/82.88
2 114 MAUVE Forgotten Voice (IRE) 42
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 138 9/25.50
3 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Black Spirit (USA) 141
Nag me
6 11-2 t N J Henderson A Tinkler 9/110.00
4 231 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Fair Trade 29
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 A King R Thornton 120 9/25.50
6 2 Red, pink hoop and armlets Lac Fontana (FR) 14
Nag me
4 10-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 9/43.25
Non runners
5Figaro511-2Tim VaughanR Johnson

Verdict

Brick Red has rattled up a hat-trick in handicaps since the turn of the year but has to give weight to some potentially decent novices here and may be found wanting. Forgotten Voice may have needed the run when fourth to Whitby Jack here last month while Nicky Henderson also runs Black Spirit, a Group 3 winner on the Flat last year. He'll enjoy the better ground but so will FAIR TRADE, who has already shown plenty of promise over timber at Ascot and Newbury and beat a useful field in a jumpers' bumper here last month. Fancied for the Supreme Novices' at Cheltenham, he'll have to win this to earn his place. Lac Fontana was only beaten two lengths by Chatterbox on his hurdling debut at Newbury and will be winning soon but Flat winner Figaro hasn't run since finishing tailed off in last year's Northumberland Plate, though this is his ground.