Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 14:05 Racing UK Subscribe For Cheltenham Adonis Juvenile 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 58.55s
  • Off time: 14:08:11
14:05 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Irish Saint (FR) 5/4
2nd Vasco Du Ronceray (FR) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1711 White, dark green spots, red and white hooped sleeves, red cap Chris Pea Green 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-5 G L Moore J E Moore 140 7/18.00
2 112 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Irish Saint (FR) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-5 P F Nicholls R Walsh 142 5/42.25
3 334161 Light Blue and Mauve (quartered), White sleeves and cap Foster's Road 25
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-2 M R Channon W Kennedy 117 66/167.00
4 3-21123 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Vasco Du Ronceray (FR) 70
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 138 5/23.50
5 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Courtesy Call (IRE) 154
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-12 N J Henderson D Bass 16/117.00
6 411 Red, white hoops and armlets, hooped cap L'unique (FR) 42
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-12 A King R Thornton 4/15.00
7 536 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars Shadarpour (IRE) 8
Nag me
4 10-12 G L Moore N Fehily 100/1101.00

Verdict

IRISH SAINT couldn't quite hold off Rolling Star at Cheltenham but that's still top-class juvenile form and he'd won easily over this course and distance on his UK debut when Shadarpour was tailed off. Paul Nicholls won this in 2011 with Zarkandar and his French import can follow suit before heading for The Festival. Chris Pea Green has done well over hurdles and impressed in a hot contest at Huntingdon earlier this month. However, this is easily his toughest task to date as he is giving 3lb to Vasco Du Ronceray, placed in Grade 2 contests at Cheltenham and Doncaster since winning at Hereford, and 7lb to L'unique. Alan King's filly is on a hat-trick after following up her Aintree Listed win with another success over this track and trip. Foster's Road looks to be out of his depth while newcomer Courtesy Call may need the experience and a longer trip, though was a very decent stayer on the Flat and still holds an entry in the Triumph Hurdle.