Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 13:30 Rewards4Racing Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 20.80s
  • Off time: 13:31:04
13:30 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Sail 5/1
2nd Lexicon Lad (IRE) 7/2
3rd Milarrow (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/7P-491 Yellow, Red hoops, Red sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap, Yellow spots Filbert (IRE) 24
Nag me
7 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 128 13/27.50
3 1-22224 Emerald Green, Purple spots, sleeves and spots on cap Midnight Sail 40
Nag me
10 11-11 A King R Thornton 127 5/16.00
4 1P-0R64 Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Triangular (USA) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-11 pt T R George N Fehily 127 8/19.00
5 P1P-643 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Storming Gale (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 t D McCain Jnr Timmy Murphy 124 7/18.00
6 8346P2 Red and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Mickelson (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 120 10/111.00
7 1-21322 Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Milarrow (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 C L Tizzard T J O'Brien 118 3/14.00
8 3242-3P Light Blue, Red sleeves, Light Blue armlets, White cap Lexicon Lad (IRE) 71
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-13 t T R George P J Brennan 115 7/24.50
9 916105 Brown, light blue braces Lucy's Legend (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-12 pt P Henderson T Scudamore 114 25/126.00
Non runners
2653U39Escort'men (FR)711-11A MiddletonJames Banks127

Verdict

A tricky opener as most of these would have some sort of chance on their best form. Escort'men was due to run at Warwick yesterday, however, while Lucy's Legend has struggled since being upped in grade. Storming Gale is gradually getting his act together and was beaten less than two lengths over 3m here last time while Milarrow was second over course and distance on Boxing Day and filled the same spot behind Politeo at Wincanton. Mickelson is still a maiden over fences but was a decent hurdler and can't be ignored, though we prefer LEXICON LAD. He's well treated on his defeat of Loch Ba at Warwick last season and the heavy ground was to blame for him being pulled up last time at Cheltenham. Stablemate Triangular is preferred to Ludlow winner Filbert and Midnight Sail of the others.