Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 15:50 BetVictor Cheltenham Festival Antepost Pioneers Classified Claiming Stakes1m

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.77s
  • Off time: 15:51:54
15:50 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Exceedexpectations 11/4
2nd Officer In Command (USA) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 0/40179- Dark blue, orange chevron, red sleeves, red cap, orange star King Vahe (IRE) 131
Nag me
4 9-7 A P Jarvis Michael J M Murphy (5) 70 12/113.00
2 (7) 662-223 Dark Green, White chevron, hooped sleeves Hierarch (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-3 p D M Simcock Alice Haynes (7) 66 6/17.00
3 (3) 2023-42 ORANGE, BLACK epaulets Exceedexpectations 24
Nag me
4 9-2 M L W Bell William Twiston-Davies (5) 68 11/43.75
4 (4) 04860-3 Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap Alhaban (IRE) 3
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 R Harris J P Spencer 68 3/14.00
5 (6) 38-6651 Yellow, Maroon sash, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Officer In Command (USA) 11
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 v S Curran R Winston 66 9/25.50
6 (1) 332345 red, white cross belts, light blue sleeves, white cap Abhaath (USA) 7
Nag me
4 8-11 R Harris William Carson 63 12/113.00
7 (5) 249-241 Cerise, Green check cap Gunner Will (IRE) 12
Nag me
4 8-9 J A Osborne D Sweeney 61 8/19.00

Verdict

ALHABAN isn't much better than a plater but was unlucky in-running on his return from a five-month absence at Lingfield on Friday and, with Jamie Spencer in the plate again, compensation awaits. Hierarch is very consistent at this level and should be thereabouts despite being on his highest mark for two years. Exceedexpectations should be winning again soon but could have done without being raised in the weights after finishing runner-up last time. Officer In Command gained his fifth Polytrack victory over the course and distance recently and has to be respected along with Gunner Will, though the latter may need a bit further.