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Kempton Park

  • 12:30 Openwork Foundation British Stallion Studs E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft on bend adjacent to lake
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 52.00s
  • Off time: 12:30:33
12:30 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sgt Reckless 7/2
2nd West Wizard (FR) 1/6
3rd Hawaii Five Nil (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 U512-4 Black, light blue striped sleeves Hawaii Five Nil (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 6/17.00
2 55-6 Red, black diamond, chevrons on sleeves, red cap, black diamond Kaki Island (IRE) 16
Nag me
5 10-12 C Gordon Tom Cannon 33/134.00
3 5-77 Black, Pink chevron, Pink cap Lightentertainment (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 10-12 C Gordon M Goldstein 33/134.00
4 66-0 Emerald Green, Red sash, sleeves and cap Ma'ire Rua (IRE) 37
Nag me
6 10-12 A E Jones D F O'Regan 40/141.00
5 Beige, Purple hoops, White cap, Purple tassel Mojeek (IRE)
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5 10-12 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 25/126.00
6 1100-3 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Sgt Reckless 16
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 M R Channon D Elsworth 7/24.50
7 06-5 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap Western Movie 24
Nag me
5 10-12 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 20/121.00
8 1- Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap West Wizard (FR) 254
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 1/61.17

Verdict

WEST WIZARD was mightily impressive on his racecourse debut in a bumper here in March, beating The Pirate's Queen and The Skyfarmer with consummate ease. The second and third both won bumpers next time and the latter has already won over hurdles this season. Nicky Henderson's four-year-old looks a fine prospect and can get the better of Sgt Reckless, another decent bumper winner who was third at Wincanton on his hurdling debut. Hawaii Five Nil needs to improve his jumping but kept on well at Cheltenham last month and will come into his own when tackling further.