Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 13:00 Halcyon Gallery Beginners' Chase3m

  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft on bend adjacent to lake
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 21.48s
  • Off time: 13:00:14
13:00 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bear's Affair (IRE) 3/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/16P-22 Royal blue, red and royal blue striped sleeves, black and red hooped cap Bear's Affair (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 138 3/101.30
2 14431-5 Light blue, red cross belts, light blue sleeves, red stars Dunlough Bay (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 p1 P R Webber D F O'Regan 128 3/14.00
3 4483-10 BROWN, WHITE hoop, hooped sleeves, ORANGE cap Kentford Legend 29
Nag me
6 11-2 J W Mullins A Thornton 20/121.00
5 15/369-0 Emerald green and dark blue check, emerald green cap Oscar Baby (IRE) 35
Nag me
7 10-9 Mrs D Grissell M Goldstein 91 66/167.00
Non runners
42241-6Viva Steve (IRE)511-2M R ChannonD Elsworth122

Verdict

Viva Steve was quietly fancied on his chasing bow at Uttoxeter but never figured. A winning hurdler, he'll know more today but this looks a good opportunity for BEAR'S AFFAIR to open his account over the larger obstacles. He's probably come up against decent novices at Uttoxeter and Fakenham and a repeat of either of those runs should suffice. Kentford Legend won over hurdles at Exeter in May but Dunlough Bay is probably more interesting as he was highly tried over timber on occasions last winter and will have needed his first run over fences at Market Rasen.