Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 15:10 William Hill King George VI Chase 3m

  • Winner £102,510 2nd £38,466 3rd £19,260 4th £9,594
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 5.00s
  • Off time: 15:10:22
15:10 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kauto Star (FR) 3/1
2nd Long Run (FR) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2211-1U Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Captain Chris (IRE) 55
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-10 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 164 8/19.00
3 413-R81 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap Golan Way 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 Miss S West M Goldstein 150 66/167.00
4 F/133-P1 Emerald Green, Yellow spots, Yellow and Emerald Green halved sleeves, Purple cap Kauto Star (FR) 37
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-10 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 174 3/14.00
5 13/311-2 Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap Long Run (FR) 37
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-10 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 182 Evs2.00
6 1181-31 Emerald Green, Yellow Spots, Yellow And Emerald Green Halved Sleeves, white Cap Master Minded (FR) 37
Nag me
8 11-10 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 178 11/26.50
7 431-443 Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Nacarat (FR) 23
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-10 t T R George P J Brennan 159 40/141.00
8 253-122 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Somersby (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-10 t1 Miss H C Knight D Elsworth 166 12/113.00
Non runners
2311P/1-4Diamond Harry811-10Nick WilliamsB J Geraghty166

Verdict

Both Nacarat and Golan Way like to force the pace so there's unlikely to be any hanging around. That will test the stamina of last year's Arkle winner Captain Chris and Master Minded, who has never raced beyond 2m5f before but comfortably got the better of another dubious stayer, Somersby, over 2m3f at Ascot last month. Both have the class to figure if lasting home, however, though the form book suggests this should chiefly concern old rivals Kauto Star and LONG RUN. It's no surprise that Ruby Walsh has kept faith with the four-times King George winner after he beat Nicky Henderson's Gold Cup hero by eight lengths in the Betfair Chase at Haydock last month. But, now rising 12, he may have problems reproducing that form in successive races and his much younger rival is taken to come out on top today as he did in the rearranged race 11 months ago when winning by 12 lengths with Kauto Star and Nacarat in third and fourth. Diamond Harry will be staying on when others have cried enough and could run into a place if they go off too quickly.