Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 14:35 williamhill.com Christmas Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £37,018 2nd £13,890 3rd £6,955 4th £3,464
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 49.00s
  • Off time: 14:35:16
14:35 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Binocular (FR) 5/4
2nd Rock On Ruby (IRE) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3114-32 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Binocular (FR) 30
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-7 N J Henderson A P McCoy 164 5/42.25
2 14462-7 Green, yellow cross belts, collar and cuffs, hooped cap Clerk's Choice (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-7 b1 O Sherwood L Aspell 154 33/134.00
3 73-1112 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Overturn (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 166 3/14.00
4 11223-1 Dark Green, White cross belts, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green and White hooped cap Rock On Ruby (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 158 7/42.75
5 371P-85 Red, Pink epaulets Sanctuaire (FR) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 150 33/134.00

Verdict

Overturn had Sanctuaire and Clerk's Choice behind when a creditable second to Grandouet at Cheltenham last time having beaten BINOCULAR by more than four lengths in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle last month. He's a credit to connections but the runner-up was very much in need of the run at Gosforth Park and was nursed home by McCoy once it became obvious he wouldn't catch the winner. Successful in this last year when Overturn was a four-length runner-up, Nicky Henderson's former champion could be the one to beat again this season. Rock On Ruby's Newbury win has worked out well and he will enjoy the likely fast pace as he stays further, though whether he'll have the speed to lie up with the principals today is another matter.