Today's racecards

Kempton Park

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

  • Winner £113,900 2nd £42,740 3rd £21,400 4th £10,660
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 28.50s
  • Off time: 15:10:30
15:10 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Long Run (FR) 15/8
2nd Captain Chris (IRE) 16/1
3rd Grands Crus (FR) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1U3P4-1 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Captain Chris (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-10 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 162 16/117.00
2 23122-2 Black, purple sleeves, red spots Champion Court (IRE) 32
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-10 M Keighley A P Cawley 155 25/126.00
3 1U212-1 ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars Cue Card 50
Nag me
6 11-10 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 165 5/16.00
5 61114-P Purple, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Grands Crus (FR) 39
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 t D Pipe T Scudamore 157 7/18.00
6 1/82FP-1 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 25
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 b D Pipe C O'Farrell 158 28/129.00
7 127F7-1 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Kauto Stone (FR) 53
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 162 10/111.00
8 1/2213-2 Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap Long Run (FR) 32
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 172 15/82.88
9 121/11P- Red and White diamonds, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Riverside Theatre 258
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 170 6/17.00
10 72142-3 Red and White check, Black and White check sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Giant Bolster 32
Nag me
7 11-10 D G Bridgwater A P McCoy 164 6/17.00
Non runners
42213-12For Non Stop (IRE)711-10Nick WilliamsN Fehily162

Verdict

With no Kauto Star in the line-up this year, a new champion is waiting to be crowned though LONG RUN has little to prove. The seven-year-old had Kauto Star back in third when beating Riverside Theatre in this two years ago and won the Cheltenham Gold Cup that same season. He was only second to Paul Nicholls' former stable star last year but went down with all guns blazing and had The Giant Bolster behind when runner-up to Silviniaco Conti in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on his reappearance - he's the one to beat again. Grands Crus was pulled up on his return to action in the Paddy Power and his participation here had been in doubt. But the grey shouldn't be underestimated as he won last year's Feltham in a canter and is still unexposed. Paul Nicholls is hoping Kauto Stone can star in his half-brother's absence, the six-year-old winning a Grade 1 at Down Royal last month, the first time he's scored at the highest level since arriving in this country. Champion Court will be up with the pace while Captain Chris beat For Non Stop on his reappearance at Ascot and was third in this last year. Cue Card is the dark horse as he's got to prove his stamina but he was hugely impressive in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter and the Tizzards think the world of him.