Kempton Park

  • 14:00 Kauto Star Feltham Novices' Chase 3m

  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 25.20s
  • Off time: 14:00:13
14:00 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dynaste (FR) 8/13
2nd Hadrian's Approach (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1428-11 Maroon and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Dynaste (FR) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 D Pipe T Scudamore 161 8/131.62
2 1/1F-1F Grey, White epaulets Hadrian's Approach (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 139 12/113.00
3 F141-55 Maroon, pink spots, pink sleeves, orange spots, orange cap, pink spots Lovcen (GER) 39
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-7 A King R Thornton 10/111.00
4 1105-12 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Molotof (FR) 11
Nag me
5 11-7 N J Henderson A P McCoy 143 14/115.00
5 125-F21 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Poungach (FR) 33
Nag me
6 11-7 p P F Nicholls R Walsh 145 9/25.50
6 2617-13 ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars Theatre Guide (IRE) 26
Nag me
5 11-7 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 144 25/126.00
7 184-233 Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Third Intention (IRE) 18
Nag me
5 11-7 t C L Tizzard R Johnson 142 16/117.00

Verdict

David Pipe won this last year with the smart Grands Crus and can repeat the trick with the equally-promising DYNASTE. A Grade 3 winner over hurdles, he's made a smooth transition to chasing and his Newbury defeat of Court In Motion was franked when the runner-up went one better in a Grade 2 at Lingfield earlier this month. Theatre Guide is easily held on Newbury running while Hadrian's Approach still has a bit to learn about jumping fences, though had every chance when falling in Harry Topper's race at Newbury last time. Haydock winner Poungach needs to find more while the trip could be a problem for Molotof and Third Intention on soft ground but it's interesting that Alan King is plunging Lovcen in at the deep end over the larger obstacles as he was one of the leading novice hurdlers of last season and has the size to make a chaser.