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: Soft (Heavy on bend adjacent to lake)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 10.90s
  • Off time: 15:10:06
15:10 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silviniaco Conti (FR) 7/2
2nd Cue Card 10/3
3rd Al Ferof (FR) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1343/1-1 YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Al Ferof (FR) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 168 5/16.00
2 4251-72 Black, purple sleeves, red spots Champion Court (IRE) 14
Nag me
8 11-10 M Keighley Ian Popham 157 33/134.00
3 5112-31 ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars Cue Card 33
Nag me
7 11-10 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 174 10/34.33
4 11121-2 Maroon and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Dynaste (FR) 33
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 D Pipe T Scudamore 169 10/34.33
5 2132-54 Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap Long Run (FR) 33
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 v1 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 168 8/19.00
6 313P22- Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Menorah (IRE) 253
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-10 P J Hobbs R Johnson 169 16/117.00
7 24141-U YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Mount Benbulben (IRE) 54
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 G Elliott D E Mullins 160 20/121.00
8 1P/646-1 Red and White diamonds, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Riverside Theatre 14
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-10 hb N J Henderson B J Geraghty 163 20/121.00
9 111F3-3 Red, pink hoop and armlets Silviniaco Conti (FR) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 P F Nicholls N Fehily 173 7/24.50

Verdict

LONG RUN could be a massive price in this as the race clearly brings out the best in the eight-year-old and amateur pilot Sam Waley-Cohen. The partnership were successful in 2010 and 12 months ago and, in between, only found the legendary Kauto Star a length-and-a-quarter too good. He had Champion Court, Cue Card and Riverside Theatre well beaten last year but Cue Card reversed the form in spectacular fashion in last month's betfair Chase at Haydock when staying on strongly to beat Dynaste and Silviniaco Conti, dispelling stamina doubts. The worry here is that Champion Court will take on Colin Tizzard's stable star for the lead and that could set things up for a finisher. Menorah was a long way behind Silviniaco Conti over 3m at Newbury in February and also looks held by Cue Card on the form book while Al Ferof has chosen a very tough race in which to try this trip for the first time under Rules, though did win over 3m in a point-to-point. Mount Benbulben won a Grade 1 novice chase at Punchestown in April but jumped poorly before unseating his rider on his reappearance at Down Royal and will likely find it tough going against these classy chasers.