Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 14:00 Kauto Star Novices' Chase 3m

  • Winner £39,865 2nd £14,959 3rd £7,490 4th £3,731
  • Going: Soft (Heavy on bend adjacent to lake)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 18.90s
  • Off time: 14:00:08
14:00 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Annacotty (IRE) 12/1
2nd Green Flag (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4-55162 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Annacotty (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-7 b1 M Keighley Ian Popham 130 12/113.00
2 3-23143 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Buachaill Alainn (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 p P Bowen R Johnson 132 25/126.00
3 522-111 Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Green Flag (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell T Scudamore 145 7/24.50
4 1122-21 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Just A Par (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 148 8/131.62
5 262-132 Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Third Intention (IRE) 28
Nag me
6 11-7 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 147 6/17.00

Verdict

Third Intention was third in this last year and this is not a great renewal of the Grade 1. He was trying to give Just A Par 7lb at Newbury but was beaten 14 lengths and his only victory over fences so far has come in a match. Just A Par will probably start favourite given his progressive profile but there's been plenty of rain around and GREEN FLAG would probably be the one best suited if the ground turned very soft. He has to step up again if he's to complete a four-timer over fences but that isn't out of the question as he jumps really well for a novice and stays extremely well. It will be a surprise if either Annacotty or Buachaill Alainn are good enough however.