Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 15:10 William Hill - Home Of Betting Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 12.38s
  • Off time: 15:10:06
15:10 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fruity O'Rooney 12/1
2nd Midnight Appeal 15/2
3rd Fair Point (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 028-15P LIGHT BLUE, MAROON stars and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap Billie Magern 31
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies T Molloy (3) 139 20/121.00
2 13323/1 Gold, Blue sleeves, Red cap, Gold hoop Connak (IRE) 48
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-9 V R A Dartnall D A Jacob 136 13/27.50
3 2121-62 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Fruity O'Rooney 39
Nag me
8 11-7 p G L Moore J E Moore 134 12/113.00
4 2421-3F Red, Pink epaulets Promising Anshan (IRE) 45
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-7 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (7) 134 7/24.50
5 357077 Black and White check, White sleeves, Black armlets Safari Journey (USA) 17
Nag me
7 11-5 P J Hobbs R Johnson 132 33/134.00
6 4P68-13 Orange, beige triple diamond and sleeves Fortification (USA) 44
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-5 p K Burke J W Farrelly 132 13/27.50
7 1516-U6 Light Blue, Dark Blue stars, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Bai Zhu (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 N J Henderson Felix De Giles 130 14/115.00
8 1/313-P9 Dark blue, emerald green hoop, quartered cap Rackham Lerouge (FR) 33
Nag me
6 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 129 12/113.00
9 8304-95 Dark Green, Yellow cross belts and armlets Panjo Bere (FR) 36
Nag me
8 11-2 p G L Moore Joshua Moore (5) 129 66/167.00
10 1111-23 Yellow, Red spots Midnight Appeal 36
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-13 v1 A King Charlie Huxley (3) 126 15/28.50
11 43F-222 Purple, Pink epaulets, striped sleeves and cap Inside Dealer (IRE) 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-12 C L Tizzard S Clements (7) 125 3/14.00
12 421950/ Light blue, black stars, light blue sleeves, black cap, light blue star Fair Point (IRE) 780
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-8 C J Mann L Treadwell 121 40/141.00

Verdict

Rackham Lerouge looks the Henderson stable pick ahead of Bai Zhu but neither make particular appeal in this on what they've shown so far this term. Connak returned from a long break to win at Exeter but has a lot of weight for a novice while Fruity O'Rooney probably has to improve again on his second at Ascot to go one better here. FORTIFICATION won this when it was last staged in 2009 and beat the consistent Inside Dealer very easily at Exeter early last month before finishing third in the Southern National. Providing that latter contest hasn't taken too much out of him. Kieran Burke's gelding has to go close today. Promising Anshan was beaten when falling at Cheltenham last time while Midnight Appeal tries a new trip and is fitted with a visor for the first time.