Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 12:25 William Hill - iPad App Now Available Juvenile Hurdle2m

  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 22.50s
  • Off time: 12:25:32
12:25 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Irish Saint (FR) 10/11
2nd Mcvicar 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Irish Saint (FR) 105
Nag me
3 11-8 P F Nicholls R Walsh 10/111.91
2 115 Maroon, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, quartered cap Mcvicar 40
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 11-8 A King R Thornton 129 4/15.00
3 81 Dark blue, white star and sleeves, royal blue and white hooped cap Captain Cardington (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 11-4 Miss S West M Goldstein 3/14.00
4 Black, black and maroon striped cap Allowed 220
Nag me
3 10-12 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 16/117.00
5 67 Red, Purple chevrons, Red sleeves, Red cap, Purple star Asian Prince (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 10-12 A J Lidderdale W Kennedy 100/1101.00
6 Emerald Green, Light Green striped sleeves and striped cap King Arthur (GER) 57
Nag me
3 10-12 C J Mann N Fehily 50/151.00
7 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars Shadarpour (IRE) 75
Nag me
3 10-12 G L Moore J E Moore 25/126.00
Non runners
8553186Choisirez (IRE)310-11J F PanvertC O'Farrell90

Verdict

Irish Saint is sure to be popular in this opener having his first start for Paul Nicholls. Despite starting at big odds, he won a Listed race for Guy Cherel at Auteuil in September on his hurdles bow and today's going won't be a problem. But, receiving 4lb, we like the look of CAPTAIN CARDINGTON. A real mud-lark, Sheena West's gelding impressed at Sandown earlier this month and also won on heavy ground on the Flat in October. McVicar won here and at Huntingdon before finding Grade 2 company too strong at Cheltenham last time. He should also make his presence felt but newcomers Allowed and Shadarpour may need the experience.