Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 14:40 williamhill.com Desert Orchid Chase 2m

  • Winner £25,628 2nd £9,616 3rd £4,815 4th £2,398
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.40s
  • Off time: 14:40:33
14:40 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sanctuaire (FR) 11/8
2nd Kumbeshwar 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 55111-3 Red, pink hoop and armlets Sanctuaire (FR) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 166 11/82.38
2 4F-2F12 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Kumbeshwar 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 b A King W Hutchinson 150 5/16.00
3 6F25-21 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Wishfull Thinking 39
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-6 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 162 15/82.88
4 134014 Dark blue, emerald green hoop, hooped sleeves Idarah (USA) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-4 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 145 33/134.00
5 541552 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap His Excellency (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-13 D Pipe T Scudamore 151 7/18.00

Verdict

Sanctuaire paid the price for trying to run the finish out of Sprinter Sacre in the Tingle Creek and was overhauled by the more patiently-ridden Kumbeshwar on the run to the last. He could easily reverse that form today if ridden with more restraint but Alan King's five-year-old is actually 4lb better off so must be given the chance to prove that run was no fluke. Idarah and His Excellency were fourth and fifth and look held. WISHFULL THINKING hasn't quite hit the heights expected over fences but is no slouch and was well below his best when behind Sanctuaire at Sandown in the spring. Better off at the weights now, he can exact revenge and land this after a confidence-booster at Cheltenham.