Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 15:20 Betfred Casino Novices' Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 20.20s
  • Off time: 15:22:20
15:20 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bouggler 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 344-153 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Hell's Bay (FR) 61
Nag me
7 11-9 t P F Nicholls Christian Williams 139 8/131.62
2 2-31323 Purple, White stars, White sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap The Shoe (NZ) 21
Nag me
7 11-9 N J Henderson Felix De Giles (3) 5/23.50
3 1-25P Emerald Green, Red chevron, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Erin's Own (IRE) 57
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 O Sherwood S P Jones (3) 25/126.00
5 Dark Blue, White diamonds on sleeves and cap Bouggler 150
Nag me
4 10-7 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle (3) 11/26.50
Non runners
42202-02Pheidias (IRE)511-3Mrs P SlyW Marston115

Verdict

THE SHOE makes most appeal of this quintet although Hell's Bay and Erin's Own are obvious players. Nicky Henderson's ex-New Zealand performer can be forgiven to have got tired on his British debut having not seen the racecourse for quite some time. There was enough in that performance to suggest that he is worth persevering with. Hell's Bay has a number of questions to answer after a couple of high profile reverses. Today's better ground should help as will the obvious drop in class. He holds no fancy entries at the moment but it would be folly to discount anything that the champion trainer sends out on a Saturday. Erin's Own was well fancied on his debut in a Worcester bumper but has produced little to write home about. The yard are in form. Pheidias is more than capable of showing form but appears quite a nervous character who can easily be bullied out of a battle. Bouggler won a moderate staying handicap for Julie Camacho on the flat and will be making a National Hunt debut for Emma Lavelle this afternoon. This race revolves around whether Hell's Bay can live up to his lofty rating but we are prepared to chance The Shoe on this occasion.