Kempton Park

  • 13:35 Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 24.50s
  • Off time: 13:35:58
13:35 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Cutter (IRE) 4/11
2nd Fine Words 10/1
3rd Jack By The Hedge 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 55-15 Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Jack By The Hedge 13
4 11-5 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 14/115.00
2 132- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Captain Cutter (IRE) 193
6 10-12 N J Henderson A P McCoy 4/111.36
3 74- EMERALD GREEN, RED cross belts, striped sleeves, RED cap Fine Words 217
5 10-12 A King R Thornton 10/111.00
4 P43/F0-0 Yellow, large Black spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots Here I Am (IRE) 175
6 10-12 Mrs D Grissell S Thomas 33/134.00
5 P221- Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Mr Grey (IRE) 217
5 10-12 B I Case Sam Twiston-Davies 16/117.00
6 7- Emerald Green, Red chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Nash Point (IRE) 221
4 10-12 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 50/151.00
7 2-34 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Reverb 147
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 9/25.50
8 P1- Beige, light blue seams, sleeves and cap Always Smiling (IRE) 330
6 10-5 t1 C J Mann Harry Bannister (7) 25/126.00
9 210- Black, Red sash, quartered cap Ifits A Fiddle 247
4 10-5 t R T Phillips Wayne Hutchinson 20/121.00


CAPTAIN CUTTER beat Kings Palace, who has already won twice over hurdles this season, in a Listed bumper at Ascot on his debut. He was also second in a competitive affair at Punchestown in April and it will be disappointing if he can't land this. His trainer also saddles Reverb but he's looked a little one-paced so far. Jack By The Hedge has a penalty to carry courtesy of a victory at Fontwell in May and was only fifth at Exeter last month while winning pointers Mr Grey and Always Smiling may be better for the run.