Kempton Park

  • 13:45 Family Fun Day At Kempton Novices' Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 44.50s
  • Off time: 13:46:44
13:45 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Huff And Puff 5/4
2nd Nordic Quest (IRE) 2/1
3rd Laser Blazer 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3331- RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Nordic Quest (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
5 11-5 N J Henderson A Tinkler 124 2/13.00
2 8/34459- Black and Emerald Green (halved), Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Black spots Howlett (IRE) 151
6 10-12 D Frankland L Treadwell 100/1101.00
3 522- DARK GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves Huff And Puff 9
7 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 127 5/42.25
4 3- Orange and white diamonds, white sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap Laser Blazer 44
6 10-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 6/17.00
6 Pink and White diabolo, Pink sleeves, White cap Paloma's Prince (IRE) 175
5 10-12 R T Phillips R Johnson 25/126.00
7 Yellow, royal blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Ree's Rascal (IRE) 33
6 10-12 J R Boyle C Bolger 25/126.00
8 4/ RED, black hoop, white sleeves, black cap Reflect (IRE) 9
6 10-12 t D Shaw J M Davies 66/167.00
9 PPP/4- Maroon and royal blue stripes, royal blue sleeves, maroon cap Speed Check (IRE) 85
7 10-12 D E Cantillon D Elsworth 66/167.00
10 Emerald green and orange check Strategic Action (IRE) 26
5 10-12 t Mrs L C Jewell Gerard Tumelty 100/1101.00
12 4U6- Black, yellow chevrons, checked sleeves, quartered cap King Muro 15
4 10-8 h F O'Brien Conor Shoemark (5) 98 25/126.00
13 50- Pink, mauve star, mauve sleeves, pink stars and cap Markttag 51
4 10-8 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (3) 33/134.00
14 Purple, gold cross sashes, emerald green cap Portmonarch (IRE) 224
4 10-8 C J Mann N D Fehily 20/121.00
15 Purple, pink star, diamonds on sleeves, purple cap, pink stars Unsinkable (IRE) 37
4 10-8 h Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 14/115.00
Non runners
579-Maria's Choice (IRE)510-12Jim BestT E Whelan
1146-Zip Wire (IRE)510-12D McCain JnrHenry Brooke

Verdict

Nordic Quest got off the mark at Wincanton last month having been placed in all three previous starts over timber. He's going to find life tougher from now on under a penalty and might struggle to give 7lb to HUFF AND PUFF. Venetia Williams' charge is still improving over obstacles and it's difficult to see Laser Blazer reversing Newbury running in March on identical terms, though the latter also has some scope. Zip Wire showed promise at Catterick in December but may need softer ground. Unsinkable was racing in Listed races on the Flat around this time last year but Jonjo O'Neill's novices often need a run.