Kempton Park

  • 14:40 Pertemps Group Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f

  • Winner £10,010 2nd £2,957 3rd £1,478 4th £739
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 9.00s
  • Off time: 14:40:30
14:40 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fox Appeal (IRE) 15/2
2nd Medinas (FR) 10/3
3rd Black Thunder (FR) 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 53354-0 Yellow and White stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Cockney Trucker (IRE) 17
10 11-12 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 140 33/134.00
2 4/1211- Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Black Thunder (FR) 210
5 11-11 P F Nicholls R Walsh 139 5/23.50
3 13119-0 White, Grey spots, White cap Fox Appeal (IRE) 17
5 11-10 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 138 15/28.50
4 3-52212 Royal Blue, Pink sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink stars, Royal Blue cap, Pink star Hi Note 16
4 11-8 Miss S West M Goldstein (3) 136 20/121.00
5 13121P- Purple, Yellow hoops Mush Mir (IRE) 198
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-7 b N J Henderson J McGrath (5) 135 14/115.00
6 23116-2 Emerald Green and White check, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Medinas (FR) 16
5 11-7 A King R Thornton 135 10/34.33
7 11/4212- Maroon and orange diabolo, orange sleeves, maroon cap, orange star Bold Chief (IRE) 201
Beaten Favourite
7 11-5 t H Fry N D Fehily 133 9/25.50
8 2484F1/ Emerald Green, White chevrons, Orange cap Our Bomber Harris 578
8 10-13 H Fry Harry Skelton 127 33/134.00
9 4/4P520- Royal Blue, White hoops, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots Pascha Bere (FR) 165
9 10-13 N J Gifford D F O'Regan 127 50/151.00
10 1527P1 White, Emerald Green cross belts, White sleeves, Red armlets, White cap, Royal Blue diamond Beside The Fire 26
Distance Winner
7 10-6 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 120 40/141.00
11 11240/3- Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Beyond (IRE) 23
Beaten Favourite
5 10-2 D Pipe T Scudamore 116 13/27.50


A very competitive handicap has attracted a few likely improvers and the market should be a decent guide as to which are ready to do themselves justice after a break. Black Thunder didn't do a great deal wrong in his first season but, on a line through Cheltenham winner Captain Sunshine, may struggle to concede 6lb to former stable companion BOLD CHIEF. The latter is now with Harry Fry and he's already shown he can get his charges ready at home so the seven-year-old gets a tentative vote here as he has the beating of Medinas on the form book. Hi Note was no match for Dodging Bullets at Cheltenham last time but has been in good heart and Cockney Trucker and Fox Appeal should improve for a run at Cheltenham last month. Beyond is lurking on a fair mark but hasn't won over hurdles for more than two years while Mush Mir has been chasing.