Kempton Park

  • 13:40 TurfTV Novices' Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 41.40s
  • Off time: 13:40:33
13:40 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ericht (IRE) 13/2
2nd Neltara 14/1
3rd Uxizandre (FR) 11/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 200-171 Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Ericht (IRE) 14
7 11-11 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 122 13/27.50
2 4-3141 Emerald green and light blue stripes, diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap, light blue diamond King Helissio (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
5 11-11 N P Mulholland N D Fehily 14/115.00
3 2312 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Uxizandre (FR) 23
Beaten Favourite
5 11-11 A King R Thornton 132 11/102.10
4 P-F24 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Ballymacahillcross (IRE) 60
5 11-4 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 16/117.00
5 7- Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Berkeley Barron (IRE) 300
5 11-4 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 100/1101.00
6 Red, Yellow cap Carrowbeg (IRE) 204
5 11-4 t Mrs L Hill Harry Skelton 100/1101.00
7 11-8 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Comeonginger (IRE) 103
Beaten Favourite
6 11-4 P F Nicholls R Walsh 9/25.50
8 68-1836 grey, green and red sash, pink cap King Spirit (IRE) 14
5 11-4 B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 25/126.00
9 300 Emerald green, beige sleeves Larks Wing (IRE) 54
5 11-4 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham (3) 100/1101.00
10 5/1-50 White, dark green hoops, white sleeves and cap Massini Lotto (IRE) 41
6 11-4 J J Quinn D C Costello 33/134.00
11 00/ Emerald green, royal blue hoops and armlets, striped cap Missing The Craic 1017
7 11-4 S Curran J M Davies 100/1101.00
12 9-38 Red and dark green check Monderon (FR) 44
6 11-4 R G Hawker Robert Hawker (7) 66/167.00
13 40195/4 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Neltara 41
9 11-4 Miss C Dyson Nick Scholfield 14/115.00
14 38/3- Yellow, Red chevrons and armlets Perazzi George (IRE) 504
7 11-4 C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 66/167.00
15 2-110 Rose Pink, Navy Blue sleeves, Gold cap Polly Peachum (IRE) 51
Beaten Favourite
5 11-4 N J Henderson D Bass 20/121.00
16 U-P0 Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Theatre Evening (IRE) 4
5 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 40/141.00
17 1 Yellow, Red stars, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red star Three Old Amigos 276
7 11-4 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 14/115.00
18 08 Light Blue, Mauve chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, hooped cap My Silver Lilly 28
6 10-11 C Drew T E Whelan (5) 100/1101.00

Verdict

Nicky Henderson runs two here with Barry Geraghty choosing Ericht ahead of the mare Polly Peachum, who was very disappointing when favourite at Ludlow in December. The former won a jumpers' bumper at Kempton on his latest start but looks to have little chance of overturning earlier Newbury running with UXIZANDRE. Alan King's lightly-raced five-year-old couldn't quite get to grips with useful Flat performer Chiberta King that day but was clear second-best and may have too much pace for his rivals here. King Helissio needs to step up again on his Ludlow victory while Comeonginger may need more time and bumper winner Three Old Amigos lacks a recent run.