Kempton Park

  • 14:05 betfair.com/paulnicholls Beginners' Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £3,252 2nd £955 3rd £478 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 21.10s
  • Off time: 14:05:12
14:05 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st American Trilogy (IRE) 4/1
2nd Patsy Finnegan 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12/3-FF5 Red and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap American Trilogy (IRE) 52
7 11-0 b P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 4/15.00
2 0-2202 Royal Blue, White braces, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue and White striped cap Ballinteni 15
9 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 110 9/110.00
3 25111/2 Purple, White stars, chevrons on sleeves Patsy Finnegan 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 A King R Thornton 122 6/42.50
4 3108P-3 Light Blue, Red star, Light Blue sleeves, Red stars Zazamix (FR) 34
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 15/82.88
5 83P-D53 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Sergeant Pink (IRE) 19
5 10-11 t1 S Gollings T Scudamore 120 14/115.00

Verdict

American Trilogy took a heavy fall on his chasing debut at Plumpton but can't be ruled out here if his confidence hasn't been affected. Patsy Finnegan will have needed the run behind Mr Gardner at Huntingdon and should do better in time but Ballinteni is probably best watched on his first start over the larger obstacles and Sergeant Pink has had his limitations exposed since being first past the post in a muddling race at Huntingdon in November. The vote, therefore, goes to ZAZAMIX who was backed to beat Mille Chief on his reappearance over hurdles at Sandown. Only third that day, he looked as though he'd appreciate this longer trip and is sure to have had plenty of schooling over fences.