Kempton Park

  • 16:50 Arthur Walding Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468
  • Going: Good (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 6.20s
  • Off time: 16:51:06
16:50 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Merrion Square (IRE) 9/2
2nd Representingceltic (IRE) 2/1
3rd Storm Survivor (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12FU21- Light green, white stars on sleeves, purple cap, white stars Flaming Gorge (IRE) 15
8 11-12 Mrs F Hawes B J Geraghty 130 8/19.00
2 P1621P- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Storm Survivor (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
7 11-8 v Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 126 8/19.00
3 0165PP- White, red hoop, white sleeves, red stars, royal blue cap Pentiffic (NZ) 22
Distance Winner
10 11-7 p Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 125 12/113.00
4 6/1151P- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Merrion Square (IRE) 45
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-7 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 125 9/25.50
6 328/464- Purple, Pink stars, Mauve sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Pantxoa (FR) 35
6 11-1 A King Wayne Hutchinson 119 3/14.00
7 31235-7 White, Black star, Black sleeves, White stars, White cap, Black stars Sadler's Star (GER) 12
10 10-5 p M Blake Tom Cannon 109 25/126.00
8 6111U3- Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, Black cap Representingceltic (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
8 10-1 P Phelan C Bolger 105 2/13.00
9 116465- Emerald green, dark blue stars, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star Chasers Chance (IRE) 86
Distance Winner
10 10-0 P Henderson P J Brennan 103 16/117.00
Non runners
5P/0R645-Triangular (USA)811-7T R GeorgeA P Cawley125


REPRESENTINGCELTIC won three Polytrack bumpers at the turn of the year before falling when travelling well at Newbury. He came from a long way back when narrowly beaten over 2m4f at Stratford last time and, with this trip certain to suit, he can gain a first success over fences. Merrion Square doesn't look the most natural of jumpers and blundered his way round Ludlow but Paul Nicholls will have put plenty of work into him and he's on a fair mark. Flaming Gorge had been running in hunter chases before beating three rivals in a novices' handicap at Market Rasen and though an 8lb rise looks a bit harsh he's an improving type who should go well. Storm Survivor was in good form before pulling up in a Listed handicap at Aintree but looks a hard ride.