Kempton Park

  • 15:00 William Hill King George VI Chase 3m

  • Winner £102,618 2nd £38,502 3rd £19,278 4th £9,612
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 3.00s
  • Off time: 15:00:40
15:00 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Long Run (FR) 9/2
2nd Riverside Theatre 10/1
3rd Kauto Star (FR) 4/7


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6211-4F EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Albertas Run (IRE) 56
Distance Winner
10 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill D C Costello 168 33/134.00
2 22222-2 RED & WHITE STRIPES, hooped sleeves, striped cap Forpadydeplasterer (IRE) 62
Beaten Favourite
9 11-10 T Cooper R Thornton 167 14/115.00
3 11/11F-1 Emerald Green, Yellow spots, Yellow and Emerald Green halved sleeves, Purple cap Kauto Star (FR) 70
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-10 t P F Nicholls A P McCoy 190 4/71.57
4 11113-3 Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap Long Run (FR) 63
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-10 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 162 9/25.50
5 244F-2F Purple, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Madison Du Berlais (FR) 49
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-10 p D Pipe Danny Cook 157 40/141.00
6 P423-14 Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Nacarat (FR) 56
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-10 T R George P J Brennan 158 14/115.00
7 12F01-3 Purple and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue cap Planet of Sound 56
9 11-10 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 163 20/121.00
8 3115F-1 Red and White diamonds, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Riverside Theatre 75
Course Winner
7 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 160 10/111.00
9 64/113-1 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap The Nightingale (FR) 70
Course Winner
8 11-10 P F Nicholls S Thomas 167 16/117.00


There are no prizes for originality in putting KAUTO STAR forward for this. Paul Nicholls' 11-year-old may be worth opposing at Cheltenham in two months time but this is his arena and he will be a short price to gain a fifth successive triumph in this Grade 1 contest having put Madison Du Berlais, Nacarat and Albertas Run firmly in their place last season. The betting suggests Long Run will be his main rival and the six-year-old certainly has more scope than his rivals here. He wasn't disgraced when third in the Paddy Power Gold Cup on his reappearance and is certain to see out this trip, unlike stablemate Riverside Theatre or Planet Of Sound. Ante-post gamble The Nightingale may also have stamina limitations and Forpadydeplasterer has never raced over 3m before, though Thomas Cooper's 2010 Champion Chase runner-up is a high-class performer who has Grade 1 form over 2m5f on soft ground and a relaxed style of racing which suggests he's a viable each-way alternative to the favourite.