Kempton Park

  • 14:15 Happy 80th Birthday Pat Dunk Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.65s
  • Off time: 14:15:46
14:15 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lordofthehouse (IRE) 7/2
2nd Horizontal Speed (IRE) 11/4
3rd Mixologist 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 146 Bronze Lordofthehouse (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 11-6 T R George P J Brennan 125 7/24.50
2 2331 DARK BLUE, PINK sash, PINK sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap, PINK spots Mixologist 26
Distance Winner
6 11-6 t W Greatrex N D Fehily 11/26.50
3 Royal blue, emerald green chevrons, white sleeves, emerald green and royal blue striped cap Brave Decision 31
6 11-0 Miss S Smith C Bolger 100/1101.00
4 Pink, Grey star, Grey and Pink halved sleeves, Pink cap, Grey star Byrd In Hand (IRE) 23
6 11-0 J J Bridger M Goldstein 100/1101.00
5 88 Light blue, black sash, armlets and hoop on cap Calusa Storm (IRE) 37
5 11-0 P J Hobbs C J Davies (7) 66/167.00
6 58 Royal Blue and Yellow check Castlemorris King 121
5 11-0 B Barr G Sheehan (5) 66/167.00
7 979 Dark Blue, Grey seams, Dark Blue sleeves, striped cap Easy Beesy 8
5 11-0 C R Egerton Jimmy McCarthy 66/167.00
8 377 Emerald green, black seams, hooped sleeves, striped cap Foxcub (IRE) 104
5 11-0 T Symonds Benjamin Poste (5) 66/167.00
9 Black, black and maroon striped cap Honour System (IRE) 387
6 11-0 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (3) 7/18.00
10 2-21S Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Horizontal Speed (IRE) 37
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 11/43.75
11 7-82154 Royal blue and white stripes, yellow sleeves and cap Ourmanmassini (IRE) 19
5 11-0 Miss S Smith D A Jacob 7/24.50
12 2/4-4 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Reyes Magos (IRE) 68
7 11-0 t S Durack S Thomas 20/121.00
13 706 Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Tokyo Javilex (FR) 22
6 11-0 N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 66/167.00
14 5 Mauve, Mauve and White check sleeves, White cap Watered Silk 74
5 11-0 Mrs L Wadham L P Aspell 25/126.00
15 00P Emerald green, brown stars, emerald green cap, brown star Fromthestables Com (IRE) 3
4 10-7 t1 B G Powell S P Jones 100/1101.00
16 6 Cerise, White seams, hooped cap Uncle Roger (IRE) 41
4 10-7 Eve Johnson Houghton D Bass 66/167.00
17 7 Emerald Green and Pink (halved), Pink sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, Pink cap Uriah Heep (FR) 24
4 10-7 A King Wayne Hutchinson 12/113.00
18 96 Black and Beige diabolo, Beige sleeves, Black diamonds, Beige cap, Black diamond No Compromise 22
4 10-0 R T Phillips Matthew Batchelor 66/167.00

Verdict

HORIZONTAL SPEED won a bumper at Uttoxeter in December and would have gone close under a penalty at Taunton last month had he not stumbled and slipped up when challenging the winner. Providing he's none the worse for that experience, Philip Hobbs' charge can make a winning debut over hurdles. Honour System must be interesting if taking to hurdles as he won on Turf at Meydan last winter while Lordofhouse has been running well since winning at Wetherby in November. Southwell scorer Mixologist may be open to further improvement and Ourmanmassini and Reyes Magos have shown some ability and shouldn't be ignored.