Kempton Park

  • 15:25 Novices' Hurdle2m 5f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 42.90s
  • Off time: 15:25:16
15:25 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Salmanazar 13/2
2nd Shernando 7/4
3rd Ballylifen (IRE) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 210-124 Royal Blue, Maroon seams and sleeves, Maroon and Royal Blue check cap Kaysersberg (FR) 63
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-8 N B King Alex Merriam 128 10/111.00
2 46-3321 Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves Shernando 13
Distance Winner
6 11-8 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 135 7/42.75
3 253P2F Purple, White hollow box and star on cap Ballylifen (IRE) 16
6 11-1 M R Channon A P McCoy 121 7/24.50
5 684 Purple, grey and purple striped sleeves, hooped cap My Lord 17
5 11-1 L A Dace C Bolger 96 66/167.00
6 195/422 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Neltara 25
9 11-1 Miss C Dyson Gerald Quinn (7) 121 11/43.75
7 0/0P-P Grey, Yellow seams, Grey cap, Yellow star Present Accepted 93
6 11-1 Mrs P N Dutfield Gary Derwin (7) 100/1101.00
8 1-424 DARK GREEN, YELLOW sash, halved sleeves, quartered cap Salmanazar 35
5 11-1 A King Wayne Hutchinson 117 13/27.50
9 534 Red, Dark Blue stars, Red sleeves and cap Thimaar (USA) 14
5 11-1 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 40/141.00
10 U Black and Yellow (halved), Yellow sleeves, quartered cap Yazdi (IRE) 10
4 10-7 t C J Mann N D Fehily 40/141.00
Non runners
44R5-22Deep Trouble (IRE)611-1B I CaseD A Jacob


It took SHERNANDO five attempts to get off the mark over timber but he was clearly suited by the better ground at Huntingdon and should face similar conditions here. He can complete a quick double for Nicky Henderson as November's course and distance winner Kaysersberg has been tackling longer trips of late. Ballylifen finished ahead of Salmanazar at Warwick last month but then fell in a novices' handicap at Ludlow and, like the nine-year-old Neltara is starting to run out of chances. Deep Trouble makes his UK and hurdling debut after a lengthy absence while Thimaar has been a big disappointment so far over hurdles and likely to find a few of these too good.