Kempton Park

  • 16:50 Rasher Frith Memorial Conditionals' Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.10s
  • Off time: 16:50:27
16:50 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Spanish Conquest 7/2
2nd Sam Lord 9/1
3rd Cockatoo (USA) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3P-3242 Dark Green, Light Green diamond Sam Lord 16
5 11-12 A King C Huxley (3) 112 9/110.00
2 366F46 Black, White stripe and sleeves, Emerald Green cap Smoothly Does It 22
Distance Winner
8 11-10 Jim Best Harry Skelton 110 16/117.00
3 10-5042 Maroon and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Shali San (FR) 24
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-9 D Pipe J W Farrelly (3) 109 10/111.00
4 1/12103- Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, Light Blue cap, Brown star Cockatoo (USA) 389
Distance Winner
6 11-9 G L Moore A Glassonbury (3) 109 16/117.00
5 3P42P0 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Major Miller 25
8 11-7 b1 N J Henderson R J Killoran (3) 107 10/111.00
6 3-07731 Red, Dark Blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, White cap Green Belt Elite (FR) 8 (ex7)
5 11-7 Miss V Williams Felix de Giles 112 15/82.88
7 22P Black, Grey epaulets, halved sleeves Maxwil 27
4 11-3 G L Moore C Wallis (8) 110 10/111.00
8 534624 Purple and Yellow check, Yellow and Purple diabolo on sleeves Sumdancer (NZ) 8
Distance Winner
7 11-0 M Madgwick M Goldstein 100 25/126.00
9 609 Khaki, Dark Green cap Spanish Conquest 50
5 10-12 t P J Hobbs R Flint (3) 98 7/24.50
10 0925F4/ Black, Pink cross belts, armlets and star on cap Hatch A Plan (IRE) 26
Course Winner
8 10-9 Mouse Hamilton-fairley A Merriam 95 33/134.00

Verdict

GREEN BELT ELITE landed a few tasty bets at Taunton and he can follow up at the principal expense of Sam Lord and Shali San. Venetia Williams' stable continue in good form and the five-year-old, who is quickly turned out under a penalty, could conceivably turn out to be far better than his current rating suggests. Were this to be the case, a 7lb penalty should not stop him. Sam Lord is 0 from 10 over hurdles. He does not appear ungenuine though his hurdling technique has previously gone to pieces when put under pressure. Shali San arguably should have won at Chepstow before a poor jump handed the initiative to her rival. That said, the going was notably testing on that occasion and it will be interesting to see what the market suggests on the switch to these very different conditions. Smoothly Does It seems to have been around for ages but is now 1lb below his last winning mark. Major Miller has been a bitter disappointment so far and the headgear is reached for in a last ditch attempt to unlock some of his potential. It would be no surprise to see a good run from Spanish Conquest this afternoon. The former Sir Mark Prescott inmate has had three runs on soft going and as a winner on the polytrack when trained on the level; there can be few excuses this afternoon on handicap debut. Cockatoo is entitled to need this following a year off the track. Sumdancer is best of the rest. Green Belt Elite is accordingly nominated.