Kempton Park

  • 15:20 Flag-Soprema Waterproofing Classic Novices' Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 16.00s
  • Off time: 15:21:16
15:20 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fighting Flynn (IRE) 15/8
2nd Ballypatrick (IRE) 33/1
3rd Top Of The Range (IRE) 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1143 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Top Of The Range (IRE) 53
Beaten Favourite
5 11-6 N J Henderson D Bass 132 2/13.00
2 5R3402/ White, Dark Blue chevron, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap Back At The Ranch (IRE) 739
7 11-0 P Phelan C Bolger 16/117.00
3 S5/P43 Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Ballypatrick (IRE) 9
6 11-0 Miss H C Knight W Kennedy 33/134.00
4 00 DARK GREEN, YELLOW Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap Budsson 34
6 11-0 Miss A M Newton-Smith M Goldstein (3) 200/1201.00
5 4283 RED, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Fighting Flynn (IRE) 25
7 11-0 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 125 15/82.88
6 P6F1/P Pink, light blue cross belts, white cap Good Old Paul (IRE) 89
7 11-0 t1 George Baker A Tinkler 50/151.00
7 0 Red and White check, White cap Hurricane Henry (IRE) 82
5 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle Conor Quish (10) 66/167.00
8 23374 Royal blue, yellow star, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Little Chip (IRE) 14
5 11-0 C E Longsdon Felix de Giles 25/126.00
9 P-09 Purple, Red hoops, Purple sleeves and cap Opera Prince 31
7 11-0 Simon Earle Gerard Tumelty 200/1201.00
10 1-2PUPP Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Quotica De Poyans (FR) 24
8 11-0 A King Wayne Hutchinson 10/111.00
11 7/3-32F WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Ruling Party 45
7 11-0 A King R Thornton 118 13/27.50
12 3-0 Red, Black sleeves and cap with Silver button Saxon House (IRE) 46
6 11-0 M D I Usher Jimmy McCarthy 100/1101.00
13 38 Red and white check, red cap The Last Night (FR) 59
5 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle L P Aspell 14/115.00
14 34 Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Head Spin (IRE) 41
4 10-8 J W Mullins W P Kavanagh (3) 66/167.00
15 67 Yellow, Black triple diamond, Yellow cap, Black diamonds Mr Pyramus 31
4 10-8 J G Portman J E Moore 100/1101.00


Bumper winner TOP OF THE RANGE made a winning debut over timber before being well beaten in the Grade 1 Challow Hurdle at Newbury. He was expected to bounce back at Sandown in February but disappointed when only third to Claret Cloak, though the trip looked much too short. This should be just what he requires and he has the ability to concede weight all round. Fighting Flynn looks a big threat as his recent close third behind Goulanes at Newbury was a fair effort while Ruling Party will probably have more to give in the future, though his overall form doesn't look quite good enough. The Last Night is another for the future though he'll need to jump better than on his two runs to date.