Kempton Park

  • 14:50 - Poker Beginners' Chase2m

  • Winner £3,252 2nd £955 3rd £478 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.60s
  • Off time: 14:51:30
14:50 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chain Of Command (IRE) 11/4
2nd Sonning Star (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 52163P- BLACK, RED chevron hoop and sleeves, BLACK armlets, hooped cap Benfleet Boy 23
Distance Winner
6 11-2 B G Powell A P McCoy 11/82.38
2 46-9265 Pink, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink stars Bold Pioneer (USA) 24
7 11-2 Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-Davison (5) 71 100/1101.00
3 25180- BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Chain Of Command (IRE) 215
7 11-2 W Greatrex N D Fehily 11/43.75
4 534-8F4 Pink, White epaulets Hi Tide (IRE) 14
6 11-2 J R Jenkins Timmy Murphy 14/115.00
5 44442-7 Orange, Royal Blue stripe, striped sleeves Ray Diamond 158
Distance Winner
5 11-2 M Madgwick M Goldstein (5) 25/126.00
6 0814-35 Dark Blue, Orange stars, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Sonning Star (IRE) 144
Distance Winner
6 11-2 N J Gifford L Treadwell 114 12/113.00
7 731F87- Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Vino Griego (FR) 190
Distance Winner
5 11-2 G L Moore J E Moore 3/14.00


Providing there's at least some give in the ground VINO GRIEGO can be expected to make a winning debut over fences. Gary Moore won this race in 2009 with the smart Bergo and in Vino Griego looks to have excellent claims of doubling up, the horse having achieved a rating of 135 in a light hurdles career. The concern would be that he's produced his best runs on very soft ground but presumably connections are confident conditions will be suitable and he looks the class act. Benfleet Boy is another whose best form has come when there has been give in the ground and on official BHA ratings he would actually be the one to beat, but he's had much more racing than our pick and is surely flattered by his hurdles mark. Chain Of Command was around 20 lengths behind our pick when they met at Cheltenham but may be best of the rest in a race lacking depth.