Kempton Park

  • 16:35 Hurdle2m

  • Winner £9,393 2nd £2,775 3rd £1,388 4th £694
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 40.50s
  • Off time: 16:35:22
16:35 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Australia Day (IRE) 1/2
2nd Katchit (IRE) 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 342/1F-1 Black and pink (quartered), maroon sleeves and cap Australia Day (IRE) 57
Distance Winner
7 11-8 P R Webber D F O'Regan 157 1/21.50
2 60/4230- Pink, Emerald Green cross belts, Pink and Emerald Green striped sleeves, Pink cap, Emerald Green star Katchit (IRE) 213
Distance Winner
7 11-8 A King Wayne Hutchinson 155 11/43.75
3 1F2116- Orange and Yellow check, Orange sleeves, Yellow cap Noble Alan (GER) 190
Distance Winner
7 11-8 N G Richards B P Harding 144 7/18.00
4 23-6P53 Yellow, Dark Blue and Yellow check sleeves and cap Spider Boy 129
Distance Winner
13 11-5 b Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-Davison 79 150/1151.00
5 18- Yellow, red and black halved sleeves, red cap Farleigh House (USA) 295
Distance Winner
6 11-0 N B King M Bradburne 120 40/141.00
6 344124 Dark blue, light blue star, yellow and dark blue striped sleeves, yellow cap, dark blue stars Rock Me (IRE) 28
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-0 pt Mrs Hill D Bass 103 80/181.00


AUSTRALIA DAY looks a much improved performer these days and while this is no gimme, he has been kept on the go on the flat in decent handicaps and should not want for match fitness. Katchit is a former winner of the Champion Hurdle. He did not look particularly in love with the game last season and having previously aimed at the World Hurdle, this drop in trip is something of a surprise. Noble Alan was a progressive novice chaser last term though this is a long way to come down for a pipeopener. Farleigh House was a former Sir Mark Prescott inmate on the flat who having run disappointingly at the Boxing Day fixture, was promptly roughed off for the season.