Kempton Park

  • 16:25 Jockey Club Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f

  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Soft (Heavy on bend adjacent to lake)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 23.20s
  • Off time: 16:25:43
16:25 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Full Shift (FR) 5/2
2nd Songsmith 40/1
3rd Minella On Line (IRE) 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5-311 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Royal Player 14
Distance Winner
5 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 130 9/43.25
2 110-00 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), dark blue sleeves, yellow armlets, dark blue cap Hidden Justice (IRE) 28
5 11-11 J J Quinn D F O'Regan 129 16/117.00
3 4P-2095 Emerald green, yellow epaulets, yellow sleeves, emerald green armlets, yellow cap Valid Reason 6
Distance Winner
7 11-7 ht D K Ivory R Thornton 125 16/117.00
4 1-12 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Full Shift (FR) 38
5 11-6 N J Henderson A P McCoy 124 5/23.50
6 4-P17P4 White, black stars, royal blue sleeves, black cap Colebrooke 16
6 10-13 b Mrs P Robeson Brendan Powell 117 12/113.00
7 F41710/ Royal Blue, Red and White chevrons on sleeves, Red cap, White diamond Songsmith 665
6 10-13 Mrs L Wadham L P Aspell 117 40/141.00
8 3/7114-0 Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Minella Special (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
8 10-12 P Henderson P J Brennan 116 20/121.00
9 2-5332 Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Minella On Line (IRE) 42
5 10-10 Miss R Curtis B J Geraghty 114 5/23.50
Non runners
52-7813PGores Island (IRE)811-3G L MooreNick Scholfield121


Full Shift won on his debut at Newcastle before finishing second at Newbury when stepped up in trip. Another quarter-mile shouldn't be a problem and he has a favourite's chance in this under McCoy. But we're loathe to desert the improving ROYAL PLAYER after comfortable victories at Exeter and Warwick and he is fancied to complete the hat-trick tackling handicap company for the first time. Valid Reason has every chance at the weights but Hidden Justice hasn't shown much so far this season and Colebrooke has struggled since winning over fences at Fontwell in the autumn. Minella On Line warrants a mention, however, as he's been placed behind smart novices in his two runs over timber.