Kempton Park

  • 14:40 Pendil Novices' Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £17,370 2nd £6,518 3rd £3,264 4th £1,626
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 30.20s
  • Off time: 14:43:28
14:40 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grandioso (IRE) 9/4
2nd Molotof (FR) 11/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 05-1241 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Molotof (FR) 14
Distance Winner
6 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 152 11/82.38
2 617-13P ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars Theatre Guide (IRE) 59
6 11-7 t C L Tizzard T J O'Brien 144 5/16.00
4 F1-5121 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Grandioso (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
6 11-4 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 142 9/43.25
5 2-13332 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap Peckhamecho (IRE) 21
7 11-0 Miss R Curtis Nick Scholfield 139 8/19.00
6 120-FF3 White, black cap Tour D'Argent (FR) 37
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 N J Henderson D Bass 135 12/113.00
Non runners
3P-22114Changing Times (IRE)711-4N A Twiston-DaviesSam Twiston-Davies140


MOLOTOF hasn't done a lot wrong over fences so far and jumped well when making all in a handicap at Warwick two weeks ago. He was just over a length ahead of Changing Times at Taunton in October and is 3lb worse off today but we expect Nicky Henderson's grey to confirm the form and land this ahead of Grandioso, though the latter could hardly have been more impressive at Ludlow last time and deserves a crack at this higher level. Peckhamecho is back over fences after a couple of good runs over hurdles but was well behind Theatre Guide at Exeter in November. The latter was pulled up in the Feltham here last time, however, when the selection finished fourth. Tour D'argent hasn't jumped well enough so far to suggest he can make an impact in this grade.