Kempton Park

  • 15:50 Racing Plus Chase 3m

  • Winner £56,950 2nd £21,370 3rd £10,700 4th £5,330
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 5.30s
  • Off time: 15:52:45
15:50 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Opening Batsman (IRE) 12/1
2nd Rolling Aces (IRE) 4/1
3rd Duke Of Lucca (IRE) 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4P/33F7- White, Royal Blue epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, Royal Blue cap What A Friend 317
Distance Winner
10 11-12 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (5) 161 25/126.00
2 3515-64 Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Nacarat (FR) 77
Course and Distance Winner
12 11-6 t T R George P J Brennan 155 10/111.00
3 87-1U35 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Roberto Goldback (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
11 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 154 12/113.00
4 20-4311 Royal blue, orange star, royal blue sleeves, orange stars and cap Rolling Aces (IRE) 59
Distance Winner
7 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 149 4/15.00
5 201-P40 WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Hector's Choice (FR) 21
9 10-12 R Lee J E Moore 147 33/134.00
6 175-P80 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 28
8 10-12 N J Henderson A Tinkler 147 20/121.00
7 131P/PP- ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Quinz (FR) 449
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-9 P J Hobbs R Johnson 144 12/113.00
8 11F2-11 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Wyck Hill (IRE) 63
Distance Winner
9 10-7 D G Bridgwater A P McCoy 142 3/14.00
9 2511-20 RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Duke Of Lucca (IRE) 84
Distance Winner
8 10-5 t P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 140 10/111.00
10 1-60121 Purple, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap, purple star Opening Batsman (IRE) 37
7 10-5 H Fry N D Fehily 140 12/113.00
11 1-23413 Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Same Difference (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 10-2 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 137 6/17.00
12 4-13116 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Mister Hyde (IRE) 21
Course and Distance Winner
8 10-0 v Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 135 25/126.00
13 P1/401-3 RED, DARK BLUE seams, WHITE sleeves, DARK BLUE seams, DARK BLUE cap, WHITE star Summery Justice (IRE) 21
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 133 16/117.00


Philip Hobbs has farmed this valuable handicap in recent years but 2011 winner Quinz has failed to complete in three runs since that victory and Duke Of Lucca may find this an insufficient test of stamina. Paul Nicholls has saddled the favourite in the last five years and Rolling Aces will be popular with punters here. Progressive, he's on a hat-trick and should confirm latest Wincanton running with Opening Batsman while last year's winner Nacarat has been targeted at the race again and should be thereabouts. He can confirm 2012 form with Hector's Choice. This is an easy track so Quantitativeeasing has a chance of getting home and is feasibly weighted if doing so but it must be significant that McCoy prefers J P McManus' other runner WYCK HILL. David Bridgwater has no qualms about going to war with the big boys if he thinks he has the ammunition and his nine-year-old looks a blot on the handicap on his defeat of Gold Cup hopeful Katenko at Ascot in December when Roberto Goldback was a remote third. Summery Justice is a couple of pounds out of the handicap but ran a nice race on his reappearance and could run into a place.