Kempton Park

  • 15:25 BetVictor Exclusive Antepost Offer Cheltenham 2013 'Jumpers' Bumper' NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Standard/Slow
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 40.30s
  • Off time: 15:25:10
15:25 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st City Press (IRE) 3/1
2nd Midnight Appeal 9/2
3rd Moonlight Drive (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 721PP5 Yellow, Maroon braces Bennys Well (IRE) 148
7 11-4 pt B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 50/151.00
3 531/4P-5 BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Captain Moonman (IRE) 79
8 11-4 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 33/134.00
4 15P241 Royal blue, red stars, white sleeves, royal blue cap City Press (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
7 11-4 t W Greatrex J M Maguire 3/14.00
5 5486/4-9 Dark blue, pink star, hooped sleeves and star on cap County Zen (FR) 24
Distance Winner
10 11-4 C Fryer Harry Skelton 50/151.00
6 208-0FP WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Kings Lodge 9
7 11-4 N J Henderson A Tinkler 14/115.00
7 21F-413 Yellow, Red spots Midnight Appeal 41
8 11-4 b A King R Thornton 9/25.50
8 P/2P35-P Yellow, Black chevron and sleeves, Black and Yellow hooped cap Moonlight Drive (IRE) 37
Beaten Favourite
7 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 6/17.00
9 79P-587 Black, Crimson hoops, White cap, Black spots Occasionally Yours (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
9 11-4 A Blackmore Miss E Crossman (7) 50/151.00
10 1111-20 YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Themilanhorse (IRE) 69
7 11-4 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 2/13.00
11 62-3510 White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue cap Time For Spring (IRE) 41
9 11-4 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 8/19.00
12 58P-P71 Purple, Red sleeves, Purple armlets, Red cap Upton Mead (IRE) 11
6 11-4 K Tork Conor Shoemark (7) 100/1101.00
Non runners
1114U4PBallyvoneen (IRE)811-4N B KingAlex Merriam

Verdict

CITY PRESS seem to like these jumpers' bumpers as he was second in a similar contest over track and trip last month and, after finishing fourth over fences at Ludlow, won another of these at Lingfield eight days ago. Warren Greatrex's charge gets the nod again as he may have more natural speed than stayer chasers Midnight Appeal and Time For Spring while Themilanhorse's best form over hurdles is over much further, though he did win a bumper over 2m1f at Newton Abbot in 2011. None of the others make much appeal with Kings Lodge and Occasionally Yours out of form.