Kempton Park

  • 13:30 OLBG Mares' Hurdle 3m 110y

  • Winner £14,238 2nd £5,342 3rd £2,675 4th £1,332
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft on bend adjacent to lake
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 14.17s
  • Off time: 13:30:26
13:30 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Highland Retreat 4/7
2nd Weather Babe 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 122102- Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Ma Filleule (FR) 221
Beaten Favourite
5 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 134 2/13.00
2 12159-0 Pink, light blue diamond and sleeves Tweedledrum 38
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-6 p T Symonds Benjamin Poste 115 25/126.00
3 23-323P Dark Blue, Grey stripe and armlets Definitely Glad (IRE) 30
6 10-12 P R Webber D F O'Regan 110 66/167.00
4 32313-1 Dark Green, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Light Green spots Highland Retreat 16
Distance Winner
6 10-12 H Fry N D Fehily 130 4/71.57
5 20/11-01 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Weather Babe 11
5 10-12 D Pipe C O'Farrell 110 12/113.00


Weather Babe has won three of her four starts over hurdles so far and the Pipe string is in fine form. She is well worth a try in this higher grade while Ma Filleule won a Grade 2 at Warwick in February and was also second in a Listed contest at Cheltenham in April. This is her first try over 3m, however, though it should be within her range. Tweedledrum definitely stays and has already won over course and distance, though she was well beaten on her reappearance at Cheltenham and has a penalty to carry. HIGHLAND RETREAT won a well-contested handicap at Wincanton on her return and looks to have improved over the summer. Wincanton fourth Utopie Des Bordes was only beaten half-a-length in a Grade 3 at Haydock on Saturday so the form looks solid and Harry Fry's mare can double her seasonal tally.