Kempton Park

  • 13:30 Calverts Carpets Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 9.60s
  • Off time: 13:31:15
13:30 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ainama (IRE) 10/11
2nd Hebridean (IRE) 5/4
3rd Pale Rider (FR) 25/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Ainama (IRE) 149
Distance Winner
5 11-4 N J Henderson A P McCoy 10/111.91
2 05 Black and Orange stripes, Grey sleeves, Black cap, Orange star Buffalo Stampede (IRE) 31
6 11-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman (3) 28/129.00
3 P/8-00 Beige, Orange star, sleeves and cap Come On Jonny (IRE) 40
7 11-4 D Pipe Mr D R Cook (5) 50/151.00
4 0 Emerald green, white cross of lorraine, armlets and cap He's The Business 54
5 11-4 P Phelan G Thomas (7) 100/1101.00
5 7 White, Red Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White halved sleeves, White cap, Red star Intensifier (IRE) 30
5 11-4 D L Williams Christian Williams 50/151.00
6 0-556 Red, Yellow hoops, checked sleeves, Red cap Morning Heights (IRE) 34
5 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle (3) 20/121.00
7 P0 Red, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves and cap Nearby 40
5 11-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 33/134.00
8 29P809 Red and Royal Blue diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Northern Lad (IRE) 58
7 11-4 Jim Best R Lucey-Butler (3) 100/1101.00
9 0090- Pink, Light Blue sash, Light Blue cap Oddshoes (IRE) 10
7 11-4 K M Prendergast B Wharfe (5) 33/134.00
10 Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap Pale Rider (FR) 53
6 11-4 N J Gifford L Treadwell 25/126.00
11 60 Khaki, Dark Green cap Spanish Conquest 11
5 11-4 t1 P J Hobbs D P O'Dwyer (5) 100/1101.00
12 Dark Green, Yellow triple diamond, Beige sleeves, Dark Green and Beige striped cap Dancing Valentine 878
5 10-11 C Gordon C Bolger 100/1101.00
13 0U DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Haveyoubeen (IRE) 7
6 10-11 J A B Old J M Maguire 100/1101.00
14 4 Royal Blue, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets Hebridean (IRE) 40
4 10-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 5/42.25
15 9 Dark Green and Yellow diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Pinnacle Point 13
4 10-7 G L Moore J E Moore 66/167.00
16 LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Where's Susie 98
4 10-0 M Madgwick W P Kavanagh (3) 100/1101.00


It's probably worth taking Hebridean on and Ainama is one of the likelier candidates but it may be worth siding with PALE RIDER or Morning Heights. Hebridean is a high class recruit to hurdling but didn't impress everyone with his effort at Newbury where he weakened tamely out of contention. In fairness to him the first two home were Zaynar and Walkon who, it's fair to say, have done their bit for the form but we may not see the best of him until he gets better ground. Ainama hails from a yard that has a decent line on novice hurdlers this season so any support for the Desert Prince gelding would look significant. He looked very good on his day for Michael Wigham and cosily won a handicap from eighty two when last seen but all of his form was on top of the ground and he could flounder in the mud. Morning Heights has shaped quite well in two runs over hurdles at double figure prices and could make the frame but we'll take a chance with Pale Rider. Nick Gifford houses some nice young horses this season so he'll have an idea of where he stands with this ex-French performer for whom the ground will hold no fears and that is a big tick in the right column for Pale Rider.