Kempton Park

  • 14:05 Richard 'dick' Curtis Memorial Novices' Chase3m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 28.60s
  • Off time: 14:05:05
14:05 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Or Jaune (FR) 11/1
2nd Mount Oscar (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11/1 White, black cap Au Courant (IRE) 47
9 11-4 N J Henderson A P McCoy 135 8/19.00
2 3/8445-1 Dark Blue, Beige seams, hooped sleeves and cap Itsa Legend 46
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-4 A King R Thornton 137 4/15.00
3 0/1101-1 Maroon and Grey diabolo, Maroon cap Lodge Lane (IRE) 66
Distance Winner
8 11-4 V R A Dartnall Christian Williams 8/111.73
4 5087P4 Dark Blue, Yellow stripe, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Forthright 34
8 10-12 t B G Powell K Renwick 117 80/181.00
5 73-6250 ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars Mount Oscar (IRE) 30
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 10-12 R Rowe J Tizzard 125 16/117.00
6 381/433 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond, White cap Or Jaune (FR) 34
Beaten Favourite
7 10-12 p1 G L Moore J E Moore 122 11/112.00
7 1120P/5 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Sir Jimmy Shand (IRE) 28
8 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 8/19.00


ITSA LEGEND could upset some bigger names here with slight doubts surrounding Lodge Lane, Sir Jimmy Shand and Au Courant. Or Jaune will need to improve for cheekpieces and Mount Oscar will need to run right up to his best if they're to be involved and it would be a surprise to see either score. Lodge Lane is potentially very smart and there's nothing wrong with his form but he's the first runner back for Victor Dartnall since he shut down the yard in December and he couldn't be backed with confidence as a result. Sir Jimmy Shand was all the rage prior his return to action at Newbury but finished tailed off and is difficult to recommend as a consequence. Au Courant justified his connections' patience when winning at Leicester but his main market rival fell and the spectre of the bounce factor has to be mentioned. He does have two Cheltenham entries though and he has to be feared. Alan King's gelding lowered the colours of Big Fella Thanks at Taunton on his chase bow which was a step up on the form that he showed over hurdles. He's tough, trip and ground are fine and we'll take Itsa Legend to lower the colours of some better fancied rivals.