Kempton Park

  • 12:50 William Hill - No.1 Downloaded Betting App Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £9,697 2nd £2,864 3rd £1,432 4th £716
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.80s
  • Off time: 12:50:49
12:50 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st River Maigue (IRE) 4/6
2nd New Year's Eve 9/2
3rd Kings Lad (IRE) 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13-2F13 Royal Blue, Orange spots Kings Lad (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
5 11-8 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 124 14/115.00
2 1- Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Asker (IRE) 96
Distance Winner
4 11-0 b G L Moore S Thomas 8/19.00
3 Beige and Red diamonds, Red cap Avison (IRE) 56
4 11-0 Mrs L Hill D Bass 100/1101.00
4 Lime green, black hooped cap Cosimo De Medici 61
Distance Winner
5 11-0 t H Morrison T Scudamore 14/115.00
5 Red, yellow epaulets and sleeves, yellow and red quartered cap Hung Parliament (FR) 70
4 11-0 A King R Thornton 33/134.00
6 1129- Black, black and maroon striped cap New Year's Eve 245
Distance Winner
4 11-0 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 9/25.50
7 66432/ Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Professeur Emery (FR) 690
5 11-0 h W Greatrex N D Fehily 116 20/121.00
8 131-2 White, black cap River Maigue (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
5 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 4/61.67
9 1-72 Brown and Green stripes, Brown sleeves and cap Rysbrack (USA) 51
Distance Winner
6 11-0 P R Webber D Elsworth 16/117.00
11 7- Grey and White check, White cap Zebrano 41
6 11-0 Miss N L-Beavis W P Kavanagh 100/1101.00
Non runners
1071-133Spirit Of Shankly411-0C E LongsdonN D Fehily127


Asker and Cosimo de Medici are interesting converts from the Flat in this while Hung Parliament won a Listed race at Deauville as a two-year-old when trained by Tom Dascombe. Rysbrack was second over C&D last month but the pair to concentrate on may be Spirit Of Shankly and RIVER MAIGUE. The former was only beaten a length in a Listed race here in October on his hurdles bow but was surprisingly beaten at Ludlow next time so we'll give the vote to Nicky Henderson's charge, who ran a cracker when second to Dodging Bullets in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham last month and faces nothing of the winner's calibre in this. Dual bumper winner New Year's Eve is preferred to the penalised Kings Lad of the others.