Kempton Park

  • 13:05 Juvenile Novices' Hurdle2m

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.40s
  • Off time: 13:06:50
13:05 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Starluck (IRE) 4/5
2nd True Blue Saga (IRE) 20/1
3rd Der Spieler (GER) 25/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21 BLACK, WHITE cross belts, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Balzaccio (FR) 51
Distance Winner
3 11-8 A King Christian Williams 127 9/25.50
2 142 Dark Blue, White cross belts, chevrons on sleeves Perlon (FR) 55
3 11-8 G L Moore A Glassonbury (3) 110 40/141.00
3 11 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Starluck (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
3 11-8 A Fleming Timmy Murphy 140 4/51.80
4 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Classic Swain (USA) 113
3 10-12 t1 P F Nicholls A P McCoy 5/16.00
5 Yellow, blue star, hooped sleeves, blue cap Der Spieler (GER) 20
3 10-12 C Von Der Recke A Tinkler 25/126.00
6 86 White, Orange and Yellow striped sleeves and cap Hawkstar Express (IRE) 39
3 10-12 J R Boyle T Molloy (5) 100/1101.00
7 Grey, Dark Blue stars, Pink sleeves Ramona Chase 63
3 10-12 M J Attwater J E Moore 14/115.00
8 Black, Yellow chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Time To Play 27
3 10-12 T T Clement Mr M Smith (7)(ex2) 80/181.00
9 24 Yellow, Purple seams, Yellow cap True Blue Saga (IRE) 28
3 10-12 p1 F Doumen T Scudamore 20/121.00
10 Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Yellow armlets, Emerald Green cap Silk Affair (IRE) 29
3 10-5 M G Quinlan T J O'Brien 14/115.00


STARLUCK has been impressive in his two starts to date and can make it three in a row at the main expense of Classic Swain and Balzaccio. One could argue that the selection hasn't beaten much to date and that perhaps his place near the very top of the Triumph betting for the festival is a tad optimistic. He was visually impressive when brushing aside Laterly at Fakenham and is fancied to continue his progression here. Whilst he was rated in the 90's on the flat, he is actually bettered by Silk Affair. The Quinlan's daughter of Barathea contested Listed races but with little success and she has a little to prove on this hurdling bow. There is plenty of French form on offer, and as to the merits of each it is hard to say. Classic Swain has joined a top yard and market support would be interesting with AP McCoy coming in for the spare, whilst Perlon and Balzaccio have both made successful crossings into the British jumps game and each has claims despite their penalties. True Blue Saga and Der Spieler, two raiders from France and Germany respectively both need close consideration, but in an intriguing affair, it is Starluck who can win again.