Kempton Park

  • 12:55 williamhill.com Novices' Chase 2m

  • Winner £13,326 2nd £5,001 3rd £2,504 4th £1,247
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.10s
  • Off time: 12:55:22
12:55 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Simonsig 1/6
2nd Hinterland (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2UF-11F MAROON and LIGHT BLUE stripes, hooped cap Royale's Charter 34
Distance Winner
6 11-8 Nick Williams Nick Scholfield 135 16/117.00
2 12111-1 Dark blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, red cap Simonsig 6
6 11-8 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 1/61.17
3 0PF1-66 White, red stars, white and dark blue striped sleeves, red and white check cap Itoldyou (IRE) 9
6 11-2 Mrs L C Jewell A Thornton 50/151.00
4 70-1613 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Wings Of Smoke (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
7 11-2 t Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne 127 16/117.00
5 23F-122 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Hinterland (FR) 19
Distance Winner
4 10-11 P F Nicholls R Walsh 148 4/15.00

Verdict

SIMONSIG makes a swift reappearance after a hugely impressive debut over the larger obstacles at Ascot last week. He already looks a natural over fences and his proven stamina will be an advantage on the ground, despite the drop in distance. He will be a short price to keep his unbeaten record intact and is difficult to oppose with Hinterland proving no real match for the selection's stablemate Captain Conan at Sandown. Royale's Charter is essentially a handicapper as is Wings Of Smoke, who also needs further, while Itoldyou looks well out of his depth.