Kempton Park

  • 14:40 Desert Orchid Chase 2m

  • Winner £25,628 2nd £9,616 3rd £4,815 4th £2,398
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.40s
  • Off time: 14:40:33
14:40 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sanctuaire (FR) 11/8
2nd Kumbeshwar 5/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 55111-3 Red, pink hoop and armlets Sanctuaire (FR) 19
Distance Winner
6 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 166 11/82.38
2 4F-2F12 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Kumbeshwar 19
Distance Winner
5 11-6 b A King Wayne Hutchinson 150 5/16.00
3 6F25-21 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Wishfull Thinking 39
Distance Winner
9 11-6 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 162 15/82.88
4 134014 Dark blue, emerald green hoop, hooped sleeves Idarah (USA) 19
Distance Winner
9 11-4 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 145 33/134.00
5 541552 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap His Excellency (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
4 10-13 D Pipe T Scudamore 151 7/18.00


Sanctuaire paid the price for trying to run the finish out of Sprinter Sacre in the Tingle Creek and was overhauled by the more patiently-ridden Kumbeshwar on the run to the last. He could easily reverse that form today if ridden with more restraint but Alan King's five-year-old is actually 4lb better off so must be given the chance to prove that run was no fluke. Idarah and His Excellency were fourth and fifth and look held. WISHFULL THINKING hasn't quite hit the heights expected over fences but is no slouch and was well below his best when behind Sanctuaire at Sandown in the spring. Better off at the weights now, he can exact revenge and land this after a confidence-booster at Cheltenham.