Kempton Park

  • 17:15 Brian Matthews 50th Birthday Handicap 1m 3f

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 21.05s
  • Off time: 17:15:17
17:15 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Commissar 7/2
2nd Certavi (IRE) 5/1
3rd Chapter And Verse (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 0020-35 Bronze, Cream sleeves, striped cap Chapter And Verse (IRE) 49
Course Winner
8 9-7 M Murphy S W Kelly 83 8/19.00
2 (8) 421-864 Maroon and light blue (quartered), striped sleeves Karam Albaari (IRE) 31
Course Winner
6 9-7 J R Jenkins F Tylicki 83 11/26.50
3 (1) 615-124 Royal blue, white hoops, dark blue sleeves and cap Commissar 14
Course Winner
5 9-4 t Ian Williams James Doyle 80 7/24.50
4 (6) 218200- Orange and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Flashman 168
5 9-4 G L Moore G Baker 80 11/26.50
5 (4) 214321- Dark blue and white check, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Certavi (IRE) 138
Course Winner
5 9-4 B G Powell L P Keniry 80 5/16.00
6 (3) 2162- Black, White epaulets, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap Noble Protector 150
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 9-3 W S Kittow M Dwyer 80 4/15.00
7 (7) 55-4753 Maroon, White Cross of Lorraine and sleeves First Post (IRE) 31
7 9-0 D Haydn Jones R Kingscote 76 12/113.00
8 (5) 171300 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean Applause 31
Course Winner
4 8-12 t J Ryan J Quinn 75 16/117.00

Verdict

Chapter And Verse should finish closer back in this lower grade. There's not much between him and Karam Albaari on running at Lingfield, although the latter has also finished behind First Post since then. Noble Protector went close over track and trip in October and is less exposed than Certavi, who is upped 6lb for his win over 1m4f here at the end of last year. COMMISSAR ran well in a tougher contest at Wolverhampton a fortnight ago and it's Ian Williams' charge that gets a tentative vote to resume winning ways dropped in class today.