Kempton Park

  • 14:45 Book For Racing Post Chase Handicap5f

  • Winner £2,047 2nd £604 3rd £302
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.76s
  • Off time: 14:45:18
14:45 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mandy's Hero 10/3
2nd Mr Optimistic 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 83414-1 Orange, Black inverted triangle, White sleeves and cap Mr Optimistic 12
Distance Winner
3 9-9 R A Fahey George Chaloner (7) 77 11/43.75
2 (1) 8627-21 White, purple armlets, purple cap Morermaloke 9
Distance Winner
3 9-5 B J Meehan S W Kelly 73 9/43.25
3 (2) 394-21 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Mandy's Hero 18
Distance Winner
3 9-1 p1 Ian Williams J P Spencer 69 10/34.33
4 (4) 3271-43 Red, Grey cross belts Johnny Hancocks (IRE) 12
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-1 Mrs L Stubbs J P Sullivan (3) 69 13/27.50
5 (5) 6034-42 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, quartered cap Welsh Inlet (IRE) 2
3 8-8 J J Bridger N Chalmers 62 6/17.00

Verdict

MR OPTIMISTIC is showing good progress now the penny has finally dropped. He ran out an impressive winner at Wolverhampton last time beating Je Suis Unrockstar by three lengths and capable apprentice George Chaloner helps offset a 9lb rise in the weights. Richard Fahey's charge is preferred to Morermaloke who won a weak maiden at Lingfield last week but has gone well here before while Mandy's Hero is another recent maiden winner with scope for improvement. Johnny Hancocks has a bit to find with the selection and Welsh Inlet doesn't look good enough.