Kempton Park

  • 14:40 Better Odds With Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.10s
  • Off time: 14:40:26
14:40 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Buck's (FR) 11/4
2nd Like The Sound (FR) 10/1
3rd Post War 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 P/8636-1 Purple and White stripes, Black velvet cap, Gold tassel Post War 63
Distance Winner
6 11-11 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville 1001
2 03-0 Purple, Black and White check sleeves Belmont Park (FR) 108
6 11-4 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 1001
3 313-2 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Captain Buck's (FR) 30
5 11-4 t P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 1001
4 3/7346- Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Classic Tune 298
7 11-4 Miss C Dyson Brendan Powell 1001
5 2/81 Black, emerald green star and armlets, emerald green cap, black star Like The Sound (FR) 56
6 11-4 C J Mann T Dowling (7) 115 1001
6 5 White and Dark Green stripes, Yellow sleeves, White cap Milzipa (IRE) 88
5 11-4 N J Henderson D A Jacob 1001
7 41-9 DARK BLUE, PINK sash, PINK sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap, PINK spots Savoy Court (IRE) 89
Beaten Favourite
6 11-4 W Greatrex L P Aspell 1001
8 57-25 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Thomas Shelby (IRE) 57
Beaten Favourite
6 11-4 A King Tom Cannon 1001
9 P716 EMERALD GREEN, RED cross belts, striped sleeves, RED cap Zamparelli (IRE) 27
5 11-4 t D Skelton Harry Skelton 1001

Verdict

Post War won a Doncaster maiden on his hurdling debut but the second and third have both been well beaten since and he might struggle here under his penalty. Like The Sound’s victory in a hands and heels race at Uttoxeter hasn’t been franked either but it may be too soon to write off Thomas Shelby, even though he didn’t find much off the bridle at Towcester last time when favourite. CAPTAIN BUCK’S (NAP) came up against an above-average novice in Bags Groove at Taunton and was only headed at the last. That was an excellent first run over timber and it will be a surprise if he doesn’t go one better today. Milzipa, a stablemate of Post War, has only had one run in a bumper and may need more time.