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12:50 Kempton Park

John And Josie Celebration Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 3 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,899
  • 2nd: £1,145
  • 3rd: £572
  • 4th: £286
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 54.90s
  • Off Time: 12:50:24
  • 3 Ran
1
Silk - BLACK, Orange Star
10/3
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

held up in 3rd, 2nd going well approaching 2 out, found no extra between last 2, well held when awkward last

3
Silk - Black, pink epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 1-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

jumped well, made all, pushed along before 2 out, in command between last 2, pushed readily clear run-in, unchallenged

4
Silk - NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap
66/1
  • Form 098-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

tracked winner, pushed along after 3 out, lost 2nd approaching next where not fluent, weakened

2
NR
  • Form 11-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Dual bumper winner Irish Prophecy was due to run yesterday at Sandown so this small field is likely to be reduced even further. Though a winner on soft going in France, Ashkoul ran his best race on the Flat in this country on much quicker going at Doncaster in April. MR WHIPPED's dam won three times over hurdles and also on the Flat. He's already won a point-to-point and should have a bright future under Rules but Windspiel has yet to show much in the way of ability.

Formwatch

Ashkoul (FR) 25-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 16 3/4l behind Briardale (9-2) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in May.

Mr Whipped (IRE) 5-4 (11-11) Chsd ldrs, 4th 1/2way, clsr 3out, ld 2out, kow to line, in command, won at Lingstown 3m mdn sft in Mar beating Flawless Escape (11-6) by 1l, 8 ran.

Windspiel (FR) 50-1 (10-8) Not fluent 3rd, mistake 5th, always in rear, tailed off, last of 8, dist behind Le Dauphin (11-0) at Kempton 2m 5f (4) gd in Apr.

Irish Prophecy (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, challenged on outside going well over 2f out, led inside final 2f, came clear final furlong, readily, won at Kempton 2m (5) gd in Feb beating Champ (11-9) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.