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13:25 Kempton Park

Weatherbys Supports Starlight Novices' Chase (Class 4)

  • 2 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £334
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 40.75s
  • Off Time: 13:25:57
  • 2 Ran
1st
Silk -
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Silk - Black, dark green and grey striped sleeves

Altior (IRE)

251 C
2/13
  • Form 611111-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

jumped well, tracked leader and keen until led 3rd allowed to stride on and soon clear, hit 9th, hard held

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Silk - Dark blue, royal blue stars, dark blue and red halved sleeves, red cap
5/1
  • Form 231-311
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

set steady pace until headed 3rd, no chance with winner after

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

ALTIOR makes his much-anticipated debut over fences though he's frightened all but one of the early entries away. Nicky Henderson's charge, a winner here on Boxing Day, was very impressive when landing the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' at the Festival in March from the very highly-regarded Min and, though having no winning chasers in his pedigree, connections believe he'll be a star over the bigger obstacles. His only rival Black Corton, another chasing debutant, has looked ideally suited by frontrunning in his last two starts, the latest on this track, so he's likely to attempt to force the pace and find out any flaws in his rival's jumping.

Formwatch

Altior (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) In touch, headway 3 out, challenged on outside after next, ridden to lead before last, forged clear flat, won at Cheltenham 2m (1) gs in Mar beating Min (11-7) by 7l, 14 ran.

Black Corton (FR) 9-4 (11-6) Led, headed briefly 3 out, soon in front again, pushed along before 2 out, left clear 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on strongly to go clear before last, won at Kempton 2m lst (1) gd in Oct beating New Agenda (11-0) by 10l, 5 ran.