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13:00 Kempton Park

London Irish Heineken Cup Campaign Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,599
  • 2nd: £763
  • 3rd: £382
  • 4th: £191
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 56.04s
  • Off Time: 13:07:04
  • 10 Ran
2nd
Silk -
15/8

    3rd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Black, black and maroon striped cap
    5/1
    • Form 1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-5

    held up in touch until badly hampered and unseated rider 2nd

    2
    Silk - Red, White triple diamond, White and Dark Blue hooped sleeves, White and Emerald Green hooped cap
    4/1
    • Form 6-4
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12

    held up in mid-division, mistake and slightly hampered 2nd, slow 4th, headway approaching 4 out, pushed along to chase leader approaching last (normal 2 out), weakened to 3rd driven and outpaced approaching final furlong

    3
    Silk - DARK BLUE and WHITE (halved), EMERALD GREEN sleeves, ORANGE cap
    66/1
    • Form 8-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12

    always behind, struggling soon after 4 out, tailed off and eased

    4
    Silk - Light blue, maroon spots and sleeves, light blue cap
    14/1
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-12

    in touch when slightly hampered 2nd, headway to track leading pair next, weakened before last, (normal 2 out)

    5
    Silk - Cerise, white circle, cerise sleeves, cerise cap
    • Form 8-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12

    held up well in rear, steady smooth headway to track leading pair on bit before last, (normal 2 out), eased into lead entering final furlong, not extended

    6
    Silk - White, maroon hooped sleeves and cap
    200/1
    • Form 0-9
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12

    pressed leader, led narrowly approaching 3rd, ridden and headed before last, (normal 2 out), soon weakened

    7
    Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue triple diamond, checked sleeves and quartered cap
    25/1
    • Form 53-1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12

    took keen hold, tracking leading pair when fell 2nd

    8
    Silk - Black, red hoop, white sleeves, black and red hooped cap

    Tiagra

    240
    33/1
    • Form 04-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12

    always behind, hit 4 out and struggling, tailed off

    9
    Silk - White, black cap

    Zama Zama

    303
    15/8
    • Form 16-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12

    took keen hold, slight lead until narrowly headed approaching 3rd, pressed leader, led again before last, (normal 2 out), headed and outpaced entering final furlong

    10
    Silk - Flame, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap
    • Form 34/U26-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 112

    chased leaders, left 3rd at 2nd, dropped to 4th next, weakened before last, (normal 2 out)

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Nicky Henderson does well in this type of race at the track and Zama Zama is fancied to go well on his hurdling debut having run well when sixth in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham when last seen. Plenty Pocket also has plenty of scope, while Taigan won in minor company in the French provinces in June. IRON CONDOR wasn't beaten far behind Saturday's impressive Ascot winner Court In Motion at Cheltenham earlier this month, however, and a repeat of that effort may well suffice here getting 7lb from Uttoxeter winner Dubawi Phantom.

    Formwatch

    Dubawi Phantom 13-8fav (10-7) Held up, not fluent 2nd or 4th, headway approaching 3 out, challenged next, led last, ran on, won at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gf beating Officer In Command (10-7) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.

    Iron Condor 13-2 (11-0) Took keen hold, mid-division, headway after 3rd, mistake 5th, not fluent 2 out, kept on same pace flat, held by leaders, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Court In Session (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m mdn hdl (3) gf.

    Murphy's Choice 9-1 (10-8) Held up behind, ridden over 3f out, no impression from 2f out, 8th of 13, 17l behind Fourth Estate (10-13) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.

    North Cape (USA) 10-1 (8-11) Slowly away, headway to lead after 2f, soon clear, increased lead halfway, ridden over 1f out, kept on, won at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Sep '10 beating Kings Troop (9-4) by 1l, 6 ran (flat).

    Plenty Pocket (FR) 7-2 (10-7) Pulled hard in rear, headway 4th, soon tracking leaders, lost place after 3 out, 8th of 9, well behind Grandouet (11-8) at Ascot 2m 4yo hdl (3) gs in Jan.

    Storming Redd 100-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 40l behind Amtired (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gs.

    Taigan (FR) (9-13) won at Le Lion D'angers(FR) 1m 3f n h flat gs in Jun beating Tennis Cap (9-13) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.

    Tiagra 16-1 (10-5) Prominent, led over 3f out, soon ridden, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 12, 20l behind Be My Present (10-1) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Mar.

    Zama Zama 10-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, ridden and hanging left over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 16, 11l behind Keys (11-2) at Cheltenham 1m 6f 4yo NH flat (Listed) (1) gs in Jan.

    Setter's Princess 20-1 (10-3) Chased leaders on outer, hit and chased winner from 5th, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 18, 32l behind Silver Gypsy (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.