Kempton Park Friday 27th December
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places Surface: Turf
Vicenzo Mio (FR)
||3||11-8||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||Evsf|
Big John Cannon (IRE)
||3||11-4||S-J Davies||A Coleman||33/1|
Raven's Tower (USA)
||3||11-4||B Pauling||D Bass||14/1|
Astre De La Cour (FR)
||3||10-12||R Walford||S Twiston-Davies||11/4|
||3||10-12||R A Teal||C Bolger||100/1|
Stephen Hero (IRE)
||3||10-12||D Skelton||H Skelton||10/3|
||3||11-8||A King||R Thornton||NR|
Memberof (FR) 4-6fav (11-5) Led, not fluent 1st, ridden and headed before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Hawk High (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Oct, 6 ran.
Vicenzo Mio (FR) 13-8fav (11-7) Held up in 4th, closed approaching 2 out, ridden and unable to quicken when short of room and switched left before last, stayed on same pace, no extra towards finish, 4th of 6, 6l behind Ballyglasheen (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 3yo hdl (2) gd.
Stephen Hero (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, challenged next, every chance last, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Rutherglen (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.
Raven's Tower (USA) 15-2 (10-10) Keen held up, headway 2 out, close 4th when fell last, in a race won by Bogside (11-0) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs, 13 ran.
Astre De La Cour (FR) (10-3) in a race won by Hilton Du Berlais (9-13) at Nantes(FR) 1m 7f 3yo hdl sft in Apr, 8 ran.
Classic Art 100-1 (10-12) Held up last, weakened 3 out, soon well behind, blundered last, 7th of 8, 35l behind Violet Dancer (11-4) at Sandown 2m 3yo hdl (3) gs.
Big John Cannon (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Held up in 3rd, effort on inside 3 out, upsides when mistake next, led and edged left between last 2, ridden out flat, won at Ludlow 2m 3yo clm hdl (4) gs beating Hanga Roa (11-1) by 3l, 4 ran.
||5||11-8||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||7/4|
||5||11-8||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||16/1|
||7||11-2 p||F Brennan||F Giles||100/1|
||6||11-2||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||1/2f|
||7||10-9 p||Miss Z C Davison||D Crosse||66/1|
||6||11-8||A King||R Thornton||NR|
Valdez 2-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway 7th, tracking leaders when left 2nd 8th, led next, clear before 4 out, went markedly right next, very easily, won at Newbury 2m 1f (3) gd in Nov beating Un Bon P'tit Gars (10-9) by 24l, 5 ran.
Dodging Bullets 2-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, raced freely early, went 2nd after 3 out, challenged next, led before last, driven clear and stayed on strongly final 100 yards, won at Cheltenham 2m nov chs Grade 2 (1) gd in Nov beating Raya Star (11-2) by 5l, 5 ran.
Grandouet (FR) 11-4 (11-2) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, went 2nd travelling well 4 out, lost 2nd soon after 2 out, stayed on to 2nd again last, kept on under pressure flat, always just held, 2nd of 6, nk behind Hinterland (11-2) at Sandown 2m nov chs Grade 1 (4yo+) (1) gd.
Bin End 25-1 (11-7) In touch on outside, driven 11th, weakened 13th, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Bobcatbilly (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.
Red Riverman 50-1 (11-8) Held up in 4th, mistake 11th, beginning to struggle when left 3rd 4 out, well held by front pair after, 3rd of 5, well behind Oscar Whisky (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs (2) gd.
Lindsay's Dream 25-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, left in 2nd at 3rd, led soon after, headed 2 out, no extra approaching last, 2nd of 3, 4l behind Rock On Ruby (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 1f nov chs (3) sft.
Utopie Des Bordes (FR)
||5||11-12||N J Henderson||N Boinville (5)||3/1|
||5||11-5||H D Daly||R Johnson||5/2f|
Mrs Peachey (IRE)
||6||11-0||K C Bailey||A Coleman||6/1|
Ballinahow Star (IRE)
||7||10-9 t||J Scott||N Scholfield||12/1|
||6||10-9||T Symonds||F Giles||9/2|
Alder Mairi (IRE)
||6||10-8||J W Mullins||A Thornton||16/1|
||6||10-4||Miss S West||M Goldstein||12/1|
||6||10-0||P R Webber||M Linehan (5)||12/1|
Mickie 9-1 (11-3) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, ridden run-in, soon led, kept on well, won at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Nov beating Pateese (11-2) by 1 1/2l, 21 ran.
Cannon Fodder 11-4 (11-7) Tracked leader, with leader 4 out, led 3 out, ridden before 2 out, mistake 2 out when pressed, headed run-in, no extra near finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Tweedledrum (11-3) at Plumpton 3m 1f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Ballinahow Star (IRE) 4-1 (10-8) Mid-division on inside, headway 12th, mistake next, not fluent 3 out, one pace and beaten next, no extra last, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Milborough (11-1) at Uttoxeter 3m nov chs (4) sft.
Utopie Des Bordes (FR) 8-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, pushed along before 2 out, weakened just before last, 5th of 16, 12l behind Saphir Du Rheu (11-0) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gs.
Mrs Peachey (IRE) 4-1fav (11-5) Held up, headway to chase leaders before 2 out, 3rd when blundered 2 out, held when went right and dived last, lost 3rd post, 4th of 12, 4l behind Benefique Royale (10-0) at Sandown 2m 4f (3) gs.
Scholastica 11-2 (11-7) Held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders 5th, hit next, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace flat, went 3rd post, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Benefique Royale (10-0) at Sandown 2m 4f (3) gs.
Alder Mairi (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, led narrrowly after 3 out, headed before next, weakened between last 2, 7th of 12, 13l behind Benefique Royale (10-0) at Sandown 2m 4f (3) gs.
Lady Kathleen 12-1 (10-9) Slight lead until 4th, chased leaders, outpaced before 2 out, no threat after, 5th of 12, 10l behind Benefique Royale (10-0) at Sandown 2m 4f (3) gs.
Sire De Grugy (FR)
||7||11-10||G L Moore||J E Moore||4/1|
Sprinter Sacre (FR)
||7||11-10||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||2/9f|
||5||11-6||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||14/1|
Oiseau de Nuit (FR)
||11||11-6 t||C L Tizzard||B Powell||33/1|
||7||11-0 vt||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||50/1|
||9||11-0||R Rowe||A Thornton||66/1|
Sire De Grugy (FR) 7-4fav (11-7) Held up in 5th, closer order in 4th 3rd, mistake 8th, blundered next, travelling well before 3 out,not clear run and switched left after 3 out, tracked leader before next, led before last, ridden clear and stayed on strongly flat, won at Sandown 2m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) gd beating Somersby (11-7) by 4l, 9 ran.
Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 8th until before 3 out, soon outpaced, plugged on to modest 4th at the last, 4th of 9, 17l behind Sire De Grugy (11-7) at Sandown 2m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) gd.
Astracad (FR) 6-1 (11-2) Pressed leader, not fluent 7th, led 10th, not fluent 4 out or 2 out, headed approaching last, rallied flat, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Eastlake (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs (2) gd.
Tataniano (FR) 40-1 (11-7) Chased leading trio until approaching 3rd, soon lost place, last and struggling 7th, tailed off, 7th of 9, 41l behind Sire De Grugy (11-7) at Sandown 2m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) gd.
Fago (FR) 9-4fav (11-7) Made all, took keen hold, always travelling well, not fluent 2 out, ran on strongly, won at Haydock 2m 1f chs (2) sft in Nov beating Simply Ned (11-0) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.
Sprinter Sacre (FR) 1-9fav (11-12) Tracked leader in close 2nd, travelling well in 2nd 3 out, improved to lead 2 out, pushed along to shake off challenger before last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Punchestown 2m chs G1 (1) sft in Apr beating Sizing Europe (11-12) by 6l, 5 ran.
||8||11-11||Mrs Caroline Keevil||Ian Popham (3)||5/1|
Ma Filleule (FR)
||5||11-9||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||13/2|
Merrion Square (IRE)
||7||11-5 t||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||4/1f|
Forest Walker (IRE)
||6||11-0||D Skelton||H Skelton||9/2|
||6||10-13 pt||P F Nicholls||N Scholfield||12/1|
On Trend (IRE)
||7||10-13 p1||N J Gifford||A Thornton||7/1|
||9||10-12 v||L A Dace||J E Moore||14/1|
||8||10-11 t||R Woollacott||C O'Farrell||9/2|
Cnoc Seoda (IRE)
||8||10-4 t||P Henderson||T J O'Brien||25/1|
||7||11-12||Miss V Williams||A Coleman||NR|
Niceonefrankie 9-4fav (11-0) Held up mid-division, weakened from 3 out, 5th of 11, 15l behind Cantlow (11-5) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs in Nov.
Ma Filleule (FR) 14-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, jumped right, lost place 13th, weakened next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Double Ross (10-8) at Cheltenham 2m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd, 13 ran.
Valoroso 25-1 (11-2) Towards rear, headway on outside approaching 9th, not fluent 4 out, chased leaders from 3 out, stayed on under pressure to modest 5th flat, 5th of 18, 13l behind Tatenen (11-5) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.
Cnoc Seoda (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, mistake 17th, headway under pressure to modest 4th 3 out, never on terms, 4th of 6, 21l behind Top Dancer (11-1) at Newbury 3m 2f am hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Bally Legend 2-1fav (11-9) Led, headed before 4 out, led again before 3 out, held on well towards finish, driven out, won at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd beating Domtaline (11-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Polisky (FR) 9-4 (11-7) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway to 3rd 4 out, no impression when not fluent 2 out, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Top Dancer (11-1) at Newbury 3m 2f am hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Forest Walker (IRE) 15-8fav (12-1) Tracked leaders on inside, lost place after 10th, not fluent 12th, effort 4 out, outpaced next, not fluent 2 out, one pace, 4th of 8, 12l behind Rockchasebullett (10-6) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
On Trend (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 11th, weakened next, moderate 4th, 4th of 6, 49l behind Pete The Feat (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs.
American Spin 25-1 (10-6) Led and disputed, led 18th until soon after 4 out, chased leader until driven before 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 23l behind There's No Panic (10-7) at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gd.
Merrion Square (IRE) 13-2 (11-6) Held up in last trio, headway approaching 17th, went 2nd 2 out, challenged and upsides last, every chance flat, no extra and held final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, nk behind Fine Parchment (11-7) at Sandown 3m (3) gd.
||6||11-12||J W Mullins||W P Kavanagh (3)||14/1|
Three Kingdoms (IRE)
||4||11-11||J P Ferguson||J Quinlan (3)||7/2|
||7||11-7 t||N J Gifford||Tom Cannon||12/1|
||4||11-6||Miss V Williams||A Coleman||14/1|
Seventh Sky (GER)
||6||11-6 pt||C J Mann||M D Grant||14/1|
Tidal Way (IRE)
||4||11-4 p||C E Longsdon||K Woods (3)||20/1|
||4||11-4 p1||K C Bailey||E Cookson (5)||8/1|
Vibrato Valtat (FR)
||4||11-1 t1||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||7/2|
Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE)
||4||10-11||S Durack||C O'Farrell||11/4f|
||6||10-10 t1||P Phelan||J E Moore||33/1|
Snake Eyes (IRE)
||5||11-3||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||NR|
Snake Eyes (IRE) 2-5fav (10-12) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway on outside approaching 4th, ridden and hanging left when not fluent 2 out, soon beaten, weakened before last, 4th of 9, 14l behind Irish Cavalier (10-12) at Stratford 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) sft in Oct.
Three Kingdoms (IRE) 4-6fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, led on bit 3 out, clear last, very easily, won at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs beating John Reel (11-5) by 20l, 11 ran.
Vibrato Valtat (FR) 6-4fav (10-12) Held up in last pair, smooth headway to track leaders approaching 2 out, challenged 2 out, soon led, looked in command last, no extra under pressure and headed final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Vaniteux (10-12) at Sandown 2m nov hdl (3) gs.
Tidal Way (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Pulled hard in rear, headway after 3 out, chased leaders after next, never on terms, 5th of 12, 6l behind Moujik Borget (11-1) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Took keen hold and held up in last pair, headway approaching 3 out, led went left and mistake 2 out, blundered last, soon ridden, headed and not pace of winner last half furlong, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Swinging Hawk (10-13) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Right Step 33-1 (11-1) Held up in 4th, in touch from 5th, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 6, 14l behind Alwaystheoptimist (10-4) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Oct.
Fergall (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Pulled hard tracking leaders, mistake 3 out, led next, edged left and idled closing stages, kept on, won at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs beating Keltus (10-6) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Specialagent Alfie 14-1 (10-13) Led, headed approaching 2 out, still every chance under pressure 2 out, ridden and kept on same pace from last, 7th of 13, 5l behind Deep Trouble (10-11) at Sandown 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) gs.
Seventh Sky (GER) 25-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd going well 3 out, led before and mistake 2 out, soon headed, weakened quickly between last 2, 10th of 13, 18l behind Deep Trouble (10-11) at Sandown 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) gs.
Somemothersdohavem 8-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, some headway 3rd, hit 3 out, stayed on under pressure approaching 2 out, went modest 4th last, 4th of 11, 11l behind Ptit Zig (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4yo hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.
Milord (GER) 8-1 (10-11) Towards rear, some headway approaching 2 out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 9l behind Deep Trouble (10-11) at Sandown 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) gs.