kempton.co.uk Handicap Chase 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 3, 10 runners)
  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462 5th £231 6th £116
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 24.80s
  • Off time: 16:00:16
Full result
Result 16:00 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Prince Of Pirates 13/2
2nd 10 Circus of Dreams 66/1
3rd 8 Storming Gale nk 40/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 111113
Dark Blue, Light Blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap Pete The Feat (IRE) 27
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 111113
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 C E Longsdon N Fehily 137 2/1f
2 8112-3P
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Prince Of Pirates (IRE) 43
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 8112-3P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 N J Henderson A P McCoy 135 13/2
3 1/R2-U15
Royal Blue, Pink hoop Alvarado (IRE) 71
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 1/R2-U15
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 F M O'Brien Paul Moloney 135 14/1
4 P13P-13
Maroon, Grey diamond Top Smart 22
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: P13P-13
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 J W Mullins D Elsworth 133 20/1
5 24U-P1P
White, black cap State Benefit (IRE) 41
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 24U-P1P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 130 8/1
6 1F01-94
Pink and orange stripes, light green cap Baile Anrai (IRE) 27
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 1F01-94
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4t1
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 t1 Ian Williams Harry Skelton 129 14/1
7 1/P-2342
YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE spots Renard D'irlande (FR) 13
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 1/P-2342
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 124 11/4
8 2P1P-64
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Storming Gale (IRE) 60
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 2P1P-64
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11t
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 t D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 122 40/1
9 42132-4
ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW epaulets and sleeves, RED cap Moleskin (IRE) 22
  • T:V R A Dartnall
  • J:Jack Doyle
  • Form: 42132-4
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-8bt
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
10 148 10-8 bt V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 119 17/2
10 4/1871-6
Orange, white triple diamond Circus of Dreams 42
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 4/1871-6
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-4v
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
10 144 10-4 v O Sherwood L Aspell 115 66/1

In depth

Verdict

Pete The Feat has looked an out-and-out stayer this season so a drop in distance on this sharp course may not be ideal and he's gone up a further 3lb since finishing third in a Grade 3 at Warwick last month. Cheltenham second Renard D'irlande, on the other hand, is trying 3m for the first time though if he is going to get home it will be on a track similar to this. Alvarado and Top Smart look high enough in the weights but Baile Anrai isn't badly handicapped, though didn't jump very well over track and trip last time. State Benefit is becoming increasingly erratic but PRINCE OF PIRATES can be forgiven his run at Leopardstown over Christmas. The better ground here is very much in his favour and he shouldn't be written off just yet. Moleskin is a course and distance winner and looks the pick of the remainder now his stable is back in business.

Formwatch

Prince Of Pirates (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Colbert Station (10-11) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec, 28 ran.

Circus of Dreams 20-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, ridden and mistake 7th, weakened approaching 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 11, well behind Tafika (10-11) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.

Storming Gale (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway after 5 out, ridden and no extra after last, 4th of 14, 5l behind Isla Pearl Fisher (10-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.

Renard D'irlande (FR) 11-2 (10-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 12th, ridden to challenge before 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner in clear 2nd before last, 2nd of 13, 19l behind Vino Griego (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs (2) hvy in Jan.

State Benefit (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Raced widest of all, held up in last pair, blundered 12th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Pete The Feat (11-7) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.

Alvarado (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway 2 out, chased leaders last, stayed on well, never nearer, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Sizing Santiago (10-13) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.

Moleskin (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Prominent, led 11th, headed after 13th, weakened 3 out, 4th of 9, 28l behind Ballyallia Man (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Jan.

Baile Anrai (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Held up in 6th, headway to chase leaders 9th, lost place next, ridden and struggling in 5th before went modest 4th 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 9, 29l behind Brackloon High (10-9) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Jan.

Pete The Feat (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Prominent, raced keenly, jumped right 15th, led 14th, headed before 2 out, one pace flat, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Rigadin De Beauchene (10-3) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Jan.

Top Smart 12-1 (11-5) Held up in last, not fluent, mistake 2nd, struggling to keep up from 12th, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 5, 17l behind Opening Batsman (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 5f Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (3) sft in Jan.