racingplus.co.uk Pendil Novices' Chase (Grade 2) 2m 4f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner £17,370 2nd £6,518 3rd £3,264 4th £1,626 5th £817 6th £409
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 30.20s
  • Off time: 14:43:28
Full result
Result 14:40 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Grandioso 9/4
2nd 1 Molotof 1 11/8f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 05-1241
Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Molotof (FR) 14
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 05-1241
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 152
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 152 11/8f
2 617-13P
ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars Theatre Guide (IRE) 59
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 617-13P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 t C L Tizzard T J O'Brien 144 5/1
4 F1-5121
Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Grandioso (IRE) 17
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: F1-5121
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 142 9/4
5 2-13332
PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap Peckhamecho (IRE) 21
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 2-13332
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 Miss R Curtis Nick Scholfield 139 8/1
6 120-FF3
White, black cap Tour D'argent (FR) 37
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 120-FF3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 N J Henderson D Bass 135 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 P-22114
Changing Times (IRE) 21
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: P-22114
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
7 114 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 140 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Cristal Bonus (FR)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
6 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 15/8
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In depth

Verdict

MOLOTOF hasn't done a lot wrong over fences so far and jumped well when making all in a handicap at Warwick two weeks ago. He was just over a length ahead of Changing Times at Taunton in October and is 3lb worse off today but we expect Nicky Henderson's grey to confirm the form and land this ahead of Grandioso, though the latter could hardly have been more impressive at Ludlow last time and deserves a crack at this higher level. Peckhamecho is back over fences after a couple of good runs over hurdles but was well behind Theatre Guide at Exeter in November. The latter was pulled up in the Feltham here last time, however, when the selection finished fourth. Tour D'argent hasn't jumped well enough so far to suggest he can make an impact in this grade.

Formwatch

Changing Times (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Led until 9th, mistake 11th, soon lost place, modest 4th, last of 4, 35l behind Captain Conan (11-4) at Sandown 2m 4f nov chs G1 (1) hvy.

Grandioso (IRE) 7-4fav (11-11) Chased leaders, not fluent 12th, led 4 out, clear 2 out, easily, won at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft beating Cadoudalas (11-1) by 37l, 8 ran.

Molotof (FR) 9-4fav (11-0) Led from 2nd, headed 7th, led again 8th, stayed on well from 2 out, won at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs (2) hvy beating Drumshambo (10-8) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.

Tour D'argent (FR) 4-7fav (11-0) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind City Press (11-0) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Peckhamecho (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway after 7th, mistake 2 out, led 2 out, driven flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Medinas (10-10) at Ffos Las 2m 4f ltd hcp hdl (2) hvy.

Theatre Guide (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, not fluent 7th, struggling 11th, soon beaten, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Dynaste (11-7) at Kempton 3m nov chs Grade 1 (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec, 7 ran.