Rewards4Racing Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 3, 8 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 20.80s
  • Off time: 13:31:04
Full result
Result 13:30 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Midnight Sail 5/1
2nd 8 Lexicon Lad 7/2
3rd 7 Milarrow 7 3/1f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1/7P-491
Yellow, Red hoops, Red sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap, Yellow spots Filbert (IRE) 24
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 1/7P-491
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 128 13/2
3 1-22224
Emerald Green, Purple spots, sleeves and spots on cap Midnight Sail 40
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 1-22224
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
10 165 11-11 A King R Thornton 127 5/1
4 1P-0R64
Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Triangular (USA) 16
  • T:T R George
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 1P-0R64
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-11pt
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
8 165 11-11 pt T R George N Fehily 127 8/1
5 P1P-643
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Storming Gale (IRE) 15
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form: P1P-643
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 t D McCain Jnr Timmy Murphy 124 7/1
6 8346P2
Red and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Mickelson (IRE) 25
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 8346P2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 120 10/1
7 1-21322
Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Milarrow (IRE) 23
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 1-21322
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 C L Tizzard T J O'Brien 118 3/1f
8 3242-3P
Light Blue, Red sleeves, Light Blue armlets, White cap Lexicon Lad (IRE) 71
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 3242-3P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13t
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 t T R George P J Brennan 115 7/2
9 916105
Brown, light blue braces Lucy's Legend (IRE) 15
  • T:P Henderson
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 916105
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12pt
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 pt P Henderson T Scudamore 114 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 653U39
Escort'men (FR) 1
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 653U39
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11ht
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
7 1111 ht A Middleton James Banks 127 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Hunt Ball (IRE)
  • T:K Burke
  • J:B J Geraghty
7 11-11 K Burke B J Geraghty 13/8
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In depth

Verdict

A tricky opener as most of these would have some sort of chance on their best form. Escort'men was due to run at Warwick yesterday, however, while Lucy's Legend has struggled since being upped in grade. Storming Gale is gradually getting his act together and was beaten less than two lengths over 3m here last time while Milarrow was second over course and distance on Boxing Day and filled the same spot behind Politeo at Wincanton. Mickelson is still a maiden over fences but was a decent hurdler and can't be ignored, though we prefer LEXICON LAD. He's well treated on his defeat of Loch Ba at Warwick last season and the heavy ground was to blame for him being pulled up last time at Cheltenham. Stablemate Triangular is preferred to Ludlow winner Filbert and Midnight Sail of the others.

Formwatch

Escort'men (FR) 28-1 (10-0) Behind, mistake 11th, headway before 2 out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Molotof (11-0) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs (2) hvy.

Midnight Sail 3-1 (11-11) Held up tracking leaders on inside, mistake 10th, ridden and no impression in 4th place 4 out, beaten when went right next, 4th of 6, 28l behind Simply Wings (11-3) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan.

Lexicon Lad (IRE) 15-2 (11-6) Towards rear, struggling 12th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Plein Pouvoir (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 5f cond hcp chs (4yo+) (3) sft in Dec, 12 ran.

Milarrow (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 12th, led approaching 2 out, headed before last, one pace, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Politeo (10-8) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Jan.

Filbert (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, headway 7th, went 3rd going well after 8th, challenged 4 out, led next, driven and stayed on well flat, won at Ludlow 2m nov chs 0-125 (4) sft in Jan beating Sustainability (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.

Triangular (USA) 9-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway before 10th, went 4th 5 out, one pace, 4th of 8, 16l behind The Chazer (11-2) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft.

Storming Gale (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Held up in last trio, headway 12th, went 3rd 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out, challenged 3 out, soon led, ridden before last, joined and hit last, headed and unable to quicken flat, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Prince Of Pirates (11-10) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs.

Lucy's Legend (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Chased leading pair until 5th, lost 4th and weakened 6th, 5th of 7, 23l behind Nozic (10-10) at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs.

Mickelson (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led approaching 1f out, soon headed, no extra, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Dr Livingstone (11-5) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.