Openwork Foundation Conditional Jockeys' Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (3yo+, 2m, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 16.50s
  • Off time: 15:40:25
Full result
Result 15:40 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Thundering Home 28/1
2nd 7 Benny The Swinger 3 10/11f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 5631-51
Royal Blue, Red cross belts, striped sleeves, hooped cap Petit Ecuyer (FR) (ex7) 7
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Mr L Oswin
  • Form: 5631-51
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-5
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
6 173 12-5 G L Moore Mr L Oswin (8) 100 3/1
2 P4/7-F
LIGHT BLUE, BEIGE seams, LIGHT BLUE cap Thundering Home 39
  • T:N R Mitchell
  • J:Tom Bellamy
  • Form: P4/7-F
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 N R Mitchell Tom Bellamy (5) 91 28/1
3 P53-P85
Light Blue, Dark Blue stripe and sleeves Tiradia (FR) 99
  • T:J R Jenkins
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: P53-P85
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 J R Jenkins Brendan Powell 90 9/1
4 88-9P7
Pink and Brown diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Grace And Beauty (IRE) 65
  • T:P Henderson
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 88-9P7
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 P Henderson James Best 86 25/1
5 755/
Green, Black star and cap, Yellow sleeves Knockdolian (IRE) 630
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: 755/
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 P R Webber Jake Greenall 85 6/1
6 35R-080
Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets and star on Royal Blue cap Cossack Prince 72
  • T:Mrs L J Mongan
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 35R-080
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11p
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 p Mrs L J Mongan Joshua Moore 85 33/1
7 4F7P-1P
Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Benny The Swinger (IRE) 6
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 4F7P-1P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
7 150 10-10 C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 84 10/11f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Mangonel
  • T:Jim Best
  • J:C O'Farrell
7 10-7 Jim Best C O'Farrell 11/10
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In depth

Verdict

A pretty modest finale and it's not difficult to see Plumpton winner Petit Ecuyer going close again under a penalty as Lee Oswin claims 8lb. However, BENNY THE SWINGER would have bolted up over fences at Fakenham last week had Brendan Powell not steered his mount the wrong side of the winning post having jumped the last. The bottom weight races off the same mark here and can recoup losses. It's not easy to make much of a case for any of the others.

Formwatch

Thundering Home 33-1 (10-7) In touch, blunderd 4th, fell next, in a race won by Cruise In Style (9-13) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct, 20 ran.

Benny The Swinger (IRE) 5-4fav (11-1) Jumped right, led, blundered 4 out, clear approaching last, sure to win very easily when rider took wrong course after last, in a race won by Peak Seasons (9-4) at Fakenham 2m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs, 6 ran.

Tiradia (FR) 18-1 (10-12) Jumped right and mistakes in rear, effort 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 10, 50l behind Robbie (10-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.

Knockdolian (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders on inner and took keen hold, mistake 2nd and rider lost iron, in rear from 4th, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 6, 30l behind Katchmore (10-7) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar '11.

Petit Ecuyer (FR) 13-2 (11-9) Held up behind, headway before 3 out, led before 2 out, quickened clear, easily, won at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs beating Just Beware (10-11) by 9l, 9 ran.

Cossack Prince 33-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden after 5th, weakened approaching 3 out, 12th of 14, 39l behind Kapdor (10-9) at Worcester 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.

Grace And Beauty (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Led, joined 4 out, headed into straight, soon no extra, 7th of 9, 36l behind Love Rory (11-4) at Listowel 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Sep.