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  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 2, 10 runners)
  • Winner £9,697 2nd £2,864 3rd £1,432 4th £716 5th £358 6th £180
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 7.80s
  • Off time: 12:50:49
Full result
Result 12:50 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 River Maigue 4/6f
2nd 6 New Year's Eve 7 9/2
3rd 1 Kings Lad 6 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 13-2F13
Royal Blue, Orange spots Kings Lad (IRE) 27
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 13-2F13
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 124 14/1
2 1-
Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Asker (IRE) 96
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 1-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 b G L Moore S Thomas 8/1
3
Beige and Red diamonds, Red cap Avison (IRE) 56
  • T:Mrs L Hill
  • J:D Bass
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 Mrs L Hill D Bass 100/1
4
Lime green, black hooped cap Cosimo De Medici 61
  • T:H Morrison
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 t H Morrison T Scudamore 14/1
5
Red, yellow epaulets and sleeves, yellow and red quartered cap Hung Parliament (FR) 70
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 A King R Thornton 33/1
6 1129-
Black, black and maroon striped cap New Year's Eve 245
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 1129-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 9/2
7 66432/
Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Professeur Emery (FR) 690
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 66432/
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0h
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 h W Greatrex N Fehily 116 20/1
8 131-2
White, black cap River Maigue (IRE) 40
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 131-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 4/6f
9 1-72
Brown and Green stripes, Brown sleeves and cap Rysbrack (USA) 51
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 1-72
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 P R Webber D Elsworth 16/1
11 7-
Grey and White check, White cap Zebrano 41
  • T:Miss N L-Beavis
  • J:W P Kavanagh
  • Form: 7-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 Miss N L-Beavis W P Kavanagh 100/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
10 71-133
Spirit Of Shankly 41
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Distance Winner
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 71-133
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
4 C E Longsdon N Fehily 127 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Tetlami (IRE)
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
5 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 11/8
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In depth

Verdict

Asker and Cosimo de Medici are interesting converts from the Flat in this while Hung Parliament won a Listed race at Deauville as a two-year-old when trained by Tom Dascombe. Rysbrack was second over C&D last month but the pair to concentrate on may be Spirit Of Shankly and RIVER MAIGUE. The former was only beaten a length in a Listed race here in October on his hurdles bow but was surprisingly beaten at Ludlow next time so we'll give the vote to Nicky Henderson's charge, who ran a cracker when second to Dodging Bullets in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham last month and faces nothing of the winner's calibre in this. Dual bumper winner New Year's Eve is preferred to the penalised Kings Lad of the others.

Formwatch

Spirit Of Shankly 4-6fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2nd until after 6th, led 3 out, went left after 2 out, headed before last, unable to quicken flat, 3rd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Karazhan (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.

River Maigue (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, driven before last, stayed on to 2nd run-in, kept on in closing stages, never quite able to challenge, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Dodging Bullets (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Nov.

New Year's Eve 15-2 (11-4) Mid-division, 6th and pushed along 6f out, ridden and no extra 5f out, weakened and eased before straight, completely tailed off and virtually pulled up straight, 9th of 10, well behind Champagne Fever (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat G1 (1) hvy in Apr.

Kings Lad (IRE) 7-2 (11-8) Mid-division, driven and headway 3 out, soon ridden to challenge, weakened after 2 out, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Meganisi (11-5) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft in Nov.

Rysbrack (USA) 9-4 (10-12) Keen tracked leaders, lost place 5th, headway 3 out, ridden to chase winner approaching last, ran on, not trouble winner, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Golden Hoof (10-12) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Professeur Emery (FR) 5-2 (10-12) Took keen hold, led and soon well clear, ridden and reduced advantage when went right and hit 2 out, went right last, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Kumbeshwar (10-12) at Sandown 2m 4yo hdl (4) gd in Feb '11.

Asker (IRE) 9-4 (10-7) Held up on outside, headway 4f out, led 3f out, clear over 1f out, ridden out, won at Worcester 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) gd in Oct '11 beating No No Charlie (11-10) by 11l, 11 ran.

Avison (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, 10th of 12, well behind Zarosa (7-9) at Nottingham 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct (flat).

Cosimo De Medici 20-1 (9-12) Started very slowly, behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 16, 11l behind Daneking (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct (flat).

Hung Parliament (FR) 50-1 (8-13) Led, headed 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 15, 45l behind First Mohican (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct (flat).

Zebrano 9-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, held up behind, headway into mid-division 4th, not fluent next, outpaced 3 out, weakened after next, 7th of 12, 32l behind Pearl Swan (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Jan.