Kauto Star Novices' Chase (In Memory Of Nigel Clark) (Formerly The Feltham Novices' Chase) (Grade 1) 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner £39,865 2nd £14,959 3rd £7,490 4th £3,731 5th £1,876 6th £938
  • Going: Soft (Heavy on bend adjacent to lake)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 18.90s
  • Off time: 14:00:08
Full result
Result 14:00 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Annacotty 12/1
2nd 3 Green Flag 10 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4-55162
Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Annacotty (IRE) 19
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 4-55162
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7b1
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 b1 M Keighley Ian Popham 130 12/1
2 3-23143
White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Buachaill Alainn (IRE) 12
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 3-23143
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7p
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 p P Bowen R Johnson 132 25/1
3 522-111
Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Green Flag (IRE) 26
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 522-111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell T Scudamore 145 7/2
4 1122-21
RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Just A Par (IRE) 28
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 1122-21
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 148 8/13f
5 262-132
Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Third Intention (IRE) 28
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 262-132
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 147 6/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Dynaste (FR)
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
6 11-7 D Pipe T Scudamore 8/13
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In depth

Verdict

Third Intention was third in this last year and this is not a great renewal of the Grade 1. He was trying to give Just A Par 7lb at Newbury but was beaten 14 lengths and his only victory over fences so far has come in a match. Just A Par will probably start favourite given his progressive profile but there's been plenty of rain around and GREEN FLAG would probably be the one best suited if the ground turned very soft. He has to step up again if he's to complete a four-timer over fences but that isn't out of the question as he jumps really well for a novice and stays extremely well. It will be a surprise if either Annacotty or Buachaill Alainn are good enough however.

Formwatch

Annacotty (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Led narrowly, headed 10th, tracked leader, left in narrow lead again 5 out, headed last, rallied to regain lead briefly flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Samingarry (10-6) at Chepstow 3m (3) gs.

Green Flag (IRE) 5-6fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, challenged approaching 4 out, soon led, narrow advantage when left clear 2 out, unchallenged after, won at Newcastle 3m (3) gd in Nov beating Green Wizard (10-9) by 9l, 5 ran.

Third Intention (IRE) 11-8 (11-9) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, challenged 4 out, tracked winner before next, every chance 2 out, ridden no extra and well held before last, 2nd of 5, 14l behind Just A Par (11-2) at Newbury 3m nov chs Grade 2 (1) gs in Nov.

Just A Par (IRE) 5-4fav (11-2) Led, headed after 13th, chased leader, led again 4 out, joined 2 out, stayed on to assert before last, pushed readily clear flat, won at Newbury 3m nov chs Grade 2 (1) gs in Nov beating Third Intention (11-9) by 14l, 5 ran.

Buachaill Alainn (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Chased leaders in 3rd and last, not fluent 9th, struggling and reminders before next, no chance from 4 out, tailed off, last of 3, well behind Black Thunder (11-8) at Lingfield 3m nov chs Grade 2 (1) sft.