williamhill.com Desert Orchid Chase (Grade 2) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner £25,628 2nd £9,616 3rd £4,815 4th £2,398 5th £1,206 6th £603
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 16.40s
  • Off time: 14:40:33
Full result
Result 14:40 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Sanctuaire 11/8f
2nd 2 Kumbeshwar 13 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 55111-3
Red, pink hoop and armlets Sanctuaire (FR) 19
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 55111-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 166
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 166 11/8f
2 4F-2F12
Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Kumbeshwar 19
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 4F-2F12
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6b
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 b A King W Hutchinson 150 5/1
3 6F25-21
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Wishfull Thinking 39
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 6F25-21
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 162
  • Naps:
9 160 11-6 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 162 15/8
4 134014
Dark blue, emerald green hoop, hooped sleeves Idarah (USA) 19
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 134014
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 145 33/1
5 541552
Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap His Excellency (IRE) 12
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 541552
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 151
  • Naps:
4 153 10-13 D Pipe T Scudamore 151 7/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Finian's Rainbow (IRE)
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
8 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 4/11
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In depth

Verdict

Sanctuaire paid the price for trying to run the finish out of Sprinter Sacre in the Tingle Creek and was overhauled by the more patiently-ridden Kumbeshwar on the run to the last. He could easily reverse that form today if ridden with more restraint but Alan King's five-year-old is actually 4lb better off so must be given the chance to prove that run was no fluke. Idarah and His Excellency were fourth and fifth and look held. WISHFULL THINKING hasn't quite hit the heights expected over fences but is no slouch and was well below his best when behind Sanctuaire at Sandown in the spring. Better off at the weights now, he can exact revenge and land this after a confidence-booster at Cheltenham.

Formwatch

Sanctuaire (FR) 11-4 (11-7) Led, soon clear, headed 3 out, weakened last, 3rd of 7, 20l behind Sprinter Sacre (11-7) at Sandown 2m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) sft.

Kumbeshwar 25-1 (11-7) In touch, chased leaders 4 out, stayed on to go remote 2nd after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 15l behind Sprinter Sacre (11-7) at Sandown 2m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) sft.

His Excellency (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Held up behind in touch, tracked leading pair before 4 out, went 5 lengths 2nd after 2 out, ridden and stayed on to lead narrowly flat, no extra when headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Shooters Wood (10-1) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs (2) hvy.

Wishfull Thinking 8-11fav (11-0) Blundered and went right 1st, held up in 4th tracked leading pair 4th, went 2nd at 8th, led after 4 out, drew readily clear from 2 out, driven out flat, eased towards finish, won at Cheltenham 2m chs (2) sft in Nov beating Doeslessthanme (11-4) by 18l, 6 ran.

Idarah (USA) 66-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, outpaced 7th, rallied 3 out, stayed on after last, never on terms, 4th of 7, 31l behind Sprinter Sacre (11-7) at Sandown 2m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) sft.