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

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner £45,560 2nd £17,096 3rd £8,560 4th £4,264 5th £2,144 6th £1,072
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 8.30s
  • Off time: 14:30:13
Full result
Result 14:30 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Sire De Grugy 4/1
2nd 4 Oiseau de Nuit 4 33/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 411-121
Red, royal blue stripe, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Sire De Grugy (FR) 20
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 411-121
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 169
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 G L Moore J E Moore 169 4/1
2 1/11111-
Red, Royal Blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap Sprinter Sacre (FR) 248
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 1/11111-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 188
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 188 2/9f
3 1F25-61
Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Fago (FR) 35
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 1F25-61
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 152
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 152 14/1
4 314-544
YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 20
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 314-544
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 154
  • Naps:
11 160 11-6 t C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 154 33/1
5 F-45203
EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Astracad (FR) 13
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: F-45203
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0vt
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 vt N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 144 50/1
6 575F-57
BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Tataniano (FR) 20
  • T:R Rowe
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 575F-57
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 R Rowe A Thornton 145 66/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Sanctuaire (FR)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
6 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 11/8
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In depth

Verdict

Sire De Grugy is clearly a young chaser going places on the evidence of his four-length defeat of Somersby in the Tingle Creek at Sandown but will still need to find plenty more to lower the colours of SPRINTER SACRE. Nicky Henderson's charge remains unbeaten over fences and it is rare that anything manages to get him off the bridle. Only once has he been allowed to start at odds-against in a chase and he'll be a very short price again here given fitness is unlikely to be an issue, even though he was withdrawn from the Tingle Creek following a bad scope. The remainder are likely to be playing for places with Oiseau De Nuit and Tataniano both behind Sire De Grugy at Sandown. Fago has scope but a mountain to climb at the weights, as has Astracad.

Formwatch

Sire De Grugy (FR) 7-4fav (11-7) Held up in 5th, closer order in 4th 3rd, mistake 8th, blundered next, travelling well before 3 out,not clear run and switched left after 3 out, tracked leader before next, led before last, ridden clear and stayed on strongly flat, won at Sandown 2m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) gd beating Somersby (11-7) by 4l, 9 ran.

Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 8th until before 3 out, soon outpaced, plugged on to modest 4th at the last, 4th of 9, 17l behind Sire De Grugy (11-7) at Sandown 2m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) gd.

Astracad (FR) 6-1 (11-2) Pressed leader, not fluent 7th, led 10th, not fluent 4 out or 2 out, headed approaching last, rallied flat, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Eastlake (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs (2) gd.

Tataniano (FR) 40-1 (11-7) Chased leading trio until approaching 3rd, soon lost place, last and struggling 7th, tailed off, 7th of 9, 41l behind Sire De Grugy (11-7) at Sandown 2m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) gd.

Fago (FR) 9-4fav (11-7) Made all, took keen hold, always travelling well, not fluent 2 out, ran on strongly, won at Haydock 2m 1f chs (2) sft in Nov beating Simply Ned (11-0) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.

Sprinter Sacre (FR) 1-9fav (11-12) Tracked leader in close 2nd, travelling well in 2nd 3 out, improved to lead 2 out, pushed along to shake off challenger before last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Punchestown 2m chs G1 (1) sft in Apr beating Sizing Europe (11-12) by 6l, 5 ran.