Mix Business With Pleasure At Kempton 'Jumpers' Bumper' NH Flat Race (Div 2) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Standard/Slow
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 3m 40.90s
- Off time: 15:30:11
|1st||7 Sign Of A Victory||13/8f|
|2nd||12 Supreme Present||2¼||16/1|
|3rd||6 Saint Roque||1¼||2/1|
Berkeley Avenue 46
|5||158 11-4 pt||W Greatrex||A P McCoy||10/1|
Castle Cheetah (IRE) 43
|6||158 11-4||M Keighley||Ian Popham||20/1|
Highfields Dancer 213
|6||158 11-4||G L Moore||Joshua Moore (3)||50/1|
Mac's Grey (IRE) 73
|7||158 11-4 h||Miss Z C Davison||Mr H G Miller (7)||100/1|
Saint Roque (FR) 48
|8||158 11-4 t||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||2/1|
Sign Of A Victory (IRE) 63
|5||158 11-4||N J Henderson||A Tinkler||13/8f|
Simply A Legend 50
|5||158 11-4||A King||R Thornton||8/1|
Sukiyaki (IRE) 31
|5||158 11-4 h||C E Longsdon||N D Fehily||10/1|
Canarbino Girl 17
|7||151 10-11||Mrs Caroline Keevil||Mr L Drowne (7)||100/1|
Supreme Present 77
|6||151 10-11 t||K C Bailey||J M Maguire||107||16/1|
|4||147 10-7||A Dunn||Christopher Ward (5)||66/1|
||7||114||D McCain Jnr||Non Runner||NR|
||6||1011||Mrs L J Mongan||Tom Cannon||NR|
There is a worry that this may be a bit sharp for Saint Roque, who has won four times over hurdles but generally competes over longer trips and fell in a Grade 2 over 3m at Cheltenham on his latest start. Plan Again hasn't run since landing a maiden hurdle at Kelso in April and is another who may do better when going further so the vote in this goes to SIGN OF A VICTORY. Though a beaten favourite on his hurdling debut at Newbury, he wasn't disgraced and had won a Ludlow bumper by eight lengths on his previous start. Simply A Legend was only beaten half-a-length by a useful novice at Huntingdon last month but the others would need a couple of the aforementioned to underperform to make the frame.
Plan Again (IRE) Evensfav (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd before 4 out, led 2 out, easily, won at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct beating Bernardelli (11-0) by 6l, 10 ran.
Shine In Time (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along after 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, 8th of 14, 41l behind Mickie (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Sign Of A Victory (IRE) 5-4fav (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, soon went 4th, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 7l behind Wilde Blue Yonder (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH mdn hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Supreme Present 9-4 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3rd, weakened before 3 out, tailed off and soon pulled up, in a race won by Rev Up Ruby (10-5) at Newcastle 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov, 10 ran.
Saint Roque (FR) 10-3 (11-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, ridden and beaten from 2 out, well held 3rd when fell last, in a race won by Kings Palace (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Dec, 7 ran.
Sukiyaki (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Mid-division, not fluent and lost place 1st, some headway after 4th, weakening when went left and mistake 3 out, mistake 2 out, 4th of 7, 43l behind Cheltenian (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Berkeley Avenue 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, lost place before 3 out, 10th of 14, well behind Vikekhal (11-6) at Plumpton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Simply A Legend 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders approaching 2 out, every chance approaching last, stayed on well, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Wadswick Court (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Highfields Dancer 12-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, well behind G'dai Sydney (11-1) at Stratford 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Jul.
Castle Cheetah (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Prominent on outside, every chance when blundered 3 out, soon lost place, 4th and well beaten next, 4th of 11, 26l behind Mountain Tunes (11-5) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Canarbino Girl 200-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division, weakened before 2 out and pulled up, in a race won by Knight Of Noir (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft, 13 ran.
Mac's Grey (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Tracked winner, mistake 3 out, lost place before next, soon weakened, last of 5, 31l behind Persian Herald (11-8) at Fakenham 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Nov.
Dido 66-1 (10-12) In rear on outside, pecked 1st, jumped big 3rd, weakening when fell next, in a race won by Hawk High (11-5) at Warwick 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft, 8 ran.