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  • (4yo, 2m, Class 4, 11 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 56.50s
  • Off time: 12:30:38

Full Result

12:30 Kempton Park
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 8 Sadler's Risk (IRE) P J Hobbs 4 10-12 R Johnson Evsf
SP Evsf Led to after 2nd, tracked leaders, headway to lead before last (usual 2 out), stayed on to go well clear on long flat, eased towards finish, easily opened 11/10
2nd 17 6 Otto The Great (FR) N J Henderson 4 10-12 D Bass (3) 14/1
SP 14/1 Mid-division in touch, hampered 5th, headway 2 out (usual 3 out), chased leading pair before next, stayed on under pressure on long flat, went 2nd near finish, no chance with winner opened 12/1
3rd nk 1 Black Dragon M E Rimmer 4 11-5 t D Elsworth 33/1
SP 33/1 Raced keenly, held up towards rear, rapid headway after 2nd, led before next, wandered 5th, headed before last (usual 2 out), soon no chance with winner, lost 2nd near finish
4th 11 9 Sonoran Sands (IRE) B G Powell 4 10-12 Brendan Powell (5) 5/1
SP 5/1 Tracked leaders, mistake and rider lost iron 2nd, mistake 4th, jumped right next, outpaced 2 out (usual 3 out), no impression opened 9/2
5th 3 Knox Overstreet M R Channon 4 10-12 W T Kennedy 100/1
SP 100/1 Raced keenly, with leader, led after 2nd to before next, tracked leader, lost place after 2 out (usual 3 out), weakened next
6th 6 4 Ministry G L Moore 4 10-12 J E Moore 66/1
SP 66/1 Held up behind, outpaced 2 out (usual 3 out), never dangerous
7th 7 7 Reyamour A King 4 10-12 Wayne Hutchinson 33/1
SP 33/1 Mid-division, lost place 4th, behind from next
8th ¾ 10 State Senator (USA) N J Henderson 4 10-12 B J Geraghty 11/1
SP 11/1 Keen early, held up mid-division, lost place after 5th, soon beaten
9th 11 2 Dubawi Dancer Jim Best 4 10-12 T Scudamore 4/1
SP 4/1 Chased leaders on inside, lost place 5th, weakened after next opened 9/2
10th 24 11 Uncle Dermot (IRE) B G Powell 4 10-12 M D Grant 66/1
SP 66/1 Held up in rear, outpaced 2 out (usual 3 out), no chance when went left and mistake next, tailed off opened 80/1
F 5 Montegonian (USA) Mrs P Robeson 4 10-12 S P Jones 20/1
SP 20/1 Took keen hold, held up behind when fell 2nd

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £2.00 Tote Place £1.10,£3.90,£6.60 Straight Forecast £15.73 Exacta £21.80 Swingers 1&2:£6.60 2&3:£4.20 1&3:£14.30

Placepot £454.90, Pool: £117167.2, 188.0 winning tickets
Quadpot £114.70, Pool: £10160.02, 65.5 winning tickets


There wasn't much pace on here which resulted in SADLER'S RISK getting a bit fresh and charging forward. Luckily for him, a couple of others soon went on and Richard Johnson was able to get a nice lead. He met the first few hurdles slightly awkwardly, with a tendency to corkscrew a bit, but his jumping improved as the race progressed and it was soon clear that he wasa class above his rivals. Merely shaken up to storm clear off the home turn, his rivals had no answer as he powered away round the bypassed last hurdle. He was classy on the flat, and probably won't mind a bit of hurly-burly, so quotes for the Triumph are not ridiculous; he'll certainly stay up the hill well. Black Dragon was prominent throughout and still travelled quite kindly turning in. He was left behind by the winner but still ran a fine race under his penalty; he could be aimed at something like the Fred Winter although he'll need to move up the handicap quite a bit. In the end he was collared for second by Otto The Great who made a pleasing UK debut. The French recruit's French form had looked a bit regressive but he jumped well in the main, espeically after being a tad hampered at the fifth, and he was doing his best work late on. Fences and three miles will suit in time, but connections should be happy with this effort. Sonoran Sands came next; his jumping was novicey but he should have learnt something here and will appreciate a lead next time. The favourite's chance was made considerably easier it should be said with the performance of Dubawi Dancer. She'd looked quite good at Doncaster (form working out well) but ran a lifeless race here, jumping like a crab and coming under pressure a long way out as she seemed to struggle to lay up with the pace at halfway.