14:30 Kempton

Thursday 27 December 2018

All12:5013:2013:5514:3015:0515:35

Unibet Desert Orchid Chase (Grade 2)

Class 1  |   2m  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   5 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:30  |   Winning time: 3m 50.25s

1st
1
811-6
1/8f
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Wore ear plugs in prelims, jumped well, tracked leading pair, close 2nd approaching 8th, led going well 3 out, clear next, very easily op 1/6
2nd
19
2
11/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Waited with in rear, closer in 4th place after 5th, 3rd place 8th, 2nd 2 out, kept on same pace, never any chance with winner op 12/1
3rd
5
4
8/1
T: H De BromheadJ: N D Fehily
Led and raced freely, pushed along and headed 3 out, lost 2nd next, kept on same pace in 3rd
4th
29
5
9/1
T: N J HawkeJ: Tom Cannon
Tracked leader until before 8th, 4th and struggling when hit 4 out, soon beaten, tailed off op 10/1 tchd 8/1
5th
25
3
911-0
33/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Chased leading trio, hit 2nd, dropped to rear after 5th, blundered badly 7th, tailed off tchd 28/1

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Betting

Forecast

Altior (1/8), Special Tiara (8/1), Speredek (9/1), Diego Du Charmil (11/1), Diakali (33/1)

Verdict
ALTIOR is already being compared to some of the all-time greats over this distance and should coast home here en-route to defending his crown at the Cheltenham Festival. Best of the rest here looks dual winner of the race Special Tiara who isn't getting any younger but the veteran is ideally suited by 2m on this speed favouring course. Diego Du Charmil is well held by Altior but has youth on his side so could easily improve again this year.
  1. Altior
  2. Special Tiara
  3. Diego Du Charmil

Previous Winners

2017
Politologue
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-6  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
  |  
T: P F Nicholls
8/15
Prize Money
1st:
£56,950.00
2nd:
£21,370.00
3rd:
£10,700.00
4th:
£5,330.00
5th:
£2,680.00
6th:
£1,340.00

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