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Kempton Park – Racing Plus Chase Day

Saturday 23 February 2013 – Races 1 to 3

               

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Race 1: Handicap Chase.

The jockeys arrive in the Parade Ring

ahead of the race.

 

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Race 1: Handicap Chase.

Choc greets connections.

 

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Race 1: Handicap Chase.

Choc with trainer Alan King.

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Race 1: Handicap Chase.

“Up you go!”

Choc is legged aboard Midnight Sail.

 

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Race 1: Handicap Chase.

Midnight Sail and Choc head down

the home straight to take a look at

what will be the final fence.

 

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Race 1: Handicap Chase.

Ditto

 

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Race 1: Handicap Chase.

Choc shows the fence to his mount.

The other horse is Milarrow,

ridden by Tom O’Brien.

 

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Race 1: Handicap Chase.

Lucy’s Legend (Tom Scudamore),

Midnight Sail and Milarrow

canter to the starting gate.

 

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Race 1: Handicap Chase.

Over the fence in front of the grandstand.

Midnight Sail leads the way, from Milarrow,

chestnut Lexicon Lad (Paddy Brennan)

and Mickelson (AP McCoy).

 

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Race 1: Handicap Chase.

 Over the last, Midnight Sail clears

the last to win from Lexicon Lad.

 

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Race 1: Handicap Chase.

Choc and Midnight Sail

return to the Winners’ Enclosure.

 

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Race 1: Handicap Chase.

Ditto.

 

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Race 1: Handicap Chase.

Dismounting!

 

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Race 1: Handicap Chase.

Unsaddling!

 

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Race 2: Adonis Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2).

In the Parade Ring

ahead of the second race.

 

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Race 2: Adonis Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2).

Choc onboard L’Unique.

 

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Race 2: Adonis Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2).

Choc and L’Unique head to the start.

 

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Race 2: Adonis Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2).

Heading up past the stands with one circuit to go.

Left to right: L’Unique (Choc);

Chris Pea Green (Jamie Moore);

Shadarpour (Noel Fehily);

and Vasco du Ronceray (Barry Geraghty).

 

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Race 2: Adonis Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2).

Heading towards the winning post.

Vasco du Ronceray and Irish Saint (Ruby Walsh)

fight out the finish – the latter prevailing;

from L’Unique – 3rd, Courtesy Call – 4th (David Bass)

and Chris Pea Green – 6th.

 

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Race 2: Adonis Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2).

Choc and L’Unique

return to the Winners’ Enclosure

having finished 3rd.

 

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Race 2: Adonis Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2).

Choc glances up at the large screen

 to check the race replay.

 

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Race 2: Adonis Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2).

Heading back to the Weighing Room.

 

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A mid-afternoon pre-Festival gallop.

Albertas Run is on the left (under AP McCoy).

The other horse is unknown!

 

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Race 3: Pendil Novices’ Chase (Grade 2).

Molotof (left) and Grandioso (right)

set off to look at the final fence.

 

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Race 3: Pendil Novices’ Chase (Grade 2).

Three of the runners take a look at the final fence.

Left to right: Molotof (Barry Geraghty);

Grandioso (Ruby Walsh) and

Theatre Guide (Tom O’Brien).

 

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Race 3: Pendil Novices’ Chase (Grade 2).

One circuit to go.

Left to right: Molotof, Grandioso,

Tour d’Argent (David Bass) and Theatre Guide

 

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Race 3: Pendil Novices’ Chase (Grade 2).

Grandioso clears the last and goes on to win.

Theatre Guide falls, leaving Molotof to claim 2nd.

 

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Race 3: Pendil Novices’ Chase (Grade 2).

After an anxious wait, Theatre Guide

rises to his feet and is led back

to the stables unscathed.

 

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