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Kempton Park – Racing Plus Chase Day

Saturday 23 February 2013 – Races 4 to 7

               

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Race 4: Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2).

In the Parade Ring,

Choc aboard Fair Trade.

 

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Race 4: Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2).

Choc and Fair Trade head down

to the starting gate.

 

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Race 4: Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2).

Heading up past the stands with one circuit to go.

Left to right: Lac Fontana (Ruby Walsh);

Fair Trade and Black Spirit (Andrew Tinkler).

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Race 4: Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2).

The business end of the race –

Forgotten Voice (Barry Geraghty) gets the better

of Brick Red (Aidan Coleman).

 

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Race 4: Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2).

Choc and Fair Trade return to the

Winners’ Enclosure having finished 4th.

 

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Race 4: Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2).

De-briefing connections.

 

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Race 5: Racing Plus Handicap Chase.

Today’s popular grey, 12-year-old Nacarat,

admires the statue of past Kempton hero,

Desert Orchid.

 

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Race 5: Racing Plus Handicap Chase.

The 2009 (when Racing Post sponsored)

and 2012 winner, Nacarat, is having

his final race before retirement beckons.

 

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Race 5: Racing Plus Handicap Chase.

The pre-race parade is

led by What A Friend.

 

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Race 5: Racing Plus Handicap Chase.

The pre-race parade break into a canter

led by What A Friend (Harry Derham);

Nacarat (Paddy Brennan);

Roberto Goldback (Barry Geraghty);

and Rolling Aces (Ruby Walsh).

 

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Race 5: Racing Plus Handicap Chase.

The runners take a look at the final fence.

 

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Race 5: Racing Plus Handicap Chase.

One circuit to go – Opening Batsman (Noel Fehily);

Same Difference (Sam Twiston-Davies);

Wyck Hill (AP McCoy) and

Rolling Aces lead the way.

 

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Race 5: Racing Plus Handicap Chase.

Over the last, Opening Batsman and

Rolling Aces fight out the finish,

the former prevailing by a length.

 

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Race 5: Racing Plus Handicap Chase.

Opening Batsman and Noel Fehily

return to the Winners’ Enclosure triumphant.

 

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Race 6: Handicap Hurdle.

Choc with connections of Hollow Penny

– he must be frozen, as the temperature at

Kempton Park peaked at 3 degrees today ...

 

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Race 6: Handicap Hurdle

The runners clear the second flight,

led by Natural Spring (Aidan Coleman).

 

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Race 6: Handicap Hurdle.

Over the last and heading for the winning line.

Beaten, Hollow Penny is eased to finish 13th.

 

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Race 6: Handicap Hurdle.

The winner is mare, Baby Shine,

trained by Lucy Wadham,

ridden by Richard Johnson.

 

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Race 7: Standard Open NH Flat Race.

Choc is about to be legged

aboard Money For Nothing.

 

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Race 7: Standard Open NH Flat Race.

The main body of the field, headed

by Stroke Of Genius (Tom Scudamore).

Left is the ‘tail-end’ of Orchard Boy and

lengths ahead of him is Such A Legend

 

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Race 7: Standard Open NH Flat Race.

Despite the efforts of Barry Geraghty

aboard Beat That, none of the runners

have managed to catch Such A Legend,

jockey Ed Cookson having stolen

an easy lead at the start!

 

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Race 7: Standard Open NH Flat Race.

Beaten, Money For Nothing is eased up,

finishing in 9th.

 

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Post-race gallop for two Ben De Haan horses:

Looks Like Slim (Choc) and grey Native Gallery.

 

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Post-race gallop for three of the Nicky Henderson’s stars:

Left to right: Bobs Worth (Barry Geraghty);

Long Run (Nico de Boinville); and

Binocular (AP McCoy)

 

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