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Kempton Park – Boxing Day

Friday 26 December 2014 – Races 3, 4 & 5 (King George VI Chase)

               

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Race 3: The Kauto Star Novices’ Chase

(formerly The Feltham Novices’ Chase) [Grade1].

 

The Mark Bradstock trained Coneygree

(Nico de Boinville) canters to the start

 

26 December 2014

 

Race 3: The Kauto Star Novices’ Chase

(formerly The Feltham Novices’ Chase) [Grade1].

 

The Martin Keighley trained Creepy

(Conor Shoemark) canters to the start

 

26 December 2014

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Race 3: The Kauto Star Novices’ Chase

(formerly The Feltham Novices’ Chase) [Grade1].

 

Having inspected one of the fences pre-race,

the Alan King trained Carraig Mor (Noel Fehily)

is about to set off to the starting gate

 

26 December 2014

 

Race 3: The Kauto Star Novices’ Chase

(formerly The Feltham Novices’ Chase) [Grade1].

 

One circuit to go, Coneygree leads the way,

to his inside is the rider-less Carraig Mor;

he is followed by Virak (far-side) and Sausalito Sunrise

 

26 December 2014

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Race 3: Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase.

 

Sam Twiston-Davies leads back

favourite Saphir Du Rheu;

they departed at the 7th fence

 

26 December 2014

 

 

Race 3: The Kauto Star Novices’ Chase

(formerly The Feltham Novices’ Chase) [Grade1].

 

Sam waits for the race to be completed

before he continues his walk back

 

26 December 2014

 

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Race 3: The Kauto Star Novices’ Chase

(formerly The Feltham Novices’ Chase) [Grade1].

 

Over the last, Coneygree wins by 40 lengths

 from his two remaining rivals,

Warden Hill and Virak; 7 ran!

 

26 December 2014

 

Race 4: The Christmas Hurdle [Grade 1].

 

The Willie Mullins trained Faugheen (Ruby Walsh)

and Purple Bay (AP McCoy) canter to the start

 

26 December 2014

 

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Race 4: The Christmas Hurdle [Grade 1].

 

The Paul Nicholls trained Irving

(Nick Scholfield) canters to the start

 

26 December 2014

 

Race 4: The Christmas Hurdle [Grade 1].

 

The Dan Skelton trained Blue Heron

(Paddy Brennan) canters to the start

 

26 December 2014

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Race 4: The Christmas Hurdle [Grade 1].

 

The Mick Channon trained Sgt Reckless

(Noel Fehily) canters to the start

 

26 December 2014

 

Race 4: The Christmas Hurdle [Grade 1].

 

The Nicky Henderson trained Sign Of A Victory

(Barry Geraghty) canters to the start

 

26 December 2014

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Race 4: The Christmas Hurdle [Grade 1].

 

The runners clear the second flight;

Left to right: Blue Heron, Purple Bay,

Faugheen, Sgt Reckless and Sign Of A Victory

 

26 December 2014

 

 

Race 4: The Christmas Hurdle [Grade 1].

 

And the winner is ... Faugheen by 8 lengths

 

26 December 2014

 

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Race 4: The Christmas Hurdle [Grade 1].

 

Nick Scholfield leads back Irving

having pulled up on the home turn

 

26 December 2014

 

 

Race 5: King George VI Chase [Grade 1].

 

The pre-race parade;

Al Ferof (Sam Twiston-Davies) leads the way

 

26 December 2014

 

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Race 5: King George VI Chase [Grade 1].

 

Ditto

 

26 December 2014

 

 

 

Race 5: King George VI Chase [Grade 1].

 

The runners inspect what will be

the 9th/final fence.

Left to right: Champagne Fever (Ruby Walsh);

Al Ferof (Sam Twiston-Davies);

Double Ross (Ryan Hatch);

Cue Card (Daryl Jacob);

Menorah (Tom O’Brien);

Wonderful Charm (Nick Scholfield);

Silviniaco Conti (Noel Fehily).

 

26 December 2014

 

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Race 5: King George VI Chase [Grade 1].

 

Poor light and movement = blurred photos

This is the 9th fence; Silviniaco Conti

leads from Champagne Fever

 

26 December 2014

 

 

Race 5: King George VI Chase [Grade 1].

 

The final fence ... Silviniaco Conti, winner last year,

retains his crown by 4˝ lengths from Dynaste

 

26 December 2014

 

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Race 5: King George VI Chase [Grade 1].

 

Darkness and rain ...

Silviniaco Conti in the Winners’ Enclosure

 

I gave up after this and went home!

 

26 December 2014

 

 

 

 

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