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PREVIEW | Kempton: Monday’s entries

A Class 2 Handicap Chase heads the seven-race card at Kempton on Monday



Kempton Park Racecourse

Jumps action returns to Kempton, with an action-packed seven-race card on offer for racing fans on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Class 2 Handicap Chase (4.10) features on the card, with 2019 Desert Orchid Chase winner Bun Doran continuing his venture into the handicapping scene.

Bun Doran
Bun Doran will be seeking a return to form after finishing 13th in the Grand Annual Chase at Cheltenham

The 10-year-old is top-weight for the contest and Tom George’s gelding faces tough competition from consistent sorts Fidelio Vallis and Numitor.

Topofthecotswolds is switched back over fences after his fall in the Sefton Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree earlier in the month, while Fanzio and Shut The Box will be seeking to land a first career brace.

The opening contest holds several exciting prospects, with 25 runners currently entered in the Class 4 Novices’ Hurdle (1:15).

Fergal O’Brien’s Timberman and Lucy Wadham’s Bombyx competed in Grade 1 company at the beginning of the month, while Grisbi De Berce showed promise for Alan King when getting the better of the progressing Cabot Cliffs at Huntingdon under three weeks ago.


Flinteur Sacre, brother of the heroic Sprinter Sacre, has plenty to prove after a poor showing at Doncaster while Paso Doble gave a good account of himself in the Grade 2 Adonis Juvenile Hurdle back in February.

Psychedelic Rock landed success at Kempton nine days ago and he could land a quickfire double at the course if he lines up in the Class 3 Handicap Chase (3:00).

Ian Williams Trainer
Ian Williams could see Psychedelic Rock land his second victory in the space of two weeks

Ian Williams’s chaser faces a tough task in the form of 11-year-old Potters Legend, who showed age is just a number when winning at Fakenham four weeks ago.

Saint Du Reve swerved the bet365 Gold Cup and could return to action here for Paul Nicholls while Philip Hobbs’ consistent placer Brother Tedd will be aiming for his first win in nearly four years.

Nicky Henderson reading a racecard at the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Nicky Henderson hold several entries across the card at Kempton on Monday

The Nicky Henderson duo of Adjali and Birchdale return to tackle fences in the Beginners’ Chase (1:50) after competing over the smaller obstacles at the Cheltenham Festival and Miss Farage will be hoping to show further progress under the Seven Barrows trainer in the Class 4 Handicap Hurdle (3:35).

Hurling Magic is seeking a maiden win under rules in the Class 4 Maiden Hurdle (2.25) after placing on his first two starts, while See The Eagle Fly, Sarceaux and Progressive compete in the Class 4 Mares’ Handicap Hurdle after running in the Grade 3 Fillies Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham two weeks ago.

An interesting afternoon of racing lies in wait at Kempton on Monday.