ALAN KING put Triumph Hurdle punters on Purple alert at Kempton.
The Wiltshire coach’s sensible juvenile Redicean accomplished a hat-trick of wins in spectacular style within the Adonis Hurdle.
The ten-eleven favorite moved stylishly into the straight earlier than pouncing at the final. He stormed away to see off Malaya by seven lengths.
It was a fourth win within the Grade 2 contest for King. His 2005 hero Penzance went on to land the Triumph Hurdle.
Solar Bets reduce Redicean to five-1 second favorite for Cheltenham’s prime prize for 4-yr-olds.
King stated: “That was pretty – I’m thrilled. I assumed he was good. His leaping was very slick today. When he received in tight he was very fast via the air.”
Cyrname was one other taking novice winner however he gained’t be going to Cheltenham.
His solely scare within the Pendil Novices’ Chase got here when jockey Sean Bowen needed to cling on to his neck after a mistake 4 from residence. The two-5 favorite got here clear for an eleven-size success in a part of a treble for Paul Nicholls and proprietor Johnny de la Hey.
Nicholls stated: “It’s all about subsequent yr with him. The worst factor you would do is take him to Cheltenham.
“I’m not saying no to Aintree and there’s the Future Champions Chase at Ayr – I like the thought of that.”
Constant Grasp Dee continued his unimaginable run of type with victory within the £one hundred,000 Betdaq Chase.
Fergal O’Brien’s star got here residence strongly beneath Barry Geraghty. The eight-1 winner has now completed within the first three in all 21 races he’s run in.
O’Brien stated: “This horse has been able to run for three months and the Rooneys have let me wait and do what we needed. It’s paid off and I’m over the moon.”
MASTER THE WORLD was handed Winter Derby glory by the Lingfield stewards.
Mr Owen held off the late lunge of David Elsworth’s ace by a head however he had clearly hampered the sixteen-1 runner-up. The switching of the placings appeared inevitable.
NICKY HENDERSON labored two of his massive Cheltenham hopes after racing at Kempton yesterday.
May Chew and Buveur D’Air – favourites for the Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle – have been led for a lap of the monitor by Grand Annual contender Theinval.
Henderson stated: “They have been three completely happy jockeys so that you’ve received one joyful coach.”
Cue Card gained’t be taking over May Chew within the Gold after coach Colin Tizzard revealed he’ll as an alternative run within the Ryanair Chase.
The 12-yr-previous fell at the third-final fence within the final two Gold Cups. After a return to type when runner-up behind Ready Patiently in final week’s Ascot Chase he’ll stick with 2m5f at the Pageant within the race he gained 5 years in the past.
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