Double Shuffle bids for a repeat of his previous victory at Kempton

Theatre Guide, last year’s winner, goes for a repeat in today’s BetBright Chase at Kempton Park.

Theatre Guide, last years winner, goes for a repeat in todays BetBright Chase at Kempton Park. - Credit: PA

Double Shuffle returns to the scene of his recent win as he bids for glory in this afternoon’s BetBright Chase over three miles at Kempton at 3.35pm.

ITV Racing features the race live as one of four it is broadcasting from track where in-form trainer and jockey combination Tom George and Adrian Heskin will be looking to land the spoils.

Double Shuffle, a seven-year-old gelding won the 32Red.com Chase over course and distance on December 27 and is sure to go off one of the favourites for the prize. Paul Nicholls and Sam Twiston-Davies have Irish Saint in the mix, the eight-year-old third in the Betfred Masters Chase at Sandown while last year’s winner, Theatre Guide tries to complete a double.

The Colin Tizzard trained and Paddy Brennan ridden gelding was seventh in the Welsh Grand National last time having earlier won at Cheltenham in December.

Fergal O’Brien has Barry Geraghty on Viva Steve, midfield in the Warwick Classic Chase in January while Dan Skelton legs up brother Harry for the ride on Three Musketeers, stepping up in grade after winning at Market Rasen.


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At 2.25pm Nicholls has the ace in the Pendil Novice Chase with Frodon. Frodon was a Musselburgh winner earlier this month having won the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham in December.

Main rival in a disappointing field of just four is Harry Fry’s Charmix under Noel Fehily.

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The seven-year-old unseated at Exeter a fortnight ago but had earlier won at Hereford.

There are two excellent hurdle contests, with the Dovecote Hurdle over two miles at 3pm an interesting contest. The Nicholls trained grey Capitaine, second behind Finian’s Oscar at Sandown following an Ascot success takes his chance while Wayne Hutchinson partners the Alan King trained Elgin.

Peter The Mayo Man, Fehily for Neil Mulholland, was a Musselburgh runner-up after wins at Newbury, Warwick and Worcester.

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