888Sport Take 'Em On Adonis Juvenile Hurdle
Grade 2, Kempton Park 14:25
£30,000 added,
4yo only,
2m, Class 1    
Saturday 23rd February 2019

Trainers Quotes

1 Fusil Raffles 4/1
2 Beat The Judge 10/1
3 Praeceps 14/1
12 ran NR: Song For Someone Distances: 9l, 2½l, 2l
Time: 3m 42.80s (slow by 0.80s)

Fusil Raffles wins comfortably!

Although not sighted since finishing second on his final start in France in July, the Simon Munir- and Isaac Souede-owned Fusil Raffles created a big impression when casting his rivals aside in the Grade Two contest. 

Hitting the second-last failed to halt the momentum of the 4-1 chance, who eventually ran out an eased-down nine-length winner from Beat The Judge. 

The winner was cut from 33-1 into 10-1 for the JCB Triumph Hurdle by Unibet, while Ladbrokes went 6-1.

Henderson said: “He has had a horrible winter in a funny way, but he is a lovely horse. He was quite sick and he was one of those horses who couldn’t throw it off. He didn’t have flu, but he had a dirty trach wash and all that.

“He really hasn’t done a lot of work. Daryl (Jacob) came and sat on him on Thursday to decide which one of the two (Rose Sea Has was unplaced for the same owners) he was going to ride. 

“He was always having a nice time there. Let’s hope that (cut on leg) doesn’t get in our way.

“I’ve not spoken to the boys yet (Munir and Souede) as they are all around the world. We’ve got to take them on (in the Triumph) and I think we will have to look at it.”


Adonis Juvenile Hurdle(Grade 2)
£30,000 added, 4yo only, 2m, Class 1
12 ran
Going: Good

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Fusil Raffles (FR) 4/1f D A Jacob
N J Henderson 4
2nd 9 Beat The Judge (IRE) 10/1 Joshua Moore
G L Moore 4
3rd Praeceps (IRE) 14/1 Wayne Hutchinson
A King 4
4th 2 Red Force One 7/1 N D Fehily
P F Nicholls 4
5th Petit Palais 9/2 J J Burke
T R George 4
6th Ecco 7/1 H Cobden
P F Nicholls 4
7th 8 Protektorat (FR) 9/1 Harry Skelton
D Skelton 4
8th 1 Rose Sea Has (FR) 14/1 Sam Twiston-Davies
Dr R D P Newland 4
9th Deadline Diva 25/1 P J Brennan
P F Nicholls 4
10th 21 Giving Glances 8/1 Tom Cannon
A King 4
11th 3 Pagero (FR) 22/1 B J Geraghty
Jonjo O'Neill 4
PU Needs To Be Seen (FR) 40/1 Jack Quinlan
J Ryan 4
NR Song For Someone (GER) J M Davies
T Symonds 4