Coral Lanzarote Hurdle
Grade 1, Kempton Park 14:42
£100,000 guaranteed,
4yo plus,
2m 5f, Class 1  
Saturday 13th January 2024

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1 Jay Jay Reilly 33/1
2 Nemean Lion 9/2
3 Impose Toi 11/4F
4 Good Look Charm 28/1
19 ran Distances: 1¼l, 5l, ¾l
Time: 5m 10.72s (slow by 14.72s)

In a surprising turn of events, Jay Jay Reilly, ridden by Tristan Durrell, secured a 33-1 victory, providing trainer Dan Skelton with back-to-back successes in the race. The previous year, Bridget Andrews had guided West Balboa to victory by a short head.

Tristan Durrell took the eight-year-old Jay Jay Reilly to the front at the penultimate obstacle, and the duo maintained their momentum all the way to the finish line. Despite Nemean Lion posing a significant threat approaching the final flight, a less-than-ideal jump left the 9-2 shot struggling in the run-in, ultimately finishing a length and a quarter behind the winner. The minor placings were claimed by Impose Toi, the 11-4 favorite, and 28-1 outsider Good Luck Charm.

Tristan Durrell, who still enjoys a 3lb allowance, had earlier secured a win on Flegmatik for the same trainer. Expressing his excitement, Durrell called it the best day of his career and highlighted the significance of achieving a double on such a prominent day. He credited the guidance he received from Bridget Andrews, who had won the Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle the previous year, emphasizing the importance of an okay start and staying out of trouble in the competitive field.

Jay Jay Reilly, despite being a 33-1 outsider, had been considered a strong contender by the team, as he had never felt better and gained confidence back over hurdles. Durrell expressed his gratitude to Dan Skelton and the owners for putting their trust in him and described the victory as a great day for the team.

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Coral Lanzarote Hurdle (Listed Handicap)
£100,000 guaranteed, 4yo plus, 2m 5f, Class 1
19 ran
Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places

1    Jay Jay Reilly 8 11-3 Dan Skelton Tristan Durrell 33/1
Nemean Lion 7 11-11 Kerry Lee Richard Patrick 9/2
5 Impose Toi 6 11-5 Nicky Henderson James Bowen 11/4F
¾ Good Look Charm 8 10-2 Anthony Honeyball Ben Godfrey 28/1
Serious Operator 7 10-11 Lucinda Russell Alan Doyle 28/1
Teddy Blue 6 11-3 Gary Moore Caoilin Quinn 40/1
King Alexander 6 11-2 Nicky Henderson Tom Cannon 11/1
Mothill 6 10-9 Neil Mulholland Joe Anderson 11/1
Irish Hill 6 10-12 Paul Nicholls Bryony Frost 18/1
Samuel Spade 5 10-10 Ben Pauling Kielan Woods 9/1
Kaleb 6 10-8 Amy Murphy Jack Quinlan 28/1
Sonigino 7 12-0 Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden 13/2
1 Up For Parol 8 10-11 Jamie Snowden Tom Bellamy 20/1
14 hd Langer Dan 8 12-0 Dan Skelton Charlie Todd 66/1
½ Hermino AA 7 11-0 Gary Moore David Noonan 25/1
Quinta Do Mar 9 11-6 Ben Pauling Beau Morgan 28/1
Aucunrisque 8 11-11 Chris Gordon Rex Dingle 25/1
BD Wonderwall 8 10-13 Peter Bowen Sean Flanagan 22/1
FELL Mark Of Gold 7 11-7 Gary Moore Niall Houlihan 33/1

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