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Kempton: Desert Orchid Chase Trends
Wed, Dec 19th, 2012

The Desert Orchid Chase run at Kempton on the 27th December as part of their Christmas Festival is a Grade 2 race over two miles. The race was introduced in 2006 and includes two Champion Chasers Voy Por Ustedes and Finians Rainbow on the roll of honour.

Desert Orchid Chase Trends

  • Nicky Henderson has trained and Barry Geraghty ridden the last two winners
  • Alan King and Choc Thornton have won this twice with Voy Por Ustedes
  • The winners have been rated between  157 and 169
  • Favourites have a good record with  Fiepes Shuffle being the only horse to upset the odds in 5 renewals
  • Nicky Henderson has been able to send out winners after a long break but the other three winners ran between 19 and 25 days prior to the race

Desert Orchid Chase Winners 2006-2011

Year

Horse

Age

Wgt

Trainer

Jockey

OR

SP

Fav

LTO

2011

Finian's Rainbow

9

11-5

N J Henderson

B J Geraghty

157

4-11

1

258

2010

No Race

2009

Petit Robin

6

11-4

N J Henderson

B J Geraghty

161

5-2

1

268

2008

Fiepes Shuffle

8

11-0

C Von Der Recke

J E Moore

-

16-1

2

21

2007

Voy Por Ustedes

6

11-10

A King

R Thornton

169

2-5

1

19

2006

Voy Por Ustedes

5

11-10

A King

R Thornton

162

4-6

1

25

 

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