A fittingly Grey Dessie Day
Desert Orchid Chase day is the second day of the winter festival at Kempton over christmas and the highlight of the day attracted Grade 1 winners Special Tiara and Politologue.
Champion Chase winner Special Tiara is a multiple winner of the race taking it in 2014 and 2016 and has a lot in common with the famous galloping grey in that he is a bold jumping front runner, however on this occasion his jumping left him down as he went crashing out of the contest midway down the back straight.
This left the slick jumping grey in the contest , Politologue out in front.
Having taken the Tingle Creek at Sandown earlier in the month Politologue has despite his youth rapidly become "the" two mile chaser to beat and he did bot let his growing supporters down as he eased away from Vanituex to win by 11 lengths under Sam Twiston-Davies.
Elsewhere on the card Cyrname showed himself a galloper of tremendous promise, jumping his rivals silly and staying on powerfully under the equally impressive Sean Bowen to take the Wayward Lad Novices Chase.