Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 17:35 European Breeders' Fund Maiden Stakes6f

  • Winner £3,076 2nd £915 3rd £457 4th £228
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.04s
  • Off time: 17:35:33
17:35 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st St Augustine (IRE) 33/1
2nd Steps (IRE) 9/4
3rd Daffydowndilly 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 0225 Cerise and silver diagonal stripes, halved sleeves, cerise cap Enlightening (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 Richard Hannon S Donohoe 75 13/27.50
2 (5) 323 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond New Latin (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 M Johnston P Hanagan 74 11/26.50
3 (8) 5 Maroon, yellow diamond and sleeves, light blue cap Paperetto 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 R A Mills K Fallon 10/34.33
4 (3) 40 Yellow, Red star, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red star St Augustine (IRE) 35
Nag me
2 9-3 J R Best Kieren Fox (3) 33/134.00
5 (7) 2 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap Steps (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 9-3 M A Jarvis P Robinson 9/43.25
6 (2) 50 Pale Blue, Campbell Tartan hooped sleeves, Royal Blue  cap Daffydowndilly 32
Nag me
2 8-12 H Morrison S Drowne 5/16.00
7 (4) Yellow, Black hoop, Black Sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, black star Elvira Delight (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-12 J Noseda D Holland 14/115.00
8 (1) 0 Red, Yellow epaulets, halved sleeves Suga Shot 9
Nag me
2 8-12 F J Brennan Adrian Layt 100/1101.00

Verdict

Steps ran with promise on debut at Nottingham last time but it wouldn't do to get too carried away with that form given the proximity of the 68-rated third there, so while he may prove good enough we prefer to side with DAFFYDOWNDILLY. Hughie Morrison clearly thinks that this Oasis Dream filly has some ability, having run her in a very valuable sales race at Newmarket last time. She may not have handled the soft ground there but the experience will do her no harm and now tried here she can improve. Soft ground lover New Latin carries the hopes of Paul Hanagan here, while Richard Hughes rides Enlightening, who may prove a better proposition back on a quicker surface.