Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 18:00 Racing Uk Median Auction Maiden Stakes1m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.03s
  • Off time: 18:16:50
18:00 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Classically (IRE) 3/1
2nd Illuminative (USA) 4/5
3rd Dom Polski 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 036558- Light Blue and Red check, Light Blue sleeves, Red armlets Balais Folly (FR) 350
Nag me
4 9-6 D Haydn Jones J Mackay 47 66/167.00
2 (4) 2 Lilac, Rose quartered cap Ask The Oracle 167
Nag me
3 9-3 H Morrison T Block 9/25.50
3 (3) 4 Dark blue and light blue (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Bowsers Beau 48
Nag me
3 9-3 M P Tregoning P Dobbs 7/18.00
4 (5) 2-30083 Brown, pink epaulets Classically (IRE) 35
Nag me
3 9-3 R Charlton S Drowne 71 3/14.00
5 (11) 4458 Red, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Yellow cap, Red star Dom Polski 19
Nag me
3 9-3 t W R Swinburn A Kirby 67 10/111.00
7 (10) 2 White, Pink epaulets Illuminative (USA) 20
Nag me
3 9-3 J H M Gosden R Mullen 4/51.80
8 (9) 0 Light Blue, Dark Blue chevron and sleeves, Cerise cap Silvester 30
Nag me
3 9-3 R M H Cowell J-P Guillambert 66/167.00
10 (6) 05 Emerald Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, White cap Barathea's Acclaim 21
Nag me
3 8-12 P R Hedger Dane O'Neill 50/151.00
11 (2) 646 Royal Blue, Orange chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, Orange cap Herecomethegirls 21
Nag me
3 8-12 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 16/117.00
Non runners
6 (7)8-04568Final Drive (IRE)39-3E J CreightonE Creighton55
9 (8)50Bahamian Mouse (IRE)38-12Andrew TurnellKylie Manser

Verdict

There is plenty to recommend ILLUMINATIVE in this maiden and he gets the vote over Classically and Ask The Oracle. John Gosden has already been amongst the winners this month and Illuminative showed enough on his debut, despite running green, to make him the one to beat. He has the benefit of a good draw today and if he can build on his debut run when he was second behind Espero he should take plenty of beating. The horse that finished third in that race, Mr Udagawa, has since been out and won so the form does have a solid look about it. Clasically looks the main danger as he wasn't beaten far back in a maiden last time out. He had previously been a little disappointing in handicap company but he deserves to break his duck and he shouldn't be far away at the finish. Ask The Oracle showed promise on his debut at Wolverhampton when he finished second behind Smart Endeavour. He was no match for the winner that day but he was doing his best work at the finish and this slightly longer trip should suit. Bowsers Beau was well beaten on his debut at Sandown and on that evidence it is hard to see him troubling the judge here. We will stick Illuminative as the one to beat.