Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 20:20 Groomed To Perfection, The Kia Soul Maiden Stakes6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.91s
  • Off time: 20:20:40
20:20 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zegna (IRE) 7/4
2nd Ajjaadd (USA) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 643-2 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star Ajjaadd (USA) 34
Nag me
3 9-3 T E Powell S Drowne 72 7/42.75
3 (4) 2347 MAUVE Major Lawrence (IRE) 44
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-3 J Noseda R Hughes 72 11/43.75
4 (6) 523-2 Grey Zegna (IRE) 23
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-3 B Smart T Eaves 70 7/42.75
5 (2) 907 Dark Blue and Light Blue (quartered), chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap Clever Omneya (USA) 42
Nag me
3 8-12 J R Jenkins Martin Lane (3) 44 50/151.00
6 (8) 099000 Red, Mauve epaulets and star on cap Lady Dinsdale (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 8-12 b1 T Keddy L P Keniry 37 66/167.00
8 (3) 754 Dark Blue, Grey diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Suzi's Dancer 62
Nag me
3 8-12 H J Collingridge Jack Mitchell 55 14/115.00
Non runners
2 (7)403993Chosen Son (IRE)39-3P J O'gormanD Holland58
7 (1)727256Nativity38-12J L SpearingJ Dean55

Verdict

On paper there's little between the three principles but our preference is for ZEGNA ahead of Major Lawrence and Ajjaad. Brian Smart's gelding had been off the track for over a year before making his all-weather debut in November and ran with distinct promise in taking second. Providing the horse builds on that effort and doesn't regress he should have a really solid chance of going one better here, especially if settling better under Tom Eaves which can be expected with the freshness taken out of him by that last run. Ajjaad has a similar profile to our selection in that he too returned from a lengthy absence to take second last time and is having just his fifth racecourse outing here. That second last time was at Lingfield over five and the horse will surely improve for today's sixth furlong and therefore rates a very real danger to our pick ¿ indeed it is hard to separate them. Major Lawrence must put behind him a very disappointing outing when last seen in October. Jeremy Noseda's colt has started no bigger than 11/4 in four attempts to date and has shown real promise more than once but is becoming frustrating and expensive to follow and looks worth opposing on value grounds despite also having leading form claims. The aforementioned three look to have this between them but if anything is to emerge from the pack it might be Chosen Son who has plenty of solid placed efforts to his name, or Suzi's Dancer who is unexposed but might find six furlongs here a little sharp. Only three that can be given serious chances and whilst separating them isn't easy we've just sided with Zegna.