Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 18:10 Panoramic Bar & Restaurant Median Auction Maiden Stakes1m 4f

  • Winner £1,638 2nd £484 3rd £242
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 32.39s
  • Off time: 18:10:38
18:10 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kristalette (IRE) 10/11
2nd Astral Flower 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 54 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Ahaazeeg 16
Nag me
3 9-3 J L Dunlop R Hills 14/115.00
2 (2) 333473 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Corres (IRE) 89
Nag me
3 9-3 D R C Elsworth Dane O'Neill 70 6/17.00
3 (7) 7 White, Red hoops, Red cap Hecton Lad (USA) 15
Nag me
3 9-3 J R Best Kieren Fox (5) 100/1101.00
4 (6) 90-6934 White and Royal Blue diamonds, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Polebrook 47
Nag me
3 9-3 J R Jenkins S Sanders 47 100/1101.00
5 (3) 4-23222 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Astral Flower 22
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute R Mullen 73 9/43.25
6 (5) 52 Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap Kristalette (IRE) 23
Nag me
3 8-12 W R Swinburn A Kirby 10/111.91
7 (1) 44-4562 White, Royal Blue disc, armlets and star on cap Santa Margherita 23
Nag me
3 8-12 H J L Dunlop R Hughes 65 25/126.00

Verdict

Ahaazeeg has improved slightly with his first two runs, but winners on the dam's side of the pedigree have come over shorter trips although the sire adds some stamina. Hecton Lad showed little promise on debut to be worth backing on this occasion whilst Santa Margherita was much closer last time and will be looking to build on that improvement. KRISTALETTE is related to plenty of middle-distance winners and is heading the right way with each run so we side with Walter Swinburn's option here, especially as the trainer has a 21% strike-rate here this year. Astral Flower will be a big danger as she handles the Polytrack and has a hat-trick of near misses recently and is from a highly respected yard. Polebrook and Corres are both starting to get the hang of this trip but are too inconsistent to recommend.