Kempton Park

  • 15:20 BetVictor Cheltenham Festival Antepost Pioneers Median Auction Maiden Stakes1m

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
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  • Surface: Polytrack

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (5) 3 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Aryal 16
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-8 M Johnston J Fanning 1001
2 (7) White, black cap Continental Divide (IRE)
Nag me
3 8-8 J A Osborne D Sweeney 1001
3 (6) 926- Black, white chevron, black sleeves, white stars, black cap, white star Great Demeanor (USA) 44
Nag me
3 8-8 v1 D R C Elsworth L P Keniry 75 1001
5 (3) 3- DARK BLUE, WHITE stars, WHITE and RED hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Rouge Nuage (IRE) 32
Nag me
3 8-8 C Allen Martin Dwyer 1001
6 (4) Black, red chevron, black sleeves, red spots, red cap Nadmah
Nag me
3 8-3 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 1001
7 (2) 0- ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW diamonds, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, RED cap Royal Barge (IRE) 86
Nag me
3 8-3 Eve Johnson Houghton L Morris 1001
Non runners
4 (1)Lignum Vitae38-8R A FaheyNon Runner

Verdict

An intriguing maiden with some very nicely-bred newcomers taking on experienced rivals. Great Demeanor and will probably be suited by this longer trip while Rouge Nuage made a promising start here in December when he stayed on strongly after missing the break. ARYAL came up against two more experienced rivals when making his debut here earlier this month and ran green at a crucial stage. With that under his belt he'll take some beating though both Lignum Vitae, who is a half-brother to six winners, and the filly Nadmah, who should stay much further than this, are worth noting in the betting.