Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 15:25 Williamhill.com Magnolia Stakes 1m 2f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 5.90s
  • Off time: 15:26:14
15:25 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st South Easter (IRE) 13/8
2nd Safari Sunup (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 96-2121 Dark Blue, Pink stars, armlets and stars on cap December Draw (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 W J Knight Hayley Turner 96 9/110.00
2 (4) 66614-3 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Heliodor (USA) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-13 Richard Hannon R Hughes 105 11/26.50
3 (2) 233230- ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW diamonds, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, RED cap Safari Sunup (IRE) 140
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 P Winkworth Jim Crowley 97 20/121.00
4 (6) 216- Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap South Easter (IRE) 281
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-13 t1 W J Haggas Liam Jones 105 13/82.62
5 (5) 632-222 Pink, Black epaulets, hooped sleeves and star on cap Suits Me 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 T P Tate D Holland 106 7/42.75
6 (3) 114210- Emerald green, white sash, emerald green and yellow checked sleeves, white cap Honimiere (IRE) 162
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-8 G A Swinbank P McDonald 94 20/121.00

Verdict

The smallest field in the four runnings of this race and the vote is given to top-rated HELIODOR ahead of Suits Me and South Easter. Richard Hannon's colt made a pleasing comeback when third to Buxton in a Listed race here earlier in the month. That should have brought him on plenty and this proven course winner is fancied to make the most of these terms. December Draw has had a profitable winter, winning most recently at Wolverhampton. So far his form at this track doesn't quite match up but he has not had many chances. Safari Sunup flopped in the November handicap when last seen but he is rated better than that and he ran well behind Charm School here last September. South Easter was once spoken about as a Derby horse but his three-year-old season didn't quite pan out like that. He has the ability to be better than this grade and must go close if he has trained on and is fit and raring to go. Suits Me is a gutsy front-runner who continues to hold his form well. He doesn't know how to run a bad race and this course and distance winner must not be given his own way out in front or he will have them in trouble. Honomiere completes the field and is already a valuable horse. She progressed well last season and may just have found it one race too many when below par at Newmarket in October. It's interesting that connections keep her in training and she should not be underestimated. A cracking little race, but preference is for Heliodor.