Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 16:20 William Hill Winter Festival at Kempton E.b.f. Maiden Stakes6f

  • Winner £3,141 2nd £935 3rd £467 4th £233
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.89s
  • Off time: 16:26:07
16:20 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Guided Missile (IRE) 5/4
2nd Quality Art (USA) 16/1
3rd Whistle On By 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 94 Emerald Green and White (quartered), diabolo on sleeves Captain Noble (IRE) 61
Nag me
2 9-3 P J Makin S Drowne 16/117.00
2 (5) 90 Dark Blue, Grey stars, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Dysios (IRE) 17
Nag me
2 9-3 L M Cumani K Fallon 50/151.00
3 (2) 0 Rose Pink, Navy Blue sleeves, Gold cap Konstantin (IRE) 95
Nag me
2 9-3 M P Tregoning C Catlin 66/167.00
4 (4) Yellow and White (halved), halved sleeves, quartered cap Logans Legend (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 B W Hills William Carson 20/121.00
5 (8) 5 White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Quality Art (USA) 169
Nag me
2 9-3 G L Moore G Baker 16/117.00
6 (9) 46 Yellow, Red hoop, Black sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Rambo Will 48
Nag me
2 9-3 J R Jenkins J Quinn 25/126.00
7 (3) 5 Yellow, Royal Blue sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, striped cap Robin Hoods Bay 10
Nag me
2 9-3 E F Vaughan Dane O'Neill 10/111.00
8 (11) White, Red stars, Black sleeves, White cap, Red star Russian Affair
Nag me
2 9-3 M A Jarvis Jack Mitchell 4/15.00
9 (10) 86 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Steenbok (IRE) 17
Nag me
2 9-3 J H M Gosden William Buick 8/19.00
10 (7) 944 Emerald Green, Red seams, striped sleeves, quartered cap Whistle On By 21
Nag me
2 9-3 B W Hills R Winston 75 8/19.00
11 (6) 4 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Guided Missile (IRE) 29
Nag me
2 8-12 A M Balding J Fortune 5/42.25

Verdict

Whistle On By sets the standard in this maiden after three good efforts in better company but the feeling is that GUIDED MISSILE will only have to improve a little from his debut to get on top. Andrew Balding's runner is related to plenty of sprint winners so there is every chance there should be plenty more progress to come now he knows his job that bit better. Steenbok is well-bred and from top connections but will need more improvement than he's shown so far in a couple of starts while Captain Noble left behind his debut run with an improved effort here last time and should also show more again.