Today's racecards

Kempton Park

  • 18:30 Indesit We Work, Horse Play Maiden Auction Stakes 7f

  • Winner £2,131 2nd £815 3rd £405 4th £195
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.42s
  • Off time: 18:31:24
18:30 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sagramor 5/2
2nd Mattoral 2/1
3rd Alshazah 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 065 Royal Blue, Maroon sash and star on cap Alshazah 21
Nag me
2 9-1 B R Millman I Mongan 79 7/18.00
2 (10) 8 Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Joe Le Taxi (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 9-1 M Johnston Greg Fairley 16/117.00
3 (6) 0 White, black cap Face Value 13
Nag me
2 9-0 B J Meehan S W Kelly 12/113.00
4 (1) 650 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star Go 13
Nag me
2 8-13 Richard Hannon Dane O'Neill 60 20/121.00
5 (4) 5 Pink, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue cap Mattoral 13
Nag me
2 8-13 P J Makin S Sanders 2/13.00
6 (8) 4 Orange, Royal Blue disc, White and Royal Blue striped sleeves and cap Benidorm 32
Nag me
2 8-11 A J Mccabe N Callan 8/19.00
7 (7) 07 Red, White disc, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Special Endeavour (IRE) 13
Nag me
2 8-10 W R Muir Jim Crowley 18/119.00
8 (9) 760 Emerald green, pink star, striped sleeves and cap Rum Sun N Sand (USA) 15
Nag me
2 8-9 C Hills P Dobbs 48 66/167.00
9 (2) 52 Emerald Green, Light Blue seams, Emerald Green cap Sagramor 49
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 8-9 H Morrison S Drowne 5/23.50
10 (5) 0 BLACK, RED striped sleeves, check cap Notify 48
Nag me
2 8-5 P R Chamings C Catlin 40/141.00

Verdict

MATTORAL ran green enough on debut but got the hang of things nicely late-on and may well find enough improvement to win at the second time of asking. Peter Makin's colt should go well over this trip at this age and is a sporting alternative to likely market leaders Sagramor and Alshazah. The former showed some improvement at Salisbury over this trip last time and with more likely to come he has to be short-list material, while the latter put up his best run to date over course and distance when a 66-1 shot and on that evidence he should be involved. Joe Le Taxi was hanging on his Ayr debut so a step up in trip and change of direction might favour him.