Today's racecards

Maisons-Laffitte

  • 13:30 Prix Robert Papin 5f 102y

  • Winner €74,100 2nd €28,600 3rd €13,650 4th €9,100
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 13:32:20
13:30 Maisons-Laffitte Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kool Kompany (IRE) 9/4
2nd Strath Burn 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 13 White body, green hoop, white arms, red armlets, white cap Lehaim (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 M Nigge T Bachelot 28/129.00
2 (1) 1 Cherry, Black check cap Strath Burn 17
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 C Hills J P Spencer 8/19.00
3 (3) 111 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Kool Kompany (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 Richard Hannon R Hughes 111 9/43.25
4 (4) 2111 Yellow body, white arms, yellow cap Goken (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 H A Pantall F Veron 11/102.10
5 (2) 2 Green body, rose epaulettes, white arms, rose cap South Bank (USA) 24
Nag me
2 8-12 Mme C Head-Maarek C Soumillon 4/15.00

Verdict

Charlie Hills' colt Strath Burn made an impressive debut at Newbury and is thrown in at the deep-end here. South Bank finished runner-up in a Listed race at Deauville on her introduction and is obviously well regarded, but it should pay to stick with the proven Group form. Goken beat Lehaim easily enough to land a Group 3 at Chantilly last month and another bold bid is expected from him, but KOOL KOMPANY hasn't stopped improving yet. He got back on track after a blip at Ascot with a Group 2 victory at the Curragh and Richard Hannon's charge should have too much for these.