Kempton Park

  • 18:50 Maiden Auction Stakes7f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.39s
  • Off time: 18:54:01
18:50 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tobond (IRE) 14/1
2nd Farleigh 14/1
3rd Charlie Smirke (USA) 9/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (14) Red, Black seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Alternative Choice (USA)
2 9-2 N P Littmoden Kirsty Milczarek 25/126.00
2 (1) LIGHT BLUE, BEIGE star Mister Standfast
2 9-2 J M P Eustace Dane O'Neill 40/141.00
3 (13) Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap Absinthe (IRE)
2 9-1 W R Swinburn I Mongan 7/18.00
4 (10) 02 Light Green, Red star, sleeves and star on cap Charlie Smirke (USA) 15
2 9-0 G L Moore G Baker 9/43.25
5 (4) 0 Yellow, Black diamond and sleeves, Red cap Co Dependent (USA) 113
2 9-0 J A Osborne S W Kelly 16/117.00
6 (7) 35 Orange, light green diamonds on sleeves, black cap     Confucius Captain (IRE) 14
2 9-0 J R Boyle P Cosgrave 9/25.50
7 (8) 5 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean's Minstrel 95
2 9-0 J Ryan J M O'Dwyer 6/17.00
8 (12) 6 Dark Blue, White cross belts, checked sleeves and cap Strathcal 37
2 8-13 H Morrison R Havlin 25/126.00
9 (9) 7 Grey, Emerald Green inverted triangle, sleeves and cap Tobond (IRE) 37
2 8-10 M Botti Andrea Atzeni (7) 14/115.00
10 (2) Pink, Purple disc, Purple cap Timbaa (USA)
2 8-9 Rae Guest C Catlin 50/151.00
11 (6) 9 Yellow, Black chevron, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star Nala (USA) 55
2 8-8 J R Best S J Drowne (ex2) 50/151.00
12 (11) Grey, Red seams, hooped sleeves, White cap Thaumatology (USA)
2 8-8 M Botti J Quinn 10/111.00
13 (5) Light Green, Brown cross belts and armlets Farleigh
2 8-5 A M Balding Greg Fairley (5) 14/115.00
Non runners
14 (3)00Miss Jodarah (USA)28-5J R BestM Halford


Marco Botti won this race last year and it might be worth taking a chance on his newcomer THAUMATOLOGY, who is taken to get the better of Charlie Smirke and Absinthe. It will be no surprise to see this go to a newcomer and the selection is a well-bred filly. She has a good draw and a dirt pedigree so she should handle the track, so if the market speaks in her favour then it could pay to take the hint. Charlie Smirke looks the best of those with racecourse experience and he only found Spring Of Fame too good at Lingfield last time. He looks to be going the right way and he has a decent draw so he should go well. Absinthe catches the eye on breeding and this colt is worth noting in the market, but the yard have only got a fair strike-rate with their juveniles this season. Confucius Captain wasn't disgraced in a a better race than this at Sandown last time and he still ran a bit green so there should be more to come.