Kempton Park

  • 20:00 Conference & Events DDR 39/Head Maiden Stakes1m 4f

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.39s
  • Off time: 20:01:41
20:00 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hamelin (IRE) 11/8
2nd My Direction 11/4
3rd Diamond Mine 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 4 Red, White chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap, White diamond Alpetetim 19
4 10-0 W S Kittow Martin Lane 66/167.00
2 (11) Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Balder Succes (FR) 167
Beaten Favourite
5 10-0 A King F Sweeney 8/19.00
3 (10) 4 Yellow, Emerald Green diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green seams Mr Burbidge 12
5 10-0 b N P Mulholland D C Costello 100/1101.00
4 (12) Purple, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Purple cap, Yellow diamond Rhinestone Rebel (IRE) 492
7 10-0 P W Hiatt William Carson 100/1101.00
5 (4) Black, white spots, red sleeves and cap Sir Tyto (IRE) 87
5 10-0 P J Makin S J Drowne 100/1101.00
6 (9) 9 Dark blue and white stripes, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, white star Cardinal Pioneer (TUR) 23
3 9-5 C Hills S Sanders 66/167.00
7 (13) 7 Beige, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Diamond Mine 11
3 9-5 L M Cumani Kirsty Milczarek 20/121.00
8 (5) 99 Royal blue and white check, royal blue sleeves Gentlemax (FR) 17
3 9-5 A P Jarvis Michael J M Murphy (3) 40/141.00
9 (6) 75 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Hamelin (IRE) 128
3 9-5 Lady Cecil R Hughes 11/82.38
10 (3) 2 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond My Direction 10
3 9-5 M Johnston L Morris 11/43.75
11 (7) Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Robertson (IRE)
3 9-5 J R Fanshawe F Tylicki 16/117.00
12 (14) MAROON Shanti
3 9-5 M L W Bell A Kirby 12/113.00
13 (1) 275570 White, dark blue diamonds on sleeves Three Choirs (IRE) 29
3 9-0 W Stone Robert Tart (3) 60 33/134.00
14 (2) 4 Royal blue Waha (IRE) 17
3 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor Ahmed Ajtebi 8/19.00

Verdict

Hamelin had three subsequent winners ahead of him when fifth at Goodwood in May. But he hasn't raced since and MY DIRECTION has the more recent form. The latter went close on the Polytrack at Lingfield on his recent debut and is preferred to others having only their second start in Waha and Diamond Mine. Prolific winning hurdler Balder Succes makes his belated debut on the Flat while Robertson and especially Shanti, a half-brother to dual Oaks heroine Sariska, are newcomers worth noting.