Kempton Park

  • 18:50 BetVictor Back of The Net Offer Maiden Stakes6f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.03s
  • Off time: 18:50:31
18:50 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Merletta 11/8
2nd Potentate (IRE) 4/5


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) Beige, dark blue seams and sleeves, quartered cap Celestial Knight
2 9-5 J R Fanshawe S W Kelly 20/121.00
2 (5) DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Crafted (IRE)
2 9-5 M Johnston J Fanning 20/121.00
3 (6) 00 Black, Light Blue armlets Excedo Praecedo 14
2 9-5 Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 50/151.00
4 (2) Red, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets Monsieur Lavene (IRE)
2 9-5 R Mills Kieren Fox 66/167.00
5 (7) 2 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Potentate (IRE) 8
2 9-5 R Hannon R Hughes 4/51.80
7 (4) 6442 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Merletta 41
2 9-0 J Noseda R L Moore 97 11/82.38
Non runners
6 (1)Sir Robert Cheval29-5M BottiMartin Harley


With a rating of 97 after finishing fourth in the Lowther at York, MERLETTA was expected to open her account at Haydock last month. She found one too good in Coral Mist as it turned out, but that defeat now looks better in hindsight as the latter went on to land a Group 3 race. Jeremy Noseda's filly is hard to oppose in this with only Potentate looking a possible challenger of those with experience and the newcomers will need to be above average. Celestial Knight is preferred of those ahead of Crafted and Sir Robert Cheval.