Kempton Park

  • 16:20 European Breeders' Fund Maiden Fillies' Stakes1m

  • Winner £3,076 2nd £915 3rd £457 4th £228
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 42.07s
  • Off time: 16:20:31
16:20 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wafeira 4/1
2nd Choral 16/1
3rd Poplin 13/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (12) 65 Mauve, White stars Bonita Star 10
2 9-0 M R Channon A Munro 8/19.00
3 (6) 65 Yellow, white epaulets Choral 9
2 9-0 R Hannon P Hills (3) 16/117.00
4 (11) Royal blue Cool Wind (IRE)
2 9-0 M Al Zarooni Ahmed Ajtebi 7/18.00
5 (2) 8 Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Dolcezza (IRE) 23
2 9-0 B J Meehan Louis Beuzelin (3) 25/126.00
6 (7) DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Handicraft (IRE)
2 9-0 M Johnston Greg Fairley 25/126.00
7 (10) 9 Royal Blue, Yellow hollow box, Yellow cap Magical Flower 25
2 9-0 W J Knight L Dettori 9/25.50
8 (3) 08 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Memory Lane 10
2 9-0 Sir Mark Prescott S Sanders 50/151.00
10 (4) 934 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Opera Dancer 25
2 9-0 S Kirk L P Keniry 79 9/25.50
11 (14) 3 Beige, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Poplin 25
2 9-0 L M Cumani K Fallon 13/27.50
12 (1) 4 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Set To Music (IRE) 16
2 9-0 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 6/17.00
14 (8) 04 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Wafeira 75
Beaten Favourite
2 9-0 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 4/15.00
Non runners
1 (9)0Be Amazing (IRE)29-0D R LaniganT E Durcan
9 (5)5New River (IRE)29-0R HannonJ Fortune
13 (13)55Storm Tide29-0G d BlakeDane O'Neill


From a good draw POPLIN gets the vote in this potentially decent maiden. Luca Cumani's filly took an age to understand what was required on her debut over six but should leave that behind now upped to a mile, as she's bred to get 1m2f in time. The fact that she still holds a Fillies' Mile entry is evidence of the regard in which she's held and we fancy Poplin to get the better of Set To Music. Michael Bell's charge was described as "above average" by Eddie Ahern after he guided her to fourth on debut and, providing she gets cover, a better effort is expected as she too is in the Fillies' Mile. New River wasn't far behind Set To Music on debut and could feasibly improve past her, while Dolcezza may do better with time and so might Be Amazing. Cool Wind is out of a debut winner and needs a market check along with Handicraft, although the fact that Dettori rides Magical Flower suggests we may not see the best of the Johnston newcomer today.