Kempton Park

  • 16:05 BetVictor.com Maiden Stakes7f

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.73s
  • Off time: 16:05:51
16:05 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Crystal Lake (IRE) 11/2
2nd Zerfaal 6/5
3rd Knockroon 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) 7/4- Dark blue, large yellow spots Lawmans Thunder 236
4 10-0 I Mohammed Tim Clark (5) 33/134.00
2 (8) 09- Red, yellow panel, yellow chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap Company Secretary (USA) 192
3 8-13 J Hughes B A Curtis 66/167.00
3 (4) 62- Brown, Turquoise Blue sleeves and cap Crystal Lake (IRE) 151
3 8-13 R M Beckett R Kingscote 11/26.50
4 (7) 6- Maroon, Grey armlets, Grey cap Knockroon 244
3 8-13 A M Balding L P Keniry 9/25.50
5 (1) Purple, Red star, Red cap More Beau (USA)
3 8-13 E A L Dunlop P Aspell 25/126.00
6 (6) 95- Black, yellow and black halved sleeves, yellow cap, black star War Spirit 217
3 8-13 R Hannon S M Levey 3/14.00
7 (2) 6- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Zerfaal 225
3 8-13 J H M Gosden N Mackay 6/52.20
8 (3) 05- Red, Yellow stripe, chevrons on sleeves Sweet Cherry (IRE) 115
3 8-8 J Hughes J Quinn 33/134.00

Verdict

War Spirit had a couple of subsequent winners ahead of him when fifth at Newmarket in August and should be thereabouts. ZERFAAL made his racecourse debut at Newbury in the same month, running green before finishing sixth. A brother to 2000 Guineas hero Makfi, John Gosden's charge may well come good in this. Crystal Lake is another to consider on his second at Wolverhampton while Knockroon may improve for the step up in distance. More Beau makes his debut and any strong support could prove significant.