Leicester

  • 15:10 British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Reference Point Maiden Stakes7f 9y

  • Winner £4,334 2nd £1,290 3rd £645 4th £322
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.71s
  • Off time: 15:11:13
15:10 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Afaal (USA) 14/1
2nd Fourth Of June (IRE) 17/2
3rd Flaxen Flare (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 9 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Afaal (USA) 46
2 9-0 W J Haggas T P O'Shea 14/115.00
2 (3) 5 White, light blue epaulets Aim Higher 103
2 9-0 J H M Gosden N Mackay 15/28.50
3 (15) 00 White, red cross of lorraine, red and white chevrons on sleeves, red cap Awesome Rock (IRE) 12
2 9-0 Louise Best J F McDonald 200/1201.00
4 (6) 60 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Charley's Mount (IRE) 24
2 9-0 B J Meehan S W Kelly 33/134.00
5 (5) Light blue and white stripes, hooped sleeves, white cap, light blue star Combat Rock (IRE)
2 9-0 J Hughes F Sweeney 150/1151.00
6 (13) Dark Green, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green armlets, Dark Green cap Dakota Canyon (IRE)
2 9-0 R A Fahey D Nolan 25/126.00
7 (7) Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap Flaxen Flare (IRE)
2 9-0 A M Balding J Fortune 40/141.00
8 (8) 6 MAUVE Fourth Of June (IRE) 25
2 9-0 E A L Dunlop T G McLaughlin 17/29.50
9 (10) 07 Grey, Red stars, armlets and cap Gone To Ground 18
2 9-0 J Gask S J Drowne 200/1201.00
10 (14) 2 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Kaafel (IRE) 24
2 9-0 C Hills R Hills 4/51.80
11 (12) 64R Beige, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Kiwayu 8
2 9-0 L M Cumani Andrea Atzeni 40/141.00
12 (11) 44 Royal blue Light Burst (USA) 12
2 9-0 M Al Zarooni R Hughes 9/110.00
13 (9) 7 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Moataz (USA) 8
2 9-0 M Johnston S De Sousa 40/141.00
14 (1) Royal blue, white epaulets, pink cap Mokbil (IRE)
2 9-0 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 20/121.00
15 (2) 5 Black and Orange (halved), Orange sleeves, Black armlets, Black and Orange check cap Peak Storm 123
2 9-0 J Gallagher Martin Lane 150/1151.00
Non runners
16 (16)358022Verse Of Love29-0P D EvansGraham Gibbons71

Verdict

Luca Cumani won this with the talented-but-temperamental Naqshabban last year and Kiwayu doesn't look the most straightforward either as he ran off the track at Windsor last week. KAAFEL looks the safer option after a promising second on his debut at Newbury last month and he gets the nod. Verse Of Love has had plenty of chances and Light Burst has looked ordinary so far, but better is expected from Fourth Of June and Aim Higher on only their second starts. Flaxen Flare and Dakota Canyon are related to winners and are newcomers to note.