Kempton Park

  • 18:20 British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes 7f

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
  • Going: Standard / Slow
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.48s
  • Off time: 18:27:51
18:20 Kempton Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cressida 9/2
2nd Wasaayef (IRE) 3/1
3rd Banmi (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) 03 Yellow, Red and Yellow halved sleeves, Red and Yellow quartered cap Banmi (IRE) 14
2 9-0 Mohamed Moubarak Seamus Cronin (5) 14/115.00
2 (6) Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Cressida
2 9-0 J H M Gosden R Havlin 9/25.50
3 (2) EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW striped sleeves, hooped cap Divine Connection
2 9-0 J G Portman Rob Hornby 16/117.00
4 (1) White, Black seams, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star Dramatista (IRE)
2 9-0 Archie Watson L Morris 11/43.75
5 (7) 0 Mauve, Pink chevron and sleeves, hooped cap Lily Bonnette 48
2 9-0 Miss J Feilden Sophie Ralston (5) 125/1126.00
6 (8) 55 Royal blue, large yellow spots, yellow sleeves, royal blue armlets and spots on yellow cap Ride And Prejudice 58
2 9-0 Miss J Feilden S B Kirrane (7) 125/1126.00
7 (4) Royal blue, white seams, diamonds on sleeves and cap Wasaayef (IRE)
2 9-0 J H M Gosden Dane O'Neill 3/14.00
8 (3) 82 Black and Yellow diamonds, Black sleeves, Yellow cap Willa 8
2 9-0 R Hannon P J Dobbs 2/13.00

Verdict

Willa was still beaten over four lengths when runner-up at Newbury but Banmi caught the eye with a late surge for third at Chelmsford last time. However, John Gosden runs a couple of well-bred newcomers and one of them may prove good enough. Cressida is a sister to a Grade 3 winner in the US but the 580,000gns filly WASAAYEF is just preferred as a half-sister to winning stablemate Whimbrel. Dramatista is also related to winners and preferred to Divine Connection of the other newcomers.