Sparks Innovation Fund / British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Maiden Stakes 6f

  • (2yo, 6f, Class 5, 11 runners)
  • Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 13.99s
  • Off time: 18:01:05
Full result
Result 18:00 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 About Turn 5/2f
2nd 5 Exceeder 7/2
3rd 9 Steele Ranger 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1)
Royal blue About Turn
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor M Barzalona 5/2f
2 (7) 6
Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Aya's Gift 22
  • T:Ed Walker
  • J:T McLaughlin
  • Form: 6
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 Ed Walker T McLaughlin 40/1
3 (8)
Lime Green Buy And Sell
  • T:E S Mcmahon
  • J:S M Levey
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 E S Mcmahon S M Levey 33/1
4 (4) 86
Purple, Yellow striped sleeves and cap Dont Have It Then 17
  • T:W J Musson
  • J:T P Queally
  • Form: 86
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 W J Musson T P Queally 12/1
5 (5) 22
Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Exceeder 19
  • T:M Botti
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 22
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 M Botti S De Sousa 7/2
6 (10) 0
Grey, red seams, grey cap Fiftyshadesfreed (IRE) 30
  • T:George Baker
  • J:Dane O'Neill
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 George Baker Dane O'Neill 50/1
7 (9) 5
White, maroon spots on sleeves Headlong (IRE) 25
  • T:B J Meehan
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 B J Meehan K Fallon 7/2
9 (3) 4
Pink, emerald green epaulets and armlets, emerald green and pink hooped cap Steele Ranger 49
  • T:P W Chapple-Hyam
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 P W Chapple-Hyam William Buick 7/2
10 (6)
White, purple armlets, purple cap Stella Clavisque (IRE)
  • T:B J Meehan
  • J:N Callan
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 B J Meehan N Callan 50/1
11 (2)
Emerald Green and Canary (quartered) Picanight
  • T:Eve Johnson Houghton
  • J:J P Fahy
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 Eve Johnson Houghton J P Fahy 25/1
12 (12)
Dark Green, Light Green sleeves, Pink cap Symphony Of Pearls
  • T:D Burchell
  • J:R Powell
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 D Burchell R Powell (3) 100/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
8 (11) 8
Musical Comedy 38
  • Nag Me
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 8
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 95 Richard Hannon Non Runner NR

In depth

Verdict

EXCEEDER has the best form in the book despite finishing well behind the winner when runner-up at Yarmouth. He'd gone close on his debut at Nottingham before that and a repeat should be enough to hold off the attentions of Dont Have It Then. The latter wasn't beaten that far when sixth at Windsor and is preferred to the likes of Steel Ranger and Headlong. Jockey bookings suggest the latter is first choice ahead of stablemate and newcomer Stella Clavisque but the Godolphin debutant About Turn is out of a prolific mare and any strong support for him could prove significant.

Formwatch

Musical Comedy 12-1 (9-5) Prominent, pushed along 3f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 10l behind Jallota (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.

About Turn Pivotal colt out of Doctor's Glory.

Exceeder 6-1 (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden and readily outpaced 2f out, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Ertijaal (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.

Steele Ranger 10-1 (9-5) In touch, headway over 2f out, effort and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 8l behind Toormore (9-5) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.

Stella Clavisque (IRE) Camacho colt out of Grand Baie.

Aya's Gift 16-1 (9-5) Started slowly, held up in rear, plugged on final furlong, no danger, 6th of 11, 13l behind Hiking (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.

Dont Have It Then 100-1 (9-5) Mid-division, hedaway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, not much room 1f out, stayed on same pace, 6th of 13, 3l behind Rizal Park (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.

Fiftyshadesfreed (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 15, 17l behind Intermath (9-5) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Jun.

Buy And Sell Captain Rio colt out of Balance The Books.

Headlong (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, effort 2f out, soon outpaced, stayed on well, never able to challenge, 5th of 8, 8l behind Figure Of Speech (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.

Picanight Piccolo filly out of Midnight Fling.

Symphony Of Pearls Lucarno filly out of Echostar.