Thursday, March 30, 2023

Magnolia Stakes Preview Kempton (Sat 1st April 2023)

Unibet More Extra Place Races Magnolia Stakes (Listed Race) (Class 1) (4yo+) Winner £28,355 7 runners 1m1f219y Standard To Slow ITV (STALLS Inside)
race conditions  £50,000 guaranteed For  4yo+ Weights  colts & geldings 9st 3lb; fillies 8st 12lb Penalties  after August 31st, 2022, a winner of a Listed race 3lb; of a Group 3 race 5lb; of a Group 1 or Group 2 race 7lb Entries  8 pay £250 Penalty value  1st  £28,355.00 2nd  £10,750.00 3rd  £5,380.00 4th  £2,680.00 5th  £1,345.00 6th  £675.00 

The Magnolia Stakes is a Listed flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Kempton Park over a distance of 1 mile 1 furlong and 219 yards (2,011 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late March or early April. It was switched to Kempton's newly opened all-weather track in 2006. 

From 1994 to 2007 the race took place during the Easter weekend. It is now usually run at a Saturday meeting held either side of Easter

1) FOXES TALES (107) (2) SECRET STATE (107) (3) BELLOCCIO (106)
The Charlie Appleby trained four-year-old  Secret State has been put in very strong favourite, had some decent form on turf last season winning four times, including winning two 12f handicaps at  Ascot & Goodwood ,though probably ran his best race when finishing second in G2 Great Voltiguer at York in August ,however was very disappointing on his final start last season at Ascot in 14F listed contest .Has decent claims on his Great Voltiguer form ,though has obviously had his problems since, having had wind op and also been gelded .Odds around 6-4 look very short for horse that has question marks ,especially on his first start for around six months .
At the prices the Andrew Balding trained five-year-old gelding FOXES TALES looks interesting, after finishing good third in G3 Winter Derby at Lingfield ,though no match for recent Duabi Turf winner Lord North was eyecatching third, finishing very strongly from off the pace .Had some useful form back in 2021 ,winning the G3 Rose Of Lancaster Stakes & finishing close second in G3 Dubai Duty Free at Newbury behind Solid Stone.Lightly raced on the All Weather ,though did finish second here at Kempton on debut .Odds around 11-2 look solid each-way value ,especially with bookmakers paying 3 places in this seven runner contest .

Course Specialist Belloccio has to be respected, having won 3 out 3 here at Kempton ,including winning the 12F Wild Flower Listed Stakes in November ,though has to race under 3lb listed penalty and all his best form has been over further. (0 out 6) over this 10F trip .

Of the others Winter Derby second Tyrrhenian Sea has place claims , though his best form seems to be over mile ,having yet to win over this 10 furlong trip .
0.50 PTS EACH-WAY @ 11-2 BET365* (1/5 ODDS 1-2-3 )
(WINNER SP 5-2 PROFIT +£330.00/3.30PTS )

Photo: Jason C

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