bet365 Feilden Stakes
|Listed, Newmarket 15:00
3yo fillies only,
1m 1f, Class 1
|Tuesday 16th April 2019|
1 Kick On 2/1
2 Walkinthesand 14/1
3 Boerhan 13/2
6 ran NR: Spanish Mission Distances: nk, 4½l, 1l
Time: 1m 51.16s (slow by 3.36s)
Kick On wins for John Gosden and Oisin Murphy in the Qatar Racing silks
John Gosden’s Kick On won a maiden at Newmarket that worked out extremely well before stepping up to Group One company at Doncaster, where he finished sixth behind Magna Grecia in the Futurity Trophy.
Representing the connections who enjoyed such success last year with Roaring Lion, Oisin Murphy seemed keen to grab the rail and was able to dictate matters on the 2-1 shot.
With Aidan O’Brien’s Western Australia a disappointing fifth and Kadar under pressure from some way out, it was left to Richard Hannon’s lightly-raced Walkinthesand to throw down a challenge.
Having his third start, the runner-up came out of the race with plenty of credit, but went down by a neck.
Gosden said: “In the Group One at Doncaster over a mile he finished out nicely. I wanted to run him here and it was a good performance.
“The jockey is talking about the French 2000 Guineas and we will possibly look at that with him.”
Hannon was more than satisfied with Walkinthesand’s effort, but feels he could now excel over middle distances.
He said: “He obviously need a trip now and he has got a few nice entries. I’m delighted with him and he has run a super race. We will see where we go from here.
“He is in the Dante and French Derby and things like that. He was just a bit out on his own and it appears today you want to be next to that rail.
“When he has worked, he has always not worked the best of the group. He has always worked like he wants a trip and a lot of good horses do that. He keeps finding a bit.”
bet365 Feilden Stakes (Listed)
£40,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 1f, Class 1,
Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
|Pos||Draw||Dist||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||(5)||Kick On 2/1||Oisin Murphy
|J H M Gosden||3|
|2nd||(1)||nk||Walkinthesand (IRE) 14/1||Tom Marquand
|3rd||(2)||4½||Boerhan 13/2||James Doyle
|W J Haggas||3|
|4th||(7)||1||Kadar (USA) 7/1||D Tudhope
|K R Burke||3|
|5th||(4)||6||Western Australia (IRE) 6/4f||R L Moore
|A P O'Brien||3|
|6th||(3)||10||I'll Have Another (IRE) 16/1||S De Sousa
|NR||(6)||Spanish Mission (USA)||J P Spencer
|D M Simcock||3|