6:50 Kempton (7th September) - Result

A restricted Maiden Auction Stakes over 6f, where racing experience is an advantage.



Hayward Girl hasn't been seen since mid-April, after an encouraging debut at Windsor. This attractive daughter of Bertolini would take all the beating if reproducing that form but there has to be some concerns why she has been absent for so long. Clearly there must have been a injury of some kind, which makes this return all the more difficult to assess. A wide draw is far from ideal, although experience should allow her to sit handy. Robert Eddery has proven himself to be a talented trainer with the few juveniles in his care and considering this filly looks a fair prospect I cannot imagine connections would run her unless fighting fit.

It has been all change for Molamento who failed to land a substantial gamble on debut by the narrowest of margins when owned/trained by Alan McCabe. Richard Green must have liked what he saw and probably paid a pretty penny for this daughter of Elusive City. Now stabled with Gary Moore, I can imagine connections will be expecting a big run in what looks to be a moderate event beyond the favourite. A second to Aquasulis was a fair effort on a turning track on debut and she is likely to appreciate this extra furlong. A fair each way bet, with concerns about the length absence regarding the favourite.

The debutantes will need to be fair types to trouble the leading lights, especially on a turning track, which makes inexperience doubly hard. They are best watched today.

Conclusion: Hayward Girl wouldn't need to show anymore ability than on her debut to make this a winning return. The gamble for those willing to take the short price is whether she is the same horse. Robert Eddery doesn't seem the type of trainer to rush his horses and I cannot imagine that one of his more talented juveniles would be running if not fit and well. I would fancy her to win although the price isn't tempting. Molamento looks a fair each way selection. Gary Moore has a good win and place rate with his fancied juveniles on their second start, which adds to its chances. In ways this seems a strange acquisition for Richard Green and it might just the case this youngster is much better than we have seen.

HCE: 'An easy win from Hayward Girl in a moderate race.'

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