Astern and El Divino dead heat in Kindergarten Stakes

April 2, 2016

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Astern and El Divino dead heat in Kindergarten Stakes

The first day of ‘The Championships’ started off in sensational style with Astern and El  Divino dead heating for first in the opening race on the program, the Group 3 $200,000 Widden Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) at Randwick today.

Astern, blue colours, and El Divino, white and green, dead heat in the Kindergarten Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Astern, blue colours, and El Divino, white and green, dead heat in the Kindergarten Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

The $2.15 favourite Astern had a tough run three and four wide for most of the trip and tried valiantly to overhaul El Divino ($4.60) in the straight but the judge couldn’t split the pair on the line.

The Bjorn Baker trained Geneteau, a $51 outsider, battled on for third after setting the pace.

Both jockeys, James McDonald on Astern and Blake Shinn on El Divino couldn’t split the the colts either and were happy to share the major prize.

“I am happy to take a draw,” McDonald said immediately after the race and Shinn said the same.

Trainer Gai Waterhouse has a very big opinion of El Divino and is tipping the half brother to super mare Winx to be a Group 1 winner in the future.

“He is a very very special colt,” Waterhouse said.

“He is related to Winx who will start the short priced favourite in the Doncaster and probably win it with a leg in the air.”

“This is a Group 1 horse. This is a very very exciting horse.”

Astern was coming off a disappointing run in the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill a fortnight ago when eleventh after jumping from the outside alley and trainer John O’Shea wanted to give him another Autumn run.

“He just had an interrupted prep going into the Slipper and we felt that five months in the paddock going into the Spring was not what he needed so he came here today and looked in great order,” O’Shea said.
“The run never panned out for him.”

Kindergarten Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 3 EL DIVINO Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 5 56.5kg $4.60
1 1 ASTERN John O’Shea James McDonald 9 56.5kg $2.15F
3 9 GENETEAU Bjorn Baker Damian Lane 3.5L 2 54.5kg $51
4 7 ALLITERATE Pat Farrell Tommy Berry 4.2L 3 54.5kg $12
5 4 HOSTWIN LEGEND Gary Moore Zac Purton 4.9L 4 56.5kg $21
6 2 LIONHEARTED David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Hugh Bowman 5.9L 8 56.5kg $6.50
7 6 MOOSHAKISSA Peter & Paul Snowden Damien Oliver 6.7L 7 54.5kg $9.50
8 10 LET’S DREAM BIG Lee Curtis Ms Winona Costin (a) 7.3L 6 54.5kg $101
9 5 PRINCE CHABAL Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 9.4L 1 56.5kg $101

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Pierata heads up final field f...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fan...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fancies hoping for middle of the field barriers

Connections of the two favourites for the 2018 $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 K...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 Kingston Town Classic

Prominent Perth owner Bob Peters has four runners to try to give him his fifth...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field