18:35 Epsom Downs 12 Jul 2018

Caswell Firesafe Handicap (Class 5) (3YO only)

Winner £4,528 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: Low

2

1m 2f 17y

Good to Firm (Good in places)

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
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Data quality73%
Position
1 (4)
140121
iT
Silver, tassel on cap (Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum)

Juneau (IRE) (ex6)  6 

b f Dubawi - Snow Rose (Elusive Quality)

3 10-2
83
3 10-2
83

7/2, career best when winning handicap at Haydock (10.2f, good to firm) 6 days ago, suited by way race developed. Carries penalty. Thriving on busy spell and likely to give another good account.

7/2, career best when winning handicap at Haydock (10.2f, good to firm) 6 days ago, suited by way race developed. Carries penalty. Thriving on busy spell and likely to give another good account.

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Juneau Score: 326

2 (6)
375
iT
Mauve, white halved sleeves (Mr Y Nasib)

Yayoon 14 

ch c Dawn Approach - Assabiyya (Cape Cross)

3 9-7 v1
74
3 9-7 v1
74

Thrice-raced maiden. 12/1, fifth of 7 in minor event at Nottingham (8.3f, firm) 14 days ago. Up in trip. Visor on 1st time. Makes handicap debut. Needs to improve.

Thrice-raced maiden. 12/1, fifth of 7 in minor event at Nottingham (8.3f, firm) 14 days ago. Up in trip. Visor on 1st time. Makes handicap debut. Needs to improve.

Yayoon Score: 400

2
3 (8)
408-373
iT
Emerald green, red stars, emerald green sleeves (D M James, Steve Jenkins & Partner)

Metatrons Cube (IRE)  44 

b g Artie Schiller - Quiet Down (Quiet American)

3 9-6
73
3 9-6
73

Good third of 8 in handicap (17/2) at Lingfield (12f, AW) 44 days ago, well positioned. Turf form not so strong.

Good third of 8 in handicap (17/2) at Lingfield (12f, AW) 44 days ago, well positioned. Turf form not so strong.

Metatrons Cube Score: 350

4 (1)
0-553
iT
Emerald green, yellow stripe, yellow cap (Thurloe Thoroughbreds Xl)

Bossiney Bay (IRE)  25 

b f Camelot - Ursula Minor (Footstepsinthesand)

3 9-6
73
3 9-6
73

Lightly-raced maiden. Creditable third of 6 in minor event at Doncaster (10.2f, good to firm, 7/1) 25 days ago. Makes handicap debut. More required.

Lightly-raced maiden. Creditable third of 6 in minor event at Doncaster (10.2f, good to firm, 7/1) 25 days ago. Makes handicap debut. More required.

Bossiney Bay Score: 356

5 (7)
256-277
iT
White, red seams, red and white quartered cap (Hp Racing Royal Household)

Royal Household 32 

b g Camacho - Dusting (Acclamation)

3 9-6
73
3 9-6
73

Seventh of 9 in handicap (11/1) at Goodwood (7f, good) 32 days ago. Significantly up in trip. First run for yard after leaving Richard Hannon.

Seventh of 9 in handicap (11/1) at Goodwood (7f, good) 32 days ago. Significantly up in trip. First run for yard after leaving Richard Hannon.

Royal Household Score: 367

4
6 (5)
233442
iT
Red, white epaulets, diabolo on sleeves (Berkshire Parts & Panels Ltd)

Berkshire Spirit 9 

gr c Mastercraftsman - Rebecca Rolfe (Pivotal)

3 8-13
66
3 8-13
66

Still looking for first win. 3/1, second of 3 in handicap at Brighton (9.9f, good to firm) 9 days ago. Has good chance on form.

Still looking for first win. 3/1, second of 3 in handicap at Brighton (9.9f, good to firm) 9 days ago. Has good chance on form.

Berkshire Spirit Score: 451

1
7 (2)
459751
iT
White, royal blue stars, royal blue and white halved sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars (Ross Deacon & Partners)

Couldn't Could She 12 

b f Sixties Icon - Emperatriz (Holy Roman Emperor)

3 8-12
65 2
3 8-12
65 2

Career best when winning 7-runner handicap (20/1) at Windsor (10f, good) 12 days ago by 1¼ lengths from Juneau. Can make presence felt.

Career best when winning 7-runner handicap (20/1) at Windsor (10f, good) 12 days ago by 1¼ lengths from Juneau. Can make presence felt.

Couldn't Could She Score: 382

3
8 (3)
605-8
iT
White, red triple diamond, hooped sleeves, red cap (Harrier Racing 1)

Becky Sharp 99 

b f Foxwedge - Perfect Practice (Medicean)

3 8-6
59
3 8-6
59

Lightly-raced maiden. Eighth of 10 in handicap (33/1) at Kempton (8f). Off 99 days. Up in trip. Uphill task.

Lightly-raced maiden. Eighth of 10 in handicap (33/1) at Kempton (8f). Off 99 days. Up in trip. Uphill task.

Becky Sharp Score: 322

Verdict

JUNEAU has been in cracking form and won well enough on her latest outing at Haydock last week to suggest that she can defy a 6lb penalty. Bossiney Bay is a filly that has been steadily improving and the form of her third-placed finish in a classified stakes event at Doncaster looks strong with the second winning subsequently. She is likely to give a good account on her handicap debut, while Berkshire Spirit also merits consideration following his narrow defeat on a similar undulating track at Brighton.

Verdict

COULDN'T COULD SHE did well to come from off the pace when beating a couple of subsequent winners under this rider at Windsor 12 days ago and a 3 lb rise doesn't look insurmountable. The thriving Juneau is next best ahead of Berkshire Spirit.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Good 5 Fair Power 2 3 9 13 72 590-451 9 days S Kirk (73 miles) K Shoemark 9/4 2:09.80
2016 Good 8 Sixties Groove 2 3 9 4 71 5-6913 17 days J Noseda (83 miles) J Crowley 13/8 2:09.68
2015 Good 6 Taraz 7 3 8 13 65 65-081 24 days R Varian (83 miles) F Tylicki 9/4 2:06.96
2014 Good to Firm 8 Truancy 3 3 9 4 72 323341 25 days K Burke (259 miles) J Haynes 6/1 2:08.46
2013 Good to Firm 5 Shamaheart 5 3 9 1 67 5653-63 7 days R Hannon (77 miles) P Dobbs 11/8 2:14.75
2012 Soft 8 Jane Lachatte 6 3 8 13 67 0-51842 12 days S C Williams (83 miles) Dane O'Neill 3/1 2:17.83