Epsom Downs 25 April 2018

Going: Good
Draw Advantage: High
 
Moderate showers

Forecast: Moderate showers
Temperature: 5.6° - 13.8°
Rainfall: 1.42mm
Wind: 10.8 mph W

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14:10 Epsom Downs (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Investec Asset Finance Handicap

5f

Winner £15,562 - 13 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (6)
51166-8
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Desert Law (IRE) 25

b g Oasis Dream - Speed Cop (Cadeaux Genereux)

Course and Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
CD has previously won at this course and distance

Course: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 40 runs, 6 wins, 7 places, 15%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 47 runs, 8 wins, 9 places, 17.02%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 10 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 20%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 18 runs, 1 win, 7 places, 5.56%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
11 9-11
97

Landed the C&D "Dash" in 2015 and paid his way last term, winning 3 times. Heavy ground perhaps not ideal on return at Musselburgh but looks vulnerable off this mark all the same.

Has won eight races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Beaten 15l behind Kyllang Rock at 18-1 when eighth of 9 on his latest outing at Musselburgh over 5f (heavy) last month.

Landed the C&D "Dash" in 2015 and paid his way last term, winning 3 times. Heavy ground perhaps not ideal on return at Musselburgh but looks vulnerable off this mark all the same.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 56 8 11 14.3%
Flat (Turf) 53 8 10 15.1%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 3 1 1 33.3%
C Course 3 1 1 33.3%
D Distance 40 6 7 15%
G Similar Going 47 8 9 17%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 52 8 11 15.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 10 2 0 20%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 18 1 7 5.6%
Connections
J Oisin Murphy 3 1 1 33.3%
T P T Midgley 33 5 5 15.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2 (11)
225475
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Boom The Groom (IRE) 41

b g Kodiac - Ecco Mi (Priolo)

Course and Distance: 5 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 5 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 34 runs, 5 wins, 7 places, 14.71%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 25 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 12%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 19 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 10.53%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 9-7
93

Losing run mounting up but wasn't beaten far in the valuable "Dash" here off an 11 lb higher mark last year. Yard in good form and he's dangerous to discount.

Winner of seven races from 5f to 6f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 3 1/2l behind Tropics when fifth of 10 at 9-2 on his latest outing at Chelmsford City over 5f last month.

Losing run mounting up but wasn't beaten far in the valuable "Dash" here off an 11 lb higher mark last year. Yard in good form and he's dangerous to discount.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 54 7 10 13%
Flat (Turf) 27 3 3 11.1%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 5 0 2 0%
C Course 5 0 2 0%
D Distance 34 5 7 14.7%
G Similar Going 25 3 2 12%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 47 7 8 14.9%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 5 1 2 20%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 19 2 2 10.5%
Connections
J R Winston 3 0 0 0%
T A W Carroll 49 6 9 12.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3 (1)
09433-9
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Justanotherbottle (IRE) 31

ch g Intense Focus - Duchess K (Bachelor Duke)

Distance: 10 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 14 runs, 3 wins, 6 places, 21.43%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 5 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
5 9-0
93

Ended productive 2017 campaign with a couple of solid placed efforts in big-field handicaps at York and Doncaster. Last month's reappearance spin was clearly needed and better expected this time.

He has won three times from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Beaten 7l behind Naadirr at 9-1 when 9th of 14 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 6f (soft) last month.

Ended productive 2017 campaign with a couple of solid placed efforts in big-field handicaps at York and Doncaster. Last month's reappearance spin was clearly needed and better expected this time.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 16 3 6 18.8%
Flat (Turf) 16 3 6 18.8%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 10 2 3 20%
G Similar Going 14 3 6 21.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 3 6 18.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 0 2 0%
Connections
J Ger O'Neill 2 0 1 0%
T D Carroll 16 3 6 18.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4 (13)
15113-7
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Tarboosh 18

b g Bahamian Bounty - Mullein (Oasis Dream)

Distance: 12 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 9 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 44.44%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
6 9-6
92

Four-time winner last season but put in his place when returning to action at Kempton 19 days ago and, like stablemate Desert Law, he may be a shade too high in the weights now.

Winner of five races from 5f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten 8l behind A Momentofmadness at 12-1 when seventh of 8 on his latest outing at Kempton over 5f earlier this month.

Four-time winner last season but put in his place when returning to action at Kempton 19 days ago and, like stablemate Desert Law, he may be a shade too high in the weights now.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 18 5 3 27.8%
Flat (Turf) 12 4 3 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 12 4 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 9 4 1 44.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 5 3 35.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J A Kirby 0 0 0 -
T P T Midgley 12 4 1 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5 (7)
07900-7
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Harry Hurricane 62

b g Kodiac - Eolith (Pastoral Pursuits)

Distance: 25 runs, 2 wins, 8 places, 8%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 26 runs, 2 wins, 7 places, 7.69%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Blinkers: 8 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 12.5%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 20 runs, 2 wins, 5 places, 10%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
7 9-6 b
92

Thereabouts in strong York and Musselburgh handicaps off higher marks than this in May/June last year. Form tailed off thereafter, though, and failed to beat a rival home on return at Southwell.

He has won four times from 5f to 7f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 4 1/2l behind Foolaad at 6-1 when last of 7 on his latest outing at Southwell over 5f in February.

Thereabouts in strong York and Musselburgh handicaps off higher marks than this in May/June last year. Form tailed off thereafter, though, and failed to beat a rival home on return at Southwell.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 37 4 11 10.8%
Flat (Turf) 29 2 8 6.9%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 25 2 8 8%
G Similar Going 26 2 7 7.7%
Headgear
HG Today (B only) 8 1 2 12.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 0 2 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 20 2 5 10%
Connections
J T E Whelan 4 0 1 0%
T George Baker 37 4 11 10.8%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6 (9)
483324
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Compas Scoobie 13

br g Kheleyf - Fantastic Santanyi (Fantastic Light)

Distance: 11 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 18.18%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 12 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a tongue strap, a visor and a hood

Tongue Strap: 8 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a tongue strap

Visor: 7 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 28.57%
HG has previously won wearing a visor

Hood: 8 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
HG has previously placed wearing a hood
HG
Class: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 9-6 t h v
92

Knocking on the door in AW handicaps since the turn of the year but this slightly higher turf mark may prove beyond him, particularly in a race this competitive.

He has won four times from 5f to 6f on good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Finished 2 1/4l behind Tavener when fourth of 7 at 9-4fav on his latest outing at Chelmsford City over 5f earlier this month.

Knocking on the door in AW handicaps since the turn of the year but this slightly higher turf mark may prove beyond him, particularly in a race this competitive.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 25 4 7 16%
Flat (Turf) 13 2 4 15.4%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 11 2 2 18.2%
G Similar Going 12 2 4 16.7%
Headgear
HG Today (T & V & V) 3 0 1 0%
HG Visor 7 2 1 28.6%
HG Hood 8 0 1 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 1 1 25%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J D Tudhope 0 0 0 -
T S C Williams 8 0 1 0%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7 (10)
910130-
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Pettochside 170

b g Refuse To Bend - Clear Impression (Danehill)

Course: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
C has previously won at this course
C
Distance: 13 runs, 2 wins, 5 places, 15.38%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 41 runs, 3 wins, 16 places, 7.32%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 25%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
10 9-5
91

Hit the target 3 times last season, most recently at Goodwood in October. However, he's never won off a mark this high and may need the run following a 170-day break.

Has won 11 races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten 10l behind Gulliver at 33-1 when last of 11 on his latest outing at Kempton over 6f in November last year.

Hit the target 3 times last season, most recently at Goodwood in October. However, he's never won off a mark this high and may need the run following a 170-day break.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 61 11 18 18%
Flat (Turf) 52 9 18 17.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 4 1 2 25%
D Distance 13 2 5 15.4%
G Similar Going 41 3 16 7.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 52 9 15 17.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 8 2 1 25%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 1 0%
Connections
J Josephine Gordon 8 2 3 25%
T J J Bridger 27 5 10 18.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8 (3)
20-4131
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Just That Lord 19

ch g Avonbridge - Lady Filly (Atraf)

Course and Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 19 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 21.05%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 7 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 14.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
6 8-13
85

Notched second AW victory of 2018 in decisive fashion at Lingfield 19 days ago. Runner-up in this race last year and may well go one better this time round.

He has won four times at 5f on good ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 3-1jt-fav at Lingfield over 5f earlier this month, beating Zac Brown by 2 3/4l.

Notched second AW victory of 2018 in decisive fashion at Lingfield 19 days ago. Runner-up in this race last year and may well go one better this time round.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 19 4 4 21.1%
Flat (Turf) 7 1 2 14.3%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 19 4 4 21.1%
G Similar Going 7 1 2 14.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 4 4 21.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 7 0 3 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J L Morris 7 3 3 42.9%
T M J Attwater 4 2 1 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9 (8)
315-162
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Midnight Malibu (IRE) 78

b m Poet's Voice - Midnight Martini (Night Shift)

Course and Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 34 runs, 7 wins, 11 places, 20.59%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 24 runs, 5 wins, 8 places, 20.83%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 9 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 11.11%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 8-13
85

Bagged a C&D handicap on sole previous visit here last summer. Twice a winner on AW since and, having gone close at Southwell when last seen in February, she has to enter calculations.

Winner of seven races at 5f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten a neck by Foolaad when second of 9 at 10-1 on her latest outing at Southwell over 5f in February.

Bagged a C&D handicap on sole previous visit here last summer. Twice a winner on AW since and, having gone close at Southwell when last seen in February, she has to enter calculations.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 36 7 11 19.4%
Flat (Turf) 30 5 9 16.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 1 0 100%
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 34 7 11 20.6%
G Similar Going 24 5 8 20.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 36 7 11 19.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 9 1 3 11.1%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 5 0 0 0%
Connections
J Fran Berry 0 0 0 -
T T D Easterby 36 7 11 19.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10 (5)
576151
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Tavener 13

b g Exceed and Excel - Sea Chorus (Singspiel)

Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Distance: 11 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 9.09%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 19 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 10.53%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 39 runs, 7 wins, 10 places, 17.95%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
7 8-11 p
83

Winner of 2 of his last 3 starts on the AW but 5 lb rise for latest success at Chelmsford may be enough to anchor him back on turf.

Winner of seven races from 5f to 7f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 12-1 at Chelmsford City over 5f on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Poyle Vinnie by 2l.

Winner of 2 of his last 3 starts on the AW but 5 lb rise for latest success at Chelmsford may be enough to anchor him back on turf.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 56 7 14 12.5%
Flat (Turf) 21 2 4 9.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 1 0%
D Distance 11 1 2 9.1%
G Similar Going 19 2 3 10.5%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 39 7 10 18%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 3 1 0 33.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Andrea Atzeni 3 2 1 66.7%
T D C Griffiths 39 6 10 15.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11 (2)
041-364
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Aleef (IRE) 97

b g Kodiac - Okba (Diesis)

Distance: 10 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 12.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap and a hood

Tongue Strap: 5 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 20%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

Hood: 13 runs, 2 wins, 4 places, 15.38%
HG has previously won wearing a hood
HG
Class: 10 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 10%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 8 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
6 8-10 t h
82 WS

Back in the winning groove at Chelmsford in December. Absent since a below par display at Southwell the following month but has undergone win surgery since and capable of a bold show off this mark.

He has won three times at 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 5l behind Handsome Dude when fourth of 7 at 4-1 on his latest outing at Southwell over 6f in January.

Back in the winning groove at Chelmsford in December. Absent since a below par display at Southwell the following month but has undergone win surgery since and capable of a bold show off this mark.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 19 3 4 15.8%
Flat (Turf) 10 1 3 10%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 10 0 3 0%
G Similar Going 8 1 2 12.5%
Headgear
HG Today (T & H) 2 1 0 50%
HG Hood 13 2 4 15.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 10 1 2 10%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 8 0 3 0%
Connections
J Harry Bentley 0 0 0 -
T D O'Meara 15 2 3 13.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
12 (4)
3527-44
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Bahamian Sunrise 5

ch g Bahamian Bounty - Tagula Sunrise (Tagula)

Distance: 21 runs, 4 wins, 7 places, 19.05%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 28 runs, 3 wins, 12 places, 10.71%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Blinkers: 15 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 13.33%
HG has previously won wearing blinkers
HG
Class: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
7 8-7 b
79 1

Made all in a soft-ground 5f Sandown handicap last summer. Fair efforts at Kempton and Bath in recent weeks and not without each-way hope.

He has won four times at 5f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Finished 5l behind Dougan when fourth of 15 at 16-1 on his latest outing at Bath over 6f (good) earlier this month.

Made all in a soft-ground 5f Sandown handicap last summer. Fair efforts at Kempton and Bath in recent weeks and not without each-way hope.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 37 4 12 10.8%
Flat (Turf) 32 4 12 12.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 21 4 7 19.1%
G Similar Going 28 3 12 10.7%
Headgear
HG Today (B only) 15 2 3 13.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 1 0 1 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 0 2 0%
Connections
J S De Sousa 1 0 1 0%
T J Gallagher 26 3 7 11.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
13 (12)
48-5462
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Shamshon (IRE) 57

b g Invincible Spirit - Greenisland (Fasliyev)

Distance: 25 runs, 6 wins, 1 place, 24%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 18 runs, 4 wins, 1 place, 22.22%
G has previously won on similar going
G
This horse has had no previous runs wearing a tongue strap and a visor

Tongue Strap: 20 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 5%
HG has previously won wearing a tongue strap

This horse has had no previous runs wearing a visor
HG
Class: 13 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 15.38%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 17 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 11.76%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
8 8-7 (oh 1) t v1
79 1

Well-handicapped judged on peak 2017 form, such as his creditable effort in this race 12 months ago and Newmarket victory in July. However, needs things to drop just right and now tried in a visor.

Winner of six races at 5f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten 1/2l by Captain Lars when second of 4 at 10-11fav on his latest outing at Chelmsford City over 5f in February. Runs from 1lb out of handicap.

Well-handicapped judged on peak 2017 form, such as his creditable effort in this race 12 months ago and Newmarket victory in July. However, needs things to drop just right and now tried in a visor.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 36 6 1 16.7%
Flat (Turf) 22 5 1 22.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 2 0 0 0%
D Distance 25 6 1 24%
G Similar Going 18 4 1 22.2%
Headgear
Today (T & V) 0 0 0 -
Visor 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 13 2 1 15.4%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 17 2 1 11.8%
Connections
J Edward Greatrex 0 0 0 -
T S C Williams 19 1 1 5.3%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

BOOM THE GROOM appears to have plenty in his favour this afternoon and this race-fit seven-year-old has to top the shortlist. He was less than two lengths behind the winner of the Dash over C&D last June off an 11lb higher mark and his recent all-weather form has not been bad. The fine form of the Tony Carroll yard has to be noted, while stall 11 is another positive. Compas Scoobie finished in front of the selection a couple of starts ago but may not confirm that form on 5lb worse terms today. Others to consider are Tavener, Shamshon and Just That Lord.

2

14:45 Epsom Downs (Class 1) (3YO only)

Investec Blue Riband Trial (Listed) (In Memory Of Anthony Cane)

1m 2f 17y

Winner £28,355 - 8 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (1)
61-1
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Crossed Baton 25

b c Dansili - Sacred Shield (Beat Hollow)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
4 9-1
 - 

Stepped up on debut effort when scoring at Sandown in September. Further progress when making a winning reappearance at Kempton (1¼m) and there should be better to come from this well-bred colt.

Successful at 1m and 1m 2f on good ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 11-8fav at Kempton over 1m 2f last month, beating Tigre du Terre by 3/4l.

Stepped up on debut effort when scoring at Sandown in September. Further progress when making a winning reappearance at Kempton (1¼m) and there should be better to come from this well-bred colt.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 3 2 0 66.7%
Flat (Turf) 2 1 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 2 1 0 50%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 2 0 66.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J L Dettori 0 0 0 -
T J H M Gosden 3 2 0 66.7%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2 (6)
16312-
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Dee Ex Bee 193

b c Farhh - Dubai Sunrise (Seeking The Gold)

Course: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
C has a 50% or better record at this course
C
Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
4 9-1
96

Dual winner at 2 yrs, including a heavy-ground minor event here in October. Runner-up in listed company later that month at Newmarket (1¼m, good to firm) and should make his presence felt.

Successful at 7f and 1m on soft and heavy ground. Beaten 3 1/2l by Kew Gardens when second of 7 at 7-2 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 2f (good) in October last year.

Dual winner at 2 yrs, including a heavy-ground minor event here in October. Runner-up in listed company later that month at Newmarket (1¼m, good to firm) and should make his presence felt.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 5 2 1 40%
Flat (Turf) 5 2 1 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 1 1 0 100%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 2 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 2 1 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 1 3 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J James Doyle 1 0 0 0%
T M Johnston 5 2 1 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3 (8)
21-
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James Cook (IRE) 185

b c Galileo - Red Evie (Intikhab)

Tongue Strap: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
HG has a 50% or better record wearing a tongue strap
HG
4 9-1 t
91

Runner-up on debut at Naas and duly went one better at Leopardstown (8.1f, heavy) in October. This is a much tougher assignment but he's bred in the purple and is clearly a good prospect.

Won on his latest outing when 4-7fav at Leopardstown over 1m (soft) in October last year, beating Latrobe by 1/2l.

Runner-up on debut at Naas and duly went one better at Leopardstown (8.1f, heavy) in October. This is a much tougher assignment but he's bred in the purple and is clearly a good prospect.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 2 1 1 50%
Flat (Turf) 2 1 1 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 0 0 0 -
Headgear
HG Today (T only) 2 1 1 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R L Moore 1 0 1 0%
T A P O'Brien 2 1 1 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4 (7)
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Miles Christianus (IRE)

b c The Carbon Unit - The Real Thing (Traditionally)

4 9-1
 - 

Thrown in at the deep end for this debut and can only be watched.

Full brother to Sarah Joyce, won twice on the flat at 1m and 1m 1f and over hurdles at 2m 3f.

Thrown in at the deep end for this debut and can only be watched.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 0 0 0 -
Flat (Turf) 0 0 0 -
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 0 0 0 -
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 0 0 0 -
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Rowan Scott 0 0 0 -
T R J Osborne 0 0 0 -
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5 (3)
61-
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My Lord And Master (IRE) 168

che c Mastercraftsman - Affability (Dalakhani)

4 9-1
 - 

Built on debut promise when landing a 14-runner Nottingham maiden (8.3f, heavy) in November. That form looks decent (second and third have both win since) and further improvement anticipated.

A winner at 4-1 at Nottingham over 1m (soft) on his latest outing in November last year, beating Young Rascal by 6l.

Built on debut promise when landing a 14-runner Nottingham maiden (8.3f, heavy) in November. That form looks decent (second and third have both win since) and further improvement anticipated.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 2 1 0 50%
Flat (Turf) 2 1 0 50%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 1 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 2 1 0 50%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J D Tudhope 2 1 0 50%
T W J Haggas 2 1 0 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6 (4)
351332-
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Simpson (IRE) 182

ch g Dragon Pulse - Salydora (Peintre Celebre)

Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
4 9-1
90

Made up into a fairly useful 2-y-o, off the mark in Windsor nursery in September and placed on each of his 3 subsequent starts. However, big step forward needed if he's to emerge on top here.

A winner at 1m on good to soft ground. Beaten 2 1/2l by Lynwood Gold when second of 10 at 7-1 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 1f (good to firm) in October last year.

Made up into a fairly useful 2-y-o, off the mark in Windsor nursery in September and placed on each of his 3 subsequent starts. However, big step forward needed if he's to emerge on top here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 7 1 2 14.3%
Flat (Turf) 6 1 2 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 5 1 2 20%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 1 2 14.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P Cosgrave 0 0 0 -
T Ed Walker 7 1 2 14.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7 (2)
06-2121
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Technological 21

gr c Universal - Qeethaara (Aljabr)

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
4 9-1
87

Improved when making a winning handicap debut at Lingfield in January. Again raised his game when landing a 1½m novice event there 3 weeks ago but this represents a steep rise in class.

Successful at 1m 1f and 1m 4f on the all-weather. A winner at 7-2 at Lingfield over 1m 4f on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Antonian by 2 3/4l.

Improved when making a winning handicap debut at Lingfield in January. Again raised his game when landing a 1½m novice event there 3 weeks ago but this represents a steep rise in class.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 7 2 2 28.6%
Flat (Turf) 3 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
Similar Going 3 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 2 2 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J Oisin Murphy 2 2 0 100%
T G G Margarson 7 2 2 28.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8 (5)
018-
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Zabriskie (IRE) 193

b c Frankel - Moonlight's Box (Nureyev)

4 9-1
 -  WS

Tipperary maiden winner on second run last season but failed to beat a rival home in Newmarket Group 3 next time. Has since undergone wind surgery and James Cook is clearly the stable first-string.

A winner at 7f on soft - heavy ground. Beaten 9l behind Ghaiyyath at 8-1 when last of 8 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Masar Godolphin Autumn Stakes at Newmarket over 1m (good) in October last year.

Tipperary maiden winner on second run last season but failed to beat a rival home in Newmarket Group 3 next time. Has since undergone wind surgery and James Cook is clearly the stable first-string.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 3 1 0 33.3%
Flat (Turf) 3 1 0 33.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
Similar Going 2 0 0 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 1 0 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 1 1 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J J A Heffernan 1 0 0 0%
T A P O'Brien 3 1 0 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

John Gosden has won the last three renewals of this contest and he has a strong hand once again with Crossed Baton. The son of Dansili confirmed that his victory last year was no fluke by beating a decent rival at Kempton last month but he will need to improve to be successful today. With that in mind, the preference is for DEE EX BEE, who is proven around this unique track having won over an extended mile here in October. He was not disgraced when finishing second in a Listed race at Newmarket when last seen and he should be tough to pass. James Cook and Zabriskie have to be respected given their connections but they might need the run today, while My Lord And Master is of interest having won a good Nottingham maiden last November.

3

15:20 Epsom Downs (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Investec Corporate Banking Great Metropolitan Handicap

1m 4f 6y

Winner £15,562 - 13 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (6)
895153
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Fire Fighting (IRE) 19

b g Soldier of Fortune - Savoie (Anabaa)

Course: 4 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 25%
C has previously won at this course
C
Distance: 21 runs, 4 wins, 4 places, 19.05%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 40 runs, 7 wins, 8 places, 17.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 42.86%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 21 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 19.05%
Hcp has previously won at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 9-8
96

Back to form when getting up close home at Lingfield (1½m) last month but failed to land a meaningful blow at Chelmsford recently and looks vulnerable from a win point of view.

Has won 12 races from 7f to 1m 4f on ground varying from firm to good to soft and on the all-weather. Third of 6 behind Oasis Charm beaten 8l at 7-2 on his latest outing at Chelmsford City over 1m 2f earlier this month.

Back to form when getting up close home at Lingfield (1½m) last month but failed to land a meaningful blow at Chelmsford recently and looks vulnerable from a win point of view.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 74 13 15 17.6%
Flat (Turf) 47 8 9 17%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 4 1 2 25%
D Distance 21 4 4 19.1%
G Similar Going 40 7 8 17.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 4 1 21.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 7 3 1 42.9%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 21 4 5 19.1%
Connections
J A Kirby 11 3 1 27.3%
T M Johnston 74 13 15 17.6%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2 (7)
56/003-5
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Shabeeb (USA) 26

b g Smart Strike - Sortita (Monsun)

Similar Going: 7 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 28.57%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 9-8
96

Failed to justify market strength when fifth on return from an 8-month absence at Newcastle (12.4f). However, ought to be sharper now and still has low mileage, so not one to write off by any means.

Successful twice at 1m 2f on good to firm ground. Finished 4 1/2l behind Island Brave when fifth of 14 at 7-2fav on his latest outing at Newcastle over 1m 4f last month.

Failed to justify market strength when fifth on return from an 8-month absence at Newcastle (12.4f). However, ought to be sharper now and still has low mileage, so not one to write off by any means.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 9 2 1 22.2%
Flat (Turf) 8 2 1 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 7 2 1 28.6%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 7 2 0 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 2 1 1 50%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 4 0 1 0%
Connections
J Jim Crowley 2 0 0 0%
T R Varian 9 2 1 22.2%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3 (5)
1137-3
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Royal Line 31

ch c Dubawi - Melikah (Lammtarra)

Distance: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
Class: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
5 9-7
95

Top pedigree and looked most promising when winning first 2 starts last season. However, limitations seemingly exposed since and reappearance display at Doncaster was rather disappointing.

Successful at 1m 3f and 1m 4f on good to soft and heavy ground. Third of 4 behind Saigon City beaten 8l at evens fav on his latest outing at Doncaster over 1m 4f (soft) last month.

Top pedigree and looked most promising when winning first 2 starts last season. However, limitations seemingly exposed since and reappearance display at Doncaster was rather disappointing.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 5 2 0 40%
Flat (Turf) 5 2 0 40%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 3 1 0 33.3%
G Similar Going 1 1 0 100%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 5 2 0 40%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 1 1 0 100%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J James Doyle 2 1 0 50%
T J H M Gosden 5 2 0 40%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4 (12)
455117/
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Faithful Mount 568 (508J)

b g Shirocco - Lady Lindsay (Danehill Dancer)

Distance: 9 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 17 runs, 5 wins, 3 places, 29.41%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 14.29%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
10 9-0
88

Dual winner in 2016 but missed whole of last season and, chances are, he'll be better for the run.

Winner of seven races from 1m 4f to 1m 7f on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten 20l behind Fabricate at 8-1 when seventh of 8 on his latest flat outing at Leicester over 1m 4f (good to soft) in October '16.

Dual winner in 2016 but missed whole of last season and, chances are, he'll be better for the run.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 19 6 2 31.6%
Flat (Turf) 17 6 2 35.3%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 9 3 1 33.3%
G Similar Going 17 5 3 29.4%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 20 5 3 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 7 1 2 14.3%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J George Downing 0 0 0 -
T Ian Williams 19 5 4 26.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5 (9)
4/4802-6
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Shabbah (IRE) 40

br g Sea The Stars - Alizaya (Highest Honor)

Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 11 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 27.27%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Current Handicap: 7 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
6 8-12
86

Progressive in 2016 and while he failed to fire in handful of runs last year, his reappearance effort on debut for new yard at Lingfield (1½m, AW) was encouraging. Claims with Ryan Moore aboard.

He has won three times at 1m 2f on good to firm and good ground. Finished 2 1/2l behind Koeman when sixth of 9 at 16-1 on his latest outing at Lingfield over 1m 4f last month.

Progressive in 2016 and while he failed to fire in handful of runs last year, his reappearance effort on debut for new yard at Lingfield (1½m, AW) was encouraging. Claims with Ryan Moore aboard.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 14 3 2 21.4%
Flat (Turf) 12 3 2 25%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 11 3 1 27.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 14 3 2 21.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 1 0 0 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 7 0 2 0%
Connections
J R L Moore 4 2 0 50%
T J Tuite 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6 (11)
322182-
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Lorelina 180

b m Passing Glance - Diktalina (Diktat)

Course: 5 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 40%
C has previously won at this course
C
Similar Going: 12 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 25%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
6 8-6
85

Deservedly got her head back in front at Ffos Las (1¼m, heavy) in September. Went close at Newbury on final 2017 start and merits respect given her good course record (form figures here read 11432).

She has won four times from 7f to 1m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten a head by Precious Ramotswe when second of 13 at 5-1 on her latest outing at Newbury over 1m 2f (soft) in October last year.

Deservedly got her head back in front at Ffos Las (1¼m, heavy) in September. Went close at Newbury on final 2017 start and merits respect given her good course record (form figures here read 11432).

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 17 4 5 23.5%
Flat (Turf) 15 4 5 26.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 5 2 2 40%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 12 3 3 25%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 17 4 5 23.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J William Cox 2 1 1 50%
T A M Balding 17 4 5 23.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7 (1)
113116-
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C'est No Mour (GER) 206

b g Champs Elysees - C'est L'amour (Whipper)

Course and Distance: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 6 runs, 4 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
G has a 50% or better record on similar going
G
6 8-11
85

Improved when switched to handicaps last year, winning 4 times (twice over this C&D). Testing conditions may have been unsuitable when well held here on final 2017 start and he's not discounted.

He has won four times from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on good to firm and good ground. Finished 16l behind Whinging Willie when sixth of 11 at 4-1 on his latest outing over this course and distance (heavy) in October last year.

Improved when switched to handicaps last year, winning 4 times (twice over this C&D). Testing conditions may have been unsuitable when well held here on final 2017 start and he's not discounted.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 11 4 1 36.4%
Flat (Turf) 8 4 1 50%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 3 2 0 66.7%
C Course 3 2 0 66.7%
D Distance 4 2 1 50%
G Similar Going 6 4 0 66.7%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 11 4 1 36.4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Tom Marquand 3 2 0 66.7%
T P R Hedger 11 4 1 36.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
8 (3)
422132-
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Golden Wolf (IRE) 206

b g Big Bad Bob - Jeunesse Doree (Rock Of Gibraltar)

Course and Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
5 8-10
84

Off the mark in Lingfield maiden (turf) in August prior to solid placed efforts in handicaps at Sandown and over this C&D. Should make his presence felt if fully tuned-up following a 6-month break.

A winner at 1m 2f on good to soft ground. Beaten 1/2l by Whinging Willie when second of 11 at 3-1fav on his latest outing over this course and distance (heavy) in October last year.

Off the mark in Lingfield maiden (turf) in August prior to solid placed efforts in handicaps at Sandown and over this C&D. Should make his presence felt if fully tuned-up following a 6-month break.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 8 1 6 12.5%
Flat (Turf) 4 1 3 25%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 1 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 3 1 2 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 8 1 6 12.5%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J S W Kelly 6 1 4 16.7%
T Richard Hughes 8 1 6 12.5%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
9 (8)
3-11542
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Fearsome 33

b c Makfi - Lixian (Linamix)

Distance: 6 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 33.33%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
5 8-9
83

Improved for new yard on AW this year, landing a 1½m maiden and handicap at Lingfield in January/February. Just edged out by Fire Fighting over same C&D last month but more needed back on turf.

Successful twice at 1m 4f on the all-weather. Beaten a neck by Fire Fighting when second of 6 at 6-1 on his latest outing at Lingfield over 1m 4f last month.

Improved for new yard on AW this year, landing a 1½m maiden and handicap at Lingfield in January/February. Just edged out by Fire Fighting over same C&D last month but more needed back on turf.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 9 2 4 22.2%
Flat (Turf) 2 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 6 2 2 33.3%
G Similar Going 2 0 1 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 9 2 4 22.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 2 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J L Morris 1 0 1 0%
T N P Littmoden 5 2 1 40%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
10 (10)
226716-
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Whinging Willie (IRE) 175

b g Cape Cross - Pacific Grove (Persian Bold)

Course and Distance: 12 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 8.33%
CD has previously won at this course and distance

Course: 14 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 7.14%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 22 runs, 3 wins, 8 places, 13.64%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 37 runs, 4 wins, 11 places, 10.81%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
10 8-9
83

Produced a career-best when striking over C&D in October, proving ½-length too good for Golden Wolf. Runner-up in this race on his reappearance last year and in 2016, so he has to be taken seriously.

Has won eight races from 1m to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy and on the all-weather. Finished 2l behind St Mary's when sixth of 9 at 7-1 on his latest outing at Nottingham over 1m 6f (good) in November last year.

Produced a career-best when striking over C&D in October, proving ½-length too good for Golden Wolf. Runner-up in this race on his reappearance last year and in 2016, so he has to be taken seriously.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 60 8 16 13.3%
Flat (Turf) 42 5 12 11.9%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 12 1 5 8.3%
C Course 14 1 5 7.1%
D Distance 22 3 8 13.6%
G Similar Going 37 4 11 10.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 31 3 11 9.7%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 0 0%
Connections
J Hector Crouch 13 4 3 30.8%
T G L Moore 60 8 16 13.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
11 (2)
4335-84
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Berrahri (IRE) 25

b g Bahri - Band of Colour (Spectrum)

Course: 3 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 33.33%
C has previously won at this course
C
Distance: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 24 runs, 3 wins, 7 places, 12.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 3 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
8 8-7 (oh 2)
81 2

Successful 4 times last year, including over 1¼m here in July. However, has come up short in less competitive races than this on the AW the last twice and percentage call is to look elsewhere.

Has won nine races from 1m to 1m 5f on ground varying from hard to good to soft and on the all-weather. Finished 4l behind Inn The Bull when fourth of 7 at 25-1 on his latest outing at Kempton over 1m 4f last month. Runs from 2lb out of handicap.

Successful 4 times last year, including over 1¼m here in July. However, has come up short in less competitive races than this on the AW the last twice and percentage call is to look elsewhere.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 58 7 18 12.1%
Flat (Turf) 30 3 12 10%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 3 1 1 33.3%
D Distance 4 0 1 0%
G Similar Going 24 3 7 12.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 54 7 18 13%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 3 4 0 2 0%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 3 0 1 0%
Connections
J Josephine Gordon 3 1 2 33.3%
T J R Best 58 7 18 12.1%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
12 (13)
44-3211
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Native Fighter (IRE) 33

b c Lawman - Night Of Magic (Peintre Celebre)

Distance: 4 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
5 8-4 (oh 3)
81 3

Dual turf winner in Germany last term and done well on AW for new yard this year, winner of 1½m Kempton handicaps the last twice. Gone up 12 lb in total, though, and this is a tougher assignment.

He has won four times from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on good and good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 9-4fav at Kempton over 1m 4f last month, beating Soghan by a nose. Runs from 3lb out of handicap.

Dual turf winner in Germany last term and done well on AW for new yard this year, winner of 1½m Kempton handicaps the last twice. Gone up 12 lb in total, though, and this is a tougher assignment.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 6 2 2 33.3%
Flat (Turf) 2 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 4 2 1 50%
Similar Going 0 0 0 -
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 6 2 2 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J David Egan 0 0 0 -
T S Dow 4 2 2 50%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
13 (4)
5-43333
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Ardamir (FR) 37

b g Deportivo - Kiss And Cry (Nikos)

Distance: 11 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
D has previously placed at this distance
D
Similar Going: 9 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 11.11%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 8-4 (oh 8)
81 8

Still winless following 20 attempts in this sphere and looks up against it from 8 lb out of the weights.

Placed in six of 20 starts. Third of 7 behind Cliffs Of Dover beaten 7l at 8-1 on his latest outing at Lingfield over 2m last month. Runs from 8lb out of handicap.

Still winless following 20 attempts in this sphere and looks up against it from 8 lb out of the weights.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 20 0 6 0%
Flat (Turf) 6 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 1 0 0 0%
Course 1 0 0 0%
D Distance 11 0 2 0%
G Similar Going 9 1 0 11.1%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 25 1 6 4%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 3 3 0 0 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J George Wood 0 0 0 -
T Mrs L J Mongan 10 0 3 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

Royal Line will be popular given his profile but he has been a beaten favourite in his last three starts and he may be a tricky ride around here, having shown a tendency to hang left handed. SHABEEB appeared to lose his way after winning twice in early 2016 but he showed some spark when finishing third in a competitive handicap at Ascot in July. He was slightly disappointing on his first start since that appearance at Newcastle last month but that performance suggested that he should improve for the run. Ryan Moore is an interesting jockey booking for Shabbah, while Golden Wolf has a solid each-way chance.

4

15:55 Epsom Downs (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Investec City And Suburban Handicap

1m 2f 17y

Winner £31,125 - 10 ran

No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1 (3)
81-6583
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Another Touch 32

b g Arcano - Alsalwa (Nayef)

Similar Going: 22 runs, 4 wins, 5 places, 18.18%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 14 runs, 3 wins, 3 places, 21.43%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
6 9-7
102

Capped good 2017 campaign by narrowly prevailing in listed company at Pontefract (1m, soft). Far from disgraced when third in that grade at Doncaster last month but vulnerable under top-weight here.

Winner of five races from 7f to 1m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Third of 6 behind Zabeel Prince beaten 4 1/2l at 10-1 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 1m (soft) last month.

Capped good 2017 campaign by narrowly prevailing in listed company at Pontefract (1m, soft). Far from disgraced when third in that grade at Doncaster last month but vulnerable under top-weight here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 25 5 6 20%
Flat (Turf) 25 5 6 20%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 2 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 22 4 5 18.2%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 24 5 6 20.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 14 3 3 21.4%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J T Hamilton 13 4 2 30.8%
T R A Fahey 25 5 6 20%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2 (4)
32039-5
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Anythingtoday (IRE) 13

b g Zoffany - Corking (Montjeu)

Distance: 10 runs, 2 wins, 3 places, 20%
D has previously won at this distance
D
Similar Going: 8 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 12.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Cheek Pieces: 7 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 28.57%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Class: 6 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
5 9-3 p
98

Improved for Hugo Palmer last year, winning twice during the summer and third in valuable handicap at Newbury. AW reappearance/debut for new yard was encouraging and claims with cheekpieces refitted.

He has won three times from 1m 1f to 1m 2f on good to soft and soft ground and on the all-weather. Finished 4l behind Duke Of Bronte when fifth of 9 at 4-1 on his latest outing at Chelmsford City over 1m 2f earlier this month.

Improved for Hugo Palmer last year, winning twice during the summer and third in valuable handicap at Newbury. AW reappearance/debut for new yard was encouraging and claims with cheekpieces refitted.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 14 3 4 21.4%
Flat (Turf) 11 2 4 18.2%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 10 2 3 20%
G Similar Going 8 1 3 12.5%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 7 2 2 28.6%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 6 0 2 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 2 0 0 0%
Connections
J D Tudhope 1 0 0 0%
T D O'Meara 1 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3 (5)
4/67-613
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Contrast (IRE) 25

ch g Dutch Art - Israar (Machiavellian)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 3 runs, 1 win, 0 places, 33.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 4 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
5 9-2
97

Only made it to the racecourse twice last season but, having been gelded, he's done well on AW since returning to action in January, scoring at Lingfield on penultimate start. This is more demanding.

Successful at 7f and 1m 2f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Third of 13 behind Crowned Eagle beaten 1l at 6-1 on his latest outing at Kempton over 1m 3f last month.

Only made it to the racecourse twice last season but, having been gelded, he's done well on AW since returning to action in January, scoring at Lingfield on penultimate start. This is more demanding.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 9 2 1 22.2%
Flat (Turf) 6 1 0 16.7%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 0 50%
G Similar Going 3 1 0 33.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 9 2 1 22.2%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 4 0 1 0%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R L Moore 3 0 0 0%
T R Hannon 9 2 1 22.2%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4 (6)
22/12-
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Dubai Horizon (IRE) 353

b g Poet's Voice - Chibola (Roy)

Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 2 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
5 8-13
97

Runner-up both 2-y-o starts and duly landed the odds in an AW maiden on return last year. Went close over this trip on handicap bow at Newmarket next time and merits respect despite 11-month layoff.

A winner at 1m 2f on the all-weather. Beaten a neck by Leshlaa when second of 9 at 15-2 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 2f (good to firm) in May last year.

Runner-up both 2-y-o starts and duly landed the odds in an AW maiden on return last year. Went close over this trip on handicap bow at Newmarket next time and merits respect despite 11-month layoff.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 4 1 3 25%
Flat (Turf) 2 0 2 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 2 1 1 50%
G Similar Going 2 0 2 0%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 3 0 3 0%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 2 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J David Egan 0 0 0 -
T S bin Suroor 4 1 3 25%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5 (10)
0/00527-
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Pacify 235

b g Paco Boy - Supereva (Sadler's Wells)

Course and Distance: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 1 run, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course

Distance: 12 runs, 1 win, 5 places, 8.33%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 14 runs, 1 win, 6 places, 7.14%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 8 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 12.5%
Cl has previously won in this class
Cl
Current Handicap: 6 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
Hcp has previously placed at or above this handicap
Hcp
7 9-1
96

Solid effort when chasing home Anythingtoday off a 2 lb lower mark at Newmarket last summer. Otherwise below par in 2017 but was runner-up on return in this race in 2016 and capable of a bold show.

Successful at 1m and 1m 2f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 5l behind Thundering Blue at 16-1 when seventh of 13 on his latest outing at Sandown over 1m 2f (good) in September last year.

Solid effort when chasing home Anythingtoday off a 2 lb lower mark at Newmarket last summer. Otherwise below par in 2017 but was runner-up on return in this race in 2016 and capable of a bold show.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 16 2 7 12.5%
Flat (Turf) 15 1 7 6.7%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 1 0 1 0%
C Course 1 0 1 0%
D Distance 12 1 5 8.3%
G Similar Going 14 1 6 7.1%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 15 2 7 13.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 8 1 2 12.5%
Hcp This Handicap (OR) or Higher 6 0 1 0%
Connections
J Harry Bentley 2 0 2 0%
T R M Beckett 16 2 7 12.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6 (1)
331117-
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Thundering Blue (USA) 207

gr g Exchange Rate - Relampago Azul (Forestry)

Course and Distance: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
CD has a 50% or better record at this course and distance

Course: 2 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 50%
C has a 50% or better record at this course

Distance: 5 runs, 3 wins, 1 place, 60%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 8 runs, 3 wins, 2 places, 37.5%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 3 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 66.67%
Cl has a 50% or better record in this class
Cl
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 8-12
93

Displayed a fine turn of foot when completing hat-trick at Sandown in September. By no means disgraced in the 9f Cambridgeshire at Newmarket on final 2017 start and he has to enter calculations.

He has won three times at 1m 2f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten 3 1/2l behind Dolphin Vista at 6-1fav when seventh of 34 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 1f (good to soft) in September last year.

Displayed a fine turn of foot when completing hat-trick at Sandown in September. By no means disgraced in the 9f Cambridgeshire at Newmarket on final 2017 start and he has to enter calculations.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Flat Races 13 3 3 23.1%
Flat (Turf) 8 3 2 37.5%
Conditions
CD Course and Distance 2 1 1 50%
C Course 2 1 1 50%
D Distance 5 3 1 60%
G Similar Going 8 3 2 37.5%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 12 3 3 25%
Class & Handicap Rating
Cl Class 2 3 2 0 66.7%
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 1 0 0 0%
Connections
J Jim Crowley 4 1 0 25%
T D Menuisier 13 3 3 23.1%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
7 (9)
3214-29
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Emenem 25

b g Sir Percy - Kahalah (Darshaan)

Course and Distance: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
CD has previously placed at this course and distance

Course: 4 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 25%
C has previously won at this course

Distance: 9 runs, 2 wins, 5 places, 22.22%
D has previously won at this distance
CD
Similar Going: 6 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 16.67%
G has previously won on similar going
G
Class: 7 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
Cl has previously placed in this class
Cl
5 8-12
93