Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 17:25 Investec Asset Management Handicap7f

  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 23.00s
  • Off time: 17:26:47
17:25 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Laffan (IRE) 7/1
2nd Van Ellis 8/1
3rd Prince Alzain (USA) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 516 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Van Ellis 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 M Johnston K Fallon 95 8/19.00
2 (1) 4057-68 White, red cross belts, white sleeves, red stars, red cap, yellow star Crown Dependency (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 9-7 Richard Hannon R Hughes 95 16/117.00
6 (11) 3411-25 Royal blue, orange and royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue and orange hooped cap Prince Alzain (USA) 13
Nag me
3 9-2 h G A Butler L Morris 90 20/121.00
7 (2) 105-500 Orange, Black inverted triangle, White sleeves and cap Alejandro (IRE) 13
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3 9-2 R A Fahey T Hamilton 90 28/129.00
8 (13) 242-1 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Sholaan (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 W J Haggas R L Moore 89 5/23.50
9 (12) 51-12 Royal blue Famous Poet (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-11 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 85 11/43.75
10 (9) 54-1131 Emerald green, orange hoop and sleeves Laffan (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 K A Ryan Amy Ryan 85 7/18.00
11 (8) 1 White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Dutch Old Master 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-8 G L Moore J Doyle 82 20/121.00
12 (15) 51221-2 Red, yellow star, red sleeves, yellow stars Fire Ship 25
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-6 W J Knight Harry Bentley (3) 80 17/29.50
13 (4) 513-0 Mauve, Light Blue epaulets, White cap Dissent (IRE) 13
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3 8-6 e G A Butler D E Egan (5) 80 25/126.00
14 (5) 231-068 Red, black epaulets, hooped sleeves Sheikh The Reins (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-3 J R Best Hayley Turner 77 40/141.00
15 (10) 2132-23 Light Blue, White sleeves, Light Blue and Red quartered cap My Sharona 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-2 S Kirk K T O'Neill 75 12/113.00
Non runners
3 (7)1847-7Moon Pearl (USA)39-7R M BeckettNon Runner95
4 (3)5762-93Semayyel (IRE)39-6C E BrittainMartin Dwyer94
5 (6)1235-Compton39-4R M BeckettJim Crowley92

Verdict

Laffan trounced Famous Poet at Doncaster last month but the runner-up enjoys a 10lb turnaround in the weights and his stable is starting to emerge from the doldrums. Fire Ship is a model of consistency and only went down by a short-head on his reappearance at Windsor while Sholaan is progressive and should be capable of building on his comfortable victory in a Wolverhampton maiden. Dutch Old Master has a lot more to do than when winning on debut at Lingfield, however, while Van Ellis and Prince Alzain were both a little disappointing last time. MOON PEARL was highly tried after winning on debut at Ascot last year and didn't enjoy the soft ground on his reappearance at Ascot, though still finished ahead of Crown Dependency. Ralph Beckett's gelding will have come on for the run and the handicapper has given him a chance today in first-time blinkers.