Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 18:50 Bright Sparks E.b.f. Median Auction Maiden Stakes7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places in the back straight.)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.82s
  • Off time: 18:52:13
18:50 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Whodathought (IRE) 2/5
2nd Presto Volante (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) 77 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved horizontally), Blue sleeves, Emerald Green cap Canada Fleet (CAN) 14
Nag me
2 9-3 E A L Dunlop D O'Donohoe 20/121.00
2 (4) 0 Royal blue, dark green sleeves, dark green cap, white spots Dew Reward (IRE) 8
Nag me
2 9-3 Eve Johnson Houghton L P Keniry 50/151.00
3 (3) White, Royal Blue sash, Red sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star Highlife Dancer
Nag me
2 9-3 M R Channon Cory Parish 20/121.00
4 (1) 65 Black and White diabolo, White sleeves, Black armlets, Black and White quartered cap Presto Volante (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 9-3 Mrs A J Perrett S W Kelly 10/34.33
5 (5) Red, Dark Green chevron Rowan Ridge
Nag me
2 9-3 J R Boyle P Cosgrave 20/121.00
6 (6) 02 Light blue, mauve epaulets, armlets and cap Whodathought (IRE) 7
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 R Hannon P J Dobbs 2/51.40

Verdict

This maiden looks ripe for WHODATHOUGHT to pick so although his odds are likely to be short he has to get the call ahead of value alternative Presto Volente and newcomer Highlife Dancer. Having improved from a debut run to find just the one narrowly too good last time the pick seems to be heading in the right direction. It could be argued this is easier so a similar run should be good enough. Presto Volente also mildly progressed from his first run to perform better than the bare result suggested last time when behind a potentially smart sort from Godolphin. He will probably need to improve again but looks one of the more likely. Highlife Dancer has a mixed pedigree of speed and stamina and is bred well enough to make an impact on debut while Rowan Ridge wouldn't have to be a world beater to get involved first time up. Whodathought looks very progressive and should be winning here.