Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 15:25 Steve Donoghue Handicap7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.30s
  • Off time: 15:25:10
15:25 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hi Shinko 9/4
2nd Midnight Fantasy 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 527558 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Al Sabaheya 33
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 C E Brittain C Catlin 80 5/16.00
2 (3) 5-57150 Royal Blue, Yellow sash Silent Hero 51
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 M A Jarvis P Robinson 78 7/24.50
3 (6) 23176 LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Steel Free (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 M L W Bell S Donohoe 76 10/111.00
4 (7) 155191 Dark Blue and White stripes, White sleeves, hooped cap Midnight Fantasy 20
Nag me
3 8-13 Rae Guest S Golam 75 13/27.50
5 (4) 3-44250 Pink, Dark Blue triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Aurora Sky (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 8-10 J Akehurst J-P Guillambert 72 11/26.50
6 (5) 164323 Royal Blue, White stars, hooped sleeves, Royal Blue and Red quartered cap Hi Shinko 15
Nag me
3 8-10 B R Millman T G McLaughlin 72 9/43.25
7 (1) 533050 Dark Blue and Yellow diamonds, Dark Blue sleeves Summers Target (USA) 6
Nag me
3 8-4 R M H Cowell A Heffernan (7) 65 20/121.00

Verdict

Despite having never won off a mark this high, MIDNIGHT FANTASY should be able to follow up on his last time out victory with Hi Shinko and Al Sabaheya likely to mount a strong challenge. The Rae Guest-trained selection is up five pounds for nice success over a well handicapped subsequent winner last time. The way he stayed on that day suggests this step up in trip should suit so another bold bid is expected. Hi Shinko looks well weighted at a pound below his last winning mark but Rod Millman's charge has failed to take advantage of similarly good terms recently when getting caught late on. Al Sabaheya is now below the rating that saw him just beaten by Mirrored at Sandown in May. That form reads quite well in the context of this race so he should go well here. Silent Hero still looks heavy in the handicap despite weight removed for his poor run last time so in a small field but tricky handicap Midnight Fantasy is taken to land the double.