Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 14:10 Investec Mile 1m 114y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 42.78s
  • Off time: 14:11:57
14:10 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tartan Gigha (IRE) 6/1
2nd Set The Trend 7/2
3rd Vainglory (USA) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 106232 Dark Blue and Maroon (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves and cap Vitznau (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-10 Richard Hannon R Hughes 100 8/19.00
2 (10) 527621 Mauve, Yellow star, armlets and star on cap Tartan Gigha (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-10 M Johnston K Fallon 100 6/17.00
3 (7) 01-4560 Royal blue, orange chevron, armlets and star on cap Extraterrestrial 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 9-8 R A Fahey L Dettori 98 11/112.00
4 (3) 2381-30 Royal blue, red inverted triangle, royal blue sleeves, red spots, white cap Mull Of Killough (IRE) 48
Nag me
4 9-6 J L Spearing J A Heffernan 96 9/110.00
5 (13) 08-8120 Red, Beige seams, Red sleeves and cap Mujood 4
Nag me
7 9-6 v Eve Johnson Houghton T P Queally 96 25/126.00
6 (5) 799706 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean's Minstrel 41
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-5 J Ryan J M O'Dwyer 95 20/121.00
7 (8) 312288- Pink, royal blue epaulets, royal blue cap Set The Trend 272
Nag me
4 9-3 A M Balding J Fortune 93 7/24.50
8 (12) 614841 Black and Pink diamonds, striped sleeves, Black cap Vainglory (USA) 20
Nag me
6 9-2 D M Simcock Martin Lane (3) 92 14/115.00
9 (4) 8-16215 Dark blue, white star, halved sleeves and star on cap Gaily Noble (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 A B Haynes Jim Crowley 90 25/126.00
10 (14) 254-215 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 10
Nag me
6 8-13 M Dods P Makin 89 16/117.00
11 (1) 421-522 Black, light blue and black halved sleeves, light blue cap Jordaura 15
Nag me
4 8-10 J R Holt J P Spencer 86 8/19.00
12 (9) 173852 Dark Blue, Red cross belts, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Audemar (IRE) 20
Nag me
4 8-9 E F Vaughan Martin Dwyer 85 12/113.00
13 (11) 1224-D5 Dark Blue and White (quartered), Dark Blue and Yellow halved sleeves, White cap, Yellow stars Sunnyside Tom (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-8 R A Fahey R Ffrench 84 33/134.00
14 (6) 02058-3 Black, Light Blue epaulets and armlets Deadly Secret (USA) 24
Nag me
4 8-8 R A Fahey P Hanagan 84 14/115.00

Verdict

Tartan Gigha won this last year but is now racing off a 12lb higher mark so we'll oppose him in favour of VITZNAU, with Vainglory and Osteopathic Remedy others worthy of consideration. Richard Hannon's charge has often drawn criticism for finding little off the bridle but Richard Hughes seems to hold the key to him, as was advertised when the pair obliged at Wolverhampton earlier this year. Since then the horse has continued to perform with credit, notably when a narrow second at Goodwood last time, and his ability to act around Epsom where he has won before swings the vote in his favour. Tartan Gigha did it nicely here last year and can't be totally discounted as he has surely improved since then. A winner at Newmarket over this trip last time, he's in good heart and should run his race although the draw has not been kind. Vainglory is another to arrive on the back of a Newmarket success and the evidence is that David Simcock's charge is as good as he's ever been. He's up another 5lbs and this is tougher but conditions are set to be ideal and he should give a good account. Set The Trend could be interesting at a price; Andrew Balding's charge won nicely on his debut last term when landing a gamble and he's got form off this sort of mark to give him place claims if back on song. Ocean's Minstrel won at this meeting last year but has been in poor form this term and can be opposed along with Extraterrestrial who disappointing last time, with Osteopathic Remedy a more likely threat to our selection. Michael Dods has his yard in good form and his versatile gelding is still fairly treated on both past and present form. This has a competitive look to it as one would expect but Vitznau may be able to successfully give the weight away.