Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 16:50 Investec Surrey Stakes 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 22.99s
  • Off time: 16:51:07
16:50 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ocean's Minstrel 8/1
2nd Ermine And Velvet 33/1
3rd Nasri 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 5451-10 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean's Minstrel 34
Nag me
3 9-3 J Ryan J M O'Dwyer 102 8/19.00
2 (4) 107622 Black, White hollow box, diabolo on sleeves Akhenaten 6
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 M R Channon A Culhane 94 8/19.00
3 (8) 213-621 Maroon, yellow chevrons and sleeves, quartered cap Croisultan (IRE) 19
Nag me
3 8-13 L McAteer J P Murtagh 100 5/16.00
4 (1) 84641-6 Royal blue Khor Dubai (IRE) 19
Nag me
3 8-13 v1 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 102 8/19.00
5 (7) 512-36 Dark Blue and Light Blue (quartered), chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap Mishrif (USA) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 P W Chapple-Hyam A Munro 97 25/126.00
6 (5) 1139-62 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Nasri 13
Nag me
3 8-13 B J Meehan J P Spencer 105 6/42.50
7 (2) 492 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Ermine And Velvet 20
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3 8-8 C E Brittain Martin Dwyer 77 33/134.00
8 (3) 518-40 White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Isabella Grey 13
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3 8-8 K A Ryan N Callan 96 20/121.00
9 (6) 1 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mastoora (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-8 W J Haggas R Hills 82 5/16.00

Verdict

CROISULTAN is taken to provide the Irish with a second winner of this race in three years; Nasri should go well again and it's too early to write off Mishrif. Mastoora is respected with her yard going well and she did win easily at Folkestone but this is a big step up in grade and connections may just be trying to pinch some black type. Akhenaten is far more exposed but is tough and durable and appeals as the type to go well at a price with the step back up in trip possibly in his favour. A visor may benefit Khor Dubai but his return to action was disappointing as was Mishrif's effort at Sandown; the Chapple-Hyam charge had performed well prior to that and is no forlorn hope. Nasri is the highest rated horse in the race and posted a more encouraging performance at Newmarket in a race that favoured those up with the pace so he deserves credit in coming from behind. He's feared but is likely to be a far shorter price than Liam McAteer's son of Refuse To Bend who comes into this race in the form of his life. He put up a decent performance when chasing home a decent yardstick of Mrs Harrington's on heavy ground and proved that wasn't a one-off with his ready defeat of the useful Sugar Free in a three runner race. This race was subsequently nominated as his target with neither the longer trip nor better ground deemed detrimental to his chances and there's plenty to recommend Croisultan.