Epsom Downs

  • 16:45 Investec Surefooted Handicap1m 4f 10y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 34.68s
  • Off time: 16:48:07
16:45 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fortuni (IRE) 9/1
2nd Cill Rialaig 8/1
3rd Mull of Dubai 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 9/4100-1 Emerald Green, Pink seams, sleeves and star on cap Coin of The Realm (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 G L Moore R L Moore 100 11/43.75
2 (5) 21260-6 Yellow, Light Green epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Plaisterer 34
Nag me
5 9-4 C F Wall Jack Mitchell 95 20/121.00
5 (8) 2-11291 Purple, Beige hollow box, Beige sleeves, Purple spots, Purple and Beige hooped cap King Olav (UAE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 A W Carroll J P Spencer 91 12/113.00
6 (17) 7/11245- BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Seeking The Buck (USA) 290
Nag meCourse Winner
6 8-13 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 90 13/27.50
7 (1) 16167-4 Pink and Grey stripes, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Cill Rialaig 45
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 8-13 H Morrison S Drowne 90 8/19.00
8 (15) 11215-5 White, dark green hoops, white sleeves and cap Recession Proof (FR) 24
Nag me
4 8-12 J J Quinn I J Brennan (5) 89 9/110.00
9 (7) 005047 Yellow, Red and Yellow halved sleeves, Red and Yellow quartered cap Reve De Nuit (USA) 5
Nag me
4 8-11 A J Mccabe Declan Cannon (5) 88 33/134.00
10 (16) 0140-00 Black, emerald green seams and armlets, quartered cap Pevensey (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-11 p J J Quinn C Catlin 88 33/134.00
11 (14) 9541-12 Black, Red triple diamond, Red cap Aurorian (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 Richard Hannon R Hughes 87 8/19.00
13 (4) 32832-4 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Resplendent Light 26
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-9 W R Muir Martin Dwyer 86 25/126.00
14 (6) 521/14-0 Light Green, Yellow chevron, Light Green sleeves, Yellow spots and spots on cap Fortuni (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-8 Sir Mark Prescott S Sanders 85 9/110.00
15 (13) 14-0904 White, white and dark green diabolo on sleeves, dark green cap Mull of Dubai 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-8 D Nicholls F Norton 85 33/134.00
16 (10) 4650-64 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Dubai Crest 9
Nag me
4 8-4 Mrs A J Perrett P Hanagan 81 8/19.00
17 (11) 110-464 Orange, Black and Orange halved sleeves Potentiale (IRE) 15
Nag meCourse Winner
6 8-4 p C Hills Kieren Fox (5) 79 33/134.00
Non runners
3 (18)04/0060-Siberian Tiger (IRE)59-4M WighamWilliam Buick95
4 (12)3938-21Final Victory49-0A M BaldingJ Fortune91
12 (2)1-35534Perpetually (IRE)48-10M JohnstonK Fallon87
18 (9)11420-2Run For Ede's68-4P PhelanL Morris78

Verdict

Coin Of The Realm demolished a fair field here last time out but a hefty rise in the weights for last-year's winner makes life tough so preference instead is for SEEKING THE BUCK ahead of Run For Ede's. Ralph Beckett has his horses in grand form and this gelding is likely to be well-fancied as he looks to win at this meeting for the second year in a row. The longer trip shouldn't bother him and with a good record fresh he is hard to ignore. Final Victory impressed with the way he won at Goodwood last time, and that reinforced the fine performance of Coin Of The Realm who had left him in his wake here the month before. Plaisterer drops in grade, Siberian Tiger was in good form over hurdles this winter and has missed several other engagements lately, perhaps with one eye on this prize, whilst King Olav and Aurorian have both been in good form in lesser races over the past two months. Perpetually remains capable of better and now tries a combination of blinkers and Keiren Fallon, Fortuni was well-held at York and needs to improve massively, whilst Run For Ede's is a course and distance winner and Pat Phelan's locally-trained mare is not discounted despite being out of the weights. Hugh Morrison's Cill Rialaig is another to consider, especially as the course winner shaped really well behind Alainmaar on his comeback and should strip fitter for the outing. A wonderfully intricate handicap then, but the vote goes to Seeking The Buck.