Epsom Downs

  • 13:25 Investec Sir Clement Freud Memorial Heritage Handicap1m 2f 18y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 7.07s
  • Off time: 13:30:16
13:25 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st River Captain (IRE) 16/1
2nd Tepmokea (IRE) 8/1
3rd Lasso The Moon 12/1
4th History Lesson 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 1426-65 Black, Red triple diamond, Red cap Aurorian (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 9-7 R Hannon M J Kinane 89 40/141.00
2 (13) 2314-8 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Goliaths Boy (IRE) 30
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3 9-5 R A Fahey S Donohoe 87 50/151.00
3 (10) 1232-12 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Dubai Crest 34
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-5 b1 Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 87 14/115.00
4 (16) 34-4212 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Tarzan (IRE) 9
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-2 M Johnston J F Egan 79 16/117.00
5 (12) 622-1 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe History Lesson 37
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 R Hannon R Hughes 84 16/117.00
6 (1) 100-316 Mauve, Black braces and armlets, White cap River Captain (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-1 S Kirk E Ahern 83 16/117.00
7 (9) 41811-0 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Dialogue 21
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3 9-1 M Johnston L Dettori 83 22/123.00
8 (3) 8-21 Yellow, emerald green braces, yellow sleeves, black armlets, emerald green cap Sam Sharp (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 83 8/19.00
9 (14) 610-6 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Marching Time 24
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-1 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 83 3/14.00
10 (17) 2-41 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves London Bridge 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 J H M Gosden J Fortune 82 13/27.50
11 (8) 2232-12 Grey Union Island (IRE) 24
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3 9-0 K A Ryan N Callan 82 16/117.00
12 (11) 2367-21 MAROON, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, MAROON diamond Dreamwalk (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 R M Beckett S Sanders 82 12/113.00
13 (5) 53-1 Orange, White Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Elliptical (USA) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 G A Butler P J Smullen 81 14/115.00
14 (7) 24-724 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, Emerald Green and Red diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Lasso The Moon 21
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3 8-12 M R Channon Catherine Gannon 80 12/113.00
15 (4) 891 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Saa'ida (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 C E Brittain J P Spencer 80 22/123.00
16 (15) 8971-22 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Tepmokea (IRE) 22
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3 8-10 K R Burke F Norton 77 8/19.00
17 (2) 22-60 Orange, Yellow sleeves and cap Equipe de Nuit 24
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3 8-10 S C Williams C Catlin 78 33/134.00

Verdict

A top and competitive handicap opens Epsom's card on Derby day and we hope to get off to a good start with MARCHING TIME, who is taken to win this ahead of Union Island and Dubai Crest. The pick looked a progressive type last season before being a little outclassed in the Group One Racing Post Trophy on his last appearance of that campaign. He shaped well and proved his stamina for this trip on his seasonal reappearance in a similar race at York last time out and with more expected again he should run a big race off the same mark. Union Island has done very little wrong in six starts so far including winning on his penultimate effort in a decent maiden. Kevin Ryan's charge was then only just beaten in a similar race to this next time up and although up three pounds for that display he should be close at the business end of the race. Dubai Crest stepped up to this class last time out to narrowly miss out in small field. The form of that race has been franked by the well held third since so this one also looks good to challenge off a competitive mark. John Gosden's yard are flying at the moment so we have to respect the chances of the progressive London Bridge but his rating is difficult to assess on his handicap bow so in a really tricky start for punters the safest option appears to be Marching Time.