Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 16:30 Investec Surefooted Handicap1m 4f 10y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 38.20s
  • Off time: 16:34:04
16:30 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Coin of The Realm (IRE) 6/1
2nd Drill Sergeant 6/1
3rd Martyr 13/2
4th Storyland (USA) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 028333 Black and Orange (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Yellow cap, Black spots Drill Sergeant 7
Nag me
4 9-9 M Johnston L Dettori 100 6/17.00
2 (5) 7-83765 ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN stars Love Galore (IRE) 80
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 M Johnston J P Murtagh 96 10/111.00
3 (17) 31-7 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Red Kestrel (USA) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 K A Ryan N Callan 92 16/117.00
4 (15) 1444-65 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Resplendent Light 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 W R Muir D O'Donohoe 92 33/134.00
5 (16) 5008-75 Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap Group Captain 45
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 H J Collingridge R Kingscote 91 12/113.00
6 (2) 146-011 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Martyr 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 91 13/27.50
7 (13) 42-4860 Pink and Yellow check, Pink sleeves Pevensey (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-13 p J J Quinn C Catlin 90 33/134.00
8 (14) 198/190- Light blue, black sash, armlets and hoop on cap Bureaucrat 252
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 P J Hobbs J P Spencer 90 14/115.00
9 (7) 134-105 Orange, White stars on sleeves Press The Button (GER) 30
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 8-13 J R Boyle P Cosgrave 91 16/117.00
10 (9) 35116-0 Maroon, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, quartered cap Storyland (USA) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 W J Haggas Kirsty Milczarek 89 9/110.00
11 (12) 48718-5 White, Red cross belts and armlets, Yellow cap Bandama (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-10 Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 87 11/112.00
13 (3) 32149-4 Emerald Green, Pink seams, sleeves and star on cap Coin of The Realm (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-7 G L Moore P Dobbs 84 6/17.00
14 (6) 34790-6 White, Emerald Green stripe, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets War Party 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-6 Dr R D P Newland Andrea Atzeni (5) 83 14/115.00
15 (10) 5791-26 Dark Blue, White stars, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap Aegean Prince 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-4 P Howling F Norton 81 50/151.00
16 (4) 14333/5- Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Hot Diamond 28
Nag me
5 8-4 P J Hobbs Martin Dwyer 81 5/16.00
17 (1) 37/3-606 PURPLE and YELLOW diamonds, diabolo on sleeves Kaleo 23
Nag me
5 8-4 S Dow J F Egan 78 66/167.00
Non runners
12 (11)82684-5Conquisto48-7C G CoxE Ahern84

Verdict

Another tricky puzzle to solve in this Handicap and the missing piece to complete the selection picture looks to be recent winning hurdler HOT DIAMOND but only just in preference to Coin Of The Realm while Drill Sergeant shouldn't be ignored from a yard in form. The pick is rated at a useful 122 over timber and his last effort saw him place behind Joe Jo Star in the prestigious Swinton Hurdle last month. The winner has since gone on to land a decent contest on the level so with the form franked nicely and the pick on good form he should go well. Coin Of The Realm was runner up in fair Novice Hurdle at Aintree on his last start and having already won over this trip on the level should challenge off a fair at best mark. Drill Sergeant has to concede weight all round but is racing off the mark which saw him grab a place in a decent handicap at Doncaster last time. Before Mark Johnston's runner had put in a decent run in Listed company off a higher mark and with the yard going well he has decent claims. Martyr is on really good form having scored on both of his last two starts but as a result his rating is now looking prohibitive so, in what is a trappy affair, we like Hot Diamond.