Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 15:15 Totesport.com 'dash' Heritage Handicap5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm on the Sprint Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 55.33s
  • Off time: 15:15:46
15:15 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Holbeck Ghyll (IRE) 15/2
2nd Merlin's Dancer 12/1
3rd Safari Mischief 17/2
4th Hogmaneigh (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (15) 3-21858 WHITE, emerald green star, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap, emerald green star Evens And Odds (IRE) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-10 b K A Ryan Neil Brown (5) 102 11/112.00
2 (17) 4070-56 Red, White epaulets, Red sleeves, White stars, quartered cap Hogmaneigh (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse and Distance WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-8 S C Williams Saleem Golam 100 9/25.50
3 (6) 2900-31 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Masta Plasta (IRE) 7 (ex4)
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-8 D Nicholls Adele Rothery (7) 96 7/18.00
4 (20) 11120-3 Maroon, Pink epaulets and armlets Fathom Five (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 B Smart P Mulrennan 97 8/19.00
5 (4) 0410-01 Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap Tournedos (IRE) 23 (ex4)
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 92 12/113.00
6 (18) 917255 ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap Canadian Danehill (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 p R M H Cowell L Dettori 95 16/117.00
7 (1) 2480-10 Dark Green and Yellow (quartered), Red and White halved sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Morinqua (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 J G Given T P Queally 95 16/117.00
8 (10) 215224 Mauve, large Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Mauve spots, Purple cap, Mauve star Northern Empire (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 K A Ryan N Callan 94 20/121.00
9 (9) 209-537 Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Bond City (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-0 G R Oldroyd A Munro 92 20/121.00
10 (7) 50-0478 Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap Strike Up The Band 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 D Nicholls S De Sousa 91 18/119.00
11 (12) 6534-12 Light Blue, White sash, sleeves and cap Safari Mischief 16
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-8 P Winkworth L Morris (3) 86 17/29.50
13 (8) 455-112 Dark Green, White cross belts Holbeck Ghyll (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-7 A M Balding William Buick 90 15/28.50
14 (19) 00-3743 Dark Green and Light Green diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Merlin's Dancer 29
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-5 S Dow J F Egan 83 12/113.00
15 (11) 56600-0 Pink, Light Blue stripe, Light Blue cap Bigalos Bandit 56
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-4 D Nicholls S Whitworth 82 50/151.00
16 (14) 457-698 Royal Blue, Red hoop, Yellow sleeves, Red cap Diane's Choice 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-4 Miss Gay Kelleway T P O'Shea 78 50/151.00
17 (5) 8-42149 LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Hereford Boy 6
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-3 D K Ivory Kirsty Milczarek (3)(ex1) 81 40/141.00
18 (16) 138-957 Dark Green, Yellow stripe and armlets Magic Glade 126
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-2 Peter Grayson P Mathers 80 40/141.00
19 (3) 151-523 Dark Blue, Light Blue stripe, chevrons on sleeves Ocean Blaze 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-2 B R Millman A McCarthy 80 25/126.00
20 (13) 73-7061 Maroon and Yellow diamonds Steelcut 22 (ex4)
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-0 R A Fahey David Probert (7) 74 33/134.00
Non runners
12 (2)1038-50How's She Cuttin' (IRE)58-7T D Barron Doubtful83

Verdict

It's by no means impossible but a single-figure draw makes it that much harder to win this race so we'll concentrate on those drawn high and put forward Merlin's Dancer, Fathom Five and Hogmaneigh. Merlin's Dancer hasn't won since leaving Dandy Nicholls and was well held in this race last year. However, he did manage to finish fifth in the Stewards' Cup to show that he still has what it takes to go close in these races and the handicapper has given him a real chance. He was drawn low last year and may have used up too much energy in breaking quickly and coming across to the stand side but he's drawn high this year and can make a bold bid from the front at an each-way price. Hogmaneigh's hold-up style means that he needs all the luck that's going but the yard is coming into form, he has his ground and is only 1lb higher than when winning last year; he's short-list material. Fathom Five is relatively unexposed and may still be improving, he'll have benefited from his pipe-opener and looks booked for a big run but will need to make the expected improvement to win from his current mark. The speedy Morinqua is tailor made for this test but has the worse of the draw although the revitalised Hollbeck Ghyll is on the periphery of the acceptable boxes and could feature. Bond City is drawn one higher and is 9lbs lower than when a beaten favourite in the race last year so has to enter calculations whilst anything that Dandy Nicholls runs has to be respected. This will be fast and furious and luck will play a hand but MERLIN'S DANCER has the speed to keep clear of the trouble and should give us a big run at a big price.