Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 14:40 Princess Elizabeth Stakes 1m 114y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.69s
  • Off time: 14:42:15
14:40 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lady Gloria 7/1
2nd Cicerole (FR) 7/2
3rd Enforce (USA) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 21-1201 ORANGE, BLACK hoop, WHITE cap Baharah (USA) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 G A Butler E Ahern 109 7/24.50
2 (7) 56250-8 Pink, Black epaulets, Black sleeves, Pink armlets Bahia Breeze 42
Nag me
6 9-6 R C Guest P J Smullen 106 16/117.00
3 (1) 4796-37 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Barshiba (IRE) 21
Nag me
4 9-6 D R C Elsworth J P Spencer 108 5/16.00
4 (8) 82112-1 Yellow, blue cap Cicerole (FR) 33
Nag me
4 9-6 J C Rouget C P Lemaire 7/24.50
5 (5) 6/6654-1 Mauve, Mauve and White check sleeves, White cap Enforce (USA) 35
Nag me
5 9-6 Mrs L Wadham William Buick 105 15/28.50
6 (4) 1822-15 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Jamboretta (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-6 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 93 8/19.00
7 (6) 3221-22 Purple, Pink disc, Purple and Pink striped sleeves, quartered cap Lady Gloria 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 J G Given T P Queally 104 7/18.00
8 (9) 021446- Cherry, Black sash, Primrose and White quartered cap Selinka 259
Nag me
4 9-6 Richard Hannon R Hughes 107 17/29.50
9 (2) 5381-58 Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Yellow armlets, Emerald Green cap Eva's Request (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 8-11 M R Channon M J Kinane 100 20/121.00

Verdict

Six of the nine runners in the field are covered by just 5lbs on official ratings and this looks difficult to call. Baharah just gets the nod. Jamboretta is the lowest-rated filly but that may not have been the case if she hadn't flopped when an odds-on favourite for the Ascot handicap won by the selection. She's better than that but difficult to recommend as a consequence. The selection has been patiently handled by Gerard Butler; that Ascot win was a taking performance and arguably her best yet. Bahia Breeze was beaten just over a length in this race in 2006 and only lost out by three quarters of a length last year. This is likely to have been her target and this renewal may not be as strong. Barshiba's talented but hit and miss, Selinka and Eva's Request will need to be at their best whilst the admirable Lady Gloria looks held by Enforce. Lucy Wadham's in-foal mare readily beat her by two lengths at Goodwood and looks a leading contender as long as there's some juice in the ground. Cicerole has won four of her nine starts, including three Listed races, and she should be in the thick of the action but we're going to stick with the progressive BAHARAH.