Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 17:20 Prince's Stand Handicap6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 9.41s
  • Off time: 17:21:52
17:20 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mac Gille Eoin 11/1
2nd Our Faye 20/1
3rd Gift Horse 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (9) 030247 Light Blue, White hoops, White sleeves, Light Blue stars, Black cap Machinist (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-10 D Nicholls S De Sousa 98 5/16.00
3 (17) 103130- White, Royal Blue seams and sleeves, Yellow cap Pearly Wey 259
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 C G Cox N Callan 95 9/110.00
5 (2) 72510-8 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW and EMERALD GREEN chevrons on sleeves, WHITE cap, YELLOW star Mac Gille Eoin 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 J Gallagher Jim Crowley 93 11/112.00
6 (4) 6/528-24 Pink and Purple diamonds, diabolo on sleeves Joseph Henry 29
Nag me
6 9-4 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 92 4/15.00
7 (16) 5-06312 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Obe Gold 10
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-4 v D Nicholls T P O'Shea 92 7/18.00
9 (6) 5050-70 White, Light Blue hoops, chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap Gift Horse 35
Nag meCourse and Distance WinnerDistance Winner
8 8-11 v D Nicholls J P Spencer 85 9/25.50
11 (1) 382442 PINK, DARK BLUE cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap Pawan (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-10 b Miss A Stokell Ann Stokell (5) 84 33/134.00
12 (15) 383-431 Yellow and Red (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Idle Power (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
10 8-10 J R Boyle A Quinn 84 14/115.00
13 (8) 121-161 Royal Blue, Pink braces and armlets Halsion Chancer 105
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-8 J R Best J F Egan 82 10/111.00
14 (12) 5527-70 Purple, Yellow chevron, Red sleeves, Purple cap, Yellow diamonds Our Faye 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-8 S Kirk R Kingscote 82 20/121.00
15 (3) 14-1224 Purple, Yellow hoops Sweet Pickle 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse Winner
7 8-6 e J R Boyle K McEvoy 80 12/113.00
16 (14) 497280 Royal Blue, large White spots, halved sleeves Lucayos 5
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-5 Mrs H Sweeting David Probert (7) 77 33/134.00
Non runners
1 (7)6-07001Rising Shadow (IRE)79-11N Wilson Doubtful93
4 (11)6-60418Skhilling Spirit59-5T D Barron Doubtful93
8 (13)13-3230Angus Newz58-13M QuinnT P Queally87
10 (5)161188Jilly Why (IRE)78-10Paul GreenAndrew Heffernan84
17 (10)75-0526Prince Namid68-5Mrs A DuffieldA Mullen75

Verdict

It may be third time lucky for Prince Namid, who is preferred to Gift Horse and Joseph Henry amongst others. Ann Duffield's horses are hitting form at the right time and the selection has also made a welcome return to form following a generally disappointing 2007. The upside to his barren year is his declining handicap mark which is 9lbs lower than his last winning mark and it's of little concern that he's out of the weights here. He has finished runner-up in the last two renewals of this race from a 10lb higher mark last year and from 15lbs higher in 2006. Whilst that may point to him being a declining force, he shaped with much more promise last time and has his optimum conditions. Dandy Nicholls has had a stranglehold on this race and is mob-handed again. The pick of his runners may be the 2005 winner Gift Horse who has failed to deliver more than once since his golden period but simply can't be written off. He was heavily backed the last time Spencer was up and finished full of running having been given too much to do; that would be the concern again. Joseph Henry hasn't won for a long while and hasn't made the frame in three visits here but he usually sets out to make all and looks well drawn to try and do that here. He's not too badly treated, is in reasonable form and we can see him running into the frame but PRINCE NAMID appeals as the likelier winner.