Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 17:00 Epsom Season Finale 25.9.11 Handicap6f

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.33s
  • Off time: 17:00:49
17:00 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Deliberation (IRE) 15/8
2nd Blue Deer (IRE) 4/1
3rd I Got You Babe (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 765738 Orange, red stars and sleeves, red cap, orange stars Belle Bayardo (IRE) 3
Nag me
3 9-7 R Harris R Havlin 75 14/115.00
2 (3) 152228 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, Emerald Green and Red diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Ceffyl Gwell 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 Richard Hannon P Dobbs 75 9/25.50
3 (7) 451282 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Blue Deer (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 M R Channon Charles Bishop (7) 70 4/15.00
4 (6) 984811 Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap Deliberation (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 K A Ryan Julie Burke (5) 68 15/82.88
5 (8) 637653 Royal Blue and White check, Red and White check sleeves Saucy Buck (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 R J Smith J Goldstein (ex1) 63 12/113.00
6 (2) 8040- Dark Blue, Beige epaulets Mirabile Visu 329
Nag me
3 8-8 Mrs H Main Adam Beschizza (3) 62 25/126.00
7 (1) 402233 Black, White, Yellow, Grey and Brown hoops I Got You Babe (IRE) 11
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-7 R C Guest R Mullen 61 9/110.00
8 (5) 025312 BLACK, YELLOW seams, BLACK and RED striped cap Rutterkin (USA) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 A Berry P Pickard (3) 61 7/18.00

Verdict

DELIBERATION heads a strong northern challenge and can complete the three-timer for the Kevin Ryan/Julie Burke combination. The gelding has taken time to find his form but has looked much-improved the last twice, both times making all and staying on to land the spoils in comfortable fashion. He's up 11lb for those wins but his bold tactics should suit this track and he's preferred to Blue Deer. The Channon inmate looks on a decent mark and went close at Brighton last time behind course specialist Mandhooma. Ceffyl Gwell should be all the better for his Newbury run after an absence and completes the short-list ahead of Rutterkin.