Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 19:55 Fleming Russell Stent Conditions Stakes1m 2f 18y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.21s
  • Off time: 19:58:24
19:55 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fairmile 1/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 0- RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves Rugell (ARG) 208
Nag me
4 9-4 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 11/43.75
2 (3) 2/2-4425 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Fairmile 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 pt Ian Williams S Donohoe 107 1/21.50
3 (1) 7/3-6069 PURPLE and YELLOW diamonds, diabolo on sleeves Kaleo 33
Nag me
5 9-0 S Dow D Holland 76 7/18.00
4 (4) 585750 Royal Blue and White stripes, Red and Royal Blue striped sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Play Up Pompey 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 J J Bridger David Probert (3) 41 100/1101.00

Verdict

RUGELL is our selection ahead of Fairmile. The selection is one of the battalion of Argentinian horses that have recently arrived at the yard of Henry Cecil. A winner of a Group 2 at San Isidro; he clearly is not short of ability and obviously handles rattling fast ground should that obtain. Fairmile ran a career best in the Huxley Stakes at Chester. A small field might not play to his need for a strong gallop. Kaleo won over a mile at Bremen in Germany on soft going but has shown nothing since joining Simon Dow. Play Up Pompey should be sensationally outclassed at these terms. It will be interesting to see how Rugell copes with racing in Britain ahead of presumably bigger targets later in the season.