Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 15:55 Headley Handicap1m 114y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.88s
  • Off time: 15:55:23
15:55 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chadwell Spring (IRE) 33/1
2nd Fazbee (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 737631 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Sahaal (USA) 19
Nag me
3 9-4 pt M P Tregoning T P O'Shea 80 3/14.00
2 (1) 445458 Yellow, Purple chevron, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Fazbee (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 8-13 P W D'Arcy D Sweeney 75 8/19.00
3 (4) 300113 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Cheam Forever (USA) 19
Nag me
3 8-10 R Charlton C Catlin 72 2/13.00
4 (3) 0-4120 Scarlet, Royal Blue sleeves, Black cap Royal Superlative 39
Nag me
3 8-10 R M Beckett Jack Mitchell (3) 72 3/14.00
5 (5) 068236 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Pegasus Lad (USA) 18
Nag me
3 8-5 M Johnston David Probert 67 6/17.00
6 (6) 936160 White, Orange cross belts, armlets and cap Chadwell Spring (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-4 Miss J Feilden J Quinn 63 33/134.00

Verdict

Sahaal looks to be the one to beat here after a decent effort at Bath last time and the one we nominate to lower his colours is CHEAM FOREVER. The Roger Charlton-trained selection races from the same mark as when going close at Bath himself, over this trip, last month, and is suited by these fast conditions. Despite that run having scuppered his hat-trick bid there is no reason why he cannot return to the premier spot in the post-race enclosure. There are others with claims, but it is possible to pick holes in their make-up. Sahaal is raised 5lbs for winning his Bath race over a similar trip to this. That was in maiden company and after having been beaten from lower marks than this already in handicaps he is sure to find this tougher. Chadwell Spring is 3lbs higher than when taking a 1m 1f Lingfield handicap on similar going and from bottom weight has to enter calculations, while Pegasus Lad has become expensive to follow. Royal Superlative is lightly-raced and should be capable of better than she showed at Newbury. Fast ground and this drop back in trip should help her cause, but Fazbee is hard to fancy at present despite sliding in the weights. Cheam Forever is given the vote.