Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 16:30 Richmond Handicap7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 22.41s
  • Off time: 16:31:05
16:30 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st King's Colour 7/4
2nd Ogre (USA) 11/4
3rd Lodi (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 198783 Yellow, White hoop, White and Yellow halved sleeves, Red cap Lodi (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 t J Akehurst A Kirby 75 15/28.50
2 (9) 931171 BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Ogre (USA) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-3 t P D Evans Catherine Gannon 79 11/43.75
3 (6) 230786 Black, Red triple diamond, Black sleeves, Red stars, Black cap, Red diamond Purus (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-3 R A Teal C Catlin 74 14/115.00
4 (3) 1-36441 Maroon, Dark Blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap King's Colour 12
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 B R Johnson Jack Mitchell (3) 73 7/42.75
5 (7) 852227 Red, Black stars, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap Ken's Girl 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 W S Kittow D Sweeney 70 11/112.00
6 (8) 257286 Dark Green and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Green cap Compton's Eleven 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-11 M R Channon E Creighton 68 20/121.00
7 (4) 610-652 Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap Advertise 63
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-8 A M Balding David Probert 69 6/17.00
9 (1) 776124 Royal Blue, White hoop, Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets and cap Steel Blue 5
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-4 p R M Whitaker J Quinn 58 16/117.00
Non runners
8 (5)457723Napoletano (GER)88-8S DowP Cosgrave65

Verdict

A competitive enough heat here on paper, though OGRE could make a mockery of that, while King's Colour and Advertise are among the dangers. The David Evans-trained selection romped away with a 10f apprentice handicap here last week and therefore escapes a penalty. The drop back to 7f won't be a problem as she won over course and distance as recently as July and as she clearly loves it here we will give her the confident nomination. King's Colour is 7lbs higher than when the comfortable winner of a Goodwood handicap over this trip last month and has to be given plenty of respect, though he does have to prove he will handle this switchback track and looks worth taking on. Andrew Balding's Advertise has put in his best two efforts so far at Warwick and remains on the same mark as when third there last time, so he may well find a couple too good at today's weights. Napoletano has gone well here on his last two starts for local trainer Simon Dow and the form of his last effort behind Violent Velocity looks very solid, so he should be thereabouts. Steel Blue is a light of former days and 6lbs higher than his most recent win, though he does enjoy it here and has two course wins to his name in the dim and distant past, both from much higher berths. Ken's Girl needs to put a poor run behind her and if she can then she is on a very competitive mark, but Ogre can scare them all off.