Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 14:50 Thoroughbred Genetics Handicap1m 114y

  • Winner £4,209 2nd £1,253 3rd £626 4th £313
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 47.42s
  • Off time: 14:52:54
14:50 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Super Duplex 10/3
2nd Rodrigo De Freitas (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 22-5637 Red and Light Blue stripes, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green cap Mountrath 17
Nag me
3 9-9 B R Johnson L P Keniry 71 11/26.50
2 (1) 0-12313 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond The Shuffler 15
Nag me
3 9-9 G L Moore G Baker 71 11/43.75
3 (4) 07-7331 Black, Black and Red diabolo on sleeves Super Duplex 3 (ex6)
Nag me
3 9-0 P Phelan I Mongan 56 10/34.33
4 (5) 545223 WHITE, large DARK BLUE spots, RED cap Catchanova (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 8-11 Eve Johnson Houghton S Sanders 59 11/43.75
5 (6) 540-055 Emerald Green and Red check, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap Rodrigo De Freitas (IRE) 6
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-10 J R Boyle P Cosgrave 58 11/112.00
6 (3) 056035 Pink, Purple spots Lou Bear (IRE) 6
Nag me
3 8-7 J Akehurst A Munro 55 9/110.00

Verdict

Super Duplex did well to score at Windsor and with the drop in trip no problem must be considered under a mandatory 6lb penalty. He's by Footstepsinthesand, a Guineas winner with form on ground with cut, so conditions look ideal. In contrast The Shuffler is beginning to look a top-of-the-ground horse, while consistent maiden Catchanova is a tough front-runner but is unproven under conditions and remains vulnerable late on. With that in mind our preferred trio are Lou Bear, Rodrigo De Freitas and Mountrath, with preference for the latter. All three are 10-race maidens with form on the ground; Lou Bear has gone well on both starts here while Rodrigo De Freitas should appreciate stepping back up in trip, but Mountrath hasn't had his conditions all year and is of great interest off this mark of 71, judging by a short-head second off 73 when last racing over this trip on ground with cut. He should run a big race and gets our vote.