Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 15:25 Totepool Flexi Betting Handicap7f

  • Winner £6,476 2nd £1,927 3rd £963 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.46s
  • Off time: 15:25:33
15:25 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Woodcote Place 8/1
2nd Mishrif (USA) 15/2
3rd Suffolk Punch (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 0-10015 Royal Blue, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Guilded Warrior 23
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-12 W S Kittow I Mongan 90 14/115.00
2 (7) 030-040 Dark Blue, Pink hoops, armlets and cap Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-10 J R Boyle P Cosgrave 88 9/110.00
3 (8) 116970 Black, maroon seams, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Cornus 5
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-7 be A J Mccabe J Doyle 85 33/134.00
4 (1) 01-8981 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Golden Shaheen (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 b M Johnston Greg Fairley 88 7/24.50
5 (4) 066722 BLACK, RED striped sleeves, check cap Woodcote Place 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 P R Chamings G Baker 82 8/19.00
7 (11) 217246 Dark Blue and Light Blue (quartered), chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap Mishrif (USA) 2
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 b J R Jenkins S Sanders 78 15/28.50
8 (6) 470633 White and Emerald Green (halved), halved sleeves, White cap Viking Spirit 20
Nag me
8 9-0 W R Swinburn A Kirby 78 9/110.00
9 (10) 162441 Yellow, Black disc, hooped sleeves, Black cap Hot Spark 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 t J Akehurst Dane O'Neill 83 15/28.50
10 (9) 4185-04 Light blue, maroon hoop, sleeves and cap Suffolk Punch (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-13 A M Balding L P Keniry 83 11/26.50
11 (3) 0-07663 Royal Blue, White stars, hooped sleeves, Royal Blue and Red quartered cap Hi Shinko 35
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-7 B R Millman C Catlin 71 6/17.00
Non runners
6 (2)301275Caprio (IRE)59-3J R BoyleN Mackay81

Verdict

Golden Shaheen seems dependant on cut in the ground and won't be inconvenienced by stepping back up to seven, but an 8lb rise for winning what looked an ordinary race is enough for us to give the vote to another. That horse is AYE AYE DIGBY, whose close fourth off 2lbs higher here in July reads well. He's not been with new connections long, enjoys rain-softened ground and stays an easy seven. There appeared no fluke about Hot Spark's victory last time and he's a threat up 6lbs, especially as his best form has come with a little ease in the ground, while Woodcote Place was in front soon after the line when second here recently and a 2lb rise is fair. Guilded Warrior's handicap form stacks up and this soft ground winner should also go well but Aye Aye Digby rates our each-way pick.