Epsom Downs

  • 19:15 Totepool Handicap1m 4f 10y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 38.54s
  • Off time: 19:18:41
19:15 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Run For Ede's 3/1
2nd Graylyn Ruby (FR) 11/1
3rd Watson's Bay 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 87-4113 Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Gloucester 10
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-9 M Scudamore G Baker 80 4/15.00
2 (3) 5/0282-2 Orange, royal blue stars Yossi (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 b Jim Best S Drowne 80 7/24.50
3 (8) 411-670 Pink and White diabolo, Pink sleeves, White cap Risque Heights 29
Nag me
5 9-2 J R Boyle P Cosgrave 70 20/121.00
4 (7) 48-1431 Emerald green, white cross of lorraine, armlets and cap Run For Ede's 6
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 P Phelan Ross Atkinson (5) 75 3/14.00
5 (5) 7-05615 ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN sash, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves and cap Graylyn Ruby (FR) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 J Jay Martin Dwyer 68 11/112.00
6 (2) 333423 Light Green, White epaulets, White sleeves, Yellow armlets, White cap Watson's Bay 7
Nag me
4 9-0 P Howling I Mongan 66 5/16.00
7 (1) 2-33305 Light Green, White stars, Light Green cap Soundbyte 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 J Gallagher Jim Crowley 67 7/18.00
8 (4) 8-64600 White, Orange and Yellow striped sleeves and cap Classical Rhythm (IRE) 3
Nag me
4 8-4 J R Boyle Hayley Turner 57 20/121.00

Verdict

GLOUCESTER wasn't doing anything in a hurry at Windsor but his strike rate makes him more appealing than Yossi with Run For Ede's best of the rest. The selection has been in fine fettle this summer and looks capable of winning again judged by his narrow defeat at Windsor. There's a doubt as to whether this track will play to his strengths and there's a chance that he could lose vital ground when becoming outpaced down the hill but he should stay on strongly all the way to the line. That phrase hasn't been used very often in conjunction with Yossi who has oft attracted support and oft failed to deliver. His ability is not in question and he's joined a good team but was again found wanting in the heat of battle over course and distance last time out. He did, at least, comfortably account for Watson's Bay on that occasion and he looks to have more to fear from the locally trained Run For Ede's. She escapes a penalty for a hard-earned victory at Ascot and has a leading chance. Soundbyte has form on downhill tracks and could go well at a price if running up to his best but there must be some doubt about his capability to do that on recent evidence. There are no such concerns with Gloucester who should make the frame.