Epsom Downs

  • 14:00 Investec Asset Management Handicap5f

  • Winner £7,477 2nd £2,239 3rd £1,120 4th £560
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 54.25s
  • Off time: 14:00:53
14:00 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Falasteen (IRE) 20/1
2nd Beat The Bell 8/1
3rd Cape Royal 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 5627-70 Maroon, Pink seams, Maroon cap Fratellino 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 A J McCabe James Doyle 93 10/111.00
2 (4) 1-47101 Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap Breathless Kiss (USA) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 b K A Ryan K Fallon 93 15/28.50
3 (12) 847927- White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Archers Road (IRE) 186
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 T D Barron R L Moore 93 4/15.00
4 (2) 112602 Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap Silaah 25
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-6 p D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 92 8/19.00
5 (1) 27471-3 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Beat The Bell 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-2 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 88 8/19.00
6 (3) 020500- Purple, grey and purple striped sleeves, hooped cap Ghostwing 205
Nag me
4 9-1 v J Gallagher C Catlin 87 66/167.00
7 (8) 001677- Orange and Black (quartered), Orange sleeves, Black armlets Bertoliver 221
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 S C Williams Jack Mitchell 86 22/123.00
8 (9) 211136- Purple, yellow star, chevrons on sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Piazza San Pietro 227
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 A B Haynes N Callan 86 14/115.00
9 (14) 306669- Black and Red (quartered), hooped sleeves Skylla 194
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 R A Fahey P Hanagan 86 15/28.50
10 (5) 00-0520 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Falasteen (IRE) 4
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-13 D Nicholls J P Spencer 85 20/121.00
11 (7) 332233 Maroon and Light Blue stripes, Maroon sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Maroon cap Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 b D Nicholls I Mongan 85 16/117.00
12 (11) 4-13211 Black and orange stripes, diamonds on sleeves, black cap Best Trip (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-8 R C Guest F Norton 80 10/111.00
13 (10) 885936- Red and White (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Red armlets, Red and Royal Blue quartered cap Indian Trail 215
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 8-8 v D Nicholls Dane O'Neill 80 14/115.00
14 (13) 46-9359 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Cape Royal 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 8-7 bt J M Bradley R Kingscote 75 20/121.00

Verdict

Sir Geoffrey is a speedy sort who should be suited by the sharp sprint course here but previous C&D winner INDIAN TRAIL looks the best drawn of Dandy Nicholls' quartet and was an unlucky sixth in this race 12 months ago off a 6lb higher mark. He needs to be produced late but should get a nice tow through from habitual trail-blazer Cape Royal, who is also drawn near the favoured stands' rail. Bertoliver is capable of running well fresh and likes it here but Breathless Kiss may struggle to confirm Beverley running with Falasteen and Beat The Bell off a 4lb higher mark and Best Trip's form on turf bears no comparison to that on the Polytrack.