Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 15:45 Investec City And Suburban Handicap1m 2f 18y

  • Winner £21,808 2nd £6,531 3rd £3,266 4th £1,634
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 7.50s
  • Off time: 15:48:07
15:45 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Spanish Duke (IRE) 14/1
2nd Resurge (IRE) 16/1
3rd Ramona Chase 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 700-320 Mauve, Yellow star, armlets and star on cap Tartan Gigha (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-10 M Johnston K Fallon 99 9/110.00
2 (9) 468220- Yellow, pink braces and sleeves, hooped cap Sirvino 165
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-8 T D Barron G Gibbons 97 13/27.50
3 (3) 13111- Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Beachfire 265
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-8 b1 J H M Gosden William Buick 97 9/25.50
4 (5) 181340- Red and Yellow (halved), White cap Spanish Duke (IRE) 179
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 J L Dunlop E Ahern 95 14/115.00
6 (2) 312015- Purple, Yellow seams, Yellow sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap, Yellow star Resurge (IRE) 179
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 W S Kittow I Mongan 94 16/117.00
7 (6) 302049- Black, Yellow hoops, Red sleeves and cap Shavansky 165
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 B R Millman J Millman 93 20/121.00
8 (12) 00221-1 Emerald Green, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Ingleby Spirit 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 R A Fahey P Hanagan 93 8/19.00
9 (11) 412321- Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Opera Gal (IRE) 207
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 A M Balding David Probert 93 6/17.00
10 (1) 0-25102 Purple, Beige hollow box, Beige sleeves, Purple spots, Purple and Beige hooped cap King Olav (UAE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-2 A W Carroll N Callan 91 50/151.00
11 (10) 40228-2 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Sand Skier 27
Nag me
4 9-1 M Johnston L Dettori 90 9/25.50
12 (14) 40-6016 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Georgebernardshaw (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 D M Simcock J P Spencer 90 25/126.00
13 (8) 30497-8 Dark blue, white star, halved sleeves and star on cap Gaily Noble (IRE) 18
Nag me
5 8-10 A B Haynes Jim Crowley 85 33/134.00
14 (13) 03156-4 Orange, mauve stars on sleeves, mauve cap, orange stars Ramona Chase 18
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-6 t M J Attwater R Fitzpatrick 81 12/113.00
Non runners
5 (4)0/116-Taqleed (IRE)49-6J H M GosdenR Hills95

Verdict

Off a 7lb higher mark, Ingleby Spirit has more to do than when successful on his reappearance at Pontefract. Sirvino is hard to win with nowadays but there are possibilities about the lightly-raced Taqleed, who won at Nottingham and Newmarket last year before finishing a creditable sixth in the Cambridgeshire. John Gosden also saddles the first-time blinkered Beachfire, who has won four of his five starts and may be capable of further improvement this year. Frankie Dettori's mount Sand Skier, second at Deauville last month, looks the pick of Mark Johnston's two runners and C&D winner Resurge wouldn't be far away on his best form. But let's take a chance on Andrew Balding's OPERA GAL, who proved herself a tough and dependable filly last season and has plenty in her favour on her reappearance.