Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 19:30 Ashley Road Handicap1m 114y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.27s
  • Off time: 19:30:36
19:30 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wannabe King 10/3
2nd Emirates Roadshow (USA) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 264421 Royal Blue, Yellow hollow box Wannabe King 10 (ex6)
Nag me
3 9-13 p D R Lanigan T E Durcan 92 10/34.33
2 (7) 21-2378 Royal blue Emirates Roadshow (USA) 42
Nag me
3 9-7 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 85 Evs2.00
3 (6) 423326 Emerald Green, Red diamond and sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green diamond Star Links (USA) 19
Nag me
3 9-5 Richard Hannon Dane O'Neill 83 17/29.50
4 (4) 134762 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Roar of Applause 15
Nag me
3 9-2 b B J Meehan D Holland 80 10/111.00
5 (3) 717927 Orange, Royal Blue epaulets, Dark Blue cap Johnmanderville 26
Nag me
3 9-1 A P Jarvis Martin Lane (5) 79 14/115.00
6 (5) 8-14463 Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap At A Great Rate (USA) 12
Nag me
3 8-12 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 76 14/115.00
7 (8) 443702 Dark Blue, Light Green disc Green Agenda 10
Nag me
3 8-11 M Johnston J Fanning 77 10/111.00
Non runners
8 (2)7351-16Cut And Thrust (IRE)38-9M A JarvisP Robinson73
9 (9)1-84365Young Dottie38-5P PhelanKieren Fox69

Verdict

Trainer David Lanigan has his string in great shape and his WANNABE KING can follow up a recent Windsor success here, while Emirates Roadshow and Roar Of Applause are also short-listed. The selection is raised 6lbs for a three length defeat of Cape Hawk over a similar trip to this and should be fine on this good ground. The extra half furlong is not likely to be an issue and we should side with him again. Godolphin entrant Emirates Roadshow is 3lbs higher than his only success but he will find this a little easier than when put firmly in his place behind Firebet at Newmarket last time. The team are red-hot at present, so there may be a little more to come from 1lb lower this time. Roar Of Applause would ideally prefer faster ground to be seen to best effect. This is his optimum trip, but he is 1lb higher than when beaten comfortably enough last time and we can take him on. Green Agenda showed a bit of spark at Thirsk but would also want the ground to dry more, though can't be ruled out from a mark of 75, while Cut And Thrust could also have a say if coming out again just 24 hours after a Kempton run. Wannabe King can be king here.