Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 14:20 Investec Great Metropolitan Handicap1m 4f 10y

  • Winner £14,006 2nd £4,194 3rd £2,097 4th £1,048
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 40.65s
  • Off time: 14:22:38
14:20 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Beacon Lady 14/1
2nd Da Do Run Run 20/1
3rd Dark Ruler (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (2) 124550- Purple, White diamonds on sleeves, check cap Another Cocktail 228
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 H Morrison J Fortune 91 8/19.00
4 (10) 13541-5 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Vital Evidence (USA) 25
Nag me
4 9-5 v Sir Michael Stoute James Doyle 90 4/15.00
6 (5) 111408- Lime Green, Orange sleeves and cap Beacon Lady 191
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 h W J Knight Jack Duern (5) 84 14/115.00
7 (1) U1711-0 Red, white stripe, armlets and star on cap Bayan Kasirga (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 R A Fahey Samantha Bell (5) 85 25/126.00
8 (11) 2317-12 Yellow and maroon (quartered), yellow sleeves, maroon stars, yellow cap, maroon stars Dark Ruler (IRE) 11
Nag me
5 8-13 G A Swinbank B A Curtis 83 3/14.00
10 (13) 13-2264 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Aryal 5
Nag me
4 8-10 b M Johnston S De Sousa 81 8/19.00
12 (3) 94659-1 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Runaway 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 E A L Dunlop R L Moore 81 4/15.00
13 (7) 7/17-1 Royal blue and white check, royal blue sleeves Jakey (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-10 P Phelan Liam Jones 81 8/19.00
14 (6) 30/210- Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star Da Do Run Run 306
Nag me
4 8-9 B J Meehan Martin Lane 80 20/121.00
15 (8) 42551-0 Pink, maroon star, maroon sleeves, pink stars, maroon cap, pink star Rossetti 11
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-7 p G L Moore M Barzalona 76 14/115.00
Non runners
1 (14)46/1131-Semeen59-6L M CumaniAndrea Atzeni90
3 (15)46355-1Van Percy49-5A M BaldingDavid Probert90
5 (9)3/12016-Azrag (USA)69-2M J AttwaterR Havlin86
9 (12)14321-2Certavi (IRE)58-11B G PowellL P Keniry81
11 (4)0/48614-Miss Marjurie (IRE)48-10D J CoakleyP Hanagan81

Verdict

Semeen scored on his reappearance last season and won three of his four races in a light campaign. He's been raised 7lb but should win more races this season. Samantha Bell gets on well with Bayan Kasirga and was on board for his last two victories. He missed the break on his comeback and will strip fitter this time. RED RUNAWAY was receiving 3lb from Van Percy when beating him narrowly at Chester last May. Both arrive in winning form and the winner is 6lb better off so should confirm the form and take this. Dark Ruler stayed on strongly on his first start over this trip at Thirsk and can reach the frame while Vital Evidence will have had the cobwebs blow away at Kempton and if the ground turned soft would have a big chance.