Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 16:35 Investec Specialist Bank Handicap 1m 114y

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 46.93s
  • Off time: 16:35:50
16:35 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chatez (IRE) 7/2
2nd Beach Bar (IRE) 8/1
3rd Gratzie 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (3) 051- Pink and Royal Blue diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink cap Beach Bar (IRE) 167
Nag me
3 9-7 h W J Knight Andrea Atzeni 80 8/19.00
3 (12) 43211-5 Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap Killing Time (IRE) 24
Nag me
3 9-6 b R M Beckett Jim Crowley 79 4/15.00
4 (10) 331- GREY and MAROON diamonds, GREY sleeves Chatez (IRE) 180
Nag me
3 9-5 A King D Sweeney 78 7/24.50
5 (4) 50139- White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Dance Bid 207
Nag me
3 9-4 C E Brittain M Barzalona 77 16/117.00
6 (2) 335124- Maroon, Grey armlets, Grey cap Mime Dance 196
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-4 A M Balding David Probert 77 5/16.00
7 (1) 010189- DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Bureau (IRE) 196
Nag me
3 9-3 M Johnston S De Sousa 76 14/115.00
9 (13) 271-432 Emerald green, orange hoop and sleeves Lesha (IRE) 16
Nag me
3 9-0 h K A Ryan J P Spencer 73 7/18.00
10 (8) 776- Yellow, Red braces, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Golden Journey (IRE) 198
Nag me
3 8-13 C G Cox A Kirby 72 7/18.00
11 (5) 420-434 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and star on YELLOW cap Gratzie 16
Nag me
3 8-13 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies (3) 72 25/126.00
13 (11) 21- Emerald green, white cross of lorraine, armlets and cap Isabella Beeton 132
Nag me
3 8-11 P Phelan Jemma Marshall (3) 70 25/126.00
Non runners
1 (9)9134-3Black Caesar (IRE)39-7Richard HannonR L Moore80
8 (6)76361-8Zugzwang (IRE)39-1E De GilesNon Runner74
12 (7)37105-Ajig38-12Eve Johnson HoughtonJ Fortune71

Verdict

Another tricky race for punters to fathom. Black Caesar attempted to make all over 7f at Lingfield and will have benefited greatly from the run while Beach Bar ended his first campaign with a victory over a mile on that track and looks certain to improve this year. KILLING TIME made excellent progress last season winning at Windsor and Kempton, both times in blinkers. He wasn't wearing them on his reappearance at Doncaster where he looked just in need of the run and, as they are back on here, he gets the vote. Chatez is by the sprinter Dandy Man but is a half-brother to two winning bumpers. He looked a nice type when scoring at Newbury and is by no means harshly treated for his handicap debut. Mime Dance won a 7f maiden here in September when the ground was soft and it's difficult to rule out any of the remainder in a wide-open contest.