Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 15:45 Stanley Wootton Conditions Stakes1m 2f 18y

  • Winner £9,338 2nd £2,796 3rd £1,398 4th £699
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 15.26s
  • Off time: 15:50:45
15:45 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Beacon Lady 7/1
2nd Ayrad (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 637-041 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Fattsota 9
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 D O'Meara P Hanagan 103 2/13.00
2 (5) 60-6791 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Red cap, White star Global Thrill 78
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 B J Llewellyn Daniel Muscutt (5) 99 33/134.00
3 (2) 1051-22 Royal blue Haafaguinea 207
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 Saeed bin Suroor R L Moore 105 6/42.50
5 (7) 08-1607 Lime Green, Orange sleeves and cap Beacon Lady 25
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-11 h W J Knight Jack Duern (5) 91 7/18.00
6 (3) 510 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Ayrad (IRE) 85
Nag me
3 8-8 R Varian James Doyle 96 5/16.00
7 (1) 1-162 Dark green, pink braces, quartered cap Spark Plug (IRE) 39
Nag me
3 8-8 b1 B J Meehan Martin Lane 102 10/111.00
Non runners
4 (4)862467Highland Knight (IRE)79-2A M BaldingDavid Probert105

Verdict

Spark Plug is an interesting one now blinkered for the first time but fellow three-year-old AYRAD is even more fascinating and is awarded a hopeful vote on this first run since contesting the French Derby, a run which came, of all things, on the back of a Hamilton maiden victory in May. He's presumably highly thought of by connections, has been given a good rest since Chantilly, should have plenty of improvement at three as a son of Dalakhani and isn't overfaced on this return to action. Haafguinea ran two cracking races in Meydan over the winter and he'll be a tough nut to crack if ready to roll on this first run since late January. The booking of Ryan Moore suggests that will be the case and he's a major threat. Fattsota and Highland Knight add further spice to an interesting contest for the O'Meara and Balding yards respectively and are far from out of it.