Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 19:05 British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing E.B.F. Maiden Stakes6f

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 9.07s
  • Off time: 19:06:53
19:05 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Meringue Pie 11/1
2nd Black Monk (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 99 Mauve, Yellow star, armlets and star on cap Birdy Boy (USA) 29
Nag me
2 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 20/121.00
2 (7) 24 Dark Blue and Pink (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves and cap Black Monk (IRE) 63
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 Richard Hannon P Dobbs 11/43.75
3 (5) 03 Black, orange disc Blazing Knight (IRE) 26
Nag me
2 9-3 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 3/14.00
5 (3) 8264 Black and White check, Black sleeves, Pink cap Cappadocia (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 9-3 M R Channon Matthew Davies 69 11/26.50
6 (4) 3 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Clement (IRE) 39
Nag me
2 9-3 Eve Johnson Houghton S Sanders 6/17.00
7 (1) 7 Royal Blue, White seams, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Meringue Pie 101
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 Richard Hannon Dane O'Neill 11/112.00
8 (6) 6 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Pearl Bounty (IRE) 63
Nag me
2 9-3 A M Balding J Fortune 4/15.00
Non runners
4 (2)6Blessington (IRE)29-3J H M GosdenR Havlin
9 (8)595Persian Marvel (IRE)29-3J R BoyleStephen Craine56

Verdict

BLAZING KNIGHT was clearly fancied at Windsor on his latest start and Ralph Beckett's colt can make amends here. The son of Red Clubs was tried under enterprising tactics and though he failed to hang on to a lead over that relatively flat six furlongs; if he takes to Epsom, he sets a stiff standard for the rest. Richard Hannon won this race last year and is represented by Black Monk. The Dark Angel colt has had a brief absence since we last saw him at Salisbury and he can confirm form with Pearl Bounty as the winner and second in that contest have gone on to win since. Clement looked clueless in the early stages of his debut though he is likely to have learned plenty for the experience and Blessington is one to note with the future in mind.