Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 14:50 John Akehurst Handicap6f

  • Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 9.44s
  • Off time: 14:52:09
14:50 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 8/1
2nd Clear Praise (USA) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 231617 BROWN and RED (halved), sleeves reversed, RED cap Head Space (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-10 p Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 89 8/19.00
2 (6) 232110 White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Picture Dealer 24
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-10 G L Moore R L Moore 89 Evs2.00
3 (1) 171010 Purple, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, purple stars, purple cap Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-8 K A Ryan J P Spencer 87 8/19.00
4 (3) 173019 Red, Black star, White sleeves and cap Noverre To Go (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 p R Harris S J Drowne 83 14/115.00
6 (7) 592416 Black, large red spots, armlets and cap Fortinbrass (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-2 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 84 7/18.00
7 (2) 063491 Royal blue, pink seams, white sleeves, pink seams, white cap Clear Praise (USA) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-11 S Dow R Hughes 76 8/19.00
8 (4) 820250 Maroon and Yellow diamonds Baldemar 32
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-8 R A Fahey P Hanagan 73 8/19.00
Non runners
5 (8)147157School Fees49-3O StevensNon Runner82

Verdict

Baldemar has plenty to find with a couple of these and Clear Praise is upped in class after scoring at Ripon where Head Space, Noverre To Go and Hopes N Dreams were all well beaten. Fortinbrass and School Fees are both recent winners over track and trip but have been beaten in this grade since while PICTURE DEALER ran below par in a Class 2 sprint at Goodwood last time. The latter had recorded a double in good style before that, however, and it would be no surprise to see Gary Moore's charge bounce back in this lesser company.