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Epsom Downs

  • 15:25 British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing E.B.F. Maiden Stakes1m 114y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 45.28s
  • Off time: 15:27:31
15:25 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Royal Skies (IRE) 7/2
2nd Van Percy 15/8
3rd Empowerment (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 6 Yellow, Black sash, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Cape's Best 28
Nag me
2 9-3 J Tate I Mongan 11/112.00
2 (8) 65 Black, yellow and black halved sleeves, yellow cap, black star Empowerment (IRE) 15
Nag me
2 9-3 Richard Hannon P Dobbs 16/117.00
3 (5) 07 Pink, Purple spots, sleeves and spots on cap Felix Fabulla 12
Nag me
2 9-3 H Morrison N Mackay 14/115.00
4 (4) 84 White, purple armlets, purple cap Roman Order (IRE) 20
Nag me
2 9-3 B J Meehan S W Kelly 6/17.00
5 (7) 293 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Royal Skies (IRE) 40
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 M Johnston K Fallon 78 7/24.50
6 (2) 55 Red, light green seams, light green cap, red star Shamaheart (IRE) 10
Nag me
2 9-3 Richard Hannon R Hughes 9/25.50
7 (1) Dark Blue, Yellow epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Sunblazer (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 W R Muir J Doyle 25/126.00
8 (3) 2 White, Royal Blue sleeves, Dark Green cap Van Percy 24
Nag me
2 9-3 A M Balding J Fortune 15/82.88

Verdict

This is a severe test for a juvenile but there's every reason to expect VAN PERCY to relish the trip. He's by Sir Percy and made his debut over a mile at Lingfield where he looked very green but stayed on strongly at the finish though still a long way behind subsequent Acomb Stakes winner Dundonnell. With that under his belt he can go one better though Royal Skies, who has a stout pedigree, is another who will relish every yard having showed promise over 7f including on this track. Roman Order will need to improve though there's every chance he will do so, a remark that also applies to Shamaheart, who has been confined to 6f on his two starts to date and shown potential.