Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 20:30 Piper Heidsieck Champagne Claiming Stakes1m 114y

  • Winner £2,590 2nd £771 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.14s
  • Off time: 20:30:18
20:30 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Song To The Moon (IRE) 9/2
2nd Avon River 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 0270-00 ORANGE, BLACK hoop, WHITE cap Beauchamp Xerxes 13
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5 10-0 pt G A Butler N Callan 96 3/14.00
2 (7) 820120 Pink, Black sash, striped cap Avon River 20
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4 9-12 b Richard Hannon J Fortune 87 11/43.75
3 (6) 559-009 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Dream Lodge (IRE) 46
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7 9-12 D Nicholls M O'connell (3) 87 4/15.00
4 (3) 105-323 Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Lang Shining (IRE) 5
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-9 J A Osborne Sophie Doyle (3) 77 9/110.00
5 (4) 451211 Purple, white seams, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Song To The Moon (IRE) 24
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4 8-13 b J R Boyle Matthew Davies (3) 70 9/25.50
6 (2) 531740 Royal blue, black armlets Silly Billy (IRE) 9
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3 8-5 S Kirk Jemma Marshall (5) 67 20/121.00
7 (1) 47-46 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Norse Wing 21
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3 7-12 v1 R M Beckett Catherine Gannon 60 9/110.00

Verdict

Beauchamp Xerxes boasts the highest official rating though he's been tailed off in both starts this year and is hard to fancy, while Avon River has two ways of running though would go close if opting to put his best foot forward. Lang Shining has been placed in claimers recently and should figure again given he won this race last year, while Silly Billy could also be thereabouts at the finish. But SONG TO THE MOON makes more appeal, even though she has a bit to find on today's terms. She arrives in fine form having won three of her last four starts in similar company and Jim Boyle's filly looks the one most likely to run her race again today.