Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 13:35 Princess Elizabeth Stakes 1m 114y

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 47.50s
  • Off time: 13:35:58
13:35 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thistle Bird 3/1
2nd Gifted Girl (IRE) 13/2
3rd Ladys First 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 355622- Black and Grey check, Black sleeves and cap Beatrice Aurore (IRE) 250
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 E A L Dunlop L Dettori 105 17/29.50
2 (9) 26261-1 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Gifted Girl (IRE) 20
Nag me
4 9-6 P F I Cole T P Queally 104 13/27.50
3 (2) 26124-3 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Ladys First 15
Nag me
4 9-6 R A Fahey P Hanagan 105 9/110.00
4 (3) 31707-7 White, primrose braid and sleeves, white cap Making Eyes (IRE) 27
Nag me
5 9-6 H Palmer R Hughes 96 33/134.00
5 (5) 27531-2 Royal blue, white cross belts, emerald green sleeves and cap Sentaril 27
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-6 W J Haggas J P Murtagh 103 5/16.00
6 (7) 42324-4 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Starscope 15
Nag me
4 9-6 h J H M Gosden William Buick 105 7/18.00
7 (1) 11212-3 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Thistle Bird 26
Nag me
5 9-6 h R Charlton J Doyle 107 3/14.00
8 (6) 41222-4 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Ultrasonic (USA) 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-6 h Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 102 15/28.50
10 (8) 93-8115 White and dark blue (quartered), white sleeves Ighraa (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 F H Graffard M Barzalona 105 17/29.50
Non runners
9 (10)4116-56Waterway Run (USA)38-10R M BeckettJim Crowley103

Verdict

There's little between these on official ratings. Beatrice Aurore is capable at this level but hard to win with and was no match for Thistle Bird at Ascot last July. The latter will have come on for her reappearance behind Dank at Newmarket but collateral form suggests Ladys First is a better option in this after a recent third in a Group 2 over a longer trip at York. She finished just ahead of STARSCOPE on that occasion but last year's Coronation Stakes runner-up is expected to reverse running back over a mile and John Gosden's filly won't be inconvenienced if further rain arrives. Sentaril is proven over today's trip unlike Ultrasonic while the French-trained Ighraa makes most appeal of the three-year-olds but that age group have a poor record in this.