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Epsom Downs

  • 14:10 Woodcote Stakes 6f

  • (listed) £25,000 added 2yo 10 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm on the Sprint Course)
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 11.06s
  • Off time: 14:11:45

Full result

14:10 Epsom Downs Result 7th June 2008
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (3) Smokey Storm 9-0 A Munro W Jarvis 2 4/1f
Chased leaders on inner, ridden to lead just over 1f out, driven and drew clear inside final furlong, ran on well, ridden out opened 11/4 touched 4/1 £2000-£500 £2000-£500 £1050-£300 £900-£300
2nd (10) Indian Art (IRE) 9-0 R Hughes Richard Hannon 2 9/2
Behind, ridden over 2f out, progress over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to take 2nd post, not trouble winner opened 5/1 touched 5/1 £2750-£500 £1350-£300
3rd (2) nse Able Master (IRE) 9-5 P Mulrennan B Smart 2 8/1
Led 1f, tracked leaders afterwards, ridden to challenge 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no chance with winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace, lost 2nd post opened 11/1 touched 11/1 £9000-£1000 £4000-£500
4th (11) ½ Roly Boy 9-0 R L Moore Richard Hannon 2 10/1
Ran green towards rear, hanging left over 3f out, headway over 1f out on outer, stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish opened 10/1 touched 11/1
5th (6) ½ Mazzola 9-0 D Holland M R Channon 2 14/1
Tracked leader after 1f, led over 2f out, ridden and headed just over 1f out, faded towards finished and lost 2 places opened 20/1 touched 20/1
6th (5) nk Full of Nature 8-9 N Callan K A Ryan 2 5/1
Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden to challenge on outer approaching 2f out, soon ridden and not quicken over 1f out opened 5/1 touched 5/1
7th (4) 1 Fivefootnumberone (IRE) 9-0 T P O'Shea J J Quinn 2 17/2
Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression on leaders over 1f out, soon one pace opened 12/1 touched 12/1
8th (8) Grand Honour (IRE) 9-0 T P Queally P Howling 2 50/1
Always behind, never near leaders final 2f opened 50/1 touched 50/1
9th (9) Our Wee Girl (IRE) 8-9 J P Spencer S Kirk 2 9/2
Slowly into stride, always in rear, outpaced from halfway opened 11/2 touched 11/2 £6000-£1000(x2) £3000-£480
10th (7) 18 Ritzy Wildcat (USA) 9-0 E Ahern S C Williams 2 40/1
Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, tailed off opened 40/1 touched 40/1
NR (1) Peninsular War 9-0 Jim Crowley K R Burke 2

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £4.20 Tote Place: £1.80,1.70,2.80
Straight Forecast: £21.53 Exacta: £15.80 Trifecta: £124.30

Jackpot: £126,961.80 carried forward to Southwell, 7th Jun
Placepot: £63.50, Pool: £293821.3, 3372.52 winning tickets
Quadpot: £27.70, Pool: £11475.3, 306.05 winning tickets
PlaceSix: £41.02
PlaceFive: £26.43

Verdict

The progressive SMOKEY STORM made the most of a handy draw in stall three and gained a good tracking position under a shrewd Alan Munro ride. Munro deserves plenty of credit for this latest big-race success as he showed good judgement in letting others blaze the trail. Smokey Storm then came through under the far side rail - exploiting the fresh strip of ground to run on strongly to the line. Recent winners of this race have struggled to hold their own afterwards but this fellow could buck that trend. Trainer William Jarvis feels there could be a lot more to come from the son of One Cool Cat. He told the BBC: "He's improved with each race and I'm thrilled for the owners. After he won at Brighton, we knew he handled downhill tracks so it wasn't a hard choice to come here." Indian Art headed the chasing pack just ahead of Able Master and Roly Boy. The last-named has bags of scope and is worth following. Fivefootnumberone was well-held in this stiffer company while Full Of Nature was disappointing and failed to build on his Newmarket success.