Epsom Downs

  • 20:30 Bgc Claiming Stakes1m 114y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places in the back straight.)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.32s
  • Off time: 20:32:07
20:30 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lang Shining (IRE) 15/8
2nd Blue Noodles 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 7-07851 Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Lang Shining (IRE) 5
6 9-13 J A Osborne Sophie Doyle (5) 85 15/82.88
2 (2) 331113 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Royal Dignitary (USA) 22
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
10 9-5 D Nicholls M Geran (3) 80 15/82.88
4 (4) 12-0935 Black, Emerald Green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, White cap Blue Noodles 30
4 8-13 P D Evans S W Kelly 64 10/111.00
5 (7) 76080-R White, royal blue diamond, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap, royal blue diamond Grand Vista 160
6 8-13 G L Moore A Quinn 80 33/134.00
7 (5) 0-03007 Black, Red triple diamond, Black sleeves, Red stars, Black cap, Red diamond Purus (IRE) 8
8 8-13 R A Teal Dane O'Neill 58 14/115.00
8 (6) 523892 Red, Black cap, Gold diamond Ginger Grey (IRE) 9
3 8-7 b D R C Elsworth Declan Cannon (5) 67 4/15.00
Non runners
3 (8)06-0242Liberty Trail (IRE)49-0P D EvansAndrew Heffernan68
6 (1)262017Lord Fidelio (IRE)48-13P D EvansMatt Cosham66


Former Group One performer Lang Shining bounced back to form in a similar race last time but on these terms this claimer should go to specialist ROYAL DIGNITARY while Grand Vista can go close if consenting to race. Having notched up a hat-trick of plating class races the pick was only just denied the four-timer in a blanket finish last time. His trainer has a good record in these races and he is well served by the framing of the contest. Lang Shining displayed a better attitude than in recent starts when staying on well to win last time out. That said he needed every yard of that race to score so the step down in trip is not an obvious plus. Grand Vista is best in at the weights based on the official ratings but he's wildly out of form although dropped into this grade for the first time we can expect better. Ginger Grey only found one too good in a handicap last time but while he's on form he has it to do in this line-up so Royal Dignitary can get back to winning ways.