Epsom Downs

  • 14:10 Bet toteplacepot At betfred.com Nursery7f 3y

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.15s
  • Off time: 14:12:14
14:10 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shrewd Approach (IRE) 9/2
2nd George (IRE) 8/1
3rd Reverberation 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (7) 3592 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star George (IRE) 46
2 9-7 S Kirk Mitch Godwin (5) 81 1001
2 (10) 0125 Lime Green Make Good (IRE) 34
2 9-6 D H Brown Kieran Shoemark 80 1001
3 (9) 4422 White, Red chevron, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Kimifive (IRE) 56
2 9-3 J Tuite Fran Berry 77 1001
4 (8) 3320 Purple, white braces, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Phoenix Lightning (IRE) 21
2 9-0 p R A Fahey S W Kelly 74 1001
5 (1) 302692 Dark blue and red (halved), dark blue sleeves, white cap Zalshah 16
2 9-0 p1 R Hannon Tom Marquand 74 1001
6 (12) 524 Light blue and black stripes, light blue sleeves, black armlets, hooped cap Sarstedt 20
2 9-0 H Candy Dane O'Neill 74 1001
8 (11) 33253 Light blue, black seams, white sleeves and cap Paramount Love 33
2 8-13 R A Fahey Andrea Atzeni 73 1001
9 (4) 216383 Yellow and orange diamonds, white sleeves Alifax 16
Distance Winner
2 8-12 J A Osborne D C Costello 72 1001
10 (2) 2623 White, Orange and Yellow striped sleeves and cap Hateya (IRE) 17
2 8-10 J R Boyle Charlie Bennett (3) 70 1001
11 (5) 6547 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Reverberation 24
2 8-7 S Kirk David Egan (3) 67 1001
12 (6) 5316 Grey, Maroon triple diamond, White sleeves, Grey cap, Maroon diamonds Shrewd Approach (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
2 8-7 S Crisford S De Sousa 67 1001
Non runners
7 (3)154011Lexington Grace (IRE)29-0R HannonRossa Ryan74

Verdict

Lexington Grace has done well to win three times in her first season. Course, ground and trip all suit and she has Rossa Ryan’s claim in her favour today. Richard Hannon also runs Zalshah, who finished a place ahead of Alifax when second last time at Salisbury. George has been placed twice over 6f, including on soft going, but is giving 14lb to SHREWD APPROACH. Simon Crisford’s filly was aiming too high last time at Newmarket but had won on soft ground at Catterick earlier and the booking of De Sousa looks a sign of intent. Paramount Love has been thereabouts in all five starts and that should be the case again here.