Epsom Downs

  • 20:50 Banstead Handicap7f

  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 21.26s
  • Off time: 20:51:02
20:50 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kosika (USA) 7/2
2nd Intomist (IRE) 5/1
3rd Bayleyf (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 71-2210 Yellow, dark blue star, royal blue sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap, dark blue star Firmdecisions (IRE) 55
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 B R Johnson P J Dobbs 85 12/113.00
3 (4) 181688 Pink, royal blue cross of lorraine and sleeves, royal blue and pink quartered cap Forceful Appeal (USA) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-12 S Dow Oisin Murphy (3) 83 5/16.00
4 (10) 065-211 Emerald green, pink chevron Meet Me Halfway 44
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-11 C F Wall Ashley Morgan (3) 82 5/16.00
5 (11) 531441 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Kosika (USA) 8 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-11 M Johnston S De Sousa 76 7/24.50
8 (3) 27-6404 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Good Luck Charm 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 G L Moore G Baker 78 7/24.50
9 (2) 76-6560 Red, Grey sleeves, Red and Grey hooped cap Lionheart 54
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 b1 P Crate S W Kelly 73 20/121.00
10 (1) 77-0394 Black, emerald green spots, emerald green cap, black spots Langley Vale 17
Nag me
5 9-2 R A Teal S Sanders 73 10/111.00
11 (12) 753621 Red, emerald green star and sleeves, emerald green and red quartered cap Intomist (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 p J R Boyle Daniel Cremin (7) 68 5/16.00
12 (7) 00-2537 Maroon, emerald green stars, sleeves and star on cap Bayleyf (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-9 p1 L Carter S Donohoe 65 33/134.00
Non runners
2 (8)464-349Regal Dan (IRE)49-12C HillsS J Drowne83
6 (6)329722Piceno (IRE)69-9S DixonDavid Probert80
7 (9)809560Dr Red Eye69-8S DixonP Aspell79

Verdict

INTOMIST arrives unpenalised for Saturday's Windsor victory which came in an apprentice race under tonight's pilot. This is undoubtedly tougher but he should go well again and is handed the vote. Kosika could do with the ground firming up with his penalty for last week's Carlisle victory, his third on fast going. Meet Me Halfway went up 5lb for her victory at Yarmouth in April but it didn't affect her as she completed a double there the following month. She's up another 9lb here and her young rider's claim is a bonus. Good Luck Charm doesn't win often enough and is still high enough in the weights, a remark that also applies to Piceno though he ran an excellent race over an extra furlong in a better race than this at Chester last time.