Epsom Downs

  • 20:35 Brothers Strawberry Cider Claiming Stakes1m 2f 18y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 14.59s
  • Off time: 20:37:26
20:35 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Troopingthecolour Evs


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 2221/11 Black, Red stars, diabolo on sleeves and stars on cap Troopingthecolour 22
Distance Winner
5 10-0 S Gollings Matthew Lawson (7) 89 Evs2.00
2 (1) 201202 Pink, Black sash, striped cap Avon River 7
Beaten Favourite
4 9-10 b R Hannon K T O'Neill (5) 87 5/23.50
3 (4) 05-3236 Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Lang Shining (IRE) 7
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-8 J A Osborne Sophie Doyle (3) 75 7/18.00
5 (2) 2-40 Pink, light green sleeves and cap Hermes 26
3 8-8 p1 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 73 5/16.00
Non runners
4 (3)9470/11Lunar Promise (IRE)99-5Ian WilliamsR Clark72


The prospects of Avon River would be given a boost if Song To The Moon ran well in the previous race as Richard Hannon's charge was conceding lumps of weight when narrowly beaten here last week. Lang Shining, who won this last year, was five lengths behind and looks held while Lunar Promise was incredibly well handicapped when scoring at Beverley last time. Hermes made a promising start in soft conditions at Windsor but hasn't done so well on Fibresand subsequently so this can go to TROOPINGTHECOLOUR, who has bounced right back to form on Polytrack and had some very decent form on turf at the beginning of his career.