Epsom Downs

  • 15:20 Jump Jockeys Derby Handicap1m 4f 10y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 40.36s
  • Off time: 15:21:43
15:20 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Epsom Salts 3/1
2nd Seventh Cavalry (IRE) 11/2
3rd Free Tussy (ARG) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 0282-28 Orange, royal blue stars Yossi (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
5 11-10 vt Jim Best D Crosse 79 33/134.00
2 (9) 573/12-6 Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets and star on Royal Blue cap Alsadaa (USA) 138
Distance Winner
6 11-8 Mrs L J Mongan C Bolger 77 10/34.33
3 (12) 791355 Royal Blue, Yellow cross belts, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars Kidlat 19
4 11-8 t B G Powell K Renwick 77 10/111.00
4 (6) 163278 Red, Emerald Green chevron and armlets, White and Emerald Green hooped cap Sri Kuantan (IRE) 21
5 11-8 t R C Guest P Aspell 77 33/134.00
5 (7) 815413 Royal Blue, Emerald Green and Royal Blue halved sleeves Epsom Salts 10
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-5 P Phelan S Thomas 74 3/14.00
6 (11) 219751 Black, Red cross belts, White and Red chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Merrymadcap (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
7 11-4 Mat Salaman Wayne Hutchinson 73 12/113.00
7 (5) 6151R4 White, black hoops, black and white diabolo on sleeves Inspirina (IRE) 39
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-2 R Ford Stephen Craine 71 11/112.00
8 (1) 371177 BLACK and PINK diamonds, PINK sleeves and cap Yonder 28
Distance Winner
5 10-11 H Morrison T Scudamore 66 8/19.00
9 (3) 617182 Black, Gold triple diamond, striped sleeves and diamonds on cap Free Tussy (ARG) 7
5 10-11 bt G L Moore P Hide 66 16/117.00
10 (13) 602324 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Seventh Cavalry (IRE) 19
4 10-10 A King R Thornton 65 11/26.50
11 (10) 160-008 Yellow, Black spots and armlets Sufad 24
4 10-10 T D McCarthy L Treadwell 65 33/134.00
Non runners
12 (8)1054/54-Tayman (IRE)710-10N A Twiston-DaviesP J Brennan61
13 (4)1/504-48Dark Energy510-10M ScudamoreA O'keeffe63


Some fun to be had here for the jumping boys in their own version of the Derby and victory over this famed course can go to Sam Thomas on board EPSOM SALTS, while Yossi and Merrymadcap should be heavily involved. The latter came close to selection after what was a commanding effort when scoring over this trip on firm ground at Bath last time. However, the thing putting us off is that in 45 attempts on turf he has never yet won from a mark as high as this and so he will probably find one too good. That one can be Epsom Salts. The four-year-old loves this quirky track, having enjoyed two of his five career victories over this course and distance. His only defeat here came last time, when he ran with plenty of credit behind Hibiki and this faster ground will be more to his liking, so we will take him to come good again. Top weight Yossi is 2lbs higher than when short-headed here by Norman The Great in July and is capable enough, though one run on the flat and also a hurdles outing since have seen him a little out of sorts. Alsadaa is a stone higher than when scoring at Ascot a year ago, but has gone close enough from just 2lbs lower than today on the Polytrack and was last seen winning a Listed hurdle at Sandown in April, so he'd have the ability to make his presence felt. Conditions and trip suit Yonder, but Hughie Morrison's charge has a bit to prove here after a couple of moderate efforts, while Seventh Cavalry has already had far too many chances to interest us from a betting perspective. Inspirina likes it here and if she puts her best hoof forward is capable enough to get competitive, but preference is for Epsom Salts.