Epsom Downs

  • 19:20 Sparks Charity 'Racing For Research' Handicap1m 4f 10y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 49.68s
  • Off time: 19:21:34
19:20 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lieutenant Kojak 7/2
2nd Kathleen Frances 5/2
3rd Significant Move 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (1) 1517-99 Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Gunslinger (FR) 25
Course and Distance Winner
7 9-6 M Scudamore David Kenny (5) 79 20/121.00
4 (2) 555550 Canary Yellow, Green cap Uphold 12
Distance Winner
5 9-4 vt Miss Gay Kelleway S W Kelly 77 16/117.00
5 (5) 63150-8 Red, Black stars, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap Significant Move 35
5 9-4 t W S Kittow I Mongan 77 9/110.00
6 (11) 19-6221 Pink, Black sash, White sleeves Lieutenant Kojak 21
4 9-2 P Charalambous E Ahern 75 7/24.50
7 (10) 7-43254 Maroon, Light Blue seams, Light Blue sleeves, Maroon armlets, Light Blue cap Kathleen Frances 12
Distance Winner
5 9-1 M H Tompkins R Hughes 74 5/23.50
8 (4) 300-033 Black and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves Ampleforth 19
4 9-0 Ian Williams R Clark (3) 73 8/19.00
9 (3) 9-82683 Orange, mauve stars on sleeves, mauve cap, orange stars Battleoftrafalgar 21
Distance Winner
5 8-10 b M J Attwater Kieren Fox 69 11/112.00
10 (9) 77/212-0 EMERALD GREEN and ROYAL BLUE (halved), EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Tanjung Agas (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
4 8-6 b C N Kellett J Quinn 65 66/167.00
11 (7) 2425-12 Maroon, Black armlets, Black cap Reggie Perrin 7
4 8-2 v P Phelan Catherine Gannon 61 3/14.00
Non runners
1 (6)0-13Kuda Huraa (IRE)49-7R VarianAndrea Atzeni80
3 (8)7839-11The Holyman (IRE)49-4Miss Jo CrowleyDane O'Neill77

Verdict

The Holyman has been in good form on the Polytrack while Lieutenant Kojak certainly wasn't winning out of turn at Ripon, though his ability to stay this far has yet to be proved. Kuda Huraa is open to plenty of improvement after just three starts, though the handicapper has taken no chances with Roger Varian's four-year-old, and it would be no surprise to see Gunslinger put in an improved performance after a couple of pipe-openers. Kathleen Frances and Battleoftrafalgar struggle to get their head in front, however, while Ampleforth looks a little one-paced and Reggie Perrin is taking on better opposition than when second over C&D last week. SIGNIFICANT MOVE was much too keen on his reappearance at Sandown but that run should have brought him on and he's back on a winning mark. Further rain wouldn't be a problem and Stuart Kittow's charge gets the vote.