Epsom Downs

  • 16:00 Racehorse Sanctuary 'moorcroft Boy' Handicap1m 2f 18y

  • Winner £5,181 2nd £1,542 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 9.59s
  • Off time: 16:01:03
16:00 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Resurge (IRE) 6/1
2nd Wiggy Smith 20/1
3rd Laudatory 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 0-07603 Maroon, White epaulets, White sleeves, Maroon stars and stars on cap Majuro (IRE) 10
6 10-0 C F Wall G Baker 85 16/117.00
2 (3) 51311-2 PURPLE and YELLOW diamonds, diabolo on sleeves Kaleo 35
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-9 S Dow S Sanders 80 5/16.00
3 (7) 752033 Purple, Yellow seams, Yellow sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap, Yellow star Resurge (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 9-9 W S Kittow I Mongan 80 6/17.00
4 (8) 3-94351 Dark Blue, Light Blue spots, Dark Blue sleeves, Maroon cap Wiggy Smith 15
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-8 H Candy Dane O'Neill 79 20/121.00
5 (9) 1428-68 DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap Sanctuary 11
Distance Winner
4 9-8 B Smart T Eaves 79 9/110.00
6 (6) 214125 White, black hoops, black and white diabolo on sleeves Inspirina (IRE) 18
Course Winner
6 9-7 R Ford A Munro 78 8/19.00
7 (4) 724568 Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap Laudatory 41
4 9-7 W R Swinburn A Kirby 78 8/19.00
8 (5) 5-15421 Pink and Royal Blue (quartered), Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Royal Blue star Flying Destination 21
Distance Winner
3 9-4 W J Knight S W Kelly 84 3/14.00
9 (2) 70-6551 Orange, orange and dark green diabolo on sleeves Fame Is The Spur 19
Distance Winner
3 8-5 C Hills Martin Lane (3) 71 5/16.00


Local trainer Simon Dow saddles Kaleo, a front runner who likes it here, but his best form has all come on ground with firm in the description and unless conditions brighten he can be opposed despite an encouraging return to action. Similar comments apply to Resurge who has been kept away from rain-softened ground so we'll take a chance on LAUDATORY. Walter Swinburn's charge has run well enough on ground with cut to suggest he acts and this is the first time he'll race in a handicap off a mark in the 70's since winning cosily at Kempton last year. Of course there's a chance he'll prove best at that venue but we're prepared to side with him in a race that'll take little winning, with veteran Wiggy Smith surely one to take on following a deserved but rare Leicester win and Flying Destination possibly in need of a stiffer test on faster ground.