Epsom Downs

  • 16:35 Rob Mayall Birthday Bash Maiden Fillies' Stakes1m 114y

  • Winner £3,238 2nd £964 3rd £482 4th £240
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 47.72s
  • Off time: 16:36:04
16:35 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fork Lightning (USA) 4/5
2nd Shamardal Phantom (IRE) 4/1
3rd Treasure Way 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 66 Black, Amber hooped sleeves, Amber cap Bill's Story 21
3 8-12 M R Channon A Kirby 25/126.00
2 (1) 88-5 Maroon, Pink epaulets and armlets Child Of Our Time (IRE) 18
3 8-12 P W Chapple-Hyam A Munro 69 14/115.00
3 (6) 762 Dark Green, Yellow hoop, Yellow cap Fork Lightning (USA) 20
3 8-12 Sir Mark Prescott S Sanders 73 4/51.80
4 (8) 06 Black, White sleeves, Black spots, Royal Blue cap Hotfoot 17
3 8-12 John Berry I Milickova 66/167.00
5 (3) 57 Yellow, Dark Blue epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue spots Mexican Deb 18
3 8-12 W R Muir Dane O'Neill 25/126.00
6 (5) 735-2 Yellow, Royal Blue chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap Sasheen 17
3 8-12 J R Boyle P Cosgrave 70 6/17.00
7 (4) 3 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE disc, striped sleeves and cap Shamardal Phantom (IRE) 18
3 8-12 D M Simcock Martin Lane (3) 4/15.00
8 (7) 8-5356 White, Royal Blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Treasure Way 15
3 8-12 P R Chamings L P Keniry 66 8/19.00


Sasheen holds Hotfoot on their Windsor meeting and remains capable of better as that came on the back of a lengthy absence, but the form of the race doesn't appear strong and the pair may find FORK LIGHTNING too good. Sir Mark Prescott's filly seemed to improve for taking to turf last time out and this return to a mile is certain to suit. It's interesting that connections are persevering with the maiden route and that decision can be rewarded with a victory. Of the remainder, Shamardal Phantom makes most appeal after taking third at Ascot on debut. The form of that contest hasn't really been tested but she's a half-sister to the smart Shamwari Lodge, who has placed on ground with cut, and David Simcock's filly should improve upon what was an encouraging start. Mexican Deb was further back that day but she's capable of better and could run a big race at an each-way price.