Epsom Downs

  • 14:35 Investec Great Metropolitan Handicap1m 4f 10y

  • Winner £9,346 2nd £2,799 3rd £1,400 4th £700
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 39.15s
  • Off time: 14:38:08
14:35 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sunny Game 3/1
2nd Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) 10/1
3rd Harlestone Times (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 16311-0 Pink, grey seams and armlets Licence To Till (USA) 39
4 9-7 M Johnston K Fallon 94 25/126.00
2 (9) 414010- Yellow, beige seams, yellow sleeves and cap Mister Angry (IRE) 185
Distance Winner
4 9-5 M Johnston L Dettori 92 14/115.00
3 (13) 432/011- Black, Maroon sleeves and hoop on cap Harlestone Times (IRE) 204
Distance Winner
4 9-2 J L Dunlop T E Durcan 89 8/19.00
4 (5) 112225- Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Snoqualmie Star 202
4 9-2 b D R C Elsworth Dane O'Neill 89 12/113.00
5 (2) 55114- MAROON Zigato 228
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 J H M Gosden W Buick 87 11/26.50
6 (11) 479211- Emerald Green, Red sash, Yellow sleeves and cap Dynamic Drive (IRE) 185
Distance Winner
4 8-12 W R Swinburn A Kirby 85 10/111.00
7 (4) 213120- WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Kings Troop 68
Course and Distance Winner
5 8-12 A King R L Moore 84 8/19.00
8 (3) 113226- Light blue, pink star, dark blue sleeves, pink cap, dark blue stars Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) 319
4 8-11 W Jarvis P Hanagan 84 10/111.00
9 (8) 45010-0 Emerald green, yellow cross belts, emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap Missionaire (USA) 18
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-10 p A W Carroll N Callan 83 50/151.00
10 (1) 41-5544 Royal blue and red diabolo, hooped sleeves, white cap Hawaana (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
6 8-10 Miss Gay Kelleway Declan Cannon (3) 82 20/121.00
11 (6) 91365- Black, Red chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Sunny Game 179
4 8-9 M L W Bell J P Spencer 82 3/14.00
12 (10) 21/632-2 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Dahaam 90
Beaten Favourite
4 8-9 D M Simcock Martin Lane 82 16/117.00
13 (12) 0/14110- Black, Light Blue armlets Trovare (USA) 243
Distance Winner
4 8-9 Mrs A J Perrett Jim Crowley 82 12/113.00

Verdict

Mark Johnston's pair Licence To Till and Mister Angry appear to have their fair share of weight but there are possibilities about Harlestone Times and Dynamic Drive, who both ended last season in terrific form and are capable of further improvement this year. Snoqualmie Star won at Kempton and Newmarket last summer while Zigato improved as he stepped up in trip last year, though was a little disappointing over 1m6f at Haydock in September off this mark. KINGS TROOP clearly doesn't like hurdling but has proved himself very capable on the level and has won both previous starts over this C&D. Ryan Moore partnered him to the first of those triumphs and the former champion is back on board again today - the partnership could be the one to beat.