Epsom Downs

  • 18:55 Chalk Lane Handicap7f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 23.07s
  • Off time: 18:56:28
18:55 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Violent Velocity (IRE) 4/1
2nd Summer Dancer (IRE) 11/4
3rd Napoletano (GER) 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 114451 Emerald Green, Yellow diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Summer Dancer (IRE) 9 (ex6)
Distance Winner
5 10-0 P T Midgley J Fanning 82 11/43.75
2 (10) 423078 Black, Red triple diamond, Black sleeves, Red stars, Black cap, Red diamond Purus (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
7 9-10 R A Teal J P Fahy (7) 75 10/111.00
4 (4) 153321 Black, Emerald Green seams, Black sleeves, Emerald Green cap Violent Velocity (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 9-6 J J Quinn I J Brennan (7) 71 4/15.00
6 (7) 7-31570 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Light Blue cap, Royal Blue stars Resplendent Nova 30
Distance Winner
7 9-3 P Howling I Mongan 68 20/121.00
7 (1) 644040 Red, Emerald Green hoops, Red sleeves Pippbrook Gold 14
4 9-0 J R Boyle P Cosgrave 65 9/110.00
8 (11) 3213-32 Dark Blue, Orange epaulets, striped sleeves, quartered cap Azure Mist 64
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 M H Tompkins Ashley Morgan (7) 65 6/17.00
9 (5) 245772 Dark Blue and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Napoletano (GER) 35
Distance Winner
8 8-12 p S Dow P Doe 63 9/25.50
10 (6) 801163 Light Blue, Pink diamonds on sleeves, Pink cap Another Try (IRE) 43
4 8-11 A P Jarvis Martin Lane (5) 62 7/18.00
11 (3) 0-47906 Red, Black star, Black and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap, Black stars Mount Ella 14
3 8-0 b1 J R Boyle Andrea Atzeni (3) 49 25/126.00
Non runners
3 (8)962413Tuxedo49-7P W HiattD Holland72
5 (9)326850Phluke89-5Eve Johnson HoughtonS Carson70


Not a bad contest for it's class and one where VIOLENT VELOCITY is taken to edge it over Summer Dancer, while Tuxedo is among others considered. Peter Hiatt-trained Tuxedo is 5lbs higher than when tonight's pilot Darryll Holland steered him to success at Yarmouth over this trip last month and he will be very competitive here. Summer Dancer may be even more so after justifying favouritism to make a late play in winning at Musselburgh, for which he carries a 6lb penalty. Even so, his winning margin could have been greater there and he looks a big threat. Azure Mist is tricky to win with, but Mark Tompkins' filly is on the same mark as her only success, which came on the Polytrack, and she can be taken on. Napoletano has run well here but appears to prefer either Lingfield or Brighton, and we will turn our attentions to Violent Velocity. John Quinn's six-year-old was a ready scorer at Newcastle over this trip, for which the assessor has put him up just 4lbs. He acts well on a sound surface and we think he can repeat the dose.