Epsom Downs

  • 18:35 Totesportgames.com Handicap5f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places on the Round Course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 55.33s
  • Off time: 18:35:22
18:35 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rocker 4/1
2nd Bertoliver 4/1
3rd Our Piccadilly (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 5-31604 Orange, Black seams, Orange cap, Black spots Peter Island (FR) 28
6 9-9 v J Gallagher T P O'Shea 84 5/16.00
2 (3) 843615 Grey, Purple cross belts, White cap Misaro (GER) 19
Distance Winner
8 9-8 b R Harris Greg Fairley 83 12/113.00
4 (5) 5-87732 Orange and Black (quartered), Orange sleeves, Black armlets Bertoliver 26
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-5 Tom Dascombe Dane O'Neill 80 4/15.00
5 (7) 14-2317 Yellow, large Black spots and sleeves Our Piccadilly (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
4 9-3 W S Kittow Louis Beuzelin (5) 78 5/16.00
6 (1) 363084 Dark Green and Light Green diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Merlin's Dancer 21
Distance Winner
9 9-2 b S Dow I Mongan 77 25/126.00
7 (2) 491225 Pink and Royal Blue stripes, Emerald Green and Royal Blue striped sleeves Drifting Gold 29
Distance Winner
5 9-1 b C G Cox A Kirby 76 6/17.00
8 (6) 2-33924 LIGHT BLUE, WHITE cross belts, RED cap Rocker 17
Distance Winner
5 8-13 G L Moore R L Moore 74 4/15.00
9 (4) 000/530- Emerald Green, Dark Blue disc, armlets and cap Handsome Cross (IRE) 335
Distance Winner
8 8-11 W J Musson R Hughes 72 7/18.00
Non runners
3 (8)132220Wotashirtfull (IRE)49-7J R BoyleP Cosgrave82

Verdict

BERTOLIVER ran well to finish second at Chester last time out and is taken to go one better at the main expense of Rocker and Drifting Gold. The selection is the winner of four races to date but has been winless since last May. He has dropped fifteen pounds in the ratings as a consequence and showed signs of coming back to his beat last time out. If he can recapture some of his old zest then he will not be far away come the business end of the race. Rocker landed back to back victories at Nottingham and Brighton last autumn and has run well in defeat on a number of occasions this summer. The handicapper may have him where he wants him for the time being, but another bold bid can be expected. Drifting Gold won off a six pound lower mark at Brighton in April and has run some fair races in defeat since. His latest run at Kempton was slightly below par but at his best she has every chance of being in the first three. Bertoliver however looks the form horse in the race and takes preference.