Epsom Downs

  • 16:30 Investec Asset Management Maiden Stakes1m 114y

  • Winner £3,234 2nd £962 3rd £481 4th £240
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 57.20s
  • Off time: 16:31:29
16:30 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valley of Destiny 6/4
2nd Cyrus Sod 14/1
3rd Sunpass 10/3


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 02366-2 Dark Green, Red diamond, armlets and cap Benzanno (IRE) 21
3 8-11 A M Balding David Probert 73 6/17.00
2 (10) 46- Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Brockwell 182
3 8-11 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 8/19.00
3 (5) 6-4 Purple, White diamond, armlets and cap Cyrus Sod 21
3 8-11 E A L Dunlop T G McLaughlin 14/115.00
6 (4) 56 Red and black stripes, white sleeves, black diamonds Handy Chat (IRE) 9
3 8-11 D Donovan Martin Harley 50/151.00
7 (8) 95- Emerald Green and White stripes, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Orange cap Leitrim King (IRE) 182
3 8-11 W J Haggas S W Kelly 13/27.50
9 (12) 0- Yellow, Black chevron, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star Mr Fickle (IRE) 181
3 8-11 G L Moore T P Queally 66/167.00
11 (3) 7-2 White, Emerald Green hoop Sunpass 16
3 8-11 J H M Gosden W Buick 10/34.33
12 (1) 32 Light blue, white inverted triangle Valley of Destiny 16
3 8-11 R Hannon R L Moore 6/42.50
Non runners
4 (9)449-4Engrossing38-11D R C ElsworthN Mackay75
5 (2)46-Gucci D'oro (USA)38-11D M SimcockMartin Lane
8 (7)54-Linkable38-11C HillsMichael Hills
10 (6)94-Sir Dylan38-11R HarrisL Morris


A tricky maiden with many facing soft ground for the first time but SUNPASS has raced on ground with some give and is handed the vote. He could never get near the impressive Cameron Highlander at Redcar but the winner is very highly regarded and is entered in the Derby Trial earlier in the day. Valley Of Destiny didn't appear to mind the rain-softened ground when runner-up to Verse Of Love at Warwick and will find this longer trip much more to his liking. Engrossing, who was behind in fourth, looks held but Linkable is the type to do better in his second season. Benzanno has the benefit of a recent run at Wolverhampton but doesn't look to have the scope of some of these rivals.