Epsom Downs

  • 17:30 Ewell Handicap1m 114y

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 53.53s
  • Off time: 17:32:48
17:30 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Starwatch 4/1
2nd Whitby Jet (IRE) 16/1
3rd Lunar Deity 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 316341 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, quartered cap Starwatch 15
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-0 v J J Bridger William Carson 79 4/15.00
2 (8) 652937 Black, Yellow chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Tatting 14
Distance Winner
5 9-12 C A Dwyer Daniel Muscutt (5) 77 14/115.00
3 (9) 0-80507 ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap Lunar Deity 11
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-10 S C Williams G Baker 75 9/25.50
5 (3) 837535 Yellow, Royal Blue sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, striped cap Whitby Jet (IRE) 39
6 9-5 E F Vaughan Hector Crouch (7) 70 16/117.00
6 (4) 211-575 Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap Killing Time (IRE) 19
3 9-5 R M Beckett David Probert 77 3/14.00
7 (2) 341422 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Alpine Storm (IRE) 5
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-3 M Johnston Michael J M Murphy (3) 75 3/14.00
9 (12) 373362 Maroon, emerald green stars, sleeves and star on cap Bayleyf (IRE) 14
Course Winner
5 9-1 p L Carter S Donohoe 66 10/111.00
11 (10) 146553 Royal Blue, White seams, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Exclusive Waters (IRE) 14
4 8-11 b C Hills Martin Lane 62 10/111.00
Non runners
4 (11)5269-33Russian Royale49-6W S KittowR L Moore71
8 (5)41-7Approach The West (IRE)39-1J TateJames Doyle73
10 (1)006-555Young Dottie88-12P PhelanRyan Tate63
12 (6)6-4474Darting38-10A M BaldingP Hanagan68


Expect ALPINE STORM to deliver a front-running effort in the style of so many from his yard in what looks a tricky puzzle to solve. However, he comes here just five days after being inched out at Musselburgh and the Johnson horses regularly seem to thrive on that type of busy schedule, often impressing when reappearing after a short break. Trip and track should suit and he gets the nod. Approach The West is unexposed and worth a check in the market whilst Russian Royale doesn't have many miles on the clock for a four-year-old filly and shaped well last time when third to Dubai Hadeia. Connections presumably mean business with Moore booked. Killing Time has yet to sparkle in three starts this term but is too early to give up on having dropped to an attractive mark, whilst the gallant Starwatch and consistent Bayleyf are also noted in a tricky finale.