Epsom Downs

  • 16:10 May Family Apprentices' Derby Handicap1m 4f 10y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 40.28s
  • Off time: 16:13:05
16:10 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gunslinger (FR) 25/1
2nd Shesha Bear 4/1
3rd The Bells O Peover 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 5010-00 Emerald green, yellow cross belts, emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap Missionaire (USA) 158
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-12 A W Carroll George Downing (5) 80 66/167.00
2 (10) 790311 White, dark blue and red chevrons on sleeves, red cap The Bells O Peover 3 (ex6)
Distance Winner
3 9-11 b M Johnston D C Byrne (5) 81 7/42.75
3 (6) 357215 Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Gunslinger (FR) 37
6 9-9 M Scudamore David Kenny (5) 77 25/126.00
4 (2) 333-773 EMERALD GREEN and GREY diamonds, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap, GREY diamond Winning Spark (USA) 115
4 9-7 G L Moore Ross Atkinson 75 50/151.00
6 (13) 678111 Purple, yellow stripe, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple cap, yellow star Shesha Bear 17
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-5 p J G Portman Harry Bentley 73 4/15.00
7 (7) 553714 Maroon, beige and maroon striped sleeves, quartered cap Dubai Glory 8
Distance Winner
3 9-4 Miss S West Martin Leonard (7) 80 17/29.50
8 (3) 5-44113 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Memory Lane 60
Distance Winner
3 9-2 Sir Mark Prescott Rosie Jessop (3) 78 8/19.00
9 (4) 421255 Dark blue, red spots, white sleeves Choral Festival 14
Distance Winner
5 9-2 J J Bridger M Davies 70 25/126.00
10 (5) 209224 Royal Blue, Emerald Green and Royal Blue halved sleeves Epsom Salts 17
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 p1 P Phelan Matthew Cosham (3) 68 8/19.00
12 (11) 046173 Light Green, White stars, Light Green cap Soundbyte 23
Distance Winner
6 8-13 J Gallagher J P Fahy 67 28/129.00
13 (15) 530426 Black, Black and Red diabolo on sleeves Super Duplex 38
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-12 P Phelan Kieren Fox 66 20/121.00
15 (8) 346528 DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Beat Route 26
Distance Winner
4 8-12 M J Attwater R Clark 64 22/123.00
Non runners
5 (9)511337Megalala (IRE)109-6J J BridgerK T O'Neill74
11 (1)25-0263Ullswater (IRE)39-0M JohnstonAdam Beschizza76
14 (14)512265Only You Maggie (IRE)48-12W G HarrisonNon Runner65

Verdict

The Bells O Peover is on a roll and Mark Johnston has wasted no time turning him out again under a penalty following Thursday's win at Pontefract. He seems sure to run well but is up against another in-form rival in SHESHA BEAR. Jonathan Portman's mare has become a standing dish over this C&D and there was no sign of her winning run coming to an end when she comfortably saw off the challenge of Mohanad here earlier in the month. Harry Bentley is a good jockey booking in this apprentices' race. Epsom Salts also has a good record here and has place prospects while Memory Lane won twice at Catterick in July and is back over her best trip. Winning Spark may be the pick of the remainder.