Epsom Downs

  • 14:15 Rosebery Manor Nursery7f

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.49s
  • Off time: 14:15:26
14:15 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jumeirah Glory (IRE) 7/2
2nd Outback Ruler (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 718 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Guiding Light (IRE) 24
2 9-7 A M Balding J Fortune 75 9/25.50
2 (5) 693 Royal blue Digital Rebellion (IRE) 13
2 9-7 C Appleby Martin Lane 75 6/17.00
3 (2) 14 yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Jumeirah Glory (IRE) 60
Distance Winner
2 9-6 R A Fahey George Chaloner (3) 74 7/24.50
4 (8) 503 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Kifaaya 17
2 9-3 M Johnston Dane O'Neill 71 11/43.75
5 (7) 7353 Pink and Black diabolo, diamonds on sleeves, White cap Outback Ruler (IRE) 23
2 9-3 C G Cox Ryan Tate (3) 71 9/25.50
6 (4) 51 Red, pink hoop and armlets Mecado (IRE) 18
2 9-2 R Hannon S M Levey 70 7/18.00
Non runners
7 (1)43527British Embassy (IRE)29-0Eve Johnson HoughtonJ P Fahy68
8 (6)769Bakht A Rawan (IRE)28-8M D I UsherL P Keniry62

Verdict

MECADO justified his odds-on rating with an easy success at Brighton on his second start and looks the sort to make further progress under the tutelage of the Hannon juvenile academy. The return to a seventh furlong is not an inconvenience and he's on an acceptable mark for this handicap debut. Digital Rebellion is steadily getting his act together for Godolphin but may still need a little more time whilst the jury is out on Jumeirah Glory after a disappointing effort at Doncaster. He's probably much better than that. Guiding Light and Kifaaya are respected but Outback Ruler looks the main danger after posting a much-improved performance on handicap debut when beaten under a length into third spot by Power Play at Newbury.