Epsom Downs

  • 16:30 Happy Retirement Howard Wright Handicap1m 4f 10y

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 38.47s
  • Off time: 16:32:19
16:30 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Enery (IRE) 9/2
2nd Novirak (IRE) 11/2
3rd Twelve Strings (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 771-04 Dark Blue, Beige epaulets Novirak (IRE) 40
4 9-12 J R Fanshawe E Ahern 72 11/26.50
2 (1) 2270-00 Royal Blue, White disc, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Jacobs Son 56
Distance Winner
4 9-10 b1 R Mills S M Levey 70 25/126.00
4 (5) 91-1744 Dark Blue and Light Green diamonds Twelve Strings (IRE) 42
3 9-4 L M Cumani K Fallon 74 7/24.50
5 (4) 402731 Black, Light Blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap, Light Blue diamond Mount Abora (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
5 9-4 Mrs L J Mongan Charlotte Jenner (7) 64 14/115.00
6 (2) 843125 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE cap Jane Lachatte (IRE) 4
Course Winner
3 9-4 S C Williams William Carson 74 10/111.00
7 (10) 224133 Red, purple spots, red sleeves and cap Seven Veils (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
3 9-4 Sir Mark Prescott James Doyle 74 4/15.00
8 (6) 425-124 Maroon, Black armlets, Black cap Reggie Perrin 47
4 9-3 v P Phelan I Mongan 63 8/19.00
9 (7) 6774 Pink, Maroon armlets Chemistry Master 21
4 9-3 J Gask J Fortune 63 20/121.00
10 (3) 9/618-87 Turquoise, Black striped sleeves, White cap Baan (USA) 26
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 9-1 J M P Eustace Ryan Tate (7) 61 25/126.00
11 (8) 621453 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Enery (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
3 9-1 M Johnston N Callan 71 9/25.50
Non runners
3 (9)326-059Wiggy Smith139-8H CandyDane O'Neill68

Verdict

Seven Veils won a minor handicap at Yarmouth over 1m3f very easily but has been beaten at very short odds on both subsequent starts over much longer trips. He's now 10lb higher than for his victory but this should prove a more suitable distance. Mount Abora scored over this trip at Wolverhampton in January but reverted to 1m1f to win again at Newbury last time. Charlotte Jenner rides her again and her claim is a big plus so Laura Mongan's mare has to go on the short-list. Jane Lachatte has won twice - both over 1m2f on this track on ground with plenty of give. She didn't appear to stay this trip at Goodwood on Friday but she obviously loves this unique track and her astute trainer wouldn't be running her without good reason. TWELVE STRINGS won over a mile on his final juvenile start and on his reappearance at Haydock. He's been a bit disappointing since that latest success but this step up in trip may bring about enough improvement to get back on the winning trail. Enery looks well handicapped on Turf and may provide the main threat.