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Epsom Downs

  • 14:45 Totesport Betextra Rose Bowl Heritage Handicap1m 2f 18y

  • £50,000 added 4yo+ 10 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 9.56s
  • Off time: 14:48:53

Full result

14:45 Epsom Downs Result 6th June 2008
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (5) Emirates Skyline (USA) 9-10 L Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 5 7/2f
Close up, 4th straight, led travelling well 2f out, shaken up and in command final furlong opened 4/1 touched 4/1 £1800-£400 £2160-£540 £2000-£500
2nd (2) Ladies Best 9-4 J P Spencer L M Cumani 4 4/1
Held up in mid-division, 6th straight, headway to chase leading pair 2f out, soon hung badly left, chased winner entering final furlong, no impression opened 9/2 touched 9/2 £2500-£500 £5000-£1000 £2500-£500 £4500-£1000
3rd (1) 1 Rationale (IRE) 8-5 K McEvoy S C Williams 5 17/2
Held up, 9th straight, headway from inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish opened 14/1 touched 14/1
4th (4) nk Smart Instinct (USA) 9-0 P Hanagan R A Fahey 4 5/1
Led, headed 2f out, chased winner until entering final furlong, no extra opened 5/1 touched 11/2 £2500-£500
5th (6) Shake On It 8-4 W Buick Eve Johnson Houghton 4 16/1
Slowly away, held up in rear, 8th straight, effort on outside over 2f out, soon hung left and no impression on leaders opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £5000-£300
6th (9) nk Northern Spy (USA) 7-13 J Quinn S Dow 4 20/1
Held up in rear, last straight, headway on inside over 2f out, never reached leaders opened 25/1 touched 25/1
7th (8) 2 Eradicate (IRE) (ex4) 9-11 J Fanning M Johnston 4 6/1
Chased leader to over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 6/1 touched 6/1 £2600-£400 £3600-£600
8th (7) Escape Route (USA) 9-7 J Fortune J H M Gosden 4 6/1
Held up in mid-division, 7th straight, soon ridden and struggling opened 13/2 touched 13/2
9th (10) 6 Moheebb (IRE) 7-12 A McCarthy Mrs R Carr 4 40/1
Chased leaders, 5th and weakening straight, soon well behind opened 33/1 touched 40/1
10th (3) 12 Mr Aviator (USA) 9-9 R Hughes R Hannon 4 8/1
Held up in mid-division on outer, headway to chase leaders and 4th straight, weakened over 2f out, virtually pulled up final furlong opened 8/1 touched 9/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.80,£2.00,£3.20
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00

Jackpot: £83,844.41 carried forward to Epsom Downs, 7th Jun
Placepot: £540.20, Pool: £230177.34, 311.0 winning tickets
Quadpot: £64.00, Pool: £11686.93, 135.1 winning tickets
PlaceSix: £268.29
PlaceFive: £133.10


A small but select field for this heritage handicap won by EMIRATES SKYLINE. The race was not short of drama when Frankie Dettori, who tracked the leader Smart Instinct, went for home aboard the winner. He switched Emirates Skyline left, bumping Mr Aviator who was soon beating a retreat. However, the winner was the best horse in the race and full marks to the Godolphin team for producing him ready to win on his reappearance. Ladies Best was always playing catch-up on the winner and never looked likel getting on terms. He hung left in the closing stages too but this was a marked improvement on his first two starts of the year and he won't be far away next time. Rationale ran on very well from behind to take third. Shake On It appeared as if he failed to handle the track while Eradicate is probably plenty high enough in the weights.