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14:00 Epsom Downs

Investec Woodcote EBF Stakes (Conditions Race) (Plus 10) (Class 2)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 6f 3y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £60,000 added
  • Winner: £37,350
  • 2nd: £11,184
  • 3rd: £5,592
  • 4th: £2,796
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 11.95s
  • Off Time: 14:01:17
  • 7 Ran
1(5)
Silk - White, maroon and purple striped sleeves
  • Form 51
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

pressed leader, led inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, soon clear, ran on strongly

2(7)
Silk - Royal blue, grey sleeves, black stars, royal blue cap, black star
  • Form 114
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, some late headway, no threat

4(4)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Form 13
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

led but pressed, headed inside final 2f, soon no chance with winner, weakened inside final furlong

5(6)
Silk - Orange, dark blue star, white cap
12/1
  • Form 21
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

off the pace in 5th, pushed along and headway over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, stayed on into 2nd final 150 yards, no chance with winner

6(8)
Silk - Royal Blue, White sash, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Red cap
8/1
  • Form 316
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

outpaced in last pair, carried wide on bend 4f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish

7(1)
Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots
8/1
  • Form 3
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

chased leaders on inside, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, rallied over 1f out, kept on final furlong, went 3rd inside final 150 yards and closed on 2nd, no chance with winner

8(3)
Silk - Royal blue
5/2
  • Form 4
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

slowly away, outpaced in rear, not handle downhill and ran wide on bend 4f out then took keen hold, short-lived effort over 2f out, soon behind, eased inside final furlong

3(2)
NR
  • Form 12
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

The Hannon yard has a good recent record in this and Ryan Moore partners Its The Only Way, who lost his unbeaten record at Newbury when finishing just behind third-placed Marie's Diamond. Cosmic Law won at Carlisle last time while True Belief and Mendoza showed promise on their respective debuts. COTUBANAMA won in testing ground at Salisbury before beaten in Listed company at York a fortnight ago. She looks to have decent claims on today’s ground and is preferred to stablemate Jungle Inthebungle while Usain Boat was due to run at Lingfield yesterday.

Formwatch

Cosmic Law (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Carlisle 5f stks (4) gf in May beating Aloysius Lilius (9-2) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Its The Only Way (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed just inside final furlong, not pace of winner, lost 2nd well inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind The Irish Rover (9-5) at Newbury 6f stks (2) gf in May.

Marie's Diamond (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Raced alone on near side of group, chased leaders, stayed on into 2nd well inside final furlong, dropped to 3rd final strides, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind The Irish Rover (9-5) at Newbury 6f stks (2) gf in May.

Usain Boat (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on gamely when hard pressed final furlong, held on well, won at Newmarket 6f stks (4) gd in May beating Axel Jacklin (9-0) by nk, 14 ran.

Cotubanama 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and effort on stands rail from 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 6th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Signora Cabello (8-12) at York 5f lst fll stks (1) gf in May.

Mendoza (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind The Paddocks (9-5) at Newbury 6f mdn stks (4) gf in May.

True Belief (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Slowly away towards rear, headway and switched left approaching 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, hampered and lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind I Am A Dreamer (9-5) at York 6f mdn stks (2) gf in May.

Jungle Inthebungle (IRE) 6-5fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Arthur's Spirit (8-13) at Kempton 5f stks (5) pol in Apr.