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14:35 Epsom Downs

Investec Click & Invest Mile Handicap (Class 2)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 113y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £50,000 added
  • Winner: £31,125
  • 2nd: £9,320
  • 3rd: £4,660
  • 4th: £2,330
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 47.24s
  • Off Time: 14:35:38
  • 9 Ran
1(4)
Silk - Light blue, royal blue epaulets, royal blue sleeves, light blue armlets, white cap, black star
16/1
  • Form 8-32950
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 97

tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened 2f out

2(3)
Silk - Light blue, yellow star, red sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 249-638
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 93

held up in 6th, pushed along in 5th over 2f out, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with leading duo

3(2)
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, sleeves and cap
11/2
  • Form 602929
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 92

tracked leading pair, switched right over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, staying on same pace and held when carried right inside final furlong, switched left final 100 yards

4(8)
Silk - Mauve, maroon stars on sleeves
5/1
  • Form 080-043
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 91

held up towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never involved

5(7)
Silk - White, red chevron, orange and royal blue halved sleeves, black and white striped cap
5/1
  • Form 09958-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 89

tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, in command when hung right to near side rail inside final furlong, stayed on

6(9)
Silk - Dark green and pink (quartered), grey sleeves
  • Form 436-000
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 88

held up last, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders

7(1)
Silk - Yellow, royal blue seams and sleeves, red cap

Able Jack

81 D
12/1
  • Form 64-1011
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 88

held up in 5th, pushed along 4f out, weakened inside final 3f, soon behind

8(6)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and MAROON (quartered), halved sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap
9/2
  • Form 373002
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 86

led and brought field to centre in straight, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, lost 2nd inside final 2f, weakened into 4th inside final furlong

9(5)
Silk - Dark blue, white star, striped sleeves
  • Form 600-815
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 86

slowly into stride, raced keenly, held up towards rear, never on terms

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Donncha is usually thereabouts at this level but hasn’t won since 2015 while recent Windsor winner Medburn Dream would prefer faster ground along with Masham Star. But it was soft going when HIGH ACCLAIM won the Spring Mile at Doncaster in March with King's Pavilion and Brilliant Vanguard well behind and Roger Teal’s charge gets the nod on that form. Able Jack has been in fine form on the all-weather this year and is preferred to Mythical Madness off his current mark.

Formwatch

Mr Scaramanga 50-1 (9-5) Raced far side, held up, always behind, last of 27, 13l behind Ripp Orf (8-1) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May.

King's Pavilion (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Original Choice (9-1) at Wetherby 1m hcp (2) gs in May.

Mythical Madness 16-1 (8-12) Dwelt in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 9 1/4l behind Afaak (9-1) at York 1m hcp (2) gf in May.

Donncha (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Held up in mid-division, headway and switched left over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Taurean Star (8-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gs in May.

Medburn Dream 5-1 (9-5) Made all, hard ridden when challenged over 1f out, ran on well, won at Windsor 1m hcp (3) gf in May beating Considered Opinion (8-13) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.

Brilliant Vanguard (IRE) 66-1 (8-8) Raced towards far side, held up, kept on final furlong, no threat, 13th of 27, 4 1/2l behind Ripp Orf (8-1) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May.

Able Jack 5-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, so ridden, held on well, won at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (3) pol in Mar beating Qaffaal (9-3) by 1l, 10 ran.

Masham Star (IRE) 13-8fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 9, shd behind Hajjam (9-4) at Ayr 7f hcp (4) gf in May.

High Acclaim (USA) 11-4 (8-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 10 1/4l behind Gulf Of Poets (8-7) at Haydock 1m hcp (2) sft in Apr.