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15:45 Epsom Downs

Investec Wealth & Investment Handicap (Class 2)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 17y
  • 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: 2m 10.27s
  • Off Time: 15:48:35
  • 11 Ran
2nd
Silk -
10/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(7)
    Silk - Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond

    Dark Red (IRE)

    8 b DCD
    11/1
    • Form 34-4723
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 102

    dwelt, soon pushed along chasing leaders, 2nd over 2f out, soon every chance until hung left and slightly hampered approaching final furlong, soon lost 2nd, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong

    2(4)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Red hoops, quartered cap
    10/1
    • Form 1-65833
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 102

    tracked leaders, 2nd 3f out, every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    3(1)
    Silk - Royal Blue, White hoops, Yellow and White halved sleeves, Yellow cap

    Banditry (IRE)

    14 h DCD
    8/1
    • Form 4212-42
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 98

    mid-division on inside, headway in centre chasing leaders over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, soon behind

    4(9)
    Silk - Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap
    5/4
    • Form 52/211-1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 98

    dwelt, soon mid-division, headway 3f out, weaved through from over 2f out, led inside final 2f, ridden and edged right over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well

    5(5)
    Silk - Pale Blue, Campbell Tartan hooped sleeves, Royal Blue  cap

    Not So Sleepy

    21 ht DCD
    8/1
    • Form 158-603
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 98

    held up last pair, 8th and plenty to do when hung left and ridden over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, almost snatched 3rd

    6(8)
    Silk - Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap

    Brorocco

    27 h DCD
    10/1
    • Form 32415-7
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 93

    went to post early, held up towards rear, good headway between horses on near side rail chasing leaders over 2f out, soon 3rd, ridden over 1f out, soon 2nd, kept on same pace, no chance with winner

    7(11)
    Silk - Light blue, royal blue epaulets, royal blue sleeves, light blue armlets, white cap, black star

    Emenem

    37 CD
    25/1
    • Form 214-297
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 91

    tracked leaders, pushed along edging left 3f out, outpaced 2f out, kept on again inside final furlong

    8(2)
    Silk - Yellow, royal blue seams and sleeves, red cap

    Maratha (IRE)

    50 t BF
    33/1
    • Form 252123
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 91

    soon led, headed entering straight, soon weakened quickly, tailed off

    9(10)
    Silk - Black and White diabolo, White sleeves, Black armlets, Black and White quartered cap
    16/1
    • Form 60-3024
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-4
    • Official Rating 82

    chased leader, led entering straight and brought majority of field to near side in straight, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out

    10(6)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Red stars, Emerald Green sleeves
    14/1
    • Form 7799-40
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-4
    • Official Rating 82

    steadied start, took keen hold and held up in rear, ridden and headway in centre pressing leaders 2f out, weakening when hampered over 1f out, eased

    11(3)
    Silk - Emerald green and white diabolo, orange sleeves, emerald green and orange quartered cap
    • Form 321162
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-0
    • Official Rating 78

    keen in mid-division, headway in centre chasing leaders 3f out, pushed along over 2f, pressing leaders 2f out, hung left on camber and weakened over 1f out

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Not So Sleepy won last year’s renewal off today’s mark and is closely matched with Dark Red on running at Chester last month. Banditry ran well for second on fast ground at York a fortnight ago but the progressive AJMAN KING is preferred. All ground comes alike to Roger Varian’s charge and he landed a hat-trick with a course and distance success on his reappearance and beating the re-opposing Another Touch and Emenem in the process. Brorocco has won here in the past and should be sharper for a recent comeback though is 4lb higher than when last successful.

    Formwatch

    Dark Red (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Secret Art (8-5) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (2) pol in May.

    Another Touch 20-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, headway chasing leaders 3f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner last 100 yards, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Ajman King (8-12) at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Apr.

    Banditry (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, steadied over 9f out, headway towards stands side over 2f out, driven and every chance entering final furlong, not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Thundering Blue (9-0) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in May.

    Ajman King (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Held up towards rear, steady headway over 2f out, switched right 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, led final 100 yards, won at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Apr beating Dash Of Spice (8-2) by 1l, 10 ran.

    Not So Sleepy 15-2 (9-2) Raced keenly, tracked winner 2f, handy 3rd, ridden stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Restorer (8-13) at Chester 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in May.

    Brorocco 10-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 16, 9 1/4l behind Oasis Charm (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp stks (2) gd in May.

    Emenem 25-1 (8-12) Soon steadied in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 6 1/2l behind Ajman King (8-12) at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Apr.

    Maratha (IRE) 9-4fav (8-10) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Duke Of Bronte (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (2) pol in Apr.

    Zzoro (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, plugged on final furlong, never involved, 4th of 7, 6l behind Plutonian (9-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in May.

    Never Surrender (IRE) 11-4fav (9-2) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, hung badly left and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 7 1/4l behind Fast Dancer (9-2) at Chester 1m 2f hcp (3) gd in May.

    Native Fighter (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Fly leapt start, in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Abareeq (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp (4) gf in May.