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17:15 Epsom Downs

Investec Surrey Stakes (Listed) (Class 1)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 3y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £50,000 added
  • Winner: £28,355
  • 2nd: £10,750
  • 3rd: £5,380
  • 4th: £2,680
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 24.34s
  • Off Time: 17:15:32
  • 6 Ran
2nd
Silk -
1(5)
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow hoop, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star
25/1
  • Form 51283-2
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 84

held up in 5th, some headway in centre 2f out, soon ridden and weakened

2(4)
Silk - Royal blue
5/2
  • Form 13
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0

slowly into stride, held up last, headway between horses inside final 2f, soon hung left on camber, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner

3(6)
Silk - Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel
  • Form 1-136
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 107

Sweating, chased leaders in 4th, ridden and unable to quicken over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong pressing for modest 3rd

4(2)
Silk - Silver, tassel on cap
  • Form 6-43225
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 97

made all, crossed to near side rail in straight, ridden clear final furlong, ran on strongly, unchallenged

5(3)
Silk - Flame, gold seams, green cap
9/1
  • Form 561-205
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 103

chased winner, ridden over 2f out, no chance with winner when lost 2nd inside final furlong, just held on for 3rd

6(1)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap
5/1
  • Form 5-12
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 93

chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

KINGS SHIELD ran well enough with threatening to win in the French 2000 Guineas at Longchamp last time. This is easier and John Gosden’s colt looks the one to beat. Rufus King makes a quick reappearance on the back of last week’s fifth at York and is weighted to beat stablemate Lake Volta while Tadbir was beaten in novice company last time and Arrogant looks outclassed in this company. Aurum came up short in a Listed race at Newmarket but has plenty of scope for further improvement and Charlie Appleby’s charge may prove the main danger.

Formwatch

Arrogant (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Outpaced in rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on strongly to snatch 2nd last strides, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Under The Covers (8-13) at Bath 6f stks (2) hvy in Mar.

Aurum (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, joined winner 3f out, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Purser (9-0) at Newmarket 7f lst stks (1) gf in May.

Kings Shield (USA) (9-2) 6th of 11, 3 1/4l behind Olmedo (9-2) at Longchamp 1m Grp 1 gd in May.

Lake Volta (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Raced wide, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3l behind Cowboy Soldier (8-6) at Windsor 5f hcp (2) gd in May.

Rufus King 12-1 (9-0) Chased leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Gilgamesh (9-2) at York 7f hcp (2) gd in May.

Tadbir (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, kept on well until headed post, 2nd of 11, shd behind Mr Marrakech (8-12) at Chelmsford City 7f stks (5) pol in May.