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17:50 Epsom Downs

Investec Zebra Handicap (Class 2)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 3y
  • 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 25.09s
  • Off Time: 17:50:38
  • 14 Ran
1(3)
Silk - Mauve and purple diamonds, mauve sleeves, purple cap
20/1
  • Form 87160-3
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 98

held up in mid-division, ridden and no headway inside final 2f

2(2)
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue chevron, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars

Black Bess

20 DCD
10/1
  • Form 1362-91
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 94

restless in stalls, mid-division on inside, weakened inside final 2f

3(8)
Silk - Orange, Dark Blue armlets

Shared Equity

27 BFD
9/1
  • Form 0/70-263
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 93

led after 1f, got over to near side rail in straight, ridden edging left over 1f out, ran on well

4(13)
Silk - Emerald Green and White diamonds, striped sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 0968-61
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 92

slowly into stride, headway 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon every chance, weakened inside final furlong

5(12)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
16/1
  • Form 1-92117
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 92

towards rear, headway on near side rail under pressure over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

6(4)
Silk - DARK BLUE, WHITE disc, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE spots, WHITE cap
6/1
  • Form 31424-8
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 90

towards rear, hampered on inside rail over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, behind and eased final furlong

7(5)
Silk - Light blue, red chevron, dark blue sleeves, white stars, light blue cap, red star
9/2
  • Form 212212
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 89

held up in rear, stumbled badly on downhill run 5f out, no chance after

8(9)
Silk - Light blue, royal blue stars, halved sleeves, royal blue cap, light blue stars
  • Form 563093
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 88

chased leaders, got over to near side rail in straight, ridden over 1f out, switched left and went 2nd entering final furlong, kept on towards finish

9(1)
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue epaulets, Dark Blue and Orange striped sleeves, Orange cap
  • Form 3/5760-9
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 85

quickly away, led 1f, soon settled tracking leaders, 2nd over 1f out until entering final furlong, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd post

10(11)
Silk - Light Blue, White hoop
40/1
  • Form 1460-55
  • Age 11
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 85

held up towards rear, headway on rail when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, ran on between horses inside final furlong, went 3rd post, nearest finish

11(7)
Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond
  • Form 600986
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 86

chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

12(10)
Silk - Red, white sash, royal blue cap

Clubbable

16 D
8/1
  • Form 22261-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-3
  • Official Rating 85

slowly into stride, towards rear, headway in centre chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong

13(14)
Silk - Light blue, royal blue epaulets, royal blue sleeves, light blue armlets, white cap, black star

Albishr (IRE)

21 p D
33/1
  • Form 247069
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 84

chased leaders, went 2nd over 5f out until over 1f out, chased leaders, edged left and weakened inside final furlong

14(6)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, RED chevron, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars, WHITE cap
9/2
  • Form 124823
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-2
  • Official Rating 84

slowly into stride, towards rear, headway in centre chasing leaders over 2f out, soon weakened quickly, behind and eased inside final 2f

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

RIPP ORF found one too good in a tougher contest over a mile at Newbury last time but won over today’s trip at Ascot before that when landing the Victoria Cup. He gets another chance today ahead of the progressive Clubbable, who bids for a hat-trick having made a successful reappearance at York last month. Black Bess won on the Turf course at Lingfield recently but Taurean Star is preferred on last month’s victory at Goodwood with Right Action well beaten. Accession still looks high enough in the weights and the selection’s stablemate Galloway Hills steps up in distance.

Formwatch

Accession (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Mjjack (9-6) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gs in Apr.

Black Bess 5-1 (9-7) Made most, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp (3) gd in May beating Prost (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.

Shared Equity 3-1fav (9-5) Keen tracked leader, ridden to chase winner 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Salateen (10-0) at Doncaster 7f hcp (2) gd in May.

Taurean Star (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Held up and behind, steady headway when not clear run and switched left inside final 2f, soon squeezed through, switched left again over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gs in May beating Summer Icon (8-13) by 1/2l, 14 ran.

Right Action 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 5th, pushed along over 2f out, not clear run and switched sharply right inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Taurean Star (8-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gs in May.

Juanito Chico (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Ponied to start early, dwelt held up, pushed along over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Mjjack (9-6) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gs in Apr.

Ripp Orf (IRE) 5-2fav (8-2) Raced centre, held up in touch, driven and headway to press winner over 1f out, soon ridden, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Pouvoir Magique (8-4) at Newbury 1m hcp (2) gf in May.

Swift Approval (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, stayed on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 8, 5 3/4l behind Love Dreams (9-7) at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gf in May.

Belle Meade (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, went towards far side after 2f and tracked group leader, pushed along chasing leaders as groups merged over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 10l behind Urban Fox (9-10) at Ascot 1m hcp fll (2) gf in May.

Pastoral Player 8-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6 1/4l behind Sir Titan (9-2) at Goodwood 7f hcp (4) gs in May.

Roland Rocks (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, wide and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 5l behind Yafta (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf in May.

Clubbable 11-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, steady headway on inside over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, led last strides, won at York 7f hcp (3) gf in May beating Zap (9-4) by hd, 15 ran.

Albishr (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, never on terms, 9th of 10, 11l behind Society Power (8-13) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May.

Galloway Hills 6-1 (8-10) Raced stand side, in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Tribal Quest (9-1) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gd in May.