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17:25 Epsom Downs

Investec Opportunity Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £20,000 added
  • Winner: £12,462
  • 2nd: £3,732
  • 3rd: £1,866
  • 4th: £934
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 22.20s
  • Off Time: 17:25:14
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(5)
Silk - Maroon, light blue braces
  • Form 4139-48
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 92

went left start led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace

2(9)
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue spots and sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form 7407-70
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 87

towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on to go 3rd post

3(2)
Silk - Red, white stripe, armlets and star on cap
  • Form 152-8
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 85

in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out

4(11)
Silk - Dark green, white diamond, armlets and cap

Cloud Rock

34 D
9/2
  • Form 144-7
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 84

dwelt, soon switched left, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran towards finish, never dangerous

5(6)
Silk - DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond
14/1
  • Form 127
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 81

keen, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon edged left, weakened final furlong

6(10)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap

Fityaan

24 D
4/1
  • Form 425-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 80

held up, headway 2f out, ridden to go 3rd 1f out, weakened near finish

7(8)
Silk - Red and white stripes, black sleeves, maroon armlets, yellow cap
8/1
  • Form 40551-3
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 80

led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace

8(4)
Silk - Royal blue, pink diamonds on sleeves, royal blue cap, pink diamond
14/1
  • Form 076221
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 79

keen in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out

9(3)
Silk - Dark blue, pink disc, halved sleeves, dark blue and pink hooped cap

City Legend

4 bt D
9/1
  • Form 552228
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 78

held up, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders

10(7)
Silk - Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap
8/1
  • Form 710-458
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 78

tracked leader until led over 1f out, ridden and ran on

11(1)
Silk - Dark blue, red sleeves, yellow diamonds, red cap, yellow diamonds
  • Form 1000-80
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 78

towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on near finish

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

FITYAAN showed enough in his first campaign to be sent off a short-priced favourite on his return in a Warwick maiden over this trip and obliged with the minimum of fuss. He can progress further and take this as he isn't harshly treated on his handicap debut. Robert The Painter was well supported on his return in a Chester handicap but got no sort of run and can do better over the extra furlong. Reposer wasn't particularly fancied on his return at Haydock but ran better than expected behind Chosen Character and will have come on for the outing while Hugely Exciting deserved to get off the mark at Lingfield after a couple of fine earlier efforts. City Legend didn't enjoy being dropped back to 6f at Leicester and is better judged on his earlier second to Common Touch at York while Cloud Rock probably has more to give and his only start over this trip resulted in a victory.

Formwatch

Julius Geezer (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Raced wide, in touch, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, last of 8, 9l behind Ahtoug (8-13) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.

Sonning Rose (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, soon headway, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 17, 13l behind Sagramor (8-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf in May.

Robert The Painter (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Pushed along in mid-division, no impression final 2f, 8th of 13, 10l behind Lexi's Hero (9-7) at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.

Cloud Rock 20-1 (8-6) Held up, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not pace to challenge, 7th of 13, 6l behind Seal Rock (8-6) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Apr.

Falmouth Bay (USA) 3-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind The Mellor Fella (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.

Fityaan 5-6fav (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leader, challenged 2f out, soon led, stayed on inside final furlong, shaken up close home, readily, won at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gd in May beating Uppercut (9-0) by 1/2l, 13 ran.

Reposer (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Steadied start, held up towards rear, pushed along and headway 3f out, ridden and edged left well over 1f out, hung left and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Chosen Character (8-11) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.

Hugely Exciting 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May beating Rafaaf (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.

City Legend 5-1 (9-5) Dwelt always in rear, last of 8, 10l behind Steps (9-7) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.

Norse Blues 33-1 (8-3) Held up, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, no impression when hung left over 1f out, last of 8, 8l behind Al Kazeem (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.

Major Conquest (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 17l behind Common Touch (9-0) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.