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16:00 Epsom Downs

Mr & Mrs Welch's Wedding Celebration Handicap (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 10.85s
  • Off Time: 16:00:15
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3(3)
Silk - Purple, Yellow hoops
14/1
  • Form 222001
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 85

tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out to over 1f out, no extra final furlong

4(5)
Silk - Dark Green, Yellow hoop and armlets, check cap
11/8
  • Form 447421
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 83

tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

5(4)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, WHITE cross belts, RED cap

Rocker

17 C
8/1
  • Form 924104
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 78

held up, driven and effort over 2f out to over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong

6(1)
Silk - Black, Pink cross belts, armlets and star on cap
16/1
  • Form 1-32938
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 73

slowly into stride, behind, outpaced 2f out, never on terms

7(2)
Silk - White, Purple stars, sleeves and star on cap
11/4
  • Form 258312
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 72

led, ridden and headed 1f out, rallied to lead again inside final furlong, kept on, headed post

8(9)
Silk - Red, Yellow inverted triangle, halved sleeves, Yellow cap
15/2
  • Form 076764
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 72

behind, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, outpaced when not much room over 1f out, no impression final furlong

9(8)
Silk - Yellow and Red (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Red cap
12/1
  • Form 050483
  • Age 11
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 70

chased leaders, driven over 2f out, switched right and ridden over 1f out, squeezed through on inside, stayed on strongly inside final furlong to lead post

1(6)
NR
  • Form 619204
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 85

Nonrunner

2(7)
NR

Zowington

19 v CD
  • Form 118622
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 85

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

ZOWINGTON has been hammering on the door in his last few starts and it could finally swing open for him again in this handicap as he seems to marginally have most in his favour but we expect strong challenges from Wotashirtful and My Kingdom. Having found just one too good by less than a length on each of his last two starts the pick is certainly running well despite rising marks. He's up another pound here but will be suited by the ground and given he's won at this venue in the past he has know problems with the track. Wotashirtful is probably better on the all-weather tracks and while the conditions look a little quick for him on is return to turf he is off a competitive mark. My Kingdom would also like some more cut in the ground but after an easy victory last time shouldn't be ignored. Rocker is another for the shortlist with Gary Moore's gelding having scored on his only visit here but with that one yet to win over this trip, Zowington has to get the verdict.

Formwatch

Wotashirtfull (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, rallied to lead post, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug beating Garstang (8-13) by ns, 6 ran.

My Kingdom (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, good headway to challenge 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug beating Highland Harvest (9-6) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.

Rocker 11-1 (9-4) Held up, headway 2f out, driven to dispute 2nd well inside final furlong until near finish, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Miss Chamanda (9-4) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.

Musical Script (USA) 25-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, mainly in rear, 8th of 12, 9l behind Street Power (9-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.

We Have A Dream 9-1 (9-4) Led 1f, chased leading pair, went 2nd on inside 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed, outpaced and no chance with winner entering final furlong, kept on well for clear 2nd, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Street Power (9-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.

Gentle Guru 10-1 (9-9) In rear, soon pushed along, switched right inside final furlong, stayed on well, not troubled leaders, 4th of 8, 4l behind Step It Up (8-9) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.

Idle Power (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Mid-division, hard ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, stayed on, never nearer, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Regeneration (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.

Filligree (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Raced stands side, steadied start, held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Johannes (9-0) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.

Zowington 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Sarah's Art (8-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.