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17:10 Epsom Downs

Judy Alexander 60th Birthday Celebration Apprentice Handicap (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 18y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 13.09s
  • Off Time: 17:13:17
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(7)
Silk - BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond

Ogre (USA)

14 t BFCD
4/1
  • Form 493117
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 74

made all, soon clear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong

2(6)
Silk - Emerald Green, Mauve stars, sleeves and star on cap
3/1
  • Form 124117
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 71

tracked winner, ridden and lost place over 2f out, soon one pace

3(2)
Silk - Dark Blue, Orange cross belts and star on cap
16/1
  • Form 0-10570
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 69

dwelt, mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened

4(4)
Silk - Purple, Yellow hoops
  • Form 436435
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 68

held up, ridden and outpaced 3f out, never on terms

5(1)
Silk - Black, Gold triple diamond, striped sleeves and diamonds on cap
10/1
  • Form 061718
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 66

held up, outpaced 4f out, switched left and headway over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong to go 2nd near finish, no impression

7(3)
Silk - Dark Blue, Orange epaulets, striped sleeves, quartered cap
7/2
  • Form 4-92163
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 70

in touch, chased winner over 2f out until inside final furlong, ridden and no extra towards finish

8(8)
Silk - Emerald green, pink star, striped sleeves and cap

By Command

25 D
4/1
  • Form 463408
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 62

held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd near finish

6(5)
NR
  • Form 0333-0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 70

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

David Evans is well represented in this handicap by Penang Cinta and course specialist Orgre but with the former doing his best work over longer trips and the latter best in claimers we side with the potentially well treated DRUM DRAGON. Versatile as far as the ground is concerned the selection proved her stamina for this trip with a good run in defeat in bottomless ground at Haydock last time behind a subsequent winner. She looks to be carrying a feather light burden this time as she is not only given a weight for age allowance but also has six pounds removed from her back thanks to the assessor and her pilot's claim. Orgre has won all but one of his three starts at this track but they have all come in plating company and he is yet to prove himself off this mark in these ranks. Penang Cinta was disappointing off this mark last time after a comfortable success and his course form also looks off putting while Hucking Hero has plenty to prove on turf. This looks a tough end to the day and Drum Dragon can beat a rhythm to success.

Formwatch

Ogre (USA) 4-1fav (9-8) Dwelt, held up, ridden, headway when switched left over 1f out, soon one pace, 7th of 14, 6l behind Sarah Park (9-9) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.

Penang Cinta 6-1 (10-9) Tracked leader until 7f out, remained close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 9, 6l behind Hibiki (11-4) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f am hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.

Paint The Town Red 20-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 16, 11l behind Kaolak (9-9) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.

Hucking Hero (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 14, 9l behind Beau Fighter (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.

Free Tussy (ARG) 20-1 (8-10) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 11, 8l behind Eton Fable (9-1) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Aug.

Drum Dragon 8-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, pushed along over 3f out, headway 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Supaverdi (10-0) at Haydock 1m 2f flls hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Jul.

By Command 9-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, not clear run on rails and switched left inside final 3f, keeping on one pace and no chance when not clear run over 1f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Cool Ebony (9-10) at Windsor 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.

Colangnik (USA) 11-1 (9-6) Always behind, 13th of 15, 13l behind It's Dubai Dolly (9-7) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.