14:15 Epsom Downs

Vodafone Mile (Handicap) (Class B) (Class B)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 114y
  • Going: Good
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 44.30s
  • 13 Ran
Silk -

    Silk -
    Silk - Dark Green, Grey sleeves, Black cap
    • Form 126-000
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-10

    restless in stalls, slowly into stride, held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, soon one pace and no impression

    Silk - LIGHT BLUE, BLACK hoop, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, YELLOW armlets, BLACK cap
    • Form 03-0023
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-8

    slowly into stride, behind, pushed along 3f out, edged left from 2f out, stayed on

    Silk - Yellow, Red chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow star
    • Form 211/3-30
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-8

    took keen hold, tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, losing place when hampered and snatched up inside final furlong

    Silk - Grey and Royal Blue stripes, Red sleeves and cap
    • Form 022-002
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-3

    restless in stalls, held up in mid-division, effort going well over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out

    Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves
    • Form 163-004
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-2

    pressed leader, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    Silk - White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap
    • Form 00-6003
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-2

    led to over 4f out, weakened over 2f out

    Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow (halved), diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap
    • Form 426-056
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-1

    held up in mid-division, headway on outer over 2f out, soon edged left, ran on to take 2nd well inside final furlong, no chance with winner

    Silk - PINK, EMERALD GREEN cross belts, armlets and spots on cap


    6 b
    • Form 0-10001
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-1

    held up towards rear, ridden and headway on wide outside 2f out, quickened to lead 1f out, soon clear

    Silk - Royal Blue, White chevrons, halved sleeves, White cap
    • Form 220014
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-0

    chased leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out

    Silk - RED, BLACK sash, RED and YELLOW hooped sleeves, YELLOW cap
    • Form 113565-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 8-12

    held up in mid-division, pushed along and not clear run over 2f out until over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd well inside final furlong

    Silk - Black, White stars, White sleeves, Black stars and stars on cap
    • Form 30-0013
    • Age 7
    • Weight 8-12

    tracked leaders, led over 1f out, headed 1f out, outpaced final furlong

    Silk - N/A
    • Form 2643-21
    • Age 9
    • Weight 8-10

    in touch, ridden 4f out, soon lost place and behind

    Silk - Yellow, Black chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow cap, Black diamond
    • Form 0-00113
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-8

    slowly into stride, held up in rear, no headway final 3f

    In depth


    In a tricky handicap, we will side with Alrafid, with Dumaran, Impeller, Voice Mail and Uhoomagoo possibly proving his main dangers. Looking at the field. Convent Girl looks opposable off topweight. Dumaran has been placed in valuable 10-furlong handicaps in each of his last two runs so it will be interesting to see how he fares back at a mile, although he is the only course and distance winner in the line-up. However, he should still go well, as should recent emphatic Doncaster winner Uhoomagoo, although he is now five pounds worse off for the four lengths that he beat Jay Gee's Choice at Town Moor. Impeller's second to Putra Kuantan at Sandown four days ago puts him firmly in the shake-up - Blue Trojan was three-parts of a length behind him that day and meets on the same terms here - while Alrafid is another to pay close attention to as he was an eyecatching sixth at Goodwood last time, a race in which he finished a neck in front of Impeller. Irony continues to struggle to get his head in front from his current mark, but his stablemate Voice Mail was an unlucky-in-running third at Bath last time from his current mark and can go well again. His stable had a very good day on this card last year. With Definite Guest possibly going to need the run and Sawwaah's overall form leaving him with a little to find, the wheel spins back to Alrafid, who is taken to land this extended-mile contest.