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13:25 Epsom Downs

Investec Sir Clement Freud Memorial Heritage Handicap (Class 2)

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 18y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £50,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 7.07s
  • Off Time: 13:30:16
  • 17 Ran
1(6)
Silk - Black, Red triple diamond, Red cap
40/1
  • Form 1426-65
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 89

steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reached leaders

2(13)
Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
  • Form 2314-8
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 87

always towards rear

3(10)
Silk - RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap

Dubai Crest

34 b BFD
14/1
  • Form 1232-12
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 87

mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden and edged left over 2f out, soon weakened

4(16)
Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
16/1
  • Form 34-4212
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 79

in touch, effort under pressure to chase leaders over 2f out, soon weakened

5(12)
Silk - Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe
16/1
  • Form 622-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 84

chased leaders, driven along 2f out, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, lost 3rd inside final furlong

6(1)
Silk - Mauve, Black braces and armlets, White cap
  • Form 100-316
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 83

tracked leader, closed up entering straight, led over 2f out, driven clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly

7(9)
Silk - DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond
22/1
  • Form 41811-0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 83

in touch, pushed along when bumped over 2f out, never reach leaders, weakened inside final 2f

8(3)
Silk - Yellow, emerald green braces, yellow sleeves, black armlets, emerald green cap
8/1
  • Form 8-21
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 83

chased leaders on inside, pushed along 3f out, weakened inside final 2f

9(14)
Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
3/1
  • Form 610-6
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 83

took keen hold, raced wide in mid-division, pushed along on outer 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish

10(17)
Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
13/2
  • Form 2-41
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 82

slowly into stride, took keen hold and held up in rear, pushed along on outer 3f out, headway and one pace final 2f

11(8)
Silk - Grey
  • Form 2232-12
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 82

mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out

12(11)
Silk - MAROON, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, MAROON diamond
12/1
  • Form 2367-21
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 82

in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, tailed off

13(5)
Silk - Orange, White Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap
14/1
  • Form 53-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 81

mid-division, ridden on inside 3f out, weakened over 2f out

14(7)
Silk - Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, Emerald Green and Red diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green diamond
12/1
  • Form 24-724
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 80

rearing as stalls opened and slowly away, in rear, gradually switched left towards inside over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, never nearer

15(4)
Silk - White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap
22/1
  • Form 891
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 80

always in rear, tailed off

16(15)
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap
  • Form 8971-22
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 77

soon led, clear halfway, reduced lead entering straight, ridden and headed 2f out, no chance with winner from over 1f out, clear 2nd best

17(2)
Silk - Orange, Yellow sleeves and cap
33/1
  • Form 22-60
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 78

slowly into stride, always in rear, tailed off

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

A top and competitive handicap opens Epsom's card on Derby day and we hope to get off to a good start with MARCHING TIME, who is taken to win this ahead of Union Island and Dubai Crest. The pick looked a progressive type last season before being a little outclassed in the Group One Racing Post Trophy on his last appearance of that campaign. He shaped well and proved his stamina for this trip on his seasonal reappearance in a similar race at York last time out and with more expected again he should run a big race off the same mark. Union Island has done very little wrong in six starts so far including winning on his penultimate effort in a decent maiden. Kevin Ryan's charge was then only just beaten in a similar race to this next time up and although up three pounds for that display he should be close at the business end of the race. Dubai Crest stepped up to this class last time out to narrowly miss out in small field. The form of that race has been franked by the well held third since so this one also looks good to challenge off a competitive mark. John Gosden's yard are flying at the moment so we have to respect the chances of the progressive London Bridge but his rating is difficult to assess on his handicap bow so in a really tricky start for punters the safest option appears to be Marching Time.

Formwatch

Aurorian (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, steady headway from over 2f out, stayed on, not reached leaders, 5th of 12, 6l behind Aqwaal (8-8) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (2) sft in May.

Goliaths Boy (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed just over 1f out, losing place when squeezed out inside final furlong, soon eased, last of 8, 7l behind Fareer (8-9) at Chester 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.

Dubai Crest 2-1fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, strong challenge from over 1f out until inside final furlong, unable to quicken and beaten well inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Takaatuf (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.

Tarzan (IRE) 5-4fav (8-13) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed just inside final furlong, rallied and just held, 2nd of 8, ns behind Silver Games (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (4) gf in May.

History Lesson 10-11fav (8-10) Made all, broke well, led, steadied pace 6f out, pressed from over 4f out, ran on strongly from 2f out, drew clear final furlong, won at Folkestone 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) gf in Apr beating Light Dubai (8-5) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.

River Captain (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) Never better than mid-division, 6th of 12, 6l behind Aqwaal (8-8) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (2) sft in May.

Dialogue 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 11th of 12, 18l behind Aqwaal (8-8) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (2) sft in May.

Sam Sharp (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led 3f out, stayed on strongly, clear over 1f out, pushed out, comfortably, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) sft in May beating Cotillion (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.

Marching Time 9-2fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden and not much room over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Barwell Bridge (9-5) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.

London Bridge 11-10fav (9-3) Made all, hung right 5f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept up to work final furlong, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May beating Senses (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.

Union Island (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on well towards finish, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Barwell Bridge (9-5) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.

Dreamwalk (IRE) 11-10fav (9-3) Held up, headway on outer from over 3f out, join leader over 1f out, soon ridden, led final 100 yards, stayed on towards finish, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf in May beating Andhaar (9-3) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.

Elliptical (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Soon tracking leader, led narrowly over 6f out, driven along over 1f out, in command final furlong and stayed on well, won at Goodwood 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) gd in May beating Sabotage (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.

Lasso The Moon 14-1 (8-3) Held up behind, plenty to do 2f out, hanging left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Aqwaal (8-8) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (2) sft in May.

Saa'ida (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Dwelt, held up in rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and looked in trouble entering straight, hard driven over 2f out, stayed on steadily under pressure from over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, won at Goodwood 1m 2f Maiden Fillies Stakes (3yo) (5) gf in May beating Honours Stride (8-9) by 3/4l, 9 ran.

Tepmokea (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Soon led, ridden along over 3f out, hung right over 1f out, driven when headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Antigua Sunrise (8-10) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.

Equipe de Nuit 33-1 (9-2) Held up and keen, headway on inner when hampered over 2f out, never dangerous after, 13th of 16, 8l behind Barwell Bridge (9-5) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.