Epsom Downs

  • 14:10 Investec Asset Finance Handicap5f

  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 54.87s
  • Off time: 14:10:52
14:10 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Just That Lord 5/1
2nd Dark Shot 4/1
3rd Merry Banter 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 711069- Black, light blue and black halved sleeves, light blue cap Cox Bazar (FR) 141
Distance Winner
5 9-13 I Furtado Jason Hart 96 25/126.00
2 (5) 03-7316 Emerald green, yellow cross belts, emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap Boom The Groom (IRE) 53
Distance Winner
8 9-7 A W Carroll Tom Marquand 90 10/111.00
3 (3) 77-4181 Black, Mauve triple diamond and sleeves, Mauve cap, Black diamond Midnight Malibu (IRE) 7 (ex5)
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-7 T D Easterby Rachel Richardson 85 16/117.00
4 (1) 31471-5 Purple and Yellow diamonds, checked sleeves Merry Banter 22
Distance Winner
5 9-2 P T Midgley P Mulrennan 85 9/110.00
5 (7) 008750- Red, royal blue cross belts, red sleeves, royal blue stars, red cap, royal blue star Duke Of Firenze 179
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-1 D C Griffiths D Allan 84 5/16.00
6 (6) 460-165 Black, Yellow sash, Yellow cap Just That Lord 8
Distance Winner
6 8-13 M J Attwater L Morris 82 5/16.00
7 (2) 20427-4 Orange, grey star Harry Hurricane 53
Distance Winner
7 8-13 p George Baker Nicola Currie 82 10/111.00
8 (9) 494500- White, beige epaulets Dark Shot 194
Distance Winner
6 8-13 p S Dixon Theodore Ladd (5) 82 4/15.00
9 (10) 212756 ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap Shamshon (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
8 8-10 S C Williams Harry Bentley 79 9/25.50
10 (8) 38930-0 Pink, dark blue stars, pink cap Bahamian Sunrise 22
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-7 b J Gallagher S De Sousa 75 8/19.00

Betting

Forecast

Dark Shot (4/1), Shamshon (9/2), Duke Of Firenze (5/1), Just That Lord (5/1), Bahamian Sunrise (8/1), Merry Banter (9/1), Boom The Groom (10/1), Harry Hurricane (10/1), Midnight Malibu (16/1), Cox Bazar (25/1)

Verdict

Bahamiian Sunrise won this last year from a higher mark but hasn't been in that kind of form subsequently. Boom The Groom was only fourth a year ago but not beaten far and has been running well enough to get into contention. He's closely matched with Shamshon on their 1-2 at Wolverhampton in February while Midnight Malibu won here in 2017 and is capable of winning again from this mark, despite a penalty for her Southwell victory. DARK SHOT hasn't won since Ascot in 2016 but is invariably thereabouts at this level and has dropped to his lowest mark since that victory so gets the nod with his rider's claim a bonus. Merry Banter won three times last summer and will be better for her run at Musselburgh while Duke Of Firenze almost always runs well on the track and is on a handy mark.