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14:10 Epsom Downs

Investec Asset Finance Handicap (Class 3)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £25,000 added
  • Winner: £15,562
  • 2nd: £4,660
  • 3rd: £2,330
  • 4th: £1,165
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 0m 55.95s
  • Off Time: 14:12:17
  • 13 Ran
1(6)
Silk - White, Dark Blue striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap
14/1
  • Form 51166-8
  • Age 10
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 97

chased leaders, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

2(11)
Silk - Emerald green, yellow cross belts, emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap
  • Form 225475
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 93

went to post early, outpaced towards rear, headway over 1f out, squeezed through and ran on inside final furlong, finished well, not reach leaders

3(1)
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets
  • Form 09433-9
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 93

chased leaders in centre, ridden and weakened over 1f out

4(13)
Silk - Royal blue, orange hoops, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, pink cap, royal blue stars

Tarboosh

18 D
7/1
  • Form 15113-7
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 92

not much room on near side rail after 1f, mid-division, headway over 1f out, edging left when not clearest of runs inside final furlong, eased, never able to challenge

5(7)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap
25/1
  • Form 07900-7
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 92

chased leaders, challenged going well and every chance inside final furlong, weakened towards finish

6(9)
Silk - Yellow, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star

Compas Scoobie

13 hvt BFD
14/1
  • Form 483324
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 92

slowly into stride and not much room after start, outpaced in last pair, some late minor headway, never on terms

7(10)
Silk - Maroon and Grey stripes, Grey sleeves

Pettochside

170 CD
40/1
  • Form 910130-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 91

slowly away, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never saw daylight until towards finish, kept on, finished on the bridle, never able to challenge

8(3)
Silk - Black, Yellow sash, Yellow cap
7/1
  • Form 20-4131
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 85

made most, ridden over 1f out, ran on gamely, headed and no extra towards finish, lost 2nd post

9(8)
Silk - Black, Mauve triple diamond and sleeves, Mauve cap, Black diamond
  • Form 315-162
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 85

chased leaders on rail for 3f, soon behind

10(5)
Silk - Maroon, pink stars, pink sleeves, maroon stars, pink cap, maroon star

Tavener

13 p D
25/1
  • Form 576151
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 83

held up off the pace in mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders

11(2)
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, sleeves and cap

Aleef (IRE)

97 ht
14/1
  • Form 041-364
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 82

chased leaders, weakened final furlong

12(4)
Silk - Pink, dark blue stars, pink cap
7/1
  • Form 3527-44
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 79

chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, held on gamely (hand time)

13(12)
Silk - ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap

Shamshon (IRE)

57 vt BFD
8/1
  • Form 48-5462
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 78

held up off the pace towards rear, headway over 1f out, switched left and strong run inside final furlong, finished fast and went 2nd post, not get up

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Just That Lord won easily at Lingfield last time but was caught in the closing stages attempting to make all in last year’s renewal with SHAMSHON (NAP) back in fourth. The latter re-opposes on much more favourable terms today and gave notice of a return to winning ways with a second at Chelmsford last time. He finished in front of Midnight Malibu at Southwell before that and the latter has subsequently gone close at the same track while Tavener has also been in fine form on the all-weather. He’s won two of his last three starts and beat Compas Scoobie at Chelmsford on his latest outing. Tarboosh showed progressive form last year and should be sharper for a recent reappearance in a higher grade sprint than this.

Formwatch

Desert Law (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Prominent, lost place over 1f out, 8th of 9, 15l behind Kyllang Rock (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f stks (2) hvy in Mar.

Boom The Groom (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/4l behind Tropics (9-7) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (3) pol in Mar.

Justanotherbottle (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, faded last 75 yards, 9th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Naadirr (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp (3) sft in Mar.

Tarboosh 12-1 (8-9) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind A Momentofmadness (8-12) at Kempton 5f hcp (2) pol in Apr.

Harry Hurricane 6-1 (9-13) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 4 1/4l behind Foolaad (10-0) at Southwell 5f hcp (3) pol in Feb.

Compas Scoobie 9-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Tavener (8-9) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (3) pol in Apr.

Pettochside 33-1 (9-3) Always in rear, hung right and weakened 2f out, last of 11, 9 1/4l behind Gulliver (9-13) at Kempton 6f hcp (3) pol in Nov.

Just That Lord 3-1jfav (9-3) Prominent, led over 3f out, clear over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 5f hcp (4) pol in Apr beating Zac Brown (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.

Midnight Malibu (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Foolaad (9-8) at Southwell 5f hcp (3) pol in Feb.

Tavener 12-1 (8-9) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (3) pol in Apr beating Poyle Vinnie (9-7) by 2l, 7 ran.

Aleef (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Led, soon pressed, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5 1/4l behind Handsome Dude (9-12) at Southwell 6f hcp (4) pol in Jan.

Bahamian Sunrise 16-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Dougan (9-11) at Bath 6f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Shamshon (IRE) 10-11fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, switched right off last bend, went 2nd 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, not reach winner, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Captain Lars (9-10) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (4) pol in Feb.