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16:30 Epsom Downs

Chantilly Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots Middle Distance Series Qualifier) (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 10y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,881
  • 2nd: £1,155
  • 3rd: £577
  • 4th: £289
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 39.50s
  • Off Time: 16:31:37
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
11/2

    2nd
    Silk -
    3rd
    Silk -
    1(8)
    Silk - White, dark blue and red chevrons on sleeves, red cap
    10/3
    • Form 668230-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 75

    tracked leaders, soon went 2nd, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

    2(5)
    Silk - Royal Blue and White diamonds, striped sleeves, check cap
    11/2
    • Form 435-803
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 68

    towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 3f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on

    3(7)
    Silk - Light blue and black (quartered), black and light blue halved sleeves

    Grandiloquent

    13 p D
    6/1
    • Form 977254
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 65

    led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra

    4(1)
    Silk - Royal Blue, Emerald Green and Royal Blue halved sleeves

    Epsom Salts

    40 p DCD
    14/1
    • Form 808-694
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 63

    tracked leaders early, soon towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened

    5(4)
    Silk - Royal blue, black armlets
    20/1
    • Form 59-4251
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 62

    mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, weakening when not much room over 3f out

    6(2)
    Silk - White, Royal Blue hoop
    7/1
    • Form 6-07465
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 70

    tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on

    7(3)
    Silk - Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap
    • Form 234
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 70

    in rear, headway on outer 2f out, kept on inside final furlong

    8(6)
    Silk - Red, Black star, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap, Black star
    • Form 883-32
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 69

    towards rear, pushed along and weakened over 3f out

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    TOPTEMPO makes most appeal in this. Mark Tompkins' filly remains without a win but began handicapping last year off a 17lb higher mark and, having gone close at Newmarket last time, she looks set to finally open her account. Grandiloquent is another tumbling down the weights but looks no nearer to winning while this is much tougher than the seller Anginola won at Brighton on her latest start. Candyman Can is also upped in class but Fantasy Blue is not easily dismissed as she makes her handicap debut for powerful connections.

    Formwatch

    The Bells O Peover 11-1 (8-13) Led 2f, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 13l behind Enthusiastic (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.

    Toptempo 8-1 (8-11) In touch in rear, headway to press leaders over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Royal Dutch (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.

    Grandiloquent 4-1 (9-5) Led, quickened 3f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, losing place when hampered on inside soon after, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Discay (9-5) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.

    Epsom Salts 5-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, headway on outside 5f out, led over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 5l behind Tapis Libre (10-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f ldy hcp (4) gf in Jul.

    Anginola (IRE) 7-2 (9-10) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, driven clear inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Brighton 1m 4f sell hcp 0-55 (6) gf beating Orla's Rainbow (8-6) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.

    Rock God (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Chased leading trio, went 3rd over 3f out until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 8l behind Magog (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.

    Fantasy In Blue 4-1 (8-6) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 9, 8l behind Jimmy Sewell (9-12) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Jun.

    Candyman Can (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed last 75 yards, kept on on and held towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Unison (9-7) at Ffos Las 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.