17:25 Epsom Downs

Monday 27 August 2018

All13:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:5017:25

China Southern Dreamliner Handicap

Class 4  |   1m 113y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 17:25  |   Winning time: 1m 47.84s
Weighed In
1
(7)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-12  |  J: P Cosgrave |  T: E De Giles|  OR: 78
6/1

Quirky sort who travels well but doesn't often deliver and that was emphasised by his run last month at Chester where he looked reluctant to go past. Below form since, and opposable on balance.

2
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-9  |  J: Oisin Murphy |  T: S & E Crisford|  OR: 82
9/4

Front runner who has run with credit to be second on last couple of outings, most recently when behind Hollydaze at Brighton. No guarantee she will get a soft lead here, bit hard to dismiss.

4
(3)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Hayley Turner |  T: S Dow|  OR: 80|  CD
9/2

Won on return to turf over C&D in April, and only sub-par run since came over further. Again ran well when 1¾L third of 5 to George at Salisbury last time, and claims for all she won't get an easy lead.

5
(2)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Isobel Francis |  T: J R Boyle|  OR: 71|  CD
9/1

Ground was quick when he gained back-to-back wins over C&D last month (latter for this rider), but he handles softer ground as well, and easy to ignore latest run over a trip short of his best. One to bear in mind.

6
(4)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: A Kirby |  T: C G Cox|  OR: 78
10/3

Best effort when neck behind Corazon Espinado over C&D on his return. Not built on that yet, but caught the eye when running on from a poor position at Windsor last time, and on a fair mark, for all he remains a maiden.

7
(1)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Jason Watson |  T: H Morrison|  OR: 73|  C
9/2

Has endured a rather luckless season having shaped well in handicaps on a few occasions particularly at Newbury in a race that is working out well. Below best of late, though, ruining his chance with a slow start last time.

Non-Runners

3
(5)
Blaze Of Hearts20
Weight: 9-8|  Age: 5
T: D K Ivory  J: R Winston
Betting

Forecast

Affina (9/4), Cuban Heel (10/3), Deadly Accurate (9/2), Corazon Espinado (9/2), Blaze Of Hearts (11/2), Zlatan (6/1), Duke Of North (9/1)

Verdict
Corazon Espinado and Affina both want to dominate, and the pair could compromise each other, which would help set things up for CUBAN HEEL, who was second to the first-named here in April, and has not had the rub of the green subsequently. Duke of North has won twice over C&D this season, and is also considered having had excuses over a trip too sharp last time.
  1. Cuban Heel
  2. Duke Of North
  3. Corazon Espinado

Previous Winners

2017
Fujaira Bridge
Weight: 9-6  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-6  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: Andrea Atzeni
  |  
T: R Varian
11/2
Prize Money
1st: £7,116.002nd: £2,118.003rd: £1,058.004th: £529.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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