16:20 Epsom Downs

Tuesday 28 August 2018

All14:1014:4515:1515:5016:2016:5517:25

Molson Coors Handicap

Class 4  |   7f 3y  |   Good to Soft  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:20  |   Winning time: 1m 23.86s
Weighed In
1
(7)
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: David Probert |  T: P R Chamings|  OR: 82|  BF|  CD
10/3

Dual C&D winner last season who looked set to have a big chance back here latest after two good runs at Goodwood and Newbury but he flopped as favourite. Given a bit of a break since so perhaps had an issue and could easily bounce back.

2
(1)
Age: 11|  Weight: 9-13  |  J: Charlie Bennett |  T: H Morrison|  OR: 81|  CD
9/2

2017 C&D winner gained first success of this season when a 16/1 scorer at Brighton over 1m which left behind some ordinary efforts. Not as consistent in the twilight of his career so interesting to see if improvement sticks.

3
(5)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-11  |  J: M Dwyer |  T: S C Williams|  OR: 79|  D
7/1

As a heavy ground winner he hasn't really had his conditions much lately. When he last encountered cut in the ground he was a good third at Yarmouth. Handicap fallen since so if conditions are in his favour he is a danger.

4
(4)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-10  |  J: Connor Murtagh |  T: R A Fahey|  OR: 78|  D
4/1

Doncaster winner first time out (7f, soft) remained consistent subsequently until slightly below par latest in a warmer contest at Goodwood. Now only 2lb higher than at Doncaster and will appreciate any cut in the ground so leading player.

5
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Harry Bentley |  T: S Dow|  OR: 80|  C
3/1

1m½f winner here back in April (good) has run well in all bar one of his subsequent starts. Drops to 7f for first time this year and that the concern given usual off the pace style of running. Also declared here Monday.

7
(8)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Charles Bishop |  T: Eve Johnson Houghton|  OR: 68|  D
7/1

First time out winner over 7f at Brighton but form regressed since and hit new low last time out when a remote last of eight at Chelmsford. Handicap mark interesting but hard to fancy in current form.

8
(3)
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-13  |  J: Hector Crouch |  T: K O Cunningham-Brown|  OR: 67
18/1

Won one of his 10 starts this year but that back in March on the AW. Raced exclusively in sprints this year and unsuccessful in seven previous tries over this far so that the biggest worry.

Non-Runners

6
(2)
Hula Girl1
Weight: 9-1|  Age: 3
T: C Hills  J: Jim Crowley
Betting

Forecast

Corazon Espinado (3/1), Dourado (10/3), Lady In Question (4/1), Pastoral Player (9/2), Hula Girl (5/1), Hedging (7/1), Suzi's Connoisseur (7/1), Red Tycoon (18/1)

Verdict
It could pay to chance DOURADO who was well fancied here latest as a dual 2017 C&D winner seemingly in good form before ultimately disappointing and surely not running his race. He's had a break since so perhaps something came to light and he could now be ready to make up for that latest disappointment. Lady In Question is most feared as a filly seemingly getting close to a good mark and she's by and large been consistent this term. Suzi's Connoisseur appreciates a bit of juice in the ground so should go well unless conditions dry up too much.
  1. Dourado
  2. Lady In Question
  3. Suzi's Connoisseur

Previous Winners

2017
Favourite Royal
Weight: 9-4  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-4  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: M Dwyer
  |  
T: Eve Johnson Houghton
9/1
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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