17:00 Epsom Downs

Wednesday 25 April 2018

All14:1014:4515:2015:5516:2517:00
  • Investec Private Banking Handicap
  • Class 4  |   1m 113y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:04  |   Winning time: 1m 46.33s
1st
6
(8)
14/1
T: S DowJ: S De Sousa
Prominent, went 2nd 5f out, challenged over 1f out, soon ridden to lead, stayed on op 12/1
2nd
nk
5
(2)
8/1
T: C G CoxJ: M Harley
Tracked leaders on outside, headway 2f out, stayed on into 2nd inside final furlong, kept on op 13/2
3rd
½
9
(7)
8/1
T: C ApplebyJ: George Wood (3)
Led after 1f, jumped path over 3f out, travelling well 2f out, ridden and joined over 1f out, soon headed, lost 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on op 7/1
4th
nk
1
(11)
7/1
T: R M BeckettJ: R L Moore
Wide early, raced keenly, headway on outside chasing leaders 5f out, stayed on towards finish, not quite pace to challenge tchd 13/2 and tchd 15/2
5th
4
2
(9)
3/1f
T: M L W BellJ: Oisin Murphy
Wide early, soon steadied towards rear, some headway on outside over 1f out, soon one pace and no impression op 4/1 tchd 11/4
6th
nk
11
(5)
4/1
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Held up towards rear, some headway under pressure over 1f out, no impression op 5/1
7th
1 ½
7
(6)
9/1
T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: Charles Bishop
Held up in rear, never on terms op 12/1
8th
¾
4
(3)
22/1
T: H MorrisonJ: Charlie Bennett (3)
Held up towards rear on inside, never threatened op 20/1
9th
3 ¼
10
(4)
25/1
T: R HughesJ: S W Kelly
Pulled hard, led 1f, settled 3rd 5f out, weakened inside final 2f op 20/1
10th
2 ½
8
(1)
39-3
25/1
T: E WalkerJ: L P Keniry
Keen, tracked leaders on inside, ridden and weakened 2f out tchd 20/1
11th
13
3
(10)
9/1
T: H PalmerJ: L Dettori
Wide early, soon steadied into last pair, behind final 3f, never a factor tchd 8/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£14.70Pl:£3.80, £2.60, £2.80EX:£161.20Trifecta:£868.80Tricast:£981.24SF:£119.20Swingers:£22.80, £23.30, £14.10

Forecasts

Christopher Wood (3/1), Faadhel (4/1), Akvavera (7/1), Cuban Heel (8/1), Warburton (8/1), Optimum Time (9/1), Delsheer (9/1), Corazon Espinado (14/1), Deadly Accurate (22/1), Jack Taylor (25/1), Enzo (25/1)

Verdict

Simon Dow won this race last year and CORAZON ESPINADO gives the impression there's still more improvement to come. Christopher Wood is well in on official ratings after a fine run at HQ last week and he rates as the main danger. Akvavera is another who can't be ruled out in a wide open contest on handicap debut.
  1. Corazon Espinado
  2. Christopher Wood
  3. Akvavera

Previous Winners

2017
Emenem
Weight: 9-4  |Age: 3
9/1

Prize Money

1st: £6,469.002nd: £1,925.003rd: £962.004th: £481.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00
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