20:00 Epsom Downs

Thursday 2 August 2018

All17:4518:2018:5519:3020:0020:30

Smarkets Betting Exchange Handicap

Class 4  |   1m 113y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 20:02  |   Winning time: 1m 42.75s
Weighed In
1st
8
(5)
6/5f
T: W JarvisJ: Josephine Gordon
Led 1f, remained prominent, hung left when challenging well over 2f out, led 2f out, stayed on well, eased towards finish op 8/11 tchd 4/6 and tchd 11/8
2nd
nk
3
(2)
16/1
T: A WintleJ: Tom Marquand
Dwelt, held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, soon switched right to challenge, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on well tchd 25/1
3rd
2
1
(6)
5/1
T: W J KnightJ: S De Sousa
Steadied in rear, took keen hold halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish op 7/1 tchd 9/2
4th
1 ¾
6
(7)
14/1
T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: Charles Bishop
Tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, kept on same pace approaching final furlong op 12/1 tchd 16/1
5th
hd
7
(8)
8/1
T: George BakerJ: P Cosgrave
In touch, chased leaders 2f out, never a threat tchd 10/1
6th
sh
5
(3)
20/1
T: H MorrisonJ: Charlie Bennett (3)
Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten op 25/1
7th
¾
4
(4)
11/4
T: A M BaldingJ: Jason Watson (5)
Slowly into stride, led after 1f, headed 2f out, weakened final furlong op 4/1 tchd 9/2

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Non-Runners

2
(1)
Magillen49
Weight: 9-11|  Age: 4
T: C Hills  J: R Winston

Betting

Forecast

Arigato (6/5), Macaque (11/4), Kingston Kurrajong (5/1), Magillen (7/1), Chess Move (8/1), Hedging (14/1), Kenstone (16/1), Pursuing Steed (20/1)

Verdict

He did get the run of things at Sandown last week, but ARIGATO ran out an impressive winner, and a penalty is unlikely to stop him if he's in the same form. Pursuing Steed has been running better than his form figures imply, and could provide a value alternative to the selection, while Macaque is capable of winning from his current mark, for all a tendency to lug left is not ideal at this venue.
  1. Arigato
  2. Pursuing Steed
  3. Macaque

Previous Winners

2017
Seduce Me
Weight: 9-7  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-7  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: Jim Crowley
  |  
T: K R Burke
13/8

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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