Investec Distinctive Handicap 6f

  • (4yo+, 6f, Class 2, 16 runners)
  • Winner £12,462
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 8.36s
  • Off time: 17:11:55
Full result
Result 17:05 Epsom Downs
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 15 Baldemar 33/1
2nd 8 Mac Gille Eoin hd 5/1
3rd 5 Something 9/1
4th 11 Northern Dare 2 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (15) 873627
ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Capricorn Run (USA) 7
  • T:A J Mccabe
  • J:P Cosgrave
  • Form: 873627
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-10b
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 136 9-10 b A J Mccabe P Cosgrave 98 25/1
2 (2) 0-56239
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Abraham Lincoln (IRE) 13
  • T:D Nicholls
  • J:S Donohoe
  • Form: 0-56239
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 D Nicholls S Donohoe 95 10/1
3 (16) 6306-10
Red and white check, striped sleeves Striking Spirit 13
  • T:D Nicholls
  • J:A Mullen
  • Form: 6306-10
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 D Nicholls A Mullen 95 33/1
4 (3) 3002-08
Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap Van Bossed (CAN) 4
  • T:D Nicholls
  • J:J P Murtagh
  • Form: 3002-08
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 D Nicholls J P Murtagh 94 7/1
5 (4) 09704-1
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Something (IRE) 56
  • T:D Nicholls
  • J:P M Quinn
  • Form: 09704-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
7 131 9-5 D Nicholls P M Quinn 93 9/1
6 (1) 77192-1
Red, Mauve epaulets and star on cap Piscean (USA) 16
  • T:T Keddy
  • J:A Culhane
  • Form: 77192-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 T Keddy A Culhane 92 10/1
7 (14) 095155
Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap Internationaldebut (IRE) 7
  • T:S Parr
  • J:J F Egan
  • Form: 095155
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 S Parr J F Egan 92 10/1
8 (7) 908-067
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW and EMERALD GREEN chevrons on sleeves, WHITE cap, YELLOW star Mac Gille Eoin 13
  • T:J Gallagher
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 908-067
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 J Gallagher Jim Crowley 90 5/1
9 (5) 90-0080
Purple and White diamonds, White sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap Ajigolo 22
  • T:N Wilson
  • J:D O'Donohoe
  • Form: 90-0080
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 N Wilson D O'Donohoe 90 40/1
10 (6) 00709-0
Red, White epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, hooped cap Rising Shadow (IRE) 22
  • T:C W Thornton
  • J:R Kingscote
  • Form: 00709-0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
8 127 9-1 C W Thornton R Kingscote 89 40/1
11 (8) 8000-10
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Northern Dare (IRE) 31
  • T:D Nicholls
  • J:F Norton
  • Form: 8000-10
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 D Nicholls F Norton 88 16/1
12 (11) 750-312
Dark Blue, Pink hoops, armlets and cap Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 21
  • T:H Candy
  • J:D Sweeney
  • Form: 750-312
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 H Candy D Sweeney 88 10/3f
13 (13) 125437
Black, Grey cross belts, Grey sleeves, Black stars and stars on cap Mutamared (USA) 34
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:N Callan
  • Form: 125437
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 8-10t
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
9 122 8-10 t K A Ryan N Callan 84 25/1
14 (12) 30-0246
Cerise, white circle, cerise sleeves and cap Sunrise Safari (IRE) 14
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:A Munro
  • Form: 30-0246
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-10v
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
6 122 8-10 v R A Fahey A Munro 84 16/1
15 (17) 154-000
Maroon and Yellow diamonds Baldemar 29
  • T:K R Burke
  • J:Liam Jones
  • Form: 154-000
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
4 120 8-8 K R Burke Liam Jones 82 33/1
16 (10) 2599-84
Black, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star Cape Vale (IRE) 21
  • T:D Nicholls
  • J:Catherine Gannon
  • Form: 2599-84
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
4 120 8-8 D Nicholls Catherine Gannon 82 10/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
17 (9) 9-22201
Legal Eagle (IRE) 2 (ex6)
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:D Nicholls
  • J:Martin Dwyer
  • Form: 9-22201
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
4 813 D Nicholls Martin Dwyer 81 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2008 2 Mac Gille Eoin
  • T:J Gallagher
  • J:Jim Crowley
4 9-5 J Gallagher Jim Crowley 11/1
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In depth

Verdict

Yet another competitive handicap closes the card and we're taking a chance at some value here by selection ABRAHAM LINCOLN to score ahead of Aye Aye Digby with Mutamared given a chance at the place money at a bigger price. The selection is a Ballydoyle cast-off after not quite living up to expectations. In his pomp he was running off marks as high as 107 and while those proved to be unrealistic he has started to show he still retains some ability now rated in the mid-nineties. He should handle the ground just fine and is weighted to run a big race. Aye Aye Digby is certainly running well this season and coped well with this mark last time after being raised five pounds for a cosy success at Goodwood previously. He should go well again but would probably like the ground a little slower. Mutamared has gone off the boil a little since landing a fair handicap in February but should go better now back down to the same rating he carried when taking that success. Something was a winner of a decent race at Kempton last time but has never scored over this trip while Cape Vale could get involved in the prize money off a light weight. It's a trick end to a trick day but Abraham Lincoln looks good value.

Formwatch

Legal Eagle (IRE)2-7fav (9-4) Went right start, crossed over to stands rail, made all, pushed out, stayed on well, won at Hamilton 6f Claiming Stakes (3-4yo) (6) gf beating Aahaygirl (7-13) by 2l, 6 ran.

Baldemar20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders until ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 10l behind Excusez Moi (9-4) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.

Mac Gille Eoin12-1 (9-0) Raced centre, held up in touch, effort over 2f out, soon lost place, 7th of 10, 8l behind Jimmy Styles (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.

Something (IRE)20-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, good headway on inside 2f out, driven to lead over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Apr beating Benandonner (8-12) by 1/2l, 14 ran.

Northern Dare (IRE)15-2 (8-9) Held up, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 12, 6l behind Sohraab (9-3) at Chester 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.

Mutamared (USA)16-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 17, 7l behind Evens And Odds (8-11) at Newmarket 6f hcap (2) gf in May.

Aye Aye Digby (IRE)4-1 (8-6) Close up, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner afterwards, edged right inside final furlong, kept on well from 2nd, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Main Aim (9-3) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.

Striking Spirit9-1 (9-3) Raced centre, held up towards rear, headway halfway, soon ridden, eased well over 1f out, last of 10, 26l behind Jimmy Styles (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.

Cape Vale (IRE)7-2 (8-11) Prominent, ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Machinist (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.

Piscean (USA)12-1 (8-2) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway on outside travelling well 2f out, ran on to lead final 100 yards, ran on strongly, ridden out, won at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May beating Cake (8-9) by 2l, 8 ran.

Internationaldebut (IRE)17-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Ishetoo (8-5) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.

Ajigolo40-1 (9-1) Prominent, driven over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 16, 16l behind Valery Borzov (9-4) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.

Abraham Lincoln (IRE)6-1 (9-4) Raced centre, held up, headway over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, soon eased, 9th of 10, 12l behind Jimmy Styles (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.

Sunrise Safari (IRE)14-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 6th of 11, 6l behind Celtic Sultan (8-13) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.

Rising Shadow (IRE)10-1 (8-12) Always rear division, 15th of 16, 24l behind Valery Borzov (9-4) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.

Van Bossed (CAN)5-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 9, 8l behind Grazeon Gold Blend (7-9) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.

Capricorn Run (USA)20-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden along and headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 8l behind Signor Peltro (8-7) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.