Investec Specialist Bank 'Dash' (Heritage Handicap) 5f

  • (3yo+, 5f, Class 2, 19 runners)
  • Winner £62,250 2nd £18,640 3rd £9,320 4th £4,660 5th £2,330 6th £1,170
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 0m 54.75s
  • Off time: 15:18:55
Full result
Result 15:15 Epsom Downs
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 12 Caspian Prince 9/1
2nd 10 Seeking Magic hd 7/1
3rd 5 Addictive Dream nk 25/1
4th 1 Steps hd 6/1f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (13) 2017-31
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap Steps (IRE) (ex4) 7
  • T:R Varian
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 2017-31
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-12b
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 138 9-12 b R Varian K Fallon 105 6/1f
3 (18) 06-8109
Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Smoothtalkinrascal (IRE) 14
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 06-8109
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
4 135 9-9 D O'Meara D Tudhope 106 10/1
4 (9) 676917
White, Dark Blue striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap Monsieur Joe (IRE) (ex4) 7
  • T:P T Midgley
  • J:T P Queally
  • Form: 676917
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 133 9-7 P T Midgley T P Queally 100 12/1
5 (12) 3-51404
Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Addictive Dream (IRE) 31
  • T:D Nicholls
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 3-51404
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
7 131 9-5 D Nicholls M Barzalona 102 25/1
6 (16) 5980-50
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Ballesteros 23
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 5980-50
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4h
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 h R A Fahey Jim Crowley 101 20/1
7 (3) 657289
Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Racy 7
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Freddie Tylicki
  • Form: 657289
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-3p
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 129 9-3 p B Ellison Freddie Tylicki 100 25/1
8 (10) 71400-0
Emerald green, brown stars, emerald green cap, brown star Free Zone 31
  • T:R M H Cowell
  • J:Robert Tart
  • Form: 71400-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 R M H Cowell Robert Tart (3) 100 25/1
9 (15) 310-419
Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Swan Song 7
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 310-419
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 A M Balding David Probert 100 10/1
10 (17) 33132-9
Royal blue, light blue seams, light blue and royal blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap Seeking Magic 34
  • T:C G Cox
  • J:Ryan Tate
  • Form: 33132-9
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2ht
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 ht C G Cox Ryan Tate (5) 99 7/1
11 (11) 67593-4
Yellow, Red triple diamond, armlets and cap Tangerine Trees 50
  • T:B Smart
  • J:R Ffrench
  • Form: 67593-4
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-2v
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
9 128 9-2 v B Smart R Ffrench 99 20/1
12 (14) 064132
Light blue, brown epaulets, brown sleeves, light blue armlets, striped cap Caspian Prince (IRE) 31
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 064132
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0ht
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 ht A W Carroll A Kirby 97 9/1
13 (4) 0110-05
Purple, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, purple stars, purple cap Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 21
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:S A Gray
  • Form: 0110-05
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 K A Ryan S A Gray (5) 97 33/1
14 (7) 791210-
WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap New Fforest 245
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:Oisin Murphy
  • Form: 791210-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
4 122 8-10 A M Balding Oisin Murphy (3) 93 16/1
15 (1) 000-702
Red, Black star, White sleeves and cap Judge 'n Jury 6
  • T:R Harris
  • J:S J Drowne
  • Form: 000-702
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 8-9t
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
10 121 8-9 t R Harris S J Drowne 92 33/1
16 (2) 0505-94
Yellow, purple chevron, halved sleeves, purple and yellow hooped cap Barnet Fair 29
  • T:L Carter
  • J:Louis Steward
  • Form: 0505-94
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
6 121 8-9 L Carter Louis Steward (5) 92 25/1
17 (19) 0-67189
Red, Grey sleeves, White Cap Taajub (IRE) 45
  • T:P Crate
  • J:R Kingscote
  • Form: 0-67189
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
7 119 8-7 P Crate R Kingscote 90 16/1
18 (20) 213000
ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Even Stevens 7
  • T:S Dixon
  • J:Matthew Hopkins
  • Form: 213000
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-7v
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
6 119 8-7 v S Dixon Matthew Hopkins (7) 90 10/1
19 (5) 02670-6
Orange, orange and royal blue check sleeves and cap Lady Gibraltar 23
  • T:T Jarvis
  • J:Joey Haynes
  • Form: 02670-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-6v
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
5 118 8-6 v T Jarvis Joey Haynes (5) 89 16/1
20 (6) 0-03272
Red, Grey sleeves, Red and Grey hooped cap Elusivity (IRE) 23
  • T:P Crate
  • J:J Quinn
  • Form: 0-03272
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-5
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
6 117 8-5 P Crate J Quinn 88 10/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 (8) 271-182
Eton Rifles (IRE) 7
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:S C Williams
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 271-182
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
9 910 S C Williams Andrea Atzeni 107 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 19 Duke Of Firenze
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:R L Moore
4 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 5/1
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In depth

Verdict

Steps beat Eton Rifles a neck at Haydock a week ago but both would prefer cut in the ground so connections will be hoping the forecast rain arrives. Monsieur Joe beat Elusivity at York last month and, along with Ballesteros, will also relish softer going. Swan Song could go well having won over track and trip in August and is preferred to Seeking Magic, who is best over 6f, while Caspian Prince is another course and distance winner with claims. Addictive Dream and Even Stevens are both all-weather speedsters with a shout but the vote goes to SMOOTHTALKINRASCAL. The latter had Tangerine Trees back in fourth when winning at Musselburgh on his comeback and has taken on classy opposition since - he was beaten only a neck in last year's renewal.

Formwatch

Eton Rifles (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Pressed leader, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Steps (9-8) at Haydock 5f Listed stks (1) gs in May.

Caspian Prince (IRE) 4-1fav (9-2) Led at fast pace, ridden over 1f out, headed final 150 yards, kept on same pace and did well to hold on to 2nd, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Sir Maximilian (8-7) at Chester 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.

Seeking Magic 9-1 (9-0) Raced stand side, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 21, 4 1/2l behind Goldream (8-10) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf in May.

Addictive Dream (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders in 4th on inside, ridden one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Swan Song (8-13) at Chester 5f cond Stakes (3) gd in May.

Steps (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) In touch in mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, ran on to lead close home, won at Haydock 5f Listed stks (1) gs in May beating Eton Rifles (9-8) by nk, 9 ran.

Swan Song 11-4fav (8-13) Blindfold off late and missed break, soon tracking leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 12l behind Steps (9-8) at Haydock 5f Listed stks (1) gs in May.

Barnet Fair 5-1 (9-5) Taken to post early, held up, ridden 2f out, headway entering final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Normal Equilibrium (8-8) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.

Monsieur Joe (IRE) 17-2 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 7th of 18, 3l behind Top Boy (7-13) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in May.

Taajub (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Raced wide mid-division, effort entering final 2f, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 7l behind Caspian Prince (9-4) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Apr.

New Fforest 16-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders centre, not clear run and switched right inside final 2f, soon ridden and one pace, no impression final furlong, 10th of 15, 6l behind Steps (8-12) at Ascot 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Oct.

Judge 'n Jury 8-1 (9-4) Led narrowly on stands side rail, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Asian Trader (8-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.

Smoothtalkinrascal (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 9, 17l behind Hot Streak (8-10) at Haydock 5f Grp 2 (1) sft in May.

Tangerine Trees 6-1 (9-2) Prominent, led after 1f, headed 2f out, led again inside final furlong, edged left, headed final 80 yards, one pace, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Smoothtalkinrascal (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f cond Stakes (2) gf in Apr.

Lady Gibraltar 33-1 (8-9) Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 6th of 19, 2 3/4l behind Monsieur Joe (9-6) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.

Elusivity (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Raced centre, held up, headway to lead entering final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 19, 1l behind Monsieur Joe (9-6) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.

Racy 14-1 (9-5) In touch near side, ridden and edged left over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 9th of 18, 5l behind Top Boy (7-13) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in May.

Ballesteros 14-1 (9-4) Raced centre, chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 19, 8l behind Monsieur Joe (9-6) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.

Even Stevens 25-1 (8-2) Led in centre of course, ridden clear over 1f out, headed and weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 18, 5l behind Top Boy (7-13) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in May.

Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 11, 7l behind Noble Storm (9-3) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.

Free Zone 40-1 (9-7) Soon outpaced and never on terms, last of 12, 27l behind Sir Maximilian (8-7) at Chester 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.