John Akehurst Handicap 6f

  • (3yo+, 6f, Class 3, 7 runners)
  • Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 9.44s
  • Off time: 14:52:09
Full result
Result 14:50 Epsom Downs
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Hopes N Dreams 8/1
2nd 7 Clear Praise 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 231617
BROWN and RED (halved), sleeves reversed, RED cap Head Space (IRE) 10
  • T:Mrs R Carr
  • J:J P Sullivan
  • Form: 231617
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-10p
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
5 136 9-10 p Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 89 8/1
2 (6) 232110
White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Picture Dealer 24
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 232110
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
4 136 9-10 G L Moore R L Moore 89 Evsf
3 (1) 171010
Purple, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, purple stars, purple cap Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 10
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 171010
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
5 134 9-8 K A Ryan J P Spencer 87 8/1
4 (3) 173019
Red, Black star, White sleeves and cap Noverre To Go (IRE) 10
  • T:R Harris
  • J:S J Drowne
  • Form: 173019
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4p
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 p R Harris S J Drowne 83 14/1
6 (7) 592416
Black, large red spots, armlets and cap Fortinbrass (IRE) 16
  • T:R M Beckett
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 592416
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 84 7/1
7 (2) 063491
Royal blue, pink seams, white sleeves, pink seams, white cap Clear Praise (USA) 17
  • T:S Dow
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 063491
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
6 123 8-11 S Dow R Hughes 76 8/1
8 (4) 820250
Maroon and Yellow diamonds Baldemar 32
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 820250
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
8 120 8-8 R A Fahey P Hanagan 73 8/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 (8) 147157
School Fees 18
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:O Stevens
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 147157
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
4 93 O Stevens Non Runner 82 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 9 Sacrosanctus
  • T:S Dixon
  • J:I Mongan
4 9-10 S Dixon I Mongan 8/1
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In depth

Verdict

Baldemar has plenty to find with a couple of these and Clear Praise is upped in class after scoring at Ripon where Head Space, Noverre To Go and Hopes N Dreams were all well beaten. Fortinbrass and School Fees are both recent winners over track and trip but have been beaten in this grade since while PICTURE DEALER ran below par in a Class 2 sprint at Goodwood last time. The latter had recorded a double in good style before that, however, and it would be no surprise to see Gary Moore's charge bounce back in this lesser company.

Formwatch

School Fees 14-1 (9-0) Raced stands' side in rear, ridden and kept on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Elusive Flame (9-6) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.

Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Raced near side, chased leader until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 20, 13l behind Clear Spring (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd.

Clear Praise (USA) 4-1 (9-8) Made all, clear 4f out, pushed out final furlong, unchallenged (new track record), won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm beating Panther Patrol (9-6) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.

Head Space (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 20, 5l behind Clear Spring (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd.

Picture Dealer 6-1 (9-8) Slowly away, in rear centre group, pushed along over 2f out, headway 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 11th of 24, 3 1/2l behind Seeking Magic (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.

Noverre To Go (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Raced near side, held up in rear, ran on inside final furlong, went 4th in group final stides, 9th of 20, 8l behind Clear Spring (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd.

Baldemar 28-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 16th of 20, 10l behind Picture Dealer (9-12) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.

Fortinbrass (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Brazen (9-7) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.