17:45 Epsom Downs

Thursday 2 August 2018

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

    Smarkets Steve Donoghue Apprentice Handicap

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 5  |   1m 2f 17y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:45  |   Winning time: 2m 10.92s
1st
Horse silk
1
(3)
5/1
T: M R ChannonJ: Scott McCullagh (7)
Led 2f, remained prominent, led over 1f out, stayed on well, driven out op 9/2
2nd
Horse silk
½
4
(1)
8/1
T: Mark GillardJ: Seamus Cronin (5)
Always prominent, led after 2f, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, kept on op 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¼
5
(2)
5/2j
T: A StrongeJ: George Wood
Tracked leaders, raced freely early, effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong op 11/4 tchd 9/4
4th
Horse silk
¾
3
(5)
5/2j
T: M J AttwaterJ: Jason Watson (3)
Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached leaders op 9/4
5th
Horse silk
2 ½
2
(7)
7/1
T: L CarterJ: Charlie Bennett
Dwelt, held up in last pair, pulled hard and tracked leaders at halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong tchd 13/2
6th
Horse silk
2 ¾
6
(6)
14/1
T: P PhelanJ: Paddy Bradley (3)
Held up in touch, effort over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong
7th
Horse silk
6
7
(4)
78-7
17/2
T: R J PriceJ: Sophie Ralston (5)
Held up towards rear, keen, weakened over 2f out op 14/1 tchd 9/1 and tchd 16/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.70Pl:£3.10, £5.80EX:£42.60Trifecta:£169.30SF:£43.45Swingers:£6.40, £2.00, £4.50

Forecasts

Zoffany Bay (5/2), Top Beak (5/2), Iconic Belle (5/1), Gerry The Glover (7/1), The Lords Walk (8/1), Zaria (17/2), Presence Process (14/1)

Verdict

Gerry The Glover and Top Beak could easily take this on the pick of their form, and both ran well here last time, but neither can be relied upon as punting propositions given their respective losing streaks, and they are opposed for win purposes with ZOFFANY BAY, who bounced back to his best at Chepstow last time, and looked slightly unlucky not to score.
  1. Zoffany Bay
  2. Top Beak
  3. Gerry The Glover

Previous Winners

2017
Miss Inga Sock
Weight: 9-6  |Age: 5
11/4

Prize Money

1st: £4,528.002nd: £1,348.003rd: £673.004th: £337.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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