18:55 Epsom Downs

Thursday 2 August 2018

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

Smarkets EBF Novice Stakes

Class 5  |   7f 3y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 18:57  |   Winning time: 1m 22.64s

1st
4
(4)
11/4
T: M JohnstonJ: F Norton
Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, led post op 5/2
2nd
nse
6
(2)
8/1
T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: Charles Bishop
Short of room start, tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right and still short of room, ran on to lead inside final furlong, headed post op 9/1
3rd
2 ¾
3
(3)
1/2f
T: B J MeehanJ: S De Sousa
Edged left start, tracked leader, every chance from over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong op 8/13
4th
1 ½
2
(1)
14/1
T: H MorrisonJ: P Cosgrave
Led, keen, headed inside final furlong, no extra op 12/1
5th
7
1
(5)
66/1
T: P PhelanJ: Paddy Bradley (5)
Steadied start, held up, never dangerous op 50/1
6th
5
5
(6)
66/1
T: P PhelanJ: Charlie Bennett (3)
Steadied in rear, never dangerous op 50/1

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Betting

Forecast

Mendoza (1/2), Royal Big Night (11/4), Bella Vita (8/1), Majestic Mac (14/1), Keep It Country Tv (66/1), Time Trialist (66/1)

Verdict
Newcomer Bella Vita hails from a fine family, and merits a market check on debut, bit it would be no surprise if this boiled down to a match between Mendoza and ROYAL BIG NIGHT, with the latter perhaps open to a little more improvement given the pattern of his performances to date.
  1. Royal Big Night
  2. Mendoza
  3. Bella Vita

Previous Winners

2017
Doublet
Weight: 9-9  |Age: 2
Weight: 9-9  |  
Age: 2  |  
J: S De Sousa
  |  
T: M Johnston
5/6
Prize Money
1st:
£4,528.00
2nd:
£1,348.00
3rd:
£673.00
4th:
£337.00

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