13:35 Goodwood

Sunday 11 June 2023

All13:3514:1014:4515:2015:5516:2516:55

William Hill Epic Value Handicap

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 3  |   7f  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf  |   Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:35  |   Winning time: 1m 26.2s
1st
Horse silk
6
(1)
9/2j
T: H MainJ: Billy Loughnane (3)
Close 3rd on inside, angled out and went 2nd over 2f out, closed steadily inside final furlong, ran on gamely to lead towards finish, all out to hold on op 5/1 tchd 11/2
2nd
Horse silk
sh
3
(5)
6/1
T: D O'MearaJ: Jason Watson
Led, clear when ridden over 1f out, reduced lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish, rallied, just failed op 9/2 tchd 13/2
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¼
7
(9)
9/2j
T: P & O ColeJ: Mohammed Tabti (7)
Raced bit wide, chasing leaders, shaken up and unable to quicken inside final 2f, kept on into 3rd towards finish
4th
Horse silk
½
8
(2)
11/2
T: D M SimcockJ: J P Spencer
Held up in mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, angled out in 3rd inside final 2f, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish op 7/1
5th
Horse silk
2
9
(4)
5/1
T: Harry EustaceJ: Jim Crowley
Steadied start, held up in last pair, some late headway, never involved op 11/2
6th
Horse silk
½
1
(6)
22/1
T: Tom CloverJ: Tom Marquand
Held up towards rear, pushed along and closer in mid-division 3f out, no further headway op 20/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ¼
4
(8)
20/1
T: W Muir & C GrassickJ: Stefano Cherchi
Chased leader until pushed along over 2f out, weakened soon after tchd 18/1
8th
Horse silk
nk
5
(3)
8/1
T: C FellowesJ: K Shoemark
Raced keenly in last trio on inside, never involved tchd 17/2
9th
Horse silk
2 ¼
2
(7)
13/2
T: S bin SuroorJ: Oisin Murphy
Steadied and switched left start, held up in last trio, never involved op 6/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.60Pl:£1.80, £1.90, £1.80EX:£31.20Trifecta:£157.80Tricast:£129.37SF:£31.78Swingers:£4.40, £5.40, £5.40

Forecasts

Mister Bluebird (9/2), Physique (9/2), La Maquina (5/1), Chola Empire (11/2), Darkness (6/1), Light And Dark (13/2), Al Rufaa (8/1), Mitrosonfire (20/1), Bass Player (22/1)

Verdict

The switch to positive tactics almost paid dividends for connections of DARKNESS at Epsom last week, worn down only late having done plenty at the head of affairs. That effort suggests he's ready to strike, with Mister Bluebird and La Maquina feared most.

  1. DARKNESS (FR)
  2. MISTER BLUEBIRD
  3. LA MAQUINA

Previous Winners

2022
The Turpinator
Weight: 9-13  |Age: 5
4/1

Prize Money

1st: £10,468.002nd: £4,912.003rd: £2,454.004th: £1,228.005th: £612.00

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