14:00 Epsom Downs
Investec Woodcote EBF Stakes (Conditions Race) (Plus 10 Race) (2) 2yo
Investec Woodcote EBF Stakes (Conditions Race) (Plus 10 Race) (2) 2yo
Going:
Soft
Soft
Distance: 6f 3y Runners: 7
Flat Turf
Soft 6f 3y
An open race in which MARIE'S DIAMOND makes most appeal. He's shown a useful level of ability which puts him right in the mix, including with a win on testing ground, and he probably has improvement in him for a trainer with a good record in this event. Cotubanama may progress some more now that she is back on slow going, while Mendoza and True Belief are once-raced colts who get weight from most and have potential.[Ron Wood]
RP Ratings Marie's Diamond
POSTDATA Marie's Diamond
SPOTLIGHT Marie's Diamond
LAMBOURN Its The Only Way
NEWMARKET True Belief
THE NORTH Cosmic Law
TOPSPEED Cotubanama
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
4 (4)
Marie's Diamond
S De Sousa/M Johnston
Age: 2
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight Form: 13
98 11/4
5/2
SP
Won 5f heavy-ground Leicester novice before third in 6f fast-ground Newbury conditions race; bang there on form and likely there's still more to come for a trainer who has won this three times since 2011.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/05/18
    NBY 6GF 2yCl2,32K
    9-5
    3/9 2 3/4l, The Irish Rover[11/2]9-5
    Silvestre De Sousa
    76
    87
  • 28/04/18
    LEI 5Hy 2yCl5,5K
    9-2
    1/6 1 1/4l, Barend Boy[3/1]9-2
    Silvestre De Sousa
    71
    84
8 (3)
True BeliefBF
W Buick/C Appleby
Age: 2
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 4
96 5/1, 4/1
7/2
SP
Shaped nicely enough when fourth in 6f fast-ground York maiden on debut a fortnight ago, a bit slowly away but he would probably have been third with a clear run; went off 11-8 favourite, so had presumably been showing plenty at home, and is open to plenty of improvement.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 17/05/18
    YOR 6GF 2yCl2 Md,12K
    9-5
    4/9 2 1/4l, I Am A Dreamer[11/8F]9-5
    William Buick
    67
    77
2 (7)
Its The Only Way
R L Moore/R Hannon
Age: 2
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight Form: 114
95 11/2, 5/1
11/2
SP
Progressive; two minor wins over a bit shorter (good to firm/AW) before a nose behind Marie's Diamond when fourth in 6f Newbury conditions race (good to firm); there could be more to come for yard that's won this three times since 2013.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/05/18
    NBY 6GF 2yCl2,32K
    9-5
    4/9 3l, The Irish Rover[14/1]9-5
    Tom Marquand
    75
    86
  • 01/05/18
    KEM 5St 2yCl5 Au,4K
    9-7
    1/10 2 1/4l, Um Shama[11/10F]8-8
    Tom Marquand
    56
    80
  • 24/04/18
    BRI 5GF 2yCl5 Md,4K
    9-5
    1/8 1/2l, Pocket Dynamo[2/1F]9-2
    Sean Levey
    46
    76
7 (1)
Mendoza
O Murphy/B Meehan
Age: 2
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 3
90 11/2
6/1
SP
14-1 when third in 6f fast-ground Newbury maiden on debut two weeks ago; could build on that and go well; dam was suited by slow ground.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/05/18
    NBY 6GF 2yCl4 Md,6K
    9-5
    3/9 2 3/4l, The Paddocks[14/1]9-5
    Martin Harley
    54
    76
6 (8)
Cotubanama
A Atzeni/M Channon
Age: 2
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 316
98 8/1, 7/1
15/2
SP
Built on debut promise when winning 5f heavy-ground Salisbury conditions race, before sixth of 14 in 5f York Listed race on good to firm; ought to get this extra furlong and the return to slow ground should help.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/05/18
    YOR 5GF 2yCl1 Lis,28K
    8-12
    6/14 2 1/2l, Signora Cabello[10/1]8-12
    Andrea Atzeni
    68
    82
  • 29/04/18
    SAL 5Hy 2yCl3,11K
    9-0
    1/10 1 3/4l, Haats Off[5/1]8-7
    Charles Bishop
    81
    84
  • 18/04/18
    NMK 5Gd 2yCl4 Md,5K
    9-0
    3/9 1 1/2l, Strings Of Life[25/1]9-0
    J F Egan
    43
    73
5 (6)
Usain BoatD
L Dettori/G Scott
Age: 2
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight Form: 21
89 15/2, 17/2
9/1
SP
Runner-up in Yarmouth maiden (5f, soft) before winning Newmarket novice (6f, good); this is tougher but he is open to further improvement.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 17/05/18
    NMK 6Gd 2yCl4 Au,5K
    9-0
    1/14 1/4l, Axel Jacklin[5/4F]9-0
    Silvestre De Sousa
    65
    78
  • 01/05/18
    YAR 5Sft 2yCl4 Md,5K
    9-5
    2/5 2 1/4l, Artair[9/2]9-5
    Silvestre De Sousa
    73
    74
1 (5)
Cosmic Law
P J McDonald/R Fahey
Age: 2
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight Form: 51
91 9/1
11/1
SP
Improved to win 5f Carlisle novice (good to firm) on second start; extra furlong and likely slower ground now, but he's promising.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 21/05/18
    CRL 5GF 2yCl4,6K
    9-2
    1/10 1/2l, Aloysius Lilius[2/1F]9-2
    P J McDonald
    75
    80
  • 05/05/18
    DON 5Gd 2yCl5,4K
    9-2
    5/7 2 3/4l, Ninetythreetwenty[8/1]9-2
    Tony Hamilton
    35
    69
3 (2)
Jungle InthebungleBF
C Bishop/M Channon
Age: 2
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight Form: 12
85
Non runner
Short-priced favourite in two 5f AW novice races, winning narrowly at Lingfield before second at Kempton, just fair form; lots more needed, now faced with a new test off six-week break; trainer won this with a 12-1 shot in 2012.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/04/18
    KEM 5St 2yCl5 Au,4K
    9-2
    2/7 2 3/4l, Arthur's Spirit[6/5F]8-6
    Paddy Bradley
    72
    75
  • 03/04/18
    LIN 5St 2yCl5 Au,4K
    9-2
    1/8 Lady Prancealot[6/4F]8-11
    Charles Bishop
    49
    76
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