19:00 Epsom Downs
Federation Of Bloodstock Agents Handicap (0-95) (3) 3yo+
Federation Of Bloodstock Agents Handicap (0-95) (3) 3yo+
Going:
Good To Firm
Good To Firm
Distance: 6f 3y Runners: 5
Flat Turf
Good To Firm 6f 3y
It's a small field but there are notable positives about them all. The pick, however, may be Handytalk from the front and BOOM THE GROOM delivering a later challenge. The selection has clocked up some good runs here over 5f, keeping on strongly for the most part, and his almost getting up at Lingfield in January persuades that he can also be a potent force here round a turn over 6f. Polybius is third on the list.[Richard Austen]
RP Ratings Polybius
NEWMARKET Polybius
POSTDATA Handytalk
SPOTLIGHT Boom The Groom
TOPSPEED Boom The Groom
WEST COUNTRY Handytalk
LAMBOURN Baron Bolt
THE NORTH Watchable
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
2 (4)
Baron BoltD
D Probert/P Cole
Age: 5
Weight: 9-12
Spotlight Form: 22-220
102 15/8, 2/1
15/8
SP
First Epsom run; headstrong when he flopped at Newmarket on latest start but on previous evidence over 6f on good to firm, he will be bang there.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/06/18
    NMK 6GF Cl2Hc,16K
    9-8
    11/11 11l, Gunmetal[4/1]9-7
    Raul Da Silva
    94
    50
    67
  • 18/05/18
    NBY 6GF Cl2Hc,19K
    9-0
    2/13 3/4l, Ice Age[5/1J]9-7
    Raul Da Silva
    92
    88
    100
  • 06/05/18
    NMK 6GF Cl2Hc,31K
    8-7
    2/15 1/4l, Gifted Master[20/1]9-10
    Raul Da Silva
    92
    84
    99
  • 27/10/17
    NBY 6Sft Cl3Hc,7K
    9-6
    2/14 1/2l, Alaadel[7/2]8-10 cp
    Raul Da Silva
    89
    92
    99
  • 15/10/17
    GOO 6Sft Cl3Hc,10K
    9-5
    2/11 1/4l, Pettochside[5/1]8-12 cp
    P J McDonald
    89
    91
    97
  • 30/09/17
    NMK 7GS Cl2Hc,13K
    8-12
    5/18 4l, Makzeem[14/1]9-9 cp
    David Egan
    89
    75
    92
1 (5)
PolybiusD
J Crowley/D Simcock
Age: 7
Weight: 10-2
Spotlight Form: 85-965
105 3/1, 10/3
3/1
SP
Unraced here; last win came in 6f Newmarket Listed race in 2015; went badly the wrong way in Dubai early this year but he produced two cracking runs when back last summer from his 2017 Meydan campaign and he's well handicapped if the same happens this time round.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 17/02/18
    Mey 6Gd Hc,78K
    8-5
    5/5 13l, Baccarat[20/1]9-2
    Richard Mullen
    100
    29
    61
  • 08/02/18
    Mey 5Gd Hc,78K
    9-1
    6/7 13l, Hit The Bid[11/1]9-6
    Richard Mullen
    103
    21
    58
  • 25/01/18
    Mey 5Gd Hc,56K
    9-6
    9/14 5 1/2l, Dutch Masterpiece[13/2]8-13
    Sean Levey
    105
    64
    88
  • 26/12/17
    WOL 6St Cl2,12K
    9-3
    5/8 1 1/4l, Intisaab[9/1]9-3
    Stevie Donohoe
    106
    73
    108
  • 26/08/17
    NMK 6GF Cl1 Lis,21K
    9-1
    8/11 5l, Gifted Master[6/1]9-1
    Daniel Muscutt
    106
    87
    97
  • 15/07/17
    ASC 5Gd Cl2Hc,62K
    9-8
    2/17 3/4l, Danzeno[7/1]9-10
    Oisin Murphy
    102
    95
    109
3 (1)
WatchableD
D Nolan/D O'Meara
Age: 8
Weight: 9-11
Spotlight Form: 04-106
101 4/1, 9/2
4/1
SP
Can front-run; ran well here last June; ended a long losing run at Doncaster in May; carried very wide here next time, so that must be excused, but he'll need better than when sixth at Doncaster last time.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 17/06/18
    DON 6GF Cl3Hc,8K
    9-12
    6/11 5 1/4l, Brian The Snail[9/2]10-0 cp
    Gerald Mosse
    93
    58
    85
  • 02/06/18
    EPS 6Gd Cl2Hc,31K
    8-13
    13/16 19 1/2l, Aces[7/1]8-7 cp
    Harry Bentley
    93
    42
  • 05/05/18
    DON 6Gd Cl3Hc,8K
    9-7
    1/11 1/4l, George Bowen[9/1]9-4
    Daniel Tudhope
    90
    78
    98
  • 07/10/17
    WOL 6St Cl3Hc,8K
    8-10
    4/13 3 3/4l, Gulliver[22/1]9-2 v
    Patrick Vaughan
    91
    65
    89
  • 23/08/17
    YOR 5GS Cl2Hc,44K
    9-0
    14/16 11l, Desert Law[20/1]8-13 v
    Adam Kirby
    94
    50
    66
  • 21/06/17
    Cfd 6St Cl3Hc,10K
    9-7
    6/10 6 3/4l, Udontdodou[7/1]8-13 v
    Daniel Tudhope
    95
    70
    88
4 (2)
Boom The GroomD
R Winston/A Carroll
Age: 7
Weight: 9-11
Spotlight Form: 547540
104 3/1, 10/3
4/1
SP
Things did not go his way on Derby day last time and he has run some big races at this track; they were all over 5f and he has a largely poor record over 6f on turf but several efforts over 6f round a bend on AW read very well, including one at Lingfield in January; one to note.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 02/06/18
    EPS 5Gd Cl2Hc,62K
    8-10
    19/20 11 1/2l, Tanasoq[13/2]8-0
    Silvestre De Sousa
    93
    49
    62
  • 25/04/18
    EPS 5Gd Cl3Hc,16K
    9-7
    4/13 1/2l, Bahamian Sunrise[7/1]8-7
    Robert Winston
    93
    93
    98
  • 15/03/18
    Cfd 5St Cl3Hc,10K
    9-7
    5/10 3 1/4l, Tropics[9/2]9-7
    Adam Kirby
    95
    60
    96
  • 03/03/18
    LIN 5St Cl2Hc,12K
    8-13
    7/7 4l, Encore D'Or[5/1]9-7
    Oisin Murphy
    96
    66
    89
  • 24/02/18
    LIN 5St Cl1 Lis,26K
    9-0
    4/8 2l, Gracious John[7/1]9-0
    William Carson
    96
    53
    97
  • 10/02/18
    WOL 5St Cl2Hc,28K
    8-11
    5/10 2 3/4l, Orvar[14/1]8-5
    William Carson
    97
    78
    99
5 (3)
Handytalk
J Haynes/B Millman
Age: 5
Weight: 9-2
Spotlight Form: 24-538
103 9/1, 17/2
8/1
SP
Close second from the front last summer on both of his starts at this track; on a competitive mark and penultimate start (the other two were not nearly so good) this term was creditable, so he's firmly in calculations.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 17/06/18
    SAL 5GF Cl4Hc,6K
    9-8
    8/9 9l, Open Wide[11/2]10-1
    Jason Watson
    84
    50
    63
  • 25/05/18
    BAT 5Fm Cl4Hc,6K
    9-7
    3/7 3/4l, Silverrica[3/1]8-4
    Oisin Murphy
    84
    50
    88
  • 02/05/18
    BAT 6Gd Cl4Hc,6K
    9-7
    5/7 7 1/2l, The Daley Express[9/2]9-8
    Adam Kirby
    85
    28
    71
  • 30/09/17
    Cfd 5St Cl3Hc,10K
    8-12
    4/10 5l, Udontdodou[14/1]9-5
    Oisin Murphy
    86
    54
    80
  • 29/08/17
    EPS 6GF Cl3Hc,9K
    9-6
    2/7 3/4l, Highland Acclaim[4/1F]9-8
    Oisin Murphy
    85
    64
    90
  • 07/08/17
    WDR 6GS Cl3Hc,7K
    9-7
    5/8 5 1/2l, Ice Age[100/30J]9-5
    Oisin Murphy
    85
    66
    77
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SP
Unnamed 2nd Favourite
SP