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Epsom Downs

Thu, 12th Jul 2012
Sparks Charity 'Racing For Research' Handicap, 1m 4f 10y
11 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £8000

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

16 Kuda Huraa (IRE) (66F)
4 b g Montjeu (IRE) - Healing Music (FR) (Bering)
0-13 Mrs Fitri Hay


Andrea Atzeni
R Varian

A winner at 1m 4f on the all-weather. Third of 10 behind Quiz Mistress beaten 5l at 4-1 on his latest outing at Windsor over 1m 4f (soft) in May.

21 Gunslinger (FR) (25F, 236J)
7 b g High Chaparral (IRE) - Gamine (IRE) (High Estate (IRE))
1517-99 Mr S M Smith & Keith Hunter


David Kenny (5)
M Scudamore

Winner of five races from 1m 2f to 1m 6f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft and on the all-weather. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Quiz Mistress when 9th of 10 on his latest outing at Salisbury over 1m 4f (good to soft) last month.

38 The Holyman (IRE) (138F)
4 ch c Footstepsinthesand - Sunset (IRE) (Polish Precedent (USA))
7839-11 Kilstone Limited


Dane O'Neill
Miss Jo Crowley

He has won three times from 7f to 1m 5f on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 6-4fav at Lingfield over 1m 5f in February, beating Sand Skier by 1 1/4l.

42 Uphold (GB) (12F)
5 b g Oasis Dream - Allegro Viva (USA) (Distant View (USA))
555550 J Ballamy, G Kelleway & T Hawthorne
Visor, Tongue strap


S W Kelly
Miss Gay Kelleway

Winner of six races from 1m to 1m 4f on good to firm and good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Solaras Exhibition when 10th of 11 on his latest outing at Chester over 1m 3f (good) last month.

55 Significant Move (GB) (35F)
5 b g Motivator - Strike Lightly (Rainbow Quest (USA))
63150-8 Midd Shire Racing
Tongue strap


I Mongan
W S Kittow

Successful at 1m 2f and 1m 3f on good and soft ground. Beaten 18l behind Choral Festival at 9-1 when eighth of 9 on his latest outing at Sandown over 1m 2f (soft) last month.

611 Lieutenant Kojak (GB) (21F)
4 b g Iceman - Red Duchess (Halling (USA))
19-6221 Mr P Charalambous


E Ahern
P Charalambous

Successful twice at 1m 1f on soft ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 9-4fav at Ripon over 1m 1f (soft) last month, beating Las Verglas Star by 1/2l.

710 Kathleen Frances (GB) (12F)
5 b m Sakhee (USA) - Trew Class (Inchinor)
7-43254 Russell Trew Ltd


R Hughes
M H Tompkins

She has won three times from 1m 3f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Finished 4 1/2l behind Solaras Exhibition when fourth of 11 at 5-1 on her latest outing at Chester over 1m 3f (good) last month.

84 Ampleforth (GB) (19F)
4 ch g Pivotal - Anna Amalia (IRE) (In The Wings)
300-033 Macable Partnership


R Clark (3)
Ian Williams

A winner at 1m 1f on soft ground. Third of 6 behind Amazing Blue Sky beaten 5l at 11-2 on his latest outing at Haydock over 1m 2f (soft) last month.

93 Battleoftrafalgar (GB) (30F, 21J)
5 b g Galileo (IRE) - Pink Stone (FR) (Bigstone (IRE))
9-82683 Bagden Wood Building Services Limited


J Doyle
M J Attwater

Successful at 1m 4f and 2m on yielding ground and on the all-weather. Third of 7 behind Achalas beaten 3 1/2l at 10-1 on his latest flat outing at Salisbury over 1m 4f (soft) last month.

109 Tanjung Agas (IRE) (91F, 11J)
4 b g Montjeu (IRE) - Najmati (Green Desert (USA))
77/212-0 Mr J E Titley


J Quinn
C N Kellett

A winner at 1m 4f on good ground. Well beaten at 10-1 behind Apache Drums when last of 16 on his latest flat outing at Gowran Park over 1m 4f (soft) in April.

117 Reggie Perrin (GB) (7F, 193J)
4 ch g Storming Home - Tecktal (FR) (Pivotal)
2425-12 Ermyn Lodge Stud


Catherine Gannon
P Phelan

A winner at 1m 3f on good to firm ground. Beaten 3/4l by Colinca's Lad when second of 7 at 15-2 on his latest outing over this course and distance (good) earlier this month.

Race Verdict

The Holyman looks the obvious starting point since he arrives here on a hat-trick and has been in rude health at Lingfield, which is similarly sharp in character. He's returning from a 138-day break today, however, and now tackling slower ground, it might be worth siding with LIEUTENANT KOJAK instead. The selection is 4lb higher than when scoring at Ripon last month but there may be further improvement to come on his tenth career start. The lightly-raced Kuda Huraa and recent C&D second Reggie Perrin complete the shortlist.

Selection: Lieutenant Kojak        Danger: The Holyman        Alternative: Kuda Huraa
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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