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Epsom Downs: DOM’S NAP | Thursday’s Best Bet

Can Andrew Balding’s sole Epsom Downs runner upset the favourite in Surrey later this evening?



Home of the Oaks, The Grandstand Complex at Epsom Downs Racecourse Surrey England
Epsom Downs: CAPTAIN SQUARE | 6:45pm British EBF Maiden Stakes | Dom’s Pick

Race action returns to Surrey this Thursday evening with a further six contests and our team have selected our best bet of the day for the fixture at Epsom Downs.

2C5P5XC Epsom, Surrey, UK. 4th July, 2020. Action, behind closed doors-due to the Covid-19 restrictions- at The Derby as the bulk of the field chase winner, Serpentine with an 8 length lead up hill to the finish Credit: Motofoto/Alamy Live News
Can our Epsom Downs NAP do the business later this evening?

With a solid debut under his belt at Sandown Park and representing an in-form yard, perhaps Andrew Balding’s Captain Square is the answer here under Jason Watson.


It’s yet to be seen how competitive that contest in Esher was but given the fact it was his first racecourse appearance, he ran with credit at a sizeable price and is notably shorter ahead of his reappearance this evening.

Andrew Balding
Andrew Balding has just one runner at Epsom Downs tonight

Simon & Ed Crisford’s Aswan is probably a justified favourite given that he carries more experience but he presents no real value so is readily taken on at the prices.

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The chestnut, meanwhile, runs for a red-hot stable who have celebrated various wins since the weekend and is the only runner on the card for the 2020 2,000 Guineas winning connections.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.