Epsom was at its glorious best for the first day of the second World Pool meeting of the 2022 UK season as blue skies and a packed crowd greeted the Surrey Downs track.
The Oaks was the highlight on Friday, and it was a race that certainly delivered with Tuesday under Ryan Moore just edging out the hot favourite Emily Upjohn and Frankie Dettori in a pulsating finish. The victory was a remarkable 41st British Classic for trainer Aidan O’Brien and his filly’s nail-biting victory capped off a brilliant day that saw World Pool betting turnover reach HK$279.9million across the seven-race card.
On a day of many brilliant performances, the RacingTV team, headed by Nick Luck, had a tricky decision to make, but after much deliberation the World Pool Moment of the Day went to Bowman, who won the concluding 1400m handicap in impressive fashion for local trainer Laura Mongan at huge odds.
On receiving the award, Mongan was quick to heap praise on Bowman’s groom Sydney as well as the rest of her team: “I couldn’t ask for better staff if I tried. The girls at home do the best job, so it’s all to them. I really appreciate everything World Pool have done, it’s amazing.”