Betfred Derby Trial Stakes (Listed) 1m 3f 106y
- (3yo, 1m 3f 106y, Class 1, 4 runners)
- Winner £35,520 2nd £13,434 3rd £6,714 4th £3,354
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 40.09s
- Off time: 14:55:26
Another Cocktail 17
|3||124 8-12||H Morrison||Jim Crowley||93||11/4|
|3||124 8-12||M R Channon||S Hitchcott||78||8/1|
Nevis (IRE) 238
|3||124 8-12||A P O'Brien||R L Moore||98||4/9f|
Pasaka Boy 14
|3||124 8-12||J G Portman||R Kingscote||86||20/1|
||3||812||L M Cumani||J P Spencer||103||WD|
Main Sequence (USA)
||3||8-12||D R Lanigan||T E Durcan||3/1|
Luca Cumani won this in 1998 with subsequent Epsom hero High-Rise and looks to hold all the aces this year with GREATWOOD. Only beaten a short-head by Windhoek on his reappearance in the Tattersalls Millions at Newmarket, the form of that race has already been boosted and his yard has started the new season like a house on fire. Nevis represents a stable with a veritable wealth of riches in the middle-distance department and he was the only one backed to give Dawn Approach a race in last year's National Stakes. He's bred for the trip and makes more appeal than Investec Derby Trial second Another Cocktail. Elidor and Pasaka Boy have something to find.
Greatwood 15-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and just held post, 2nd of 15, shd behind Windhoek (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gf in Apr.
Nevis (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Chased clear leader, moderate 5th halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression 1f out, 6th of 7, 14l behind Dawn Approach (9-3) at Curragh 7f 2yo Grp 1 (1) in Sep.
Elidor 11-4 (8-7) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and not clear run over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, stayed on to press winner near finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Mad Moose (9-8) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Pasaka Boy 33-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 4th of 7, 5l behind Spillway (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Another Cocktail 7-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden 2f out, edged left and stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Mirsaale (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo stk (2) gd in Apr.