16:30 Epsom Downs

Saturday 3 June 2017

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:3017:1517:50

Investec Derby (Group 1)

Class 1  |   1m 4f 10y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   18 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:35  |   Winning time: 2m 33.02s

1st
18
(14)
40/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: P B Beggy
Held up well off the pace towards rear, 16th straight, headway hanging left over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong to lead towards finish op 33/1
2nd
¾
4
(13)
5/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Held up towards rear, 14th straight steady headway on outside chasing leaders 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish op 9/2, tchd 11/2 in a place
3rd
nk
5
(7)
7/2f
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori
Held up in 6th, 5th straight, chased leaders over 3f out, 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, chased leader until well inside final furlong, kept on op 4/1 tchd 3/1 and tchd 9/2 in places
4th
¾
9
(4)
5/1
T: M MeadeJ: Jim Crowley
Held up in mid-division, 12th straight, headway on outside 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not quite pace to challenge op 6/1
5th
1 ¾
1
(16)
20/1
T: S bin SuroorJ: Oisin Murphy
Held up in rear, 18th straight, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on into 5th last strides, nearest finish op 25/1
6th
nk
3
(10)
39-0
16/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Raced wide in mid-division, 12th straight, headway on outer chasing leaders soon after, ridden disputing 3rd 2f out, hung left and no extra inside final furlong tchd 18/1
7th
1
7
(19)
25/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: C O'Donoghue
Led, 3 lengths clear 3f out, reduced lead over 2f out, headed just over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong tchd 33/1
8th
1 ¾
2
(8)
12/1
T: S bin SuroorJ: P Cosgrave
Tracked leaders, 4th straight, ridden in 3rd over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong op 10/1
9th
1 ¼
10
(18)
33/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: James Doyle
Towards rear, 14th straight, plugged on final 2f
10th
nk
13
(3)
8/1
T: M JohnstonJ: W Buick
Held up in close 5th on inside, 6th straight, pushed along over 3f out, never going pace to threaten, ridden and weakened final furlong
11th
nk
8
(1)
9/1
T: S bin SuroorJ: A Kirby
Mid-division, 7th straight weakened 2f out op 16/1
12th
2 ½
17
(9)
12/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Tracked clear leading pair, 3rd and pushed along straight, ridden and weakening when hung left over 1f out tchd 16/1
13th
½
15
(11)
33/1
T: S KirkJ: Fran Berry
Towards rear 16th straight, never a factor op 25/1
14th
2 ¼
11
(6)
20/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: P J Smullen
Mid-division on inside, 11th straight, weakened over 3f out
15th
2 ¼
6
(12)
33/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: Andrea Atzeni
Raced wide in mid-division, 7th straight, weakened 3f out
16th
2 ¼
14
(15)
25/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: W M Lordan
Mid-division on outer, 8th straight, hanging left when weakened inside final 3f
17th
5
16
(2)
66/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: Anastasia O'Brien
Chased leader and clear of rest, 2nd straight, ridden and lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened rapidly, soon behind
18th
10
12
(5)
39-0
100/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: S De Sousa
Slowly away, last pair, last and struggling straight, tailed off

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Non-Runners

19
(17)
Diore Lia22
Weight: 8-11|  Age: 3
T: J R Jenkins  J: Patrick Pilley
Betting

Forecast

Cracksman (7/2), Cliffs Of Moher (5/1), Eminent (5/1), Permian (8/1), Dubai Thunder (9/1), Best Solution (12/1), Venice Beach (12/1), Capri (16/1), Benbatl (20/1), Khalidi (20/1), Douglas Macarthur (25/1), Rekindling (25/1), Glencadam Glory (33/1), Salouen (33/1), Crowned Eagle (33/1), Wings Of Eagles (40/1), The Anvil (66/1), Pealer (100/1), Diore Lia (500/1)

Verdict
Wide open renewal of this year's Investec Derby sees 19 runners declared with Aidan O'Brien and John Gosden training 11 of the entries between them. The former's best hope would appear to be Cliffs Of Moher after a dominant win at Chester last time out. However, it's Gosden's colt CRACKSMAN, in the colours of 2015 winner Golden Horn, who makes most appeal. He got up late to deny Permian last time out and that rival has advertised the form well since, winning the Dante at York. Lack of experience would be the main concern but the fact we know he handles the track offsets that and he could be even better over further. The aforementioned Mark Johnston winner isn't without a chance after being supplemented for this after his Dante win while Salouen and Best Solution are solid each-way contenders.
  1. Cracksman
  2. Best Solution
  3. Cliffs Of Moher
Prize Money
1st:
£921,538.00
2nd:
£349,375.00
3rd:
£174,850.00
4th:
£87,100.00
5th:
£43,712.00
6th:
£21,938.00

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