15:10 Epsom Downs

Friday 1 June 2018

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

    Investec Coronation Cup (Group 1)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m 4f 6y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:13  |   Winning time: 2m 38.49s
1st
Horse silk
1
(6)
2/7f
T: J & T GosdenJ: L Dettori
Held up in 5th, gained and place halfway, 3rd 3f out, 2nd and plenty to do over 2f out, ridden and closed steadily over 1f out, stayed on to lead last strides tchd 30/100
2nd
Horse silk
hd
4
(4)
33/1
T: S KirkJ: S De Sousa
Led and brought field towards near side in straight, 4 lengths ahead over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, 2 lengths ahead over 1f out, headed and no extra last strides, kept on for clear 2nd
3rd
Horse silk
3 ¾
5
(1)
20/1
T: Markus KlugJ: A de Vries
Held up last, pushed along in moderate 4th inside final 3f, took 3rd inside final 2f, plugged on, no chance with leading duo tchd 16/1
4th
Horse silk
4 ½
3
(2)
59-0
8/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Held up in 4th, dropped to 5th halfway, struggling in rear over 3f out, plugged on into moderate 4th over 1f out op 9/1 tchd 7/1
5th
Horse silk
17
2
(3)
6/1
T: C ApplebyJ: W Buick
Tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, no impression when lost 2nd over 2f out, soon beaten, eased over 1f out
6th
Horse silk
24
6
(5)
33/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Slowly into stride, soon tracking leading pair, pushed along 4f out, soon outpaced and struggling, weakened 3f out, tailed off and virtually pulled up inside final 2f op 25/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.10Pl:£1.10, £8.90EX:£11.30Trifecta:£71.90SF:£17.54Swingers:£3.70, £2.70, £21.90

Forecasts

Cracksman (2/7), Hawkbill (6/1), Idaho (8/1), Windstoss (20/1), Salouen (33/1), Yucatan (33/1)

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien won this race last year with Highland Reel and Idaho would appear to be his best chance of landing a ninth success in the race, but the five-year-old has plenty on his plate if he is to get the better of CRACKSMAN. John Gosden's charge took his form to a new level in the Champion Stakes at Ascot at the end of last season and he made light work of his rivals in a French Group 1 on his reappearance. He could be even better as a four-year-old and will be hard to beat here. Hawkbill has been in excellent form and should be competitive after another Group 1 success at Meydan when last seen.
  1. Cracksman
  2. Hawkbill
  3. Idaho

Previous Winners

2017
Highland Reel
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 5
9/4

Prize Money

1st: £238,182.002nd: £90,300.003rd: £45,192.004th: £22,512.005th: £11,298.006th: £5,670.00

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