16:30 Epsom Downs

Saturday 5 June 2021

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

    Cazoo Derby (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

  • 3YO only  |   Class 1  |   1m 4f 6y  |   Good to Soft  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:33  |   Winning time: 2m 36.85s
1st
Horse silk
1
(1)
39-0
16/1
T: C ApplebyJ: A Kirby
Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd over 2f out, led on inside 2f out, soon clear, stayed on strongly, ridden out op 40/1
2nd
Horse silk
4 ½
8
(10)
50/1
T: R HannonJ: David Egan
Held up off the pace in last trio, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, went 3rd 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner op 80/1
3rd
Horse silk
3 ¼
4
(5)
6/1
T: C ApplebyJ: W Buick
Tracked leaders in 5th, pushed along briefly 8f out, good headway out wide chasing leaders 3f out, went 2nd approaching final 2f, never any chance with winner, no extra in 3rd over 1f out op 11/2 tchd 5/1
4th
Horse silk
3 ¼
6
(8)
8/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Held up towards rear, closer in mid-division 7f out, headway out wide chasing leaders over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 13/2
5th
Horse silk
nk
11
(2)
14/1
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Keen in mid-division on inside, ridden inside final 3f, outpaced soon after, rallied between horses over 1f out, plugged on in modest 5th op 12/1
6th
Horse silk
3
9
(11)
17/2
T: C ApplebyJ: James Doyle
Held up off the pace in last pair, headway out wide hanging left 2f out, modest 6th and no chance final furlong op 11/1 tchd 8/1
7th
Horse silk
2 ¾
2
(9)
11/8f
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Tracked leaders out wide, ridden and unable to quicken over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f tchd 6/4
8th
Horse silk
2
12
(7)
25/1
T: A M BaldingJ: Tom Marquand
Tracked leader until over 2f out, weakened quickly
9th
Horse silk
1 ¼
5
(12)
8/1
T: E A L DunlopJ: L Dettori
Steadied start, held up in rear, quick move out wide tracking leaders over 3f out, weakened quickly over 2f out op 7/1 tchd 17/2
10th
Horse silk
¾
3
(6)
50/1
T: M JohnstonJ: B A Curtis
Led and set steady pace, headed over 2f out, lost 2nd soon after, weakened quickly inside final 2f op 33/1
11th
Horse silk
21
10
(3)
33/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D P McDonogh
Mid-division until lost place and towards rear 7f out, struggling in rear on downhill run, tailed off tchd 40/1

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Non-Runners

7
(4)
Horse silk
Mohaafeth35
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 3
T: W J Haggas  J: Jim Crowley
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£18.40Pl:£4.80, £7.95, £1.65EX:£608.50Trifecta:£4,766.80Tricast:£5,222.09SF:£629.43Swingers:£101.20, £16.80, £40.95

Forecasts

Bolshoi Ballet (11/8), Hurricane Lane (6/1), Mohaafeth (6/1), Mac Swiney (8/1), John Leeper (8/1), One Ruler (17/2), Third Realm (14/1), Adayar (16/1), Youth Spirit (25/1), Southern Lights (33/1), Mojo Star (50/1), Gear Up (50/1)

Verdict

It's very notable that the hugely-exciting BOLSHOI BALLET is the only runner for Ballydoyle and he can give Aidan O'Brien a stunning ninth Derby this century, 20 years on from his sire Galileo's victory. He won the two main Irish trials impressively and should have even more to offer over this longer trip. Mohaafeth, Hurricane Lane and Irish 2000 Guineas-winner Mac Swiney complete the shortlist.

  1. BOLSHOI BALLET (IRE)
  2. MOHAAFETH (IRE)
  3. HURRICANE LANE (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Serpentine
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 3
25/1

Prize Money

1st: £637,988.002nd: £241,875.003rd: £121,050.004th: £60,300.005th: £30,262.006th: £15,187.00

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