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  • 14:40 Investec Diomed Stakes 1m 114y

  • (Group 3) £50,000 added 3yo+ 8 ran
  • Winner £28,385 2nd £10,760 3rd £5,385 4th £2,685
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in places;Sprint;Good to Firm)
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 45.12s
  • Off time: 14:40:38

Fanunalter a Diomed diamond

Botti ace flashes home at Epsom

Last Updated: 04/06/11 4:29pm

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Fanunalter: Diomed winner

Fanunalter: Diomed winner

Fanunalter (16-1) flashed home under Adam Kirby to win the Investec Diomed Stakes at Epsom.

Marco Botti's five-year-old was always travelling well but had to thread his way through a wall of horses inside the final furlong.

Kirby eventually got a nice split towards the rail and pushed his mount out to win by half a length from St Moritz (9-2).

Rio De La Plata (7-2) held on for third under Frankie Dettori while 15-8 favourite Premio Loco could never land a blow under George Baker.

Satisfying

"It's very satisfying to have a winner on Derby Day and I've never doubted the horse - he needs luck but I knew he would handle the track and he likes fast ground," said Botti.

"To be honest, today was the big plan and I haven't thought about anything else yet."

Kirby added: "I didn't think they were going that quick at the start but they turned on the taps in the straight and I was lucky enough to squeeze him through."

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