Today's racecards

Epsom Downs

  • 14:40 Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup 1m 4f 10y

  • Winner £170,130 2nd £64,500 3rd £32,280 4th £16,080
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 34.52s
  • Off time: 14:40:46
14:40 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 8/11
2nd Red Cadeaux 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 111-6 White, Red braces, Black cap Beaten Up 63
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 W J Haggas J P Murtagh 119 3/14.00
2 (1) 18110-7 Black, Yellow cap Masked Marvel 28
Nag me
4 9-0 J H M Gosden William Buick 121 8/19.00
3 (5) 31115-2 Dark Blue, Gold hoops, White sleeves and cap Quest For Peace (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 L M Cumani K Fallon 114 12/113.00
4 (6) 5323-21 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Cadeaux 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 E A L Dunlop R L Moore 116 8/19.00
5 (3) 3/14343 Dark Blue Robin Hood (IRE) 6
Nag me
4 9-0 v1 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 97 66/167.00
6 (4) 3351-22 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 26
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 123 8/111.73

Verdict

Joseph O'Brien hardly covered himself with glory when getting ST NICHOLAS ABBEY beaten by pacemaker Windsor Palace in his comeback race at the Curragh but the five-year-old probably needed the run and the jockey was trying to look after him on the very soft ground. With Robin Hood to do the donkey work for him here, the Ballydoyle star can recoup losses and land this Group 1 contest for the second year running. Red Cadeaux finally gained reward for a string of placed efforts in top-class company when winning the Yorkshire Cup last month but he needs more here and a bigger danger to the selection is likely to be last year's St Leger winner Masked Marvel, who obviously needed his reappearance at Newmarket when well behind runner-up Quest For Peace. Beaten Up was very progressive as a three-year-old and was too keen when behind the selection in Dubai Sheema Classic. He can get closer here, though may not be able to turn the tables.