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Epsom Downs

  • 14:45 Investec Coronation Cup 1m 4f 10y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.42s
  • Off time: 14:49:16
14:45 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fame And Glory 5/6
2nd Sariska 5/2
3rd High Heeled (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 15-1660 Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, Maroon cap Bashkirov 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 L Comer R P Walsh 93 125/1126.00
2 (2) 1113-75 Royal blue Cavalryman 69
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 120 9/110.00
3 (10) 5/51-446 Dark Blue Dixie Music (IRE) 12
Nag me
4 9-0 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 101 125/1126.00
4 (8) 266-311 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Fame And Glory 12
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 A P O'Brien J P Murtagh 128 5/61.83
5 (3) 4112-01 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Jukebox Jury (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 v M Johnston R Ffrench 118 16/117.00
6 (4) 216-13 Emerald green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap South Easter (IRE) 29
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-0 t W J Haggas R L Moore 105 33/134.00
7 (9) 23320-8 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Youmzain (IRE) 69
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 v M R Channon K Fallon 125 8/19.00
9 (1) 331541- White, Emerald Green hoop High Heeled (IRE) 223
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 J H M Gosden William Buick 115 25/126.00
10 (5) 11123-1 MAROON Sariska 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-11 M L W Bell J P Spencer 118 5/23.50
Non runners
8 (7)114/24-0Clowance58-11R CharltonJ Fortune110

Verdict

FAME AND GLORY should take this contest, in the process accounting for Sariska, with Cavalryman and the admirable Youmzain likely to fight it out for minor honours. Aiden O'Brien's charge may well have etched his name onto the list of great horses were it not for Sea The Stars and with that rival retired to stud it could be said he's the best older horse in training. Since being turned over at odds-on on his seasonal debut the son of Montjeu hasn't looked back, winning twice at the Curragh in decisive fashion. Despite the fact his main rival failed to run to form last time, the four-year-old sets a standard the rest are unlikely to be able to reach. Of the remainder Sariska has to be considered the main threat. Michael Bell's filly returned to action with a cosy victory at York and the Oaks heroine has shown a liking for the course before. Rated 118 she rates the main danger to our selection, but as a horse who prefers some cut in the ground she's readily opposed. Cavalryman may come home best of the rest. The former Andre Fabre inmate is a classy animal on his day although it has to be said he's been found out when upped to this level and a similar case looks likely here, despite the fact that the yard seem to be coming into some sort of form. Youmzain has the reputation of a nearly horse having twice been second in the Arc. Mick Channon's charge is a likeable type though and should once again run his race, although it's hard to envisage him beating our selection. Of the remainder few make serious appeal in terms of finding the winner; High Heeled will need to have improved leaps and bounds for joining John Gosden and has plenty to find with Sariska let alone our selection whilst Jukebox Jury still has to prove he's a true Group One performer despite having won in the grade at Cologne last term. As ever this is a cracking renewal of the Coronation Cup but it'll be disappointing if Fame And Glory doesn't win this well.