Epsom Downs

  • 15:10 Investec Derby Trial 1m 2f 18y

  • Winner £18,693 2nd £5,598 3rd £2,799 4th £1,401
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.98s
  • Off time: 15:11:28
15:10 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Slumber 7/1
2nd Borug (USA) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 1691-53 Royal blue Borug (USA) 48
Nag me
3 8-13 p Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 93 5/23.50
2 (4) 42-11 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Musawama (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 J H M Gosden R Hills 81 15/82.88
3 (5) 66032-6 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Planet Waves (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 8-13 C E Brittain P Robinson 77 16/117.00
4 (3) 0- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Slumber 204
Nag me
3 8-13 B W Hills M Hills 7/18.00
5 (2) 215- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Weapon Of Choice (IRE) 184
Nag me
3 8-13 t1 D M Simcock J P Spencer 87 9/43.25

Verdict

MUSAWAMA, successful twice on Polytrack this year, is the only one of these that still holds a Derby entry and can complete his hat-trick, despite having a little to find at the weights on official ratings. Borug wasn't entirely disgraced when third in a Listed contest in Dubai over this trip last month and is probably the danger to the selection with Weapon Of Choice having been absent since only beating one home at Pontefract in October. Planet Waves is only a handicapper and looks out of his depth in this while Slumber was well beaten on his sole start over 7f at Newbury in September, though is bred to do better over longer distances.