Epsom Downs

  • 14:50 Investec Derby Trial 1m 2f 18y

  • Winner £31,125 2nd £9,320 3rd £4,660 4th £2,330
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.57s
  • Off time: 14:55:33
14:50 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Our Channel (USA) 14/1
2nd Marzocco (USA) 7/2
3rd Stars Over The Sea (USA) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 212113- DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Hartnell 165
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 M Johnston S De Sousa 103 6/42.50
2 (9) 2322-12 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Arantes 19
Nag me
3 8-13 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies 79 25/126.00
3 (4) 1- Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Marzocco (USA) 182
Nag me
3 8-13 J H M Gosden W Buick 83 7/24.50
4 (2) 1- Royal blue Moontime 182
Nag me
3 8-13 C Appleby M Barzalona 8/19.00
5 (7) 1- White, brown chevron, orange cap Nonno Giulio (IRE) 232
Nag me
3 8-13 J H M Gosden R Havlin 16/117.00
6 (6) 321- Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Our Channel (USA) 211
Nag me
3 8-13 W J Haggas R L Moore 85 14/115.00
7 (5) 5119- Red, white star, red sleeves, white stars, gold cap Signposted (IRE) 200
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-13 A M Balding David Probert 90 8/19.00
8 (8) 46115- Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Stars Over The Sea (USA) 228
Nag me
3 8-13 M Johnston K Fallon 91 14/115.00
9 (3) 012- Dark Blue, Red epaulets, armlets and cap Trip To Paris (IRE) 243
Nag me
3 8-13 b E A L Dunlop A Kirby 88 14/115.00

Verdict

It's a very long time since this had any bearing on the Derby. Mark Johnston has two entries and will be hoping for plenty of rain for Hartnell, whose three victories on ground with plenty of give have earned him a penalty. Stars Over The Sea won a maiden and a handicap before finishing last of five in a Haydock Listed contest and he'll need to do much better than that. John Gosden is represented by the Polytrack winner Marzocco and the ex-Italian Nonno Giulio but neither are in the classic though the former has an entry in the Dante. MOONTIME has already been gelded so won't be in the Derby but the son of Sea The Stars created a good impression when beating a subsequent winner at Newmarket in October and with plenty of scope is handed the vote. Winning a Beverley maiden wouldn't necessarily point to Epsom but Our Channel did it well and should win more races this term. Signposted won a couple of minor events before failing in the Tattersalls Millions at Newbury and Trip To Paris was beaten in a nursery on his final start in August.