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Epsom Downs

  • 15:25 Juddmonte Coronation Cup 1m 4f 10y

  • (group 1) £200,000 added 4yo+ 11 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 36.83s
  • Off time: 15:31:49

Full result

15:25 Epsom Downs Result 6th June 2008
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (7) Soldier of Fortune (IRE) 9-0 J P Murtagh A P O'Brien 4 9/4
Held up in 6th, 5th straight, smooth headway and went 2nd inside final 2f, led inside final furlong, edged left, driven and stayed on well opened 9/4 touched 9/4 £1500-£600 £1000-£400(x3) £9000-£4000 £900-£400 £2000-£1000
2nd (3) ¾ Youmzain (IRE) 9-0 R Hughes M R Channon 5 15/2
Held up in 9th, edged straight, steady headway on inside from 2f out, switched right approaching final furlong, ran on to chase winner final 50yds, finished well, always held opened 7/1 touched 15/2
3rd (10) Macarthur 9-0 J A Heffernan A P O'Brien 4 12/1
Chased leaders, closed to lead 4f out, reduced lead 2f out, headed inside final furlong, held when hampered and snatched up final 50yds opened 12/1 touched 14/1 £5000-£350 £6000-£500
4th (8) nk Papal Bull 9-0 R L Moore Sir Michael Stoute 5 16/1
Held up towards rear, 10th straight, hung badly left over 2f out, no impression until ran on inside final furlong opened 16/1 touched 18/1
5th (11) Getaway (GER) 9-0 S Pasquier A Fabre 5 5/4f
Whipped round, unseated rider after parade, raced in 4th, chased clear leading pair over 7f out, went 6 lengths 2nd over 2f out, closed, hung badly left and held in pocket over 2f out, continued to hang left and weakened inside final furlong opened 5/4 touched 11/8 £1500-£1000(x2) £1200-£800 £750-£500 £600-£400 £22000-£16000 £3300-£2400 £2750-£1000(x5) £2200-£1600(x3) £1100-£800(x8) £687-£500 £550-£400(x7) £2500-£2000 £1875-£1500 £1250-£1000(x2) £500-£400
6th (1) Red Rocks (IRE) 9-0 L Dettori B J Meehan 5 14/1
Took keen hold, chased clear leading pair to over 7f out, 4th straight, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out opened 16/1 touched 16/1
7th (4) ½ Turbo Linn 8-11 N Callan G A Swinbank 5 40/1
Raced in 5th, 6th and ridden straight, no impression final 2f opened 40/1 touched 40/1
8th (2) Anna Pavlova 8-11 P Hanagan R A Fahey 5 33/1
Slowly into stride, soon recovered and held up in 7th, 8th straight, soon struggling opened 33/1 touched 33/1
9th (9) 5 Multidimensional (IRE) 9-0 T E Durcan Sir H R A Cecil 5 33/1
Held up, 7th straight, soon ridden and beaten opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £5000-£150
10th (5) 9 Big Robert 9-0 Martin Dwyer W R Muir 4 100/1
Slowly away, in rear, 11th and struggling straight opened 100/1 touched 125/1
11th (6) Song of Hiawatha 9-0 C O'Donoghue A P O'Brien 4 200/1
Led to 4f out, weakened quickly opened 150/1 touched 200/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £3.60 Tote Place: £1.80,1.60,3.80
Straight Forecast: £19.00 Exacta: £19.90 Trifecta: £121.90

Jackpot: £83,844.41 carried forward to Epsom Downs, 7th Jun
Placepot: £540.20, Pool: £230177.34, 311.0 winning tickets
Quadpot: £64.00, Pool: £11686.93, 135.1 winning tickets
PlaceSix: £268.29
PlaceFive: £133.10

Verdict

An eventful renewal of the Coronation Cup. The Ballydoyle outsider Song Of Hiawatha cut out a fierce early pace but was closely followed by Macarthur, which set a real puzzle for the remaining riders with the latter a definite stayer. In the 2007 Irish Derby winner SOLDIER OF FORTUNE came through to make a winning seasonal debut under a brillant tactical ride from Johnny Murtagh. As Getaway, against the rail and Soldier Of Fortune gave chase to the floundering Macarthur, the winning rider was fully aware that he could catch Getaway in a pocket and that is what eventually happened. Even if Getaway had the run of the race, it is probable Soldier Of Fortune would have had the upper hand anyway as the Ballydoyle-trained winner had the tactical speed to apply that race winning move. Youmzain filled the runner-up position after being held up to get the 12f trip. His style of racing makes it particularly difficult for his rider and it is likely he and the winner will clash once again in the King George. Macarthur ran a very game race in third. He looked the likely winner for most of the journey.