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  • 13:40 Juddmonte Diomed Stakes 1m 114y

  • (group 3) £50,000 added 3yo+ 8 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 45.50s
  • Off time: 13:42:30
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Full result

13:40 Epsom Downs Result 6th June 2008
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (5) Blythe Knight (IRE) 9-4 G Gibbons J J Quinn 8 6/1
Tracked leading pair, 3rd straight, switched right to chase leader over 1f out, led entering final furlong, edged left, kept on under pressure opened 5/1 touched 13/2 £5000-£900
2nd (8) ½ Alexandros 8-6 K McEvoy Saeed bin Suroor 3 10/3f
Tracked leader, ridden to lead 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on well opened 9/2 touched 9/2 £5000-£1000 £2500-£500 £4500-£1000 £2700-£600
3rd (4) Young Pretender (FR) 8-9 L Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 3 7/1
Slowly into stride, held up in 6th, headway on outside over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, not pace to trouble front pair opened 7/1 touched 7/1 £2800-£400
4th (2) hd Don't Panic (IRE) 9-4 A Munro P W Chapple-Hyam 4 4/1
Raced in 4th, pushed along 3f out, edged left and stayed on under pressure inside final furlong opened 9/2 touched 9/2 £2500-£500
5th (1) ½ Majestic Roi (USA) 9-8 R Hughes M R Channon 4 14/1
Took keen hold, held up in 7th, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders opened 12/1 touched 14/1
6th (7) Mia's Boy 9-4 J Quinn C A Dwyer 4 5/1
Raced in 5th, ridden over 2f out, keeping on one pace and no impression when not much room inside final furlong opened 9/2 touched 5/1 £2500-£500
7th (6) 6 Dunelight (IRE) 9-4 P Robinson C G Cox 5 7/1
Led at decent pace, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 8/1 touched 8/1 £4000-£480
8th (3) 17 Metropolitan Man 9-4 R Mullen D M Simcock 5 10/1
Always last, struggling straight, eased when no chance final 2f opened 12/1 touched 12/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £6.70 Tote Place: £2.30,1.50,1.90
Straight Forecast: £26.44 Exacta: £30.30 Trifecta: £60.40

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

Dunelight set a decent pace in the opener with last year's winner BLYTHE KNIGHT tracking the leaders before taking up the running two furlongs from home and scoring by a good length or more at the finish. The second Alexandros sat second throughout but was unable to quicken up and just stayed on at one pace. Young Pretender was held up in the early stages and once again was one-paced in the final furlong.