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Epsom Downs

  • 15:45 Investec Derby 1m 4f 10y

  • (group 1) £1,250,000 added 3yo 12 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 36.74s
  • Off time: 15:53:08

Full result

15:45 Epsom Downs Result 6th June 2009
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (4) Sea The Stars (IRE) 9-0 M J Kinane J M Oxx 3 11/4
Took keen hold early, settled in 4th, 4th straight, tracked leaders in 3rd travelling well 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, produced to lead 1f out, soon in command and stayed on strongly opened 11/4 touched 11/4 £12000-£4000 £9000-£3000 £6000-£2000 £4500-£1500 £3000-£1000(x4) £1500-£500(x5) £18000-£6000 £5500-£2000(x2) £2750-£1000 £1650-£600 £1100-£400(x2) £1000-£400
2nd (10) Fame And Glory 9-0 J A Heffernan A P O'Brien 3 9/4f
In touch, 5th straight, switched right over 2f out, headway into 3rd well over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, no impression on winner opened 7/2 touched 7/2 £8000-£2000 £3500-£1000(x3) £10000-£3000 £2000-£600 £3000-£1000(x2) £110000-£40000 £11000-£4000 £5500-£2000(x2) £2750-£1000(x2) £5000-£2000(x3) £2500-£1000 £1000-£400
3rd (2) nk Masterofthehorse (IRE) 9-0 R Hughes A P O'Brien 3 16/1
Held up towards rear, 8th straight, good headway between horses over 2f out, driven and stayed on from over 1f out, went 3rd near finish opened 20/1 touched 20/1 £10000-£500
4th (9) nse Rip Van Winkle (IRE) 9-0 J P Murtagh A P O'Brien 3 6/1
Held up towards rear, 7th straight, steady headway over 2f out, ridden and switched right over 1f out, headway into 3rd and edged left from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 4th near finish opened 13/2 touched 13/2 £5000-£700 £2800-£400 £6500-£1000
5th (7) s.h Golden Sword 9-0 C O'Donoghue A P O'Brien 3 25/1
Led, kicked on 3f out, reduced lead over 1f out, headed 1f out, soon no chance with winner, lost 3 places near finish opened 28/1 touched 28/1
6th (12) 6 Crowded House 9-0 J P Spencer B J Meehan 3 20/1
Held up in rear, last straight, rapid headway on outside from 3f out, soon edged left, one pace opened 16/1 touched 20/1
7th (1) ½ Age Of Aquarius (IRE) 9-0 P J Smullen A P O'Brien 3 25/1
Tracked leader, 2nd straight, ridden and lost 2nd over 2f out, soon weakened opened 20/1 touched 28/1
8th (5) nk Debussy (IRE) 9-0 J Fortune J H M Gosden 3 33/1
Took keen hold, soon in mid-division, 6th straight, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out opened 50/1 touched 50/1
9th (8) Kite Wood (IRE) 9-0 L Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 3 28/1
Tracked clear leading pair, 3rd and pushed along straight, weakened over 2f out, eased when no chance final furlong opened 28/1 touched 28/1 £6600-£200(x2) £10000-£400
10th (3) hd Black Bear Island (IRE) 9-0 R L Moore A P O'Brien 3 7/1
Held up towards rear, pushed along and 12th straight, soon struggling opened 7/1 touched 7/1 £5000-£700 £2400-£400
11th (6) 5 Gan Amhras (IRE) 9-0 K J Manning J S Bolger 3 8/1
Took keen hold, held up in touch, 9th and weakening straight, soon struggling opened 7/1 touched 17/2 £8000-£1000 £4000-£500
12th (11) 11 Montaff 9-0 R Hills M R Channon 3 40/1
In touch, 8th and ridden straight, weakened 3f out opened 40/1 touched 40/1
NR (13) South Easter (IRE) 9-0 Not Specified W J Haggas 3

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £3.40 Tote Place: £1.50,1.50,5.00
Straight Forecast: £8.80 Exacta: £11.20 Trifecta: £228.30 Swingers: 1&2:2.20 2&3:10.70 1&3:9.80

Jackpot: £48,264.11 carried forward to Worcester, 7th Jun
Placepot: £341.40, Pool: £278162.62, 594.69 winning tickets
Quadpot: £14.00, Pool: £16094.84, 848.57 winning tickets

Verdict

SEA THE STARS answered any question marks over his stamina with an imperious display to stamp him the best three year old around at the moment. He became the first horse since the mighty Nashwan in 1989 to complete the Newarket Guineas-Epsom double and there was not a moment during the race that he did not look like winning in style. He was keen early on but still pulling double approaching two furlongs out and once he hit the front nothing was going to get past him as he stayed on right to the line. Favourite Fame And Glory was plunged on before the off and while the winner eased into the race, Seamie Heffernan had to throw the kitchen sink at his mount to get competitive. To be fair, Fame And Glory answered every call and kept on bravely but he didn't have the pace to reel in the winner. Masterofthehorse and Rip Van Winkle completed a Ballydoyle 2-3-4 but both were left floundering when the winner went on and neither could make up sufficient ground to land a blow. Golden Sword gains plenty of marks for keeping on in fifth having been right in the driving seat for much of the trip with Age Of Aquarius. Crowded House led home the British hopefuls but was a respectable distance back in sixth place.