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Epsom Downs

  • 16:05 Investec Oaks 1m 4f 10y

  • (group 1) (fillies) £350,000 added 3yo 15 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 35.77s
  • Off time: 16:07:44

Full result

16:05 Epsom Downs Result 4th June 2010
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (15) Snow Fairy (IRE) 9-0 R L Moore E A L Dunlop 3 9/1
Well in rear, not clear run and switched right 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish opened 14/1 touched 14/1 £12000-£720 £3600-£400
2nd (11) nk Meeznah (USA) 9-0 T E Durcan D R Lanigan 3 25/1
Held up, not clear run and switched left 3f out, headway soon after, switched right 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £10000-£300(x2)
3rd (4) 2 Remember When (IRE) 9-0 J P Murtagh A P O'Brien 3 8/1
In rear, headway 3f out, switched right over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong opened 9/1 touched 9/1 £3000-£330
4th (2) 4 Rumoush (USA) 9-0 R Hills M P Tregoning 3 13/2
Mid-division, headway 4f out, soon ridden, not much room 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong opened 6/1 touched 7/1 £3500-£500 £3500-£500 £20000-£3200
5th (14) ¾ Gertrude Bell 9-0 William Buick J H M Gosden 3 16/1
Close up, ridden to press leader over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong opened 16/1 touched 20/1
6th (13) Akdarena 9-0 K J Manning J S Bolger 3 6/1
Soon led and flashed tail, ridden and joined over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 13/2 touched 13/2 £10000-£1500
7th (1) Aviate 9-0 T P Queally Sir H R A Cecil 3 7/2f
Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened 1f out opened 5/1 touched 5/1 £12000-£2000 £10000-£1600 £33000-£6000 £2000-£400(x3) £4500-£1000 £1800-£400 £8000-£2000(x2) £4000-£1000(x9) £2000-£500(x11) £1750-£500
8th (12) nk Bikini Babe (IRE) 9-0 K Fallon M Johnston 3 33/1
Tracked leaders, not much room over 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 1f out opened 40/1 touched 40/1
9th (10) ½ Timepiece 9-0 E Ahern Sir H R A Cecil 3 7/1
Held up, ridden 3f out, never on terms opened 9/1 touched 9/1 £50000-£500 £10000-£1200 £4000-£500(x2)
10th (8) Champagnelifestyle 9-0 M Hills B W Hills 3 25/1
Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out opened 25/1 touched 25/1
11th (5) 1 Awe Inspiring (IRE) 9-0 J A Heffernan A P O'Brien 3 40/1
Never better than mid-division opened 50/1 touched 50/1
12th (6) Marie De Medici (USA) 9-0 J Fanning M Johnston 3 40/1
Tracked leader, challenged leader over 2f out, soon every chance, weakened 1f out opened 40/1 touched 40/1
13th (7) nk Cabaret (IRE) 9-0 C O'Donoghue A P O'Brien 3 40/1
Always in rear opened 33/1 touched 40/1
14th (3) Ceilidh House 9-0 Jim Crowley R M Beckett 3 16/1
Always in rear opened 14/1 touched 16/1 £4200-£300
15th (9) nse Sajjhaa 9-0 L Dettori M A Jarvis 3 8/1
Raced wide, mid-division, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 6/1 touched 8/1 £4000-£500

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £12.30 Tote Place: £4.20,8.50,3.10
Straight Forecast: £230.28 Exacta: £312.10 Trifecta: £7,758.20 Swingers: 1&2:42.60 2&3:44.50 1&3:16.30

Jackpot: £20,988.77 carried forward to Epsom Downs, 5th Jun
Placepot: £502.90, Pool: £238313.08, 345.87 winning tickets
Quadpot: £69.90, Pool: £11412.63, 120.65 winning tickets

Verdict

SNOW FAIRY had been supplemented for the race after her impressive win at Goodwood and it proved a shrewd bit of business thanks to a superb ride from Ryan Moore. Settled last early on, she began to pick her way through the field from three furlongs out and delivered a telling late burst - despite bouncing off the running rails a couple of times - to collar Meeznah and Remember When. Meeznah had trounced a small field of maidens last time at Newmarket and the visual impression of that effort was really taking. She proved herself to be seriously on the upgrade and thundered home with a relentless run once in the clear. Connections are now aiming her for the Irish equivalent at the Curragh and she will be the one to beat if repeating this effort on a galloping track that will suit ideally. Remember When remains a maiden but that won't be the case for long. She was in front inside the final two furlongs but perhaps did not quite get home so a return to 10 furlongs could be on the cards.Henry Cecils pair Aviate and Timepiece were disappointing, the former also looking like a non-stayer while this was Timepiece's third effort this season that did not come up to expectations. Gertrude Bell made a gallant bid but faded into fifth and could get back to winning ways with her sights lowered while Rumoush was baulked all around the Downs and could never get on an even keel. She remains capable of picking up a decent prize somewhere down the line. Irish filly Akdarena was well backed but did too much early on in a first-time visor and was swallowed up in the straight. She is another filly not to write off on the back of this. The gamble to run Sajjhaa after just one outing -allbeit an impressive one in a Sandown maiden - backfired and she never seemed at home on the undulations while Ceilidh House looked to have an off day.