Tote Win: £5.30 Tote Place: £1.90,7.80,1.40
Straight Forecast: £110.16 Exacta: £151.20 Trifecta: £708.00 Swingers: 1&2:20.40 2&3:18.00 1&3:3.10
Jackpot: £63,769.89 carried forward to Worcester, 5th Jun
Placepot: £304.50, Pool: £294270.22, 705.37 winning tickets
Quadpot: £60.50, Pool: £14454.16, 176.7 winning tickets
A fine performance by POUR MOI under teenage sensation, Mickael Barzalona, who was having his first ride in the Classic. It's certainly a moment the young Corsican won't forget and he sealed victory with a celebration which didn't meet with everyone's approval. The confidence of youth was evident as he held up Pour Moi in last off a sensible gallop; he was still last rounding Tattenham Corner and only had three behind him at the 3 pole as he challenged in the centre of the track. He lugged in a little towards the far rail in the final quarter of a mile and didn't look at ease on the track but made up the ground hand over fist on the rising ground in the final half a furlong and was good value for his win. According to his trainer he will now be given a 'typical' French campaign with the Arc as his ultimate aim. Treasure Beach was always well placed in front rank and ran a solid race - he appeared to be the stable third string on the day and it'll be interesting to see where he stands in the pecking order come the Irish Derby. Carlton House was forced very wide at Tattenham Corner as he and Ocean War took evasive action to avoid the weakening Marhaba Malyoon to the disgruntlement of his jockey and he also lost a front shoe well inside the final furlong. However, he did get first run on the winner and was about five lengths up with 2f to run so could hardly be described as unlucky. There were doubts about his stamina (not shared by his connections) - and it may be that his optimum trip proves to be 10f - whilst it's impossible to quantify how much, if anything, his late injury scare took out of him. This was still a very good effort and it'll be surprising if he finishes the season without a Group One win to his name. Pacemaker At First Sight finished second at 100-1 12 months ago and didn't set the world alight in two subsequent starts and it would be unwise to get carried away with Memphis Tennessee although he should prove capable of winning a Group Two. Native Khan, third in the Guineas, ran a good race having got a smooth run through on the inside; he got the trip well enough but is another that may prove better at 10f although it was interesting to note that Johnny Murtagh felt that he'd improve for the experience. The ground could dictate the remainder of his campaign as he has raced almost exclusively on fast ground which could restrict his options in the autumn. Recital followed him through and made good ground until failing to handle the cambers; he's undoubtedly talented if his team can iron out the quirks that were all too evident in the Derrinstown; he's better than his finishing position suggests. Seville had shaped well in the Dante but Christophe Soumillon reported that he was never balanced and that he was never able to put his colt in the race as a result - it will also be worth forgiving him this run. Vadamar was made to look rather onepaced with his rider reporting that he'd be better suited by soft ground on which he's raced exclusively in France; it'd be no surprise to see him resume his upward curve back on the continent. Masked Marvel was forced very wide by Marhaba Malyoon (whose jockey had looked down several times as they turned for home) and was another who was a little uneasy on the track but he only really plugged on. A drop in class looks realistic whilst he might also prefer more cut in the ground and a longer trip (the St Leger was mentioned). Ocean War forced Carlton House wide as Frankie Dettori sought to avoid Marhaba Malyoon but already looked to be struggling and his jockey later reported that he failed to handle the track. The grey had looked far from the finished article in winning both starts this season and this may well have come too early for him in his development. An easier assignment, possibly back over ten furlongs, would be the logical next step and he remains an interesting long term prospect and it would be no surprise were the best not to be seen from him until next season.