Tote Win: £5.30 Tote Place: £1.50,1.20,3.20
Straight Forecast: £6.92 Exacta: £9.10 Trifecta: £84.90 Swingers: 1&2:1.60 2&3:6.60 1&3:12.00
Placepot: £189.70, Pool: £98855.0, 380.32 winning tickets
Quadpot: £101.70, Pool: £5317.5, 38.66 winning tickets
You have to go back to 1998 and High-Rise to find the last winner of the Lingfield Derby Trial who triumped in the main event at Epsom and MAIN SEQUENCE is the latest charged with improving its strike-rate. It might pay not to rule him out of calculations for the big one as he's a smart colt clearly on the upgrade who is now unbeaten in four career runs. Settled in the rear by Ted Durcan, the son of Aldebaran was always travelling nicely and cut through the field with ease into the straight as he made his move up the inside. Shantaram had also travelled into the contest well just behind the leaders but the winner swept by John Gosden's horse before the pair battled it out inside the final furlong. To his credit, Shantaram battled on well but he was never going to reclaim the advantage with Main Sequence winning a shade cosily, the pair separated by less than a length but six lengths clear of the rest at the line. Quotes of 25-1 for the Derby about the winner are fair looking at the Epsom picture at present, though of course, the usually-informative Leopardstown Derby Trial and Dante Stakes have yet to be run.