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  • 14:40 Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup 1m 4f 10y

  • (Sponsored By Investec) (Group 1) £300,000 added 4yo+ 6 ran
  • Winner £170,130 2nd £64,500 3rd £32,280 4th £16,080
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 34.52s
  • Off time: 14:40:46

Coronation again for St Nic

Champion retains his title

Last Updated: 02/06/12 3:03pm

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St Nicholas Abbey: Coronation Cup winner

St Nicholas Abbey: Coronation Cup winner

St Nicholas Abbey (8-11 favourite) was a very easy winner of the Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup at Epsom on Derby day.

Pacemaker Robin Hood took them along with stablemate St Nicholas Abbey always going very well in the hands of Joseph O'Brien.

While the rest of the field were under the pump at the furlong pole, St Nicholas Abbey was cruising and he eventually won by four-and-a-half lengths from the running on Red Cadeaux (8-1).


O'Brien junior said: "When he goes to sleep early in his races, he's a very special horse. He has always shown a lot of ability and he's really coming back to his old form.

"I got to the front too soon as he picked up going past the four-furlong marker and I didn't want to disappoint him.

"When he relaxes and quickens up like that, it takes a very good one to go near him."

The winning trainer said: "He settled lovely and got into a great rhythm. Joseph just didn't break it then when he started to come, so it was great.

"He has the option of the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Ascot and he has the option of the King George, then obviously there is the Arc at the end of the year. He's a very exciting horse."

Part-owner Derrick Smith said: "He's just vindicated everything we knew about him.

"It was a procession really. It was very, very impressive."

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