Epsom Downs

  • 16:00 Investec Derby 1m 4f 10y

  • Winner £751,408 2nd £284,875 3rd £142,570 4th £71,020
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:04:28
16:00 Epsom Downs Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Camelot 8/13
2nd Main Sequence (USA) 9/1
3rd Astrology (IRE) 13/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 133-1 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Astrology (IRE) 22
3 9-0 A P O'Brien R L Moore 113 13/27.50
2 (8) 13-1 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Bonfire 16
3 9-0 A M Balding J Fortune 119 9/25.50
3 (5) 11-1 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Camelot 28
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 121 8/131.62
4 (1) 33211-3 Mauve, purple epaulets and sleeves, striped cap Cavaleiro (IRE) 21
3 9-0 M P Tregoning Hayley Turner 95 25/126.00
5 (3) 11-11 Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Main Sequence (USA) 21
Distance Winner
3 9-0 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 106 9/110.00
6 (4) 621421 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Mickdaam (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
3 9-0 R A Fahey P Hanagan 108 25/126.00
7 (9) 215 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Minimise Risk 23
3 9-0 A M Balding J P Spencer 96 66/167.00
8 (2) 51-3 Light Blue, Royal Blue hoop, armlets and cap Rugged Cross 14
3 9-0 H Candy Dane O'Neill 104 33/134.00
9 (6) 1-21 White, Emerald Green hoop Thought Worthy (USA) 14
3 9-0 J H M Gosden W Buick 106 16/117.00


According to most experts, Camelot is already first past the post in the second colts' classic having extended his unbeaten record in the Qipco 2000 Guineas. He will deserve to be afforded superstar status if landing the second leg of the Triple Crown but, though he won over a mile as a two-year-old, there is just a doubt over whether 1m4f will truly be his best trip and he's no longer a betting proposition for ordinary punters. Stamina doubts, too, surround Dante winner Bonfire, who may also have a mind of his own, while Camelot's stablemate Astrology beat little of note in the Dee Stakes. Main Sequence won a shade cosily at Lingfield but was only a handicapper last year while Mickdaam is a lot more exposed than usual Derby winners, though should easily uphold Chester Vase running with Minimise Risk. At the likely odds, we're prepared to take a chance on THOUGHT WORTHY who is certainly bred for the job being a full brother to St Leger hero Lucarno. He had the staying-on Rugged Cross behind when making a successful reappearance in a Listed contest at Newmarket and has any amount of scope over this extra quarter-mile. John Gosden's colt will be doing his best work at the finish and looks the value.