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Epsom Downs

  • 16:00 Investec Derby 1m 4f 10y

  • (group 1) £1,250,000 added 3yo 12 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 31.33s
  • Off time: 16:00:29

Full result

16:00 Epsom Downs Result 5th June 2010
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (8) Workforce 9-0 R L Moore Sir Michael Stoute 3 6/1
Held up in mid-division, 5th straight, switched left to inside over 3f out, tracked clear leader 3f out, closed and edged left over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, stayed on strongly opened 13/2 touched 7/1 £4000-£480 £5000-£700 £30000-£4500 £13000-£2000 £10000-£1500 £3250-£500 £30000-£4800 £3000-£500
2nd (6) 7 At First Sight (IRE) 9-0 J A Heffernan A P O'Brien 3 100/1
Bumped start, soon led, set steady pace until quickened and clear 5f out, still 6 lengths ahead over 2f out, reduced lead and headed over 1f out, soon no chance with winner, stayed on for 2nd opened 100/1 touched 100/1
3rd (11) ½ Rewilding 9-0 L Dettori M Al Zarooni 3 9/2
Held up in rear, 8th and pushed along straight, ridden and headway over 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no chance with winner opened 9/2 touched 9/2 £25000-£5000 £2500-£500 £9000-£2000
4th (12) 4 Jan Vermeer (IRE) 9-0 Johnny Murtagh A P O'Brien 3 9/4f
Held up towards rear, headway on outside to mid-division 9f out, 6th straight, stayed on to well held 3rd over 2f out, weakened to 4th 1f out opened 11/4 touched 11/4 £30000-£10000 £9000-£3000 £6000-£2000 £3000-£1000(x2) £1500-£500 £1200-£400 £4400-£1600 £2750-£1000(x3) £1650-£600 £1375-£500(x2) £1100-£400(x2) £5000-£2000(x3) £2500-£1000 £1000-£400
5th (4) hd Midas Touch 9-0 C O'Donoghue A P O'Brien 3 6/1
Chased leaders in 4th, 3rd straight, chased clear leader over 3f out until 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened opened 13/2 touched 13/2 £40000-£500 £3000-£480 £3000-£500
6th (2) ½ Al Zir (USA) 9-0 K Fallon Saeed bin Suroor 3 14/1
Took keen hold, tracked leaders, steadied to mid-division 9f out, 5th straight, ridden and disputing well held 4th 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 14/1 touched 14/1
7th (9) hd Coordinated Cut (IRE) 9-0 J P Spencer M L W Bell 3 20/1
Stumbled leaving stalls, held up in rear, 10th straight, effort on outside and kept on final 2f, never reached challenging position opened 16/1 touched 20/1
8th (10) Buzzword 9-0 Ahmed Ajtebi M Al Zarooni 3 40/1
Held up in rear, last straight, short lived effort on inside over 2f out, soon one pace and no chance opened 40/1 touched 50/1
9th (3) Hot Prospect 9-0 P Robinson M A Jarvis 3 50/1
Held up in rear, 9th on inside straight, ridden and no chance when hampered inside final 3f opened 50/1 touched 50/1
10th (5) 16 Azmeel 9-0 W Buick J H M Gosden 3 14/1
Pulled hard early, tracked leader until steadied disputing 3rd 9f out, 4th and pushed along straight, weakened over 2f out, eased when no chance final furlong opened 12/1 touched 14/1
11th (7) Ted Spread 9-0 Michael Hills M H Tompkins 3 28/1
Bumped start, raced in 5th on outside, 7th and weakening straight, soon behind, eased opened 33/1 touched 33/1
12th (1) 2 Bullet Train 9-0 T P Queally Sir H R A Cecil 3 13/2
Close up tracked leader 9f out, 2nd straight, weakened over 2f out opened 7/1 touched 7/1 £3500-£500

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££2.20,£14.20,£1.50
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£54.70 2&3:£58.00 1&3:£5.30

Jackpot: £38,021.27 carried forward to Southwell, 6th Jun
Placepot: £165.70, Pool: £337274.47, 1485.26 winning tickets
Quadpot: £63.00, Pool: £13272.72, 155.9 winning tickets


A scintillating display from WORKFORCE, who trounced his rivals and broke the track record for the Derby in the process. Always regarded as top-notch performer in the making, his defeat in the Dante Stakes had raised some question marks. But that was put down to the bit slipping through his mouth and with that problem solved, the real Workforce emerged in spectacular fashion. He travelled nicely in midfield before Ryan Moore sent him in pursuit of pacesetting At First Sight off Tattenham Corner and once he had reeled him in, the race was over as he scorched clear to the line to score by seven lengths. At First Sight was sent off at 100/1 but only Workforce managed to get past him. He loved bowling along in front under Seamus Heffernan and kept on in grand style although the winner vanished into the distance. Rewilding was left bit flat-footed off the home turn but then stayed on once again for third - he was never in any danger of landing a blow in terms of the winner. Favourite Jan Vermeer looked to move okay through the race but Johnny Murtagh reported after he was never really happy and his mount lost a couple of shoes.His fourth in the circumstances was a fair performance and it has to be remembered this was just 13 days after his previous outing. Al Zir looked to run out of stamina after travelling well and plugged on at once pace while Coordinated Cut did some fair late work to press for a place but was never really a factor. Azmeel and and Bullet Train both dropped back through the field having raced prominently while Midas Touch seemed to run his race but looked outclassed.