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Epsom Downs

  • 16:00 Investec Derby 1m 4f 10y

  • (Group 1) £1,250,000 added 3yo 13 ran
  • Winner £709,625 2nd £269,000 3rd £134,625 4th £67,125
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in places;Sprint;Good to Firm)
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 34.54s
  • Off time: 16:00:34

Full result

16:00 Epsom Downs Result 4th June 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (7) Pour Moi (IRE) 9-0 M Barzalona A Fabre 3 4/1
Held up last, still plenty do when driven inside final 3f, good headway on wide outside and hung badlly left over 1f out, strong run and quickened inside final furlong, finished fast to get up last strides opened 5/1 touched 5/1 £36000-£6000 £10000-£1800(x2) £5000-£900 £5000-£900 £2000-£400 £10000-£2000 £2500-£500 £20000-£5000(x2) £8000-£2000
2nd (12) hd Treasure Beach 9-0 C O'Donoghue A P O'Brien 3 25/1
Tracked leading trio, went 3rd halfway, tracked clear leader on inside 4f out, ridden to close over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven and stayed on well until not pace of winner and caught last strides opened 25/1 touched 28/1 £40000-£1200
3rd (13) ¾ Carlton House (USA) 9-0 R L Moore Sir Michael Stoute 3 5/2f
Held up towards rear, headway on outside and forced to come wide entering straight, tracked leading pair, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, kept on, not pace of winner close home opened 9/4 touched 5/2 £3000-£1000 £2200-£800 £1100-£400(x2) £12500-£5000 £10000-£4000(x3) £5000-£2000(x11) £2500-£1000(x9) £1250-£500 £1000-£400(x3) £2250-£1000(x2) £1800-£800 £1350-£600 £1125-£500(x2) £900-£400(x3)
4th (6) ¾ Memphis Tennessee (IRE) 9-0 J P O'Brien A P O'Brien 3 20/1
Soon led, clear advantage halfway, reduced lead inside final 2f, headed over 1f out, chased leader until final 100 yards, not quicken close home opened 22/1 touched 25/1 £30000-£900
5th (3) ¾ Native Khan (FR) 9-0 Johnny Murtagh E A L Dunlop 3 8/1
Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 4f out, went 3rd over 3f out, until ridden over 2f out, chased leading trio until no extra final 110 yards opened 9/1 touched 9/1 £4500-£500
6th (4) 2 Recital (FR) 9-0 P J Smullen A P O'Brien 3 5/1
Held up in last trio, good headway on inside rail over 3f out, soon hung badly left, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 11/2 touched 11/2 £2400-£4000 £6000-£1000 £3600-£600 £5500-£1000 £5000-£900 £15000-£3000 £10000-£2000 £5000-£1000
7th (9) nk Vadamar (FR) 9-0 C P Lemaire A de Royer-Dupre 3 14/1
Held up in rear of mid-division, headway towards inside over 3f out, 5th and no impression over 2f out, weakened over 1f out opened 16/1 touched 16/1 £5000-£300
8th (5) 4 Masked Marvel 9-0 W Buick J H M Gosden 3 25/1
Held up in mid-division on inside, good headway 5f out, forced wide on bend entering straight, disputing 4th over 3f out, soon ridden and gradually weakened from 2f out, beaten when hung left over 1f out opened 25/1 touched 25/1 £40000-£1200
9th (1) 19 Pisco Sour (USA) 9-0 J Fortune H Morrison 3 50/1
Tracked leader until over 8f out, stayed chasing leaders until weakened over 2f out opened 66/1 touched 66/1 £16500-£250
10th (2) 3 Seville (GER) 9-0 C Soumillon A P O'Brien 3 13/2
Held up towards rear, ridden and no response over 3f out, eased when no chance final 2f opened 11/2 touched 13/2 £7000-£1000 £3900-£600 £3600-£600
11th (10) 7 Ocean War 9-0 L Dettori M Al Zarooni 3 12/1
Soon in mid-division, ridden and lost place over 4f out, behind and eased final 2f opened 14/1 touched 14/1
12th (11) Castlemorris King 9-0 M Coumbe M J Attwater 3 150/1
In touch in 5th, weakened 5f out opened 250/1 touched 250/1
13th (8) 55 Marhaba Malyoon (IRE) 9-0 J P Spencer D M Simcock 3 100/1
Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 8f out until hung badly right approaching straight and weakened soon after, eased, tailed off opened 100/1 touched 150/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.90,£7.80,£1.40
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 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.