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15:00 Epsom Downs

Vodafone Diomed Stakes (group 3) (Class 1)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 114y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 43.48s
  • Off Time: 15:01:25
  • 8 Ran
1st
11/2

      2nd
      3rd
      1(5)
      12/1
      • Form: 034422
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 9-4
      • Official Rating: 107
      • Trainer: J Akehurst
      • Jockey: Michael Hills

      held up in rear, last straight, eased to outside 2f out, good headway, ran on to lead entering final furlong, headed, not pace of winner final 100 yards

      2(6)

      Chrysander

      16 v
      50/1
      • Form: 631-037
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 9-4
      • Official Rating: 102
      • Trainer: M R Channon
      • Jockey: Ted Durcan

      slowly away, 6th and ridden straight, ridden 2f out, soon hanging left under pressure, weakened over 1f out

      3(7)
      7/4
      • Form: 13476-1
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 9-4
      • Official Rating: 111
      • Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute
      • Jockey: Richard Hughes

      tracked leaders on inner, 3rd straight, no where to go on inside from 2f out, eased back round horses into 6th, switched right, strong run final furlong, finished fast, not recover, most unlucky

      4(3)
      14/1
      • Form: 516-436
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 9-4
      • Official Rating: 105
      • Trainer: R A Fahey
      • Jockey: P Hanagan

      led at good pace, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

      5(1)

      Momtic (IRE)

      19 CDD
      11/2
      • Form: 1210-72
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 9-4
      • Official Rating: 105
      • Trainer: W Jarvis
      • Jockey: Kieron Fallon

      in touch, 5th straight, headway to tracking leading pair 2f out, led over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, outpaced final 100 yards

      6(2)

      Nayyir

      49 BFCDD
      11/2
      • Form: 464-134
      • Age: 8
      • Weight: 9-4
      • Official Rating: 110
      • Trainer: G A Butler
      • Jockey: L Dettori

      held up, took keen hold, 7th on inner straight, ridden 2f out, switched right over 1f out, strong run between horses, quickened final 100 yards, cleverly

      7(4)
      • Form: 531-401
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 9-4
      • Official Rating: 106
      • Trainer: T D Barron
      • Jockey: J P Spencer

      chased leader, ridden to challenge 3f out, weakened final furlong

      8(8)

      Mulaqat

      28
      9/2
      • Form: 2111-61
      • Age: 3
      • Weight: 8-6
      • Official Rating: 104
      • Trainer: M P Tregoning
      • Jockey: M Dwyer

      chased leaders, 4th straight, hard driven 2f out, weakened over 1f out

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      Home Affairs is the pick ahead of Zero Tolerance, with Mulaqat and Momtic worth a mention. Sir Michael Stoute is more than hopeful that Home Affairs will develop into a top miler this season, and has been patient with the four-year-old son of Dansili who has only had nine career outings to date. He was highly tried last term though, finishing third in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot and fourth in a Group 1 at Chantille despite the bit coming out of his mouth early on. He proved too good for Momtic on his return in Listed company at Windsor, and should definitely have that one's measure again. A bigger danger should be Zero Tolerance who blazed his way to victory at York last time, and as long as the ground does not dry out too much he can make a bold bid to land his first ever Group race. Mulaqat boosted the Craven form when landing a Listed event at Newmarket and gets the three-year-old allowance so could prove troublesome as well. Not enough though to stop Home Affairs from following up.

      Formwatch

      Boule d'Or (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up last, headway in centre over 1f out, ran on to take 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Notnowcato (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft in May.

      Chrysander 33-1 (9-4) Towards rear, driven over 4f out, some late headway, never near to challenge, 7th of 13, 11l behind Zero Tolerance (9-1) at York 1m lst hcp (1) sft in May.

      Home Affairs 4-6fav (9-2) Led after 3f and raced freely, shaken up and in command final 2f, ridden out final furlong, readily, won at Windsor 1m lst stk (1) gf in May beating Momtic (9-2) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.

      Kings Point (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, driven over 3f out, ridden and one pace final 2f, 6th of 13, 8l behind Zero Tolerance (9-1) at York 1m lst hcp (1) sft in May.

      Momtic (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Tracked winner over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression, held final 2f, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Home Affairs (9-2) at Windsor 1m lst stk (1) gf in May.

      Nayyir Evensfav (8-13) Steadied start, in touch, ridden along over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, ran on well inside final fulong, not reach leaders, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Simple Exchange (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f lst stk (1) pol in Apr.

      Zero Tolerance (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Made all, pushed along over 2f out, driven out final furlong, won at York 1m lst hcp (1) sft in May beating Babodana (9-7) by a hd, 13 ran.

      Mulaqat 4-1 (8-12) Held up, headway approaching 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in May beating Purple Moon (8-12) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.