15:30 Epsom Downs

Vodafone Coronation Cup (Class A) (Group 1) (Class A)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 10y
  • Going: Good
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 35.96s
  • 11 Ran
Silk - Dark Blue
  • Form 4213-15
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0

held up towards rear, pushed along and unable to quicken 3f out, stayed on final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders

Silk - Royal blue
  • Form 5/11124-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0

held up in mid-division, effort when not clear run well over 2f out, until over 1f out, ran on to take second well inside final furlong, no chance with winner

Silk - Royal Blue, White chevron, Light Blue cap
  • Form 51D3-14
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0

close up on outer, edged left from 3f out, no extra final 2f

Silk - Rose Pink, Navy Blue sleeves, Gold cap
  • Form 626212-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0

tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, led over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, lost second well inside final furlong, no extra and lost 3rd last stride

Silk - YELLOW, BLACK sash and cap
  • Form 4110-36
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0

held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, soon beaten

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap
  • Form 5/11022-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0

soon tracked leaders, bumped 3f out, ridden and not quicken 2f out, weakened over 1f out

Silk - White, Purple stars, sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 013133
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0

tracked leaders, ridden to lead 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

Silk - Royal blue, pink star and sleeves, grey cap
  • Form 400/000-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0

slowly into stride and always in rear

Silk - Royal Blue, White chevron, Light Blue cap
  • Form 255-321
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0

led and set steady pace, quickened 5f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 2f out

Silk - White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap
  • Form 6333-53
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0

tracked leaders, slightly lost place halfway, headway on outside from 2f out, led approaching final furlong, stayed on strongly

Silk - Royal Blue, Light Blue cap
  • Form 01411-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11

held up towards rear, headway on rails when hampered 3f out, not much room after until approaching final furlong, stayed on strongly final furlong to take 3rd last stride, finished

  • Form 312/110-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0


Previous results

In depth


Neville Callaghan's Magistretti did not seem to stay the trip when ninth behind Kris Kin in last year's Vodafone Derby and preference is for St Leger winner Brian Boru, who gets the vote over High Accolade. The last mentioned hails from the in-form stable of Marcus Tregoning and, while his form was solid last term, the son of Mark Of Esteem probably needs to have improved during the winter to trouble the selection. Doyen has his first start since joining Godolphin from the stable of Andre Fabre but would probably want more cut in the ground, while stablemate Leadership, who was a progressive performer last term, needs to find further improvement to trouble the judge today. Mark Johnston saddles two runners, with Scott's View marginally preferred to Systematic, although a bigger threat may come from last year's surprise winner Warrsan, who has had the benefit of a couple of runs this term. However, Clive Brittain's six-year-old does not come into the race in the same form as 12 months ago and preference is for Brian Boru. Admittedly it was disappointing to see the son of Sadler's Wells beaten in Group 3 company at The Curragh last month but that was over 10 furlongs and there is surely a lot more to come from the four-year-old over this longer trip. Brian Boru gets the vote to give the Coolmore team some compensation for the absence of Yeats from the Derby field.