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1:40 Epsom 5 Jun 2010

Investec Vincent O'Brien Handicap

(Class 2) (0-105, 3yo) (1m2f17yds) 1m2f Good To Firm
1st £31,155 2nd £9,330 3rd £4,665 4th £2,335 5th £1,165 6th £585

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (11)  
3 810 82 63 96
br c Dansili - Generous Diana (Generous)
Held up in touch in midfield, effort and not clear run 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ridden and quickened to lead 1f out, ran on strongly (op 15-2)
2 (9) 2
3 87 79 56 86
b c Azamour (IRE) - Way For Life (GER) (Platini)
Chased leaders until went 2nd 7f out, ridden and every chance well over 1f out, still every chance until outpaced by winner final furlong, kept on gamely to hold 2nd (op 22-1)
3 (1) 1 [3]
3 93 89 64 94
b g Singspiel (IRE) - Orford Ness (Selkirk)
Broke well, chased leaders, steadied back but still well in touch after 2f, ridden and effort on inner 2f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, unable to reach winner (tchd 3-1)
4 (10) ½ [3½]
3 94 90 64 94
rg c Mizzen Mast (USA) - Diese (USA) (Diesis)
Took keen hold, held up in last trio, headway and not clear run over 2f out, switched right well over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure on outer final furlong, unable to reach leaders (op 20-1)
5 (5) ½ [4]
3 89 81 54 84
b g Cape Cross (IRE) - Daring Aim (Daylami)
Led, ridden well over 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra and stayed on same pace after
6 (12) ½ [4½]
3 810 82 54 84
b g Elusive Quality (USA) - Arutua (USA) (Riverman)
Steadied and dropped in behind after start, headway on outer 4f out, ridden and no real progress over 2f out, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, not pace to reach leaders (tchd 12-1)
7 (13) ¾ [5¼]
3 87 79 50 80
b c Le Vie Dei Colori - Camassina (IRE) (Taufan)
Steadied and switched left after start, held up in rear, effort on inner over 2f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never able to reach leaders (tchd 33-1)
8 (8) 1 [6¼]
3 97 93 62 92
b g Celtic Swing - Vade Retro (IRE) (Desert Sun)
Chased leaders, ridden and unable to quicken entering final 2f, weakened under pressure entering final furlong (op 11-1)
9 (4) nk [6½]
3 93 89 57 87
b c Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) - Fairy Dance (IRE) (Zafonic)
Took keen hold, held up in touch in midfield, effort on inner entering final 2f, keeping on but still plenty to do when not clear run and hampered over 1f out, no threat to leaders after (jockey said colt was unsuited by the track) (op 17-2 tchd 10-1 in a place)
10 (7) hd [6¾]
3 87 79 47 77
ch c Hawk Wing (USA) - Generous Gesture (IRE) (Fasliyev)
Pulled hard, held up towards rear, effort and not clear run entering final 2f, switched left just over 1f out, never troubled leaders (op 16-1)
11 (3) [10¼]
3 94 90 51 81
b c Passing Glance - Floriana (Selkirk)
Chased leader until 7f out, stayed chasing leaders, ridden and unable to quicken entering final 2f, beaten when faltered and lost action briefly 1f out (jockey said colt lost its action) (op 6-1)
12 (2) ¾ [11]
3 92 88 48 77
b c Shamardal (USA) - Balalaika (Sadler's Wells)
Dwelt, soon bustled along in last trio, switched to outer and ridden entering final 3f, no progress and never dangerous (op 8-1)
  • Off time: 1:41:00 Winning time: 2m 7.73s (slow by 2.13s) Total SP: 116%
  • Non-runners: Kingdom Of Munster (vet's certificate)
  • 1st owner: Elite Racing Club (Dandino) 1st breeder: Elite Racing Club
  • 2nd owner: A D Spence (Life And Soul)
  • 3rd owner: K Abdullah (Verdant)
  • Tote win: £9.70 PL: £2.40 £5.10 £1.40 Ex: £190.30 CSF: £125.25 Tricast: £471.17 Trifecta: £1,114.90 Pool: £2,561.46 - 1.70 winning units.
  • DBI (SP%): L [Stalls 1-4] 23 (59%) M [5-9] 52 (18%) H [10-13] 75 (23%)
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