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2:40 Epsom 4 Jun 2011

Investec Diomed Stakes (Group 3)

(Class 1) (3yo+) (1m113yds) 1m½f Good To Firm
1st £28,385 2nd £10,760 3rd £5,385 4th £2,685 5th £1,345 6th £675

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (1)  
5 94 107 63 111
b g Falbrav (IRE) - Step Danzer (IRE) (Desert Prince)
Took keen hold, held up in touch in last trio, going well but not clear run over 2f out, switched right and clipped rivals heels well over 1f out, switched sharply left and headway just inside final furlong, quickened to lead final 75yds, pushed out (tchd 12-1 in places)
2 (8) ½
5 94 107 62 110
b g Medicean - Statua (IRE) (Statoblest)
Led, ridden entering final 3f, driven and edged right over 1f out, kept on very gamely until headed final 75yds, no extra close home (op 6-1)
3 (6) 1 [1½]
6 911 120 67 115
ch h Rahy (USA) - Express Way (ARG) (Ahmad)
Took keen hold, held up well in touch, headway to press leader well over 1f out, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, stayed on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, beaten final 75yds (tchd 10-3 and 4-1)
4 (2) hd [1¾]
4 94 102 59 107
b g Pivotal - Las Flores (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Steadied start, took keen hold, held up in touch in last trio, ridden and effort on outer entering final 2f, no real headway until ran on strongly final 100yds, nearly snatched 3rd on post
5 (4) 1 [2¾]
10 94 102 57 105
b g Cape Cross (IRE) - My Lass (Elmaamul)
Steadied start, took keen hold, held up in touch in last pair, looking to switch right entering final 3f, gap opened and headway over 2f out, driven to press leaders entering final furlong, weakened final 75yds (tchd 12-1 and 16-1)
6 (3) nk [3]
4 94 110 56 104
br c Alhaarth (IRE) - Nufoos (Zafonic)
Chased leading pair, not clear run over 2f out until gap opened and driven to press leaders entering final furlong, no extra and beaten final 100yds (op 8-1 tchd 9-1)
7 (7) 1 [4]
7 94 119 54 102
ch g Prized (USA) - Crazee Mental (Magic Ring)
Steadied after start, held up in touch in rear, ridden and effort on outer just over 2f out, no progress and beaten just inside final furlong (op 2-1, tchd 9-4 in places)
8 (5) [7¼]
5 94 110 47 104
b h Green Tune (USA) - Verveine (USA) (Lear Fan)
Chased leader, ridden to press leader well over 2f out, unable to quicken when rival clipped his heels and lost place well over 1f out, weakening when hampered and lost place just inside final furlong, eased after (jockey said horse suffered interference in running) (tchd 9-1)
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