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2:45 Epsom 6 Jun 2014

Investec Diomed Stakes (Group 3)

(Class 1) (3yo+) (1m113yds) 1m½f Good
1st £39,697 2nd £15,050 3rd £7,532 4th £3,752 5th £1,883 6th £945


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (1)  
6 95 112 97 117
b h Shamardal (USA) - First Fleet (USA) (Woodman)
Slowly into stride, in rear, dream run on inner and headway to chase leaders 2f out, switched right and went between rivals over 1f out, led 1f out, ran on strongly and drew clear final 100yds (op 5/1)
2 (5)
5 95 p 114 90 112
ch g Excellent Art - Follow My Lead (Night Shift)
Soon bustled up to chase leader, ridden 3f out, challenging when nudged right over 1f out, chased winner just inside final furlong, ran on same pace (op 3/1)
3 (3) 1 [3¼]
4 95 108 87 110
b c Cape Cross (IRE) - Kahlua Kiss (Mister Baileys)
In touch in last pair, effort on outer well over 2f out, headway under pressure to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace to go 3rd well inside final furlong (op 7/2)
4 (7) ¾ [4]
7 98 t 108 88 111
b g Night Shift (USA) - Highland Shot (Selkirk)
Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, 3rd and beaten inside final furlong, lost 3rd and weakened towards finish (op 12/1)
5 (6) [5¼]
5 95 116 81 105
b h Clodovil (IRE) - Three Days In May (Cadeaux Genereux)
Chased leaders, closed and still looked to be travelling well enough 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, beaten and edged left inside final furlong (op 5/2 tchd 3/1)
6 (4) [7¾]
4 95 p 108 73 99
ch c Holzmeister (USA) - Kournikova (BRZ) (Irish Fighter)
Steadied after start, held up in touch in midfield, ridden and outpaced 2f out, stayed on same pace and well held after
7 (2) ½ [8¼]
8 98 109 74 103
b g Kyllachy - Pious (Bishop Of Cashel)
Well in touch in midfield, ridden and effort over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong (jockey said gelding lost its action)
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