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11:57 Churchill Downs (USA) 1 May 2021

Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade 1) (3yo) (Main Track) (Dirt)

(3yo) 1m2f Fast
1st £1,357,664.23 2nd £437,956.20 3rd £218,978.10 4th £109,489.05 5th £65,693.43
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
DSQ (8)  
3 90 121
bb c Protonico (USA) - Mongolian Changa (USA) (Brilliant Speed)
Made all, hard pressed and driven from 2f out, rallied under pressure, ran on gamely final furlong, always holding runner-up, disqualified, tested positive for banned substance
1 (7) ½
3 90 b 119
b c Into Mischief (USA) - Brooch (USA) (Empire Maker)
Always close up, rousted along to press leader 2f out, ran on for pressure, always held by winner final furlong, finished 2nd, placed 1st
2 (9) ½ [1]
3 90 b 118
bb c Oxbow (USA) - Indian Miss (USA) (Indian Charlie)
Always prominent, moved 3rd and pushed along well over 2f out, stayed on under pressure final 1 1/2f, not pace to challenge, finished 3rd, placed 2nd
3 (14) hd [1¼]
3 90 b 118
rg c Tapit (USA) - Delightful Quality (USA) (Elusive Quality)
Bumped twice after leaving stalls, always prominent on outer, pushed along to hold place 2 1/2f out, 4th but carried wide into straight, stayed on under pressure final furlong, not pace to challenge, finished 4th, placed 3rd
4 (6) [5¾]
3 90 b 113
ch c Orb (USA) - Snuggs And Kisses (USA) (Soto)
Midfield, closed to chase leading pack well over 2f out, stayed on same pace for pressure, effort flattened out inside final furlong, finished 5th, placed 4th
5 (10) [8½]
3 90 111
b c Tiznow (USA) - Catch The Moon (USA) (Malibu Moon)
Soon settled towards rear of midfield, stayed on under pressure 2f out, effort evened out final furlong, never on terms, finished 6th, placed 5th
6 (4) nk [8¾]
3 90 110
b c Laoban (USA) - Inclination (USA) (Victory Gallop)
In rear, angled out and headway 2 1/2f out, came widest of all into straight, stayed on under pressure, nearest at finish, finished 7th, placed 6th
7 (12) 2 [10¾]
3 90 108
b c Ironicus (USA) - Thundering Emilia (USA) (Thunder Gulch)
Chased leaders, scrubbed along to hold place inside final 2 1/2f, outpaced by leaders inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, finished 8th, placed 7th
8 (1) nk [11]
3 90 b 108
ch c Curlin (USA) - Byrama (Byron)
Broke well, soon taken back to final trio, progress under strong pressure over 2f out, kept on final furlong but not pace to trouble leaders, never nearer, finished 9th, placed 8th
9 (16) nse [11]
3 90 108
b c Into Mischief (USA) - Strong Incentive (CAN) (Warrior's Reward)
In touch early, dropped into midfield before halfway, pushed along and closed 3f out, chased leading group 2f out, soon beaten, finished 10th, placed 9th
10 (5) [12¾]
3 90 106
bb c Mshawish (USA) - Lemon Hero (USA) (Lemon Drop Kid)
In touch on inner, driven and lost place over 2f out, well held final furlong, finished 11th, placed 10th
11 (2) hd [13]
3 90 106
ch c Palace Malice (USA) - Like A Queen (USA) (Corinthian)
Raced keenly, slightly impeded soon after start, towards rear of midfield, pushed along and began to close 2 1/2f out, effort petered out approaching final furlong, never threatened leaders, finished 12th, placed 11th
12 (19) [16¼]
3 90 b 103
bb c Bernardini (USA) - Dancing Afleet (USA) (Afleet Alex)
Settled in final pair, some progress under strong pressure inside final 2f, never in contention, finished 13th, placed 12th
13 (13) ¾ [17]
3 90 102
ch c Constitution (USA) - Making Mark Money (USA) (Smart Strike)
Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, plugged on for pressure over 1 1/2f out, never in contention, finished 14th, placed 13th
14 (3) [18½]
3 90 100
b g Wicked Strong (USA) - Riviera Chic (USA) (Medaglia d'Oro)
Towards rear, some moderate progress under strong pressure inside final 1 1/2f, never in contention, finished 15th, placed 14th
15 (17) [20]
3 90 99
b c Dialed In (USA) - Super Girlie (USA) (Closing Argument)
In touch early, soon settled in midfield, pushed along and no impression well over 2f out, soon beaten, finished 16th, placed 15th
16 (15) [24½]
3 90 94
bb c Candy Ride (ARG) - Charm The Maker (USA) (Empire Maker)
Hampered and knocked back soon after leaving stalls, midfield on outer, lost place under pressure 2 1/2f out, finished 17th, placed 16th
17 (11) 8 [32½]
3 90 b 86
ch c Union Rags (USA) - Beat The Drums (USA) (Smart Strike)
Raced keenly, held up towards rear of midfield, ridden and lost place 2 1/2f out, last turning for home 2f out, no extra, finished 18th, placed 17th
18 (18) 33 [65½]
3 90 53
rg c Into Mischief (USA) - Souper Scoop (USA) (Tapit)
Tracked leader on outer, pushed along and dropped away 2 1/2f out, well behind final 2f and eased, finished 19th, placed 18th
Following a KHRC inquiry, Medina Spirit, who passed the post 1st, was disqualified - positive sample. Mandaloun was awarded the race.
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