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11:57 Churchill Downs (USA) 4 May 2024

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

(3yo) 1m2f Fast
1st £2,440,944.88 2nd £787,401.57 3rd £393,700.79 4th £196,850.39 5th £118,110.24
Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (3)  
3 90 121
b c Goldencents (USA) - Ma'am (USA) (Colonel John)
Broke best and led, headed after 150yds, soon settled in touch, smooth progress and muscled through narrow gap on rail to lead 2f out, ridden clear from 1 1/2f out, 2 length lead entering final furlong, kept on gamely, just lasted
2 (2) nse
3 90 b 121
bb c Gun Runner (USA) - Heavenly Love (USA) (Malibu Moon)
Soon settled in final quartet, closed from 3 1/2f out, ridden in midfield when came widest into straight, wandered under pressure and bumped with Forever Young 1 1/2f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong edging left, just failed
3 (10) nse [sht-hd]
3 90 h 121
b c Real Steel (JPN) - Forever Darling (USA) (Congrats)
Fly-jumped and dwelt as stalls opened, towards rear, progress after halfway, midfield and continued to close under pressure from 3f out, bumped with Sierra Leone 1 1/2f out, stayed on to edge second entering final furlong, missed out in three-way photo
4 (4) [1¾]
3 90 b 119
b c Constitution (USA) - Catch My Drift (USA) (Pioneerof The Nile)
Raced keenly, held up towards rear, headway on inner 3f out, sixth and staying on under 2f out, challenged for places from 1 1/2f out, effort flattened out final 150yds
5 (9) [6½]
3 90 h 114
b c Copano Rickey (JPN) - T O Rachel (JPN) (King Kamehameha)
Waited with in final quartet, in final third and ridden on outer 2 1/2f out, stayed on final 1 1/2f, nearest at finish
6 (18) [7¾]
3 90 b 113
b c Into Mischief (USA) - Meadowsweet (USA) (Smart Strike)
Towards front of midfield, ridden to close on outer 2 1/2f out, chased leader from 2f out, weakened under pressure final furlong
7 (17) 5 [12¾]
3 90 108
b c Ghostzapper (USA) - Spectator (USA) (Jimmy Creed)
Prominent, ridden to chase leader from 2f out, bumped 1 1/2f out, soon weakened
8 (7) ¾ [13½]
3 90 107
b c Honor Code (USA) - Dame Marie (USA) (Smart Strike)
Bumped numerous times between horses and squeezed out early, raced in final quartet, last and scrubbed along 3f out, stayed on under pressure past beaten horses from 2f out, never in contention
9 (13) nk [14]
3 90 107
b c Oscar Performance (USA) - Dream Fuhrever (USA) (Langfuhr)
Awkward leaving stalls and unbalanced rider, in rear, some progress under pressure when came wide into straight, plugged on under pressure, never involved
10 (1) [18¼]
3 90 b 103
b c Good Magic (USA) - Puca (USA) (Big Brown)
Towards rear of midfield on inner, ridden and progress under 3f out, hampered rival 2f out and bumped him 1 1/2f out, kept on without ever being a threat
11 (11) ½ [18¾]
3 90 b1 102
b c Quality Road (USA) - Miss Sunset (USA) (Into Mischief)
Broke well, led after 150yds, about a half-length advantage 4f out, ridden, bumped and headed 2f out, bumped again over 1 1/2f out, soon beaten
12 (12) 4 [22¾]
3 90 b 98
rg c Exaggerator (USA) - Mo Wicked (USA) (Uncle Mo)
Prominent, pushed along to try and hold position 3f out, beaten when badly hampered 2f out and again 1 1/2f out, weakened
13 (14) hd [22¾]
3 90 98
bb c Practical Joke (USA) - Goods And Services (USA) (Paynter)
Raced keenly, held up towards rear, never a threat
14 (20) 1 [23¾]
3 90 97
b c Blame (USA) - Pick A Time (USA) (Gio Ponti)
Raced keenly early, prominent on outer, close fourth 4f out, outpaced and ridden well over 2f out, beaten when slightly impeded 1 1/2f out
15 (16) ¾ [24½]
3 90 96
b c City Of Light (USA) - Nonna Bella (USA) (Stay Thirsty)
Fly-jumped and dwelt as stalls opened, recovered to be close up outside two leaders, virtually upsides leader 2 1/2f out, ridden but not quicken 2f out, soon weakened and edged right, behind final furlong
16 (19) 8 [32½]
3 90 88
ch g Good Magic (USA) - You Cheated (USA) (Colonel John)
Midfield on outer, between horses and pushed along 3f out, well held final 1 1/2f
17 (6) [33¾]
3 90 b 87
b c Justify (USA) - Irish Lights (AUS) (Fastnet Rock)
Soon pressing leader, half-length second 4f out, pushed along and began to lose place over 2 1/2f out, behind from over 1 1/2f out
18 (15) [37]
3 90 84
bb c Uncle Mo (USA) - Lilies So Fair (USA) (Giant's Causeway)
Settled in midfield, lost place 3f out, behind straight
19 (5) [40¾]
3 90 80
b c Catalina Cruiser (USA) - One Show Only (USA) (Distorted Humor)
Settled in midfield, lost place 3 1/2f out, tailed off straight
20 (8) 13¼ [54]
3 90 67
b c Justify (USA) - Touching Beauty (USA) (Tapit)
Pulled hard, held up in midfield, ninth and given reminder 3f out, not much room 2 1/2f out, eased when beaten final 2f
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