Epsom Downs Racecard - Saturday 5th June 2021 - The Cazoo Derby Festival

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S AT U R D AY 5 J U N E 2 0 2 1 CAZOO DERBY DAY

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Welcome to Epsom Downs for Cazoo Derby Day, and the 242nd running of the greatest Flat race in the world. We are delighted that 4,000 of you are finally able to join us for what promises to be a superb afternoon of racing. We have made every effort to ensure that the experience goes well beyond your expectations. This marks the first year that Cazoo have sponsored the Derby Festival and, as the UK’s leading online car retailer, it is hugely exciting that this progressive brand has partnered with us and we are extremely grateful for their support. We hope that the team at Cazoo enjoy their first experience of The Cazoo Derby. World Pool are also new sponsors and we welcome them to Epsom Downs as the official betting partners of today and we thank them for their support. World Pool ensures there are larger and deeper pools to bet into, driving an increase in value for customers as racing fans from around the world bet into a single pool. Shortly after 4.30pm will be know which colt’s name will be etched into the history books as winner of the 2021 Cazoo Derby, adding his name to an incredible roll of honour. It is 50 years since Mill Reef, winner of 12 of his 14 starts, took The Derby, 40 years since Shergar was imperious under Walter Swinburn and 20 years since Galileo, the now Champion sire, won the race that shapes the thoroughbred breed. The Cazoo Derby is part of the QIPCO British Champions Series, featuring in the Middle Distance category. Please remember that although things are slowly beginning to feel more normal, we all still have a significant role to play in safeguarding each other against the virus. I therefore remind you of our customer code of conduct and thank you for your understanding of the guidance set out within. We hope that you have a wonderful day here at Epsom Downs.

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TODAY’S

CONTENTS Welcome

Find Your Way How to Read Your Racecard Today’s Top Tips 25 Years in Charge - Andrew Cooper

3 6-7 8 10 12-13

2:00 - The World Pool At The tote Handicap

15-17

The Cazoo Derby - The Premier Classic

18-19

2:35 - The Princess Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by Cazoo) (Group 3)

21-23

Remembering Pat Smullen - 1977-2020

24-25

#ThankYouNHS

27

3:10 - The Cazoo Diomed Stakes (Group 3)

29-31

Mill Reef - 50 Years On

32-33

3:45 - The World Pool ‘Dash’ Handicap (Heriatge Handicap)

35-39

70 Years of Lester

40-41

The Cazoo Derby Roll of Honour

44-45

The Road to The Cazoo Derby Big Race Facts - The Cazoo Derby 4:30 - The Cazoo Derby (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

46 47 49-55

Shergar - 40 Years On

56-57

5:15 - The Northern Dancer Handicap

59-62

Remembering Joe Mercer OBE - 1934-2021

64-65

5:50 - The Cazoo Handicap (For the Tokyo Trophy)

67-70

Today’s Officials

73

Race Conditions

74


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HOW TO READ

YOUR RACECARD

YOUR QUICK AT-A-GLANCE GUIDE ON HOW TO READ TODAY’S RACECARD Sire

Horse’s number on saddlecloth

Horse’s Name

Dam

No of days since last race

Weight st-lb Age

14 SERPENTINE (IRE) (7)

Ch c Galileo (IRE) - Remember When (IRE) Owner

Mrs John Magnier, Mr M.Tabor & Mr D.Smith Trainer Aidan O’Brien, Ireland Breeder Coolmore

Form

3

Draw

9-0 (12)

0-51

GREY. Won on his latest outing when 5-2fav at the Curragh over 1m 2f (good) last month, beating Monument Valley by 9l, his first win from three starts. Has improved with every start to date but this is his first start outside of maiden Emmet McNamara company and others are much safer picks. Official BHA Rating -

Owner(s) colours and graphic

Breeder

Colour and sex horse B = Bay Br = Brown Ch = Chesnut Gr = Grey Ro = Roan

Trainer

Owner(s) of c h g f m

= = = = =

colt horse gelding filly mare

Form Jockey’s Name. Comment Previous Performances If there is a number next to the name, this / = denotes new indicates that the jockey season can claim that amount - = denotes new year in weight (lbs) off the Bold type indicates stated riding weight AWT Form

OFFICIAL BHA RATINGS

The BHA Handicappers allot ratings to horses once they have taken part in a sufficient number of races to enable the Handicappers to make a numerical assessment of each horse’s ability. The principal purpose of the ratings is to determine the weight to be carried by each runner in handicap races, with the Handicappers aiming to provide each participant with an equal chance based on its best recent form under its optimum conditions. A horse rated 100, for example, would be set to carry 1lb more than a horse rated 99 (ignoring any penalties or allowances). The ratings published in the racecard for handicap races are the ratings that were used to calculate the weight to be carried by each horse, whilst in non-handicaps races the rating shown is that of each runner at the time that the entries for the race were confirmed. Any subsequently published change to a rating, either up or down, is shown in brackets following the rating.

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TODAY’S

TOP TIPS RACE ONE

The Mark Johnston-trained KING FRANKEL will likely be a warm order to begin Cazoo Derby Day with a win, after a good second last time out in the London Gold Cup at Newbury. Given he finished so far clear of the rest of that useful field, it should take a good one to beat him. Perhaps the course experience of Patient Dream will be the biggest threat, while Greatgadian has more to come.

RACE TWO

An open-looking renewal can go to Matyn Meade’s three-year-old, STATEMENT, last seen finishing eighth in the 1000 Guineas. The form of her second in the Fred Darling may be enough to take this in receipt of a significant three-year-old weight allowance. Illykato gets that same allowance and Mick Channon’s charge was a good winner at Listed level last time, so is a threat alongside the five-year-olds Maamora and Posted.

RACE THREE

With Maximal’s defection due to yesterday’s rain, the classy older horses, CENTURY DREAM, Prince Eiji and Duke Of Hazzard can be the ones to battle out the finish here, with preference for the Simon & Ed Crisford-trained seven-year-old. He wasn’t sighted in the Lockinge, but will have come on for that and should go close again at this level having won this race last year.

RACE FOUR

20 sprinters scamper down the hill here and in a traditionally tricky puzzle to solve, it could pay to side with YIMOU, who was unlucky when third at Newmarket in May and is 2lb lower in the weights than when third in the Portland at the end of last season. What a story it would be if any of the trio of twelve-year-olds, Caspian Prince, Duke Of Firenze and Pettochside, could make their presence felt!

RACE FIVE

A fascinating running of the Cazoo Derby sees the well-fancied Bolshoi Ballet head the market, and with good reason, as the mighty Aidan O’Brien’s only runner. However, at a short price, perhaps we can look to take him on with the unbeaten HURRICANE LANE, who is a straightforward sort who has done everything asked of him so far by the Charlie Appleby team. It would also be foolish to rule out Mac Swiney for the shrewd Bolger outfit.

RACE SIX

After a decent second to the impressive Louganini at Ascot last time out, GROUP ONE POWER looks a winner-in-waiting from just a 2lb higher mark for the King Power and Andrew Balding teams. His defeat of Soto Sizzler here in April reads well and even though that rival could be a huge threat, the four-year-old might just have improved wnough since to keep him at bay. The Trader will likely be right up there throughout and can also be involved at the finish.

RACE SEVEN

An extremely competitive handicap to close out Investec Derby Day and the six-furlong contest can go to the Ian Williams-trained EJTILAAB, who drops back to sprinting here after a good second over seven furlongs to the rapidly upwardly-mobile Boardman at Chester last time. He’ll make a bold bid from the front - the likes of Kimifive and Desert Safari can chase him home.


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25 YEARS IN CHARGE

Cooper ANDREW

Andrew Cooper, Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course at Epsom Downs and Sandown Park, celebrates 25 years in charge of the track at The Cazoo Derby Festival in 2021.

Cooper and his team undertake many roles in the build-up to and during the Cazoo Derby Festival, including but not limited to ensuring the racing surface is in the best possible condition. Speaking about the importance of The Cazoo Derby Festival to him and his team, Cooper said: “It never fails to get hold of you I find and the

team will say the same. I’m involved in some brilliant races through the year, but there is nothing that matches the anticipation, the build-up and the delivery of The Cazoo Derby. “All of us at Epsom Downs feel that in some years the build-up is easier than others and the weather is a big factor in that. But it’s fascinating just to see these horses that you’ve had


your eye on as two year olds or even since they were entered as yearlings develop into Derby candidates. To follow the trial series and do mornings like ‘Breakfast with the Stars’ is just great and it’s a wonderful race to be involved with.” The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it huge challenges to everyone in racing but Cooper is justifiably proud that a Derby and an Oaks were staged in 2020, albeit a month later than usual on July 5th. He continued: “I think there was a huge and overriding satisfaction from the team at Epsom Downs to stage a Derby and an Oaks last year. It was different but this is a complex venue with additional complications in terms of the nature and the land and what we can do here, so the overriding feeling was that it was just marvellous that The Derby took place at its rightful home – admittedly a month later than usual. “It was the first time in the history of the races that both the Oaks and The Derby were run on the same day but it is great to be back to what in the current thinking is the correct format of the meeting. “One of the strangest elements of any race meeting that we’ve been running over the last 12-14 months or so is the lack of a crowd and the complete silence as a horse enters the parade ring and so on. You will notice that there is an audience here, it will be respecting all the protocols but it will bring an atmosphere that certainly has been lacking.” Cooper began his role in 1996, when The Derby went to Shaamit. Since then a galaxy of superstars have graced the Epsom Downs track, giving him more than a few highlights

to reflect on. He said: “There’s always an element of looking back on these things and looking at how horses have gone on both as racehorses and as stallions to a degree, but I always say that I never separate Galileo and Sea The Stars as my two favourite Derby winners. “Galileo’s Derby was on pretty quick ground actually, it was proper Good to Firm in my view and I was quite anxious about it on Oaks night. We had a bit of a conundrum about whether to irrigate or not but we left it alone and Galileo skipped round and absolutely loved it. “With Sea The Stars, the ground was fine and Good and I’d never seen such a laidback horse as him in the preliminaries, but that was his nature and he’d go on and do the exact same thing in the Coral-Eclipse. “Having been here such a long time it’s as much with both of those horses about seeing what their progeny go on to do and I find it so satisfying that with Galileo’s five Derby winners (plus one as a sire of sires) and with Sea The Stars siring Harzand and Taghrooda, it just emphasis the lasting legacy of these great races.”


Small Stakes, Big Possibilities

Last years Derby day placepot paid £5527.60 to a £1 stake

The Placepot paid £5527.60 to a £1 stake on Derby day last year 04/06/2020. Placepot minimum total stake 50p. On course min. stake £2. Full T&Cs apply.


FIRST RACE

FIRST RACE 2.00 THE WORLD POOL AT THE TOTE HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) ONE MILE about TWO FURLONGS (10f abt 17yds)

for three yrs old

Total race value £50000 For conditions of this race see page 74 STALLS: INSIDE

RACE FACTS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): M Johnston (18 wins from 102 runners, 18%) runs CHASE THE DOLLAR, KING FRANKEL and KING ZAIN TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): R Varian (10 wins from 40 runners, 25%) runs GREATGADIAN LONGEST TRAVELLERS: KING FRANKEL, CHASE THE DOLLAR & KING ZAIN trained by M Johnston, Middleham, 253 miles.

LAST WINNER

LE DON DE VIE Ridden by Martin Dwyer Owned by Mick and Trained by Andrew Balding

Janice Mariscotti

EPSOM RACE SUMMARY King Frankel has been a model of consistency already this term, following up a Pontefract second with a 32-length win in a small field at the same venue. He took the step up in class for the London Gold Cup at Newbury in his stride when finding only one too good and has to be considered. It may be worth taking him on with the course experience of PATIENT DREAM here though. Ralph Beckett’s showed a real liking for this idiosyncratic venue when successful over shorter last time and the step up in trip could help him overcome a 7lb hike. Freak Out is interesting if he stays, while Greatgadian was a shade disappointing on his handicap bow but wasn’t stopping over Sandown’s 10 furlongs there.

WIN: PATIENT DREAM

DANGER: KING FRANKEL

PRESENTATION tote and World Pool are kindly awarding £100 to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race, as well as a trophy to the winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 9

(EXACTA)

Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 6. Tongue Strap worn by No. 8. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 9. Probable S.P.’s - 11-4 Patient Dream (FR), 10-3 King Frankel (IRE), 7-1 Greatgadian (GER), Chase The Dollar (GB), 8-1 Freak Out (IRE), 18-1 King Zain (IRE), 22-1 Zhang Fei (FR), 33-1 Solent Gateway (IRE)


FIRST RACE 2.00 NO HORSE

1

WEIGHT DRAW

KING ZAIN (IRE) (29)

B c Kingman - Shreyas (IRE) Owner Mr Jaber Abdullah Trainer Mark Johnston, Middleham Breeder Frank Dunne

9-7 (6)

Form 1601-45 Sponsored by Johnston Racing Ltd

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE striped sleeves, WHITE cap. Successful twice at 7f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 7l behind Aldaary when fifth of 7 at 11-1 on his latest outing at Ascot over 7f (good to soft) last month. Needs this step up in trip to bring about considerable improvement on recent form. Official BHA Rating 94

2

KING FRANKEL (IRE) (21)

B c Frankel - You’ll Be Mine (USA) Owner Mr Mohamed Obaida Trainer Mark Johnston, Middleham Breeder Premier Bloodstock

9-1

Form 622-212 D Sponsored by Johnston Racing Ltd

GREATGADIAN (GER) (16)

B c Siyouni (FR) - Goathemala (GER) Owner King Power Racing Co Ltd Trainer Roger Varian, Newmarket Breeder Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof

Form 31-23 Sponsored by King Power International Co Ltd

CAMELOT TALES (FR) (36)

B g Camelot - Temptress (IRE) Owner Mr Saeed Suhail Trainer Simon & Ed Crisford, Newmarket Breeder Arrow Farm & Stud

Ben Curtis

9-0 (2)

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped sleeves, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. A winner at 1m 1f on the all-weather. Third of 4 behind Siskany beaten 5l at 7-4 on his latest outing at Sandown over 1m 2f (soft) last month. Got within a neck of success on his reappearance and though not as good last time, he at least showed he stays this far. Official BHA Rating 87

4

William Buick

(3)

ROYAL BLUE, RED epaulets, striped cap. A winner at 1m 2f on good to firm ground. Beaten 4l by Bay Bridge when second of 10 at 7-1 on his latest outing at Newbury over 1m 2f (good to soft) last month. Has been a model of consistency over this trip of late and could be tough to beat. Official BHA Rating 88

3

JOCKEY

Form

4-10

ER -RUNN

Silvestre De Sousa

8-12 (7) D

NON

ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW chevron, YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE spots. A winner at 1m 2f on good ground. Beaten 13l behind John Leeper at 8-1 when seventh of 11 on his latest outing at Newcastle over 1m 2f in April. Could be capable of better than he showed last time but this looks a very hot race for him to be finding handicap form. Official BHA Rating 85

5

PATIENT DREAM (FR) (46)

B g Al Kazeem - Parnell’s Dream Owner Mr and Mrs David Aykroyd Form 4164-1 Trainer Ralph Beckett, Kimpton Down Sponsored by Breeder Mr David Aykroyd & Mme Vimy Aykroyd R M Beckett Ltd

8-10

(1)

C

LIGHT BLUE and WHITE (quartered), hooped sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap. Successful at 7f and 1m on good and good to soft ground. Won on his latest outing when 10-3jt-fav here over 1m (good) in April, beating Coul Kat by 1l. Won despite being keen early on there and that all-important course form can stand him in good stead here. Official BHA Rating 83

6

FREAK OUT (IRE) (23)

B g Kodiac - Herridge (IRE) Owner The Chic Partnership Trainer George Boughey, Newmarket Breeder Ballinafad Stud

Non Runner

Oisin Murphy

8-8 (9)

Form 401-242 Sponsored by George Boughey

DARK BLUE, YELLOW star, DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars. A winner at 7f on good ground. Beaten 1/2l by Alabama Boy when second of 10 at 17-2 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m (good) last month. He is wearing cheekpieces for the first time and could Tom Marquand be a factor if seeing out this longer trip. Official BHA Rating 81


7

HORSE

WEIGHT DRAW

CHASE THE DOLLAR (GB) (11)

B c Frankel - Cape Dollar (IRE) Owner Mr Saeed Suhail Trainer Mark Johnston, Middleham Breeder Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

8-6 (8)

Form 212-52 Sponsored by Johnston Racing Ltd

ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW chevron, RED cap. A winner at 7f on good to firm ground. Beaten a head by Irish Legend when second of 6 at 11-1 on his latest outing at Newcastle over 1m 2f last month. Went close in a lesser handicap last time but is heading the right way and could be a player. Official BHA Rating 79

8

ZHANG FEI (FR) (11)

B c Camelot - Mambomiss (FR) Owner Hurun Racing, C. S. Norman, S. Magnier Form 6035-34 Trainer Paul & Oliver Cole, Whatcombe Sponsored by P. F. I. Cole Ltd Breeder E.A.R.L. Haras de Mandore

Andrea Atzeni

8-6 (4)

YELLOW, MAROON epaulets. Placed twice in six starts. Finished 7l behind Alfaadhel when fourth of 13 at 16-1 on his latest outing at Lingfield over 1m 2f last month. Making his handicap debut in a very hot contest on paper, so others appear to hold stronger claims in this. Official BHA Rating 79

9

SOLENT GATEWAY (IRE) (7)

B g Awtaad (IRE) - Aoife Alainn (IRE) Owner Mr D. R. Passant & Hefin Williams Trainer Tom Dascombe, Malpas Breeder Deer Forest Stud

JOCKEY

David Egan

8-5 (5)

Form 5642-30 Sponsored by GREENHOUS GROUP LTD

BLACK, LIGHT GREEN and BLACK chevrons on sleeves, LIGHT GREEN cap. Placed in four of nine starts. Beaten 10l behind Rival at 22-1 when 9th of 11 on his latest outing at Chester over 1m 2f (good to soft) last month. That run leaves him with plenty to find if he is going to be competitive in this grade. Official BHA Rating 78

Hayley Turner

Result 1st

2nd

Distance

3rd

4th

Time

RECORD TIMES DISTANCE

TIME

HORSE

AGE

WGT GOING

DATE June 2, 1960

5f (3YO+) (Hand-timed)

53.60

Indigenous

4

9-5

Firm

5f (3YO+) (Electric-timed)

53.69

Stone Of Folca

4

8-12

Good/Firm June 2, 2012

6f (2YO)

1m 7.85

Showbrook

2

8-11

Good/Firm June 5, 1991

6f (3YO+)

1m 6.20

Watchable

9

8-11

Good/Firm June 1, 2019

7f (2YO)

1m 21.30

Red Peony

2

8-9

Good/Firm July29,2004

7f (3YO+)

1m 19.88

Safe Voyage

7

9-5

Good

1m 114yds (2YO)

1m 42.80 Nightstalker

2

8-5

Good/Firm Aug 30, 1988

July 4, 2020

1m 114yds (3YO)

1m 40.46

Zaaki

4

9-6

Good/Firm June 1, 2019

1m 2f 18yds

2m 3.50

Crossbow I

5

7-13

Good

1m 4f 10yds

2m 31.33

Workforce

3

9-0

Good/Firm June 5, 2010

June 7, 1967

FIRST RACE

NO


T H E C A ZO O D ER BY

Shergar

THE

PREMIER CLASSIC Few who follow horseracing in the 21st Century will know much about ‘Gentleman’ Johnny Burgoyne. In 1776 the soldier, playwright and politician who married into the Derby family and had passed on the lease of his Surrey mansion, the Oaks, to the 12th Earl of Derby, Edward Smith-Stanley, urged his friend to introduce a race for three-year-old fillies over a mile and a half to emulate old comrade in arms Anthony St Leger, founder of the St Leger at Doncaster.


Three years later, on May 14th 1779, the Downs above the spa town of Epsom, hosted the inaugural running of the Oaks. Appropriately, Lord Derby’s Bridget was victorious. At a celebratory party that evening, Burgoyne proposed, because the Oaks had been such a great success, a similar race should be founded for both colts and fillies. Sir Charles Bunbury, a distinguished figure in the world of horseracing, was behind the concept of racing over a mile or a mile and a half. Legend has it that Bunbury and Derby discussed the possibility and all that was left was to name the race. Apparently, it was the toss of a coin in the latter’s favour that secured the race title, which started a worldwide franchise and lives on as strongly as ever. On May 4th 1780, the inaugural Derby Stakes was run for £1,065 15s. Despite losing the flip of the coin, Bunbury gained some compensation when Diomed carried his silks to success in the race, which was staged over a mile. The distance was changed to the present mile and a half in 1784. The Derby, a supreme challenge for three year olds over the unique undulating Epsom Downs track, remains the most prestigious Flat race in the world and will be staged for the 242nd time in 2021 and sponsored for the first time by Cazoo. This year we recognise some significant Derby anniversaries. It is 20 years since Galileo handed trainer Aidan O’Brien the first of his record nine Derby winners. The son of Sadler’s Wells has followed

Galileo

Mill Reef

in the footsteps of his sire and his grandsire, Northern Dancer, to become the greatest stallion of his or indeed virtually any generation, siring a record five Derby winners to date. It was 40 years ago, in 1981, that the Aga Khan’s Shergar was partnered to a record 10-length victory by 19-year-old Walter Swinburn. Trained by Michael Stoute, Shergar went on to prove himself the best of his generation with stunning victories in the Irish Derby and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Valued at £10 million, the colt retired to Ballymany Stud in Ireland but on February 8th 1983, hooded gunmen seized him and demanded a £2 million ransom, which was refused. His fate remains a mystery. Mill Reef bounced back from his defeat in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket by Brigadier Gerard to take The Derby impressively 50 years ago, in 1971. He remained unbeaten for the rest of the campaign and went on to win the Eclipse, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, becoming the only horse in history to win these four races in the same season. Perusing record books which date back even further tells us that it is a century since Humorist handed jockey Steve Donoghue the third of his six Derby winners and the first of a record three consecutive victories for the popular rider. As in any year, the winner of the 2021 Cazoo Derby will have their name etched into horseracing folklore, their own unique story adding to the heritage of the World’s most famous Flat race.


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SECOND RACE 2.35 THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH STAKES (SPONSORED BY CAZOO) (GROUP 3) (CLASS 1) ONE MILE about 113 YARDS (8f abt 113yds)

for three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares

STALLS: INSIDE

RACE FACTS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): R Varian (9 wins from 30 runners, 30%) runs NAZUNA TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): R Varian (10 wins from 40 runners, 25%) runs NAZUNA LONGEST TRAVELLERS: TOMORROW’S DREAM trained by W Haggas, QUEEN KAHLUA trained by S C Williams, MAAMORA trained by S & E Crisford, NAZUNA trained by R Varian, all Newmarket, 83 miles.

LAST WINNER

SUMMER ROMANCE Ridden by William Buick Owned by Godolphin Trained by Charlie Appleby

EPSOM RACE SUMMARY Illykato relished the step up to a mile when hitting the line strong to win at Goodwood on her latest outing and warrants serious interest, however, last year’s winner Summer Romance finished eighth in the 1000 Guineas on her last run and STATEMENT gets the vote to repeat that trend. After a lightly raced juvenile campaign, the daughter of Lawman recorded a career-best effort in the Group 3 Fred Darling Stakes at Newmarket, finishing an ever-closer second, before being far too keen in the early stages of the Classic over the Rowley Mile. If we see her settle like she willingly did on her penultimate start, she rates the one to beat, while Maamora will likely be thereabouts if returning to the level of form witnessed when claiming Group 3 honours on her final appearance last year.

WIN: STATEMENT

DANGER: MAAMORA

PRESENTATION Cazoo is kindly awarding £100 to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race, as well as a trophy to the winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 10

(EXACTA)

Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 6. Probable S.P.’s - 7-2 Maamora (IRE), 5-1 Nazuna (IRE), Statement (IRE), 11-2 Posted (GB), 17-2 Illykato (GB), 9-1 Parent’s Prayer (IRE), 18-1 Tomorrow’s Dream (FR), 40-1 Lottie Marie (GB), Thank You Next (IRE), 66-1 Queen Kahlua (GB)

SECOND RACE

Total race value £70000 For conditions of this race see page 74


SECOND RACE 2.35 NO HORSE

1

AGE

LOTTIE MARIE (GB) (39)

Ch f Intello (GER) - Heavenly Dawn Owner Hankers and Maccas Trainer Joseph Tuite, Lambourn Breeder Cheveley Park Stud Ltd

4

WEIGHT DRAW

9-6 (10)

Form 01-2211 D Sponsored by Tuite Racing Limited

RED, YELLOW star, YELLOW and RED hooped sleeves, RED cap, YELLOW star. She has won four times from 7f to 1m 2f on the all-weather. A winner at 11-2 at Lingfield over 1m 2f on her latest outing in April, beating Kaleidoscopic by 1 1/2l. This requires a career-best and she has plenty on her plate. Official BHA Rating 84

2

MAAMORA (IRE) (35)

B m Dubawi (IRE) - Zoowraa Owner Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum Trainer Simon & Ed Crisford, Newmarket Breeder Godolphin

Form

5

3

12/531-5 BF

PARENT’S PRAYER (IRE) (28) 4 Form

4

0131-24

POSTED (GB) (34)

5 Form

52515-5

QUEEN KAHLUA (GB) (28)

B f Kingman - Kahlua Kiss Owner Mr Ron Watts Trainer Stuart Williams, Newmarket Breeder Horizon Bloodstock Limited

Form

4

9-6

Jim Crowley

(1)

46016-4

LIGHT BLUE, BLACK hoop, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap. Successful twice at 7f on soft ground. Finished 6l behind Light Refrain when fourth of 11 at 40-1 on her latest outing at Nottingham over 6f (soft) last month. Impressed on testing conditions in France last year and further progression could be on the horizon. Official BHA Rating 91

6

Oisin Murphy

9-6 (7)

CHERRY, BLACK sash, PRIMROSE and WHITE quartered cap. She has won three times from 7f to 1m on good to firm and good ground. Finished 7l behind Lady Bowthorpe when fifth of 7 at 13-2 on her latest outing in the Group 2 Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket over 1m 1f (good to firm) last month. Demands serious respect in calmer waters. Official BHA Rating 108

5

William Buick

9-6 (2)

BROWN, ROYAL BLUE seams, BROWN cap. Successful at 7f and 1m on good and soft ground. Finished 1 1/4l behind Axana when fourth of 7 at 10-1 on her latest outing in the Group 3 Novibet Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes at Lingfield over 7f (soft) last month. Relatively unexposed at this trip and warrants interest. Official BHA Rating 101

B m Kingman - Time Away (IRE) Owner Mr R. Barnett Trainer Richard Hannon, Marlborough Breeder W. & R. Barnett Ltd

Silvestre De Sousa

9-6 (6)

YELLOW, BLACK epaulets. She has won four times at 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 1 3/4l behind Illykato when fifth of 6 at 15-8fav on her latest outing at Goodwood over 1m (good to firm) last month. Posted a lacklustre effort there but holds every chance on previous efforts. Official BHA Rating 108

B f Kingman - Pure Excellence Owner Ecurie Ama.Zingteam Trainer Archie Watson, Upper Lambourn Breeder Sun Kingdom Pty Ltd

JOCKEY

TOMORROW’S DREAM (FR) (61) 4

B f Oasis Dream - Midnight Thoughts (USA) Owner Apple Tree Stud Form 10635-6 Trainer William Haggas, Newmarket Sponsored by Apple Tree Stud Breeder Appletree Stud

Adam Kirby

9-6 (8)

WHITE, EMERALD GREEN star, striped sleeves. She has won three times from 6f to 1m on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 5l behind Lavender’s Blue when sixth of 10 at 18-1 on her latest outing at Kempton over 1m in April. The addition Tom Marquand of first-time cheekpieces will have to yield plenty of improvement. Official BHA Rating 98


NO

7

HORSE

AGE

WEIGHT DRAW

3

8-8 (3)

ILLYKATO (GB) (35)

B f Toronado (IRE) - Key Light (IRE) Owner Mr C. R. Hirst Form 1456-01 Trainer Mick Channon, West Ilsley Sponsored by Breeder P. de Warren Johnson & Northmore Stud Tote

JOCKEY

DARK BLUE, large WHITE spots, DARK BLUE and WHITE chevrons on sleeves, DARK BLUE and WHITE striped cap. Successful at 6f and 1m on good to firm ground. A winner at 12-1 at Goodwood over 1m (good to firm) on her latest outing last month, beating Agincourt by a nose. Relished that step up in trip and it would Edward Greatrex be no surprise to see her take another step forward today. Official BHA Rating 102

NAZUNA (IRE) (211)

3 Form

8-8 (4)

51220-

WHITE, BROWN and WHITE striped sleeves, PINK cap. A winner at 7f on good to firm ground. Beaten 7l behind Aunt Pearl at 35-1 when 10th of 14 on her latest outing in the Group 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Keeneland over 1m (good) in November last year. Wasn’t disgraced on that occasion and merits consideration. Official BHA Rating 103

9

STATEMENT (IRE) (34)

B f Lawman (FR) - Fact Or Folklore (IRE) Owner Ballylinch Stud 1 Form 221-20 Trainer Martyn Meade, Manton Sponsored by Meyer Timber Ltd Breeder Ballylinch Stud

3

8-8 (5)

EMERALD GREEN, ORANGE epaulets and armlets, ORANGE cap, WHITE star. A winner at 6f on heavy ground. Beaten 6l behind Mother Earth at 7-1 when eighth of 11 on her latest outing in the Group 1 Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket over 1m (good to firm) last month. Leading candidate in this easier contest. Official BHA Rating 106

10

THANK YOU NEXT (IRE) (21) 3

B f No Nay Never (USA) - Two Pass (IRE) Owner Middleham Park CXXII & Steven Rocco Form 52-0345 Trainer Richard Hannon, Marlborough Sponsored by Middleham Park Racing Breeder Grenane House Stud

Andrea Atzeni

David Egan

8-8 (9)

LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets. Successful at 6f and 7f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Finished 11l behind Bellosa when fifth of 6 at 12-1 on her latest outing at Newmarket over 7f (good) last month. Hasn’t been firing this campaign and needs to bounce back to juvenile form. Official BHA Rating 92

Ben Curtis

Result 1st

2nd

Distance

3rd

4th

Time

DID YOU KNOW?

The Derby course over 12 furlongs and 10 yards at Epsom Downs is in the rough shape of a horseshoe. From the start, 360 feet above sea level, there is a slight right-handed bend and a rise of 134 feet sweeping left until the top of the hill. A left-hand descent of 34 feet around Tattenham Corner leads into the cambered straight where there is a 50 feet drop until half a furlong out where the ground level rises by 10 feet.

SECOND RACE

8

B f Kodiac - Night Fever (IRE) Owner Mrs H. Varian Trainer Roger Varian, Newmarket Breeder Barouche Stud Ireland Ltd


PAT S M U L L EN

REMEMBERING

Pat Smullen 1977-2020 It is hard to believe it is five years since Harzand’s Derby success in 2016. Even on the morning of the race itself the son of Sea The Stars looked an unlikely participant, due to a shoe becoming dislodged during the journey over from Ireland to Epsom Downs. However, keeping the colt’s affected foot in a bucket of ice and some incredible handiwork from vet Jim Reilly ensured the colt was able to take his place in the starting stalls.


The 13-2 third favourite, Harzand was well-positioned throughout and after taking up the running entering the final furlong he stayed on resolutely to hand a fifth Derby victory to his owner-breeder Aga Khan IV and a first for trainer Dermot Weld. Another man enjoying a first taste of success in The Derby that day was Harzand’s jockey, Pat Smullen. Tragically, less than two years later Pat would be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Far from resting on his laurels, the nine-time Champion Jockey in Ireland threw himself wholeheartedly into the battle against the disease. His fundraising efforts yielded over €2.5 million and were headlined by the Pat Smullen Champions Race for Cancer Trials Ireland, which saw nine former superstar jockeys including Sir AP McCoy, Ruby Walsh and Johnny Murtagh return to the saddle for a special contest at the Curragh in September 2019. Pat was even present on course to witness Sir AP McCoy take the spoils. Honest and matter of fact in everything he did, Smullen said at the Curragh: “You have to face it – what else do you do, lie down and give up? You can’t do that.” The support he received from the racing community highlighted the respect the sport and its participants showed him, but even in such adverse circumstances Smullen was quick to deflect away from his own fundraising achievements. He added: “I have tremendous support from an amazing family and great friends. The support from everybody is unbelievable. The racing community has proved itself how it rallies around in times of need. It is just great to still be part of this great industry. I can’t thank everybody enough. “I can reassure everyone that every penny donated is going to a very worthy cause, which what we always set out to do – to make a difference.”

He was rightly recognised for his outstanding contribution to both racing and the fundraising for Cancer Trials Ireland when he was awarded the Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of Merit at the Cartier Racing Awards, often referred to as “Racing’s Oscars”, in 2019. In the video produced to accompany the presentation of the award, he reminisced about his achievements in the saddle and nominated Harzand’s Derby success as his greatest victory. He said: “I was very fortunate to travel the world with Dermot (Weld) and we had a lot of success but if I had to pick one, it would be the Epsom Derby on Harzand. “When you start to dream of being a jockey, the first race that comes to your mind is the Epsom Derby, so to be able to achieve that was something very, very special.” Smullen sadly lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on September 15th last year. He was just 43 years old. Not only will that magic day on Epsom Downs five years ago never be forgotten, nor will Pat Smullen – a man who more than lived up to his own goal to “make a difference”.


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Thank you NHS Living through the COVID-19 pandemic has made us all acutely aware of the incredible work that NHS staff across the UK do to care for those who have contracted the virus, test millions of people and roll out the largest vaccination programme in British history, all above and beyond their usual, life-saving duties. Here at Epsom Downs we saw first-hand the amazing work the NHS, CSH Surrey, local GPs and a team of volunteers undertook to transform the ground floor of our Duchess’s Stand into a mass-vaccination centre. The centre opened its doors officially in mid-January and in four months vaccinated almost 200,000 people. The operation required a huge amount of time and dedication to manage and ran seven days a week. Fittingly, one of the first people to receive their vaccination was Geoff Lewis, a former jockey who won both

The Oaks and The Derby in 1971. Lewis, like so many of those who received their vaccinations at Epsom Downs, commented on how friendly the NHS staff were and how smooth the process was. The mass vaccination centre has now moved to a neighbouring Jockey Club racecourse, Sandown Park, where the team are continuing their tireless effort to vaccinate as many people as possible. The Jockey Club is proud to play a part in this extraordinary effort, but most of all, is grateful to the NHS teams and volunteers for the remarkable work that they do, day in, day out.

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THIRD RACE 3.10 THE CAZOO DIOMED STAKES (GROUP 3) (CLASS 1) ONE MILE about 113 YARDS (8f abt 113yds)

for three yrs old and upwards

Total race value £70000 For conditions of this race see page 74 STALLS: INSIDE

LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): M Johnston (18 wins from 102 runners, 18%) runs MARIE’S DIAMOND TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): R Varian (10 wins from 40 runners, 25%) runs PRINCE EIJI FANCY THAT: S & E Crisford won this race in 2018 and 2020. The stable runs CENTURY DREAM today. LONGEST TRAVELLER: MARIE’S DIAMOND trained by M Johnston, Middleham, 253 miles.

LAST YEAR’S WINNER

CENTURY DREAM Ridden by James Doyle Owned by Abdulla Belhabb Trained by Simon & Ed Crisford

EPSOM RACE SUMMARY CENTURY DREAM has won this in 2018 and when run at Newbury last summer and he very much sets the standard. He wasn’t disgraced when reappearing behind Palace Pier in the Lockinge and the six-year-old is a proven performer at this level. Bell Rock is respected following his comfortable victory in a Newmarket handicap on reappearance, while it would be no surprise to see Prince Eiji reverse Ascot form with surprise winner Oh This Is Us.

WIN: CENTURY DREAM

DANGER: BELL ROCK

PRESENTATION Cazoo is kindly awarding £100 to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race, as well as a trophy to the winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 9

(EXACTA)

Tongue Strap worn by No. 2, 4, 8. Blinkers, Tongue Strap worn by No. 3. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 1. Probable S.P.’s - 7-2 Century Dream (IRE), 5-1 Bell Rock (GB), 7-1 Prince Eiji (GB), 15-2 Duke of Hazzard (FR), 9-1 Marie’s Diamond (IRE), 14-1 Oh This Is Us (IRE), 16-1 Escobar (IRE), 100-1 Pholas (GB)

THIRD RACE

RACE FACTS


THIRD RACE 3.10 NO HORSE

1

AGE

BELL ROCK (GB) (35)

B g Kingman - Liberally (IRE) Owner Mrs Fitri Hay Trainer Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Breeder Andrew Rosen

5

WEIGHT DRAW

9-6 (9)

Form 16330-1 D Sponsored by JMH Group

PINK, EMERALD GREEN chevron, halved sleeves, WHITE cap. He has won three times from 7f to 1m 1f on good to firm and good ground. A winner at 13-2 at Newmarket over 1m 1f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Maydanny by 2 1/2l. Won with a degree of ease there and well worth his place at this level. Official BHA Rating 109

2

CENTURY DREAM (IRE) (21) 7

B h Cape Cross (IRE) - Salacia (IRE) Owner Abdulla Belhabb Trainer Simon & Ed Crisford, Newmarket Breeder Rabbah Bloodstock Limited

Form

15150-0 CD

DUKE OF HAZZARD (FR) (38) 5

B h Lope de Vega (IRE) - With Your Spirit Owner Mrs Fitri Hay Trainer Paul & Oliver Cole, Whatcombe Breeder Runnymede Farm Inc & Catesby W. Clay

(FR) Form 03205-0 Sponsored by JMH Group

4

ESCOBAR (IRE) (14)

7

Form 000336 Sponsored by Tiffin Sandwiches Limited

MARIE’S DIAMOND (IRE) (38) 5

B or Br h Footstepsinthesand - Sindiyma (IRE) Owner Middleham Park Racing LXXXVI Form 6043-20 Trainer Mark Johnston, Middleham Sponsored by Johnston Racing Ltd Breeder Mr Tony Ashley

OH THIS IS US (IRE) (26)

B h Acclamation - Shamwari Lodge (IRE) Owner Team Wallop Form 002014 Trainer Richard Hannon, Marlborough Sponsored by Tote Breeder Herbertstown House Stud

8

Adam Kirby

9-6 (2)

LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets. Winner of six races from 5f to 1m on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. Beaten 20l behind Oh This Is Us at 17-2 when eighth of 9 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m (good to firm) in April. Capable of running a good race, but others look more likely this time. Official BHA Rating 107

6

Frankie Dettori

9-6 (4)

BLACK, YELLOW, GREEN & RED dartboard, WHITE sleeves, RED darts, RED cap. Winner of five races from 7f to 1m on good to firm and heavy ground. Finished 4 1/2l behind Volatile Analyst when sixth of 7 at 7-1 on his latest outing at York over 7f (soft) last month. A solid handicapper, but could find one or two too good at this level. Official BHA Rating 106

5

James Doyle

9-6 (3)

PINK, EMERALD GREEN chevron, halved sleeves, EMERALD GREEN and PINK quartered cap. Winner of five races from 7f to 1m on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Beaten 4 1/2l behind Oh This Is Us at 17-2 when seventh of 9 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m in April. His best would give him a chance and has the help of Frankie Dettori. Official BHA Rating 110

B g Famous Name - Saying Grace (IRE) Owner Withernsea Thoroughbred Limited Trainer David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley Breeder Peter Evans

Oisin Murphy

9-6 (8)

EMERALD GREEN, BLACK epaulets, BLACK and EMERALD GREEN striped sleeves. Has won nine races from 1m to 1m 2f on ground varying from good to heavy. Beaten 20l behind Palace Pier at 18-1 when 9th of 11 on his latest outing in the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury over 1m last month. Won this in 2018 and when it was run at Newbury last year. Official BHA Rating 114

3

JOCKEY

9-6

Silvestre De Sousa

(1)

PURPLE, WHITE hoops, PURPLE sleeves, WHITE stars, PURPLE cap. Has won 15 races from 7f to 1m on ground varying from firm to good and on the all-weather. Finished 8l behind Solid Stone when fourth of 6 at 22-1 last time at Windsor over 1m last month. Often runs well Tom Marquand here without scoring, but did win at Ascot on his penultimate start. Official BHA Rating 108


7

HORSE

AGE

WEIGHT DRAW

5

9-6 (7)

PRINCE EIJI (GB) (38)

Ch g Dubawi (IRE) - Izzi Top Owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Form Trainer Roger Varian, Newmarket Breeder Meon Valley Stud

44200-2

YELLOW, large BLACK spots and spots on cap. A winner at 7f on good ground, but that win was over two years ago. Beaten a head by Oh This Is Us when second of 9 at 8-1 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m in April. That was a pleasing reappearance and it would be no surprise if he reverses the form this time. Official BHA Rating 107

8

PHOLAS (GB) (17)

4

B f Iffraaj - Scallop Owner The Pholas Partnership Trainer George Boughey, Newmarket Breeder Juddmonte Farms Ltd

9

Andrea Atzeni

9-3 (5)

Form 251160 Sponsored by George Boughey

PINK, GREY epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap. She has won four times from 7f to 1m on the all-weather. Beaten 6l behind Bharani Star at 16-1 when seventh of 10 on her latest outing at Ayr over 1m 2 last month. Represents a team in top form, but this is easily her toughest task to date and is best watched. Official BHA Rating 92

MAXIMAL (GB) (30)

B c Galileo (IRE) - Joyeuse Owner Juddmonte Trainer Sir Michael Stoute, Newmarket Breeder Juddmonte Farms Ltd

JOCKEY

3

Ben Curtis

8-8 (6)

THIRD RACE

NO

Form 2210-22 Sponsored by Juddmonte Farms Inc

NNER

N-RU GREEN, PINK sash and cap, WHITE sleeves.NO

A winner at 1m on good ground. Beaten 1l by El Drama when second of 7 at 4-1 on his latest outing at Chester over 1m 2f (good to soft) last month. Also finished second to the progressive Hurricane Lane before that and those two performances mark him out as one to focus on. Official BHA Rating 107

Result 1st

2nd

Distance

3rd

4th

Time

Non Runner


M I L L R EEF

YEARS ON

It is now 50 years since Mill Reef won the Derby, proving to those pedigree experts that doubted his ability to stay, that he really could be at his best over a mile and a half. Mill Reef, a handsome, strong, compact colt, was by Never Bend (second in the Kentucky Derby and third in the Preakness), out of the maiden Milan Mill, bred in America by his owner Paul Mellon. He was sent to England in December 1969, to be trained by Ian Balding at Kingsclere.

As a juvenile, he won five of his six starts and after taking Newbury’s Greenham Stakes as a three-year-old, he finished three lengths second to the great Brigadier Gerard in the 2000 Guineas. Mill Reef would now head to Epsom and despite his sires’ owner/breeder, Harry Guggenheim, strongly doubting Mill


Reef’s staying ability, the bookmakers sent him off the 100-30 favourite. On a warm day, under blue skies and after a long delay at the start – caused by Bourbon breaking his bridle – the 21 runners finally got on their way. Linden Tree took them along and led into the straight from Homeric, Lombardo and Mill Reef. Two furlongs out, Linden Tree was still going strongly, but Homeric weakened and Lombardo soon gave way. Soon after, Mill Reef, with Geoff Lewis aboard, cruised up to the plucky Linden Tree and inside the distance, went on to win by two lengths, in 2 minutes 37.14 seconds. Mill Reef then won all his remaining starts, kicking off in the Eclipse Stakes when annihilating the French-trained Caro and lowering the Sandown Park course record. Next up, he won Ascot’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, then in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe he broke the Longchamp course record, defeating the popular French filly, Pistol Packer, by three lengths. Kept in training as a four-year-old, he won the Prix Ganay by a contemptuous 10 lengths and followed up by taking the Coronation Cup. Soon after, he contracted a virus infection, missing his second Eclipse Stakes. Then, sustaining a swollen hock, he also missed the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup and so the long-awaited rematch with Brigadier Gerard failed to come off. The tragic run continued, when on 30 August Mill Reef broke his near-foreleg while working at Kingsclere. The break was such that he could thankfully be saved and after a six-hour operation, involving the insertion of a steel plate in his leg, followed by six weeks in plaster, he fully recovered and retired to The National Stud in 1973. In 1977, his problems returned when he contracted contagious equine metritis.

As a result, he got only nine mares in foal. Nevertheless, two of the offspring proved exceptional: Fairy Footsteps won the 1000 Guineas and Glint of Gold went on to take six Group 1 races. The following year, when Shirley Heights won both the English and Irish Derby he became Champion Sire, and then again in 1987, when Reference Point won the Derby, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the St Leger. In 1988, he sired his fourth Classic winner when Doyoun won the 2000 Guineas. Furthermore, the line of three Derby winners – Mill Reef – Shirley Heights – Slip Anchor – not only gave Thoroughbred breeders access to his legacy, but has assured his place in history. Sadly, Mill Reef was put down on 2 February, 1986, after suffering a severe heart condition. He was buried at The National Stud in Newmarket. by Michael Church Official Derby Historian


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FOURTH RACE 3.45 THE WORLD POOL “DASH” HANDICAP STAKES (HERITAGE HANDICAP) (CLASS 2) FIVE FURLONGS (5f)

for three yrs old and upwards

Total race value £75000 For conditions of this race see page 74 STALLS: STANDS SIDE

RACE FACTS

LAST WINNER

ORNATE Ridden by Phil Dennis

Trained by David C Griffiths

Owned by Kings Road Racing Partnership

EPSOM RACE SUMMARY Three-time winner Caspian Prince and 2019 victor Ornate have both struck from low draws and the latter in particular should ensure a strong pace on that side of the track, but it usually pays to focus on those drawn high. Stone Of Destiny is one such horse but his tendency to start slowly is a big negative, while Sunday Sovereign has claims on the form of his recent York second but appears happier on soft ground. Only Spoofing won well at Navan recently but is 9lb higher here, so COPPER KNIGHT gets the vote. A good winner at York two starts ago, he ran well for fifth on the Knavesmire despite soft ground last time and could be capable of another bold bid.

WIN: COPPER KNIGHT

DANGER: ONLY SPOOFING

PRESENTATION tote and World Pool are kindly awarding £100 to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race, as well as a trophy to the winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 20

(EXACTA)

Hood worn by No. 10. Blinkers worn by No. 18. Tongue Strap worn by No. 4, 5, 6, 8, 16. Blinkers, Tongue Strap worn by No. 17. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 3, 13. Probable S.P.’s - 17-2 Stone of Destiny (GB), 11-1 Copper Knight (IRE), 12-1 Sunday Sovereign (GB), Only Spoofing (IRE), 14-1 Recon Mission (IRE), Yimou (IRE), 16-1 Rose Hip (GB), Han Solo Berger (IRE), 20-1 Caspian Prince (IRE), 25-1 Ornate (GB), Blue de Vega (GER), Lord Riddiford (IRE), Mondammej (GB), Saaheq (GB), 28-1 Exalted Angel (FR), 33-1 Pettochside (GB), Get Boosting (GB), Mokaatil (GB), Son And Sannie (IRE), 40-1 Duke of Firenze (GB)

FOURTH RACE

LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): A Balding (11 wins from 78 runners, 14%) runs STONE OF DESTINY TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): T Easterby (12 wins from 93 runners, 13%) runs COPPER KNIGHT and SUNDAY SOVEREIGN FANCY THAT: P Midgley won this race in 2015 and 2018. The stable runs SON AND SANNIE today. LONGEST TRAVELLER: EXALTED ANGEL trained by K Burke, Leyburn, 259 miles.


FOURTH RACE 3.45 NO HORSE

1

AGE

STONE OF DESTINY (GB) (35) 6

B g Acclamation - Irishstone (IRE) Owner King Power Racing Co Ltd Trainer Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Breeder Biddestone Stud

WEIGHT DRAW

9-10 (17)

Form 0210-02 D Sponsored by King Power International Co Ltd

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE stars, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. He has won four times from 5f to 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten a head by Desert Safari when second of 5 at 11-5 on his latest outing at Goodwood over 5f (good to firm) last month. Had excuses on his return and ran a cracker last time, so must be noted. Official BHA Rating 102

2

EXALTED ANGEL (FR) (28)

5

B g Dark Angel (IRE) - Hurryupharriet (IRE) Owner Pau-Perth Partnership & Mrs E Burke Form 3-41254 D Trainer K. R. Burke, Leyburn Sponsored by KB Spigot Ltd Breeder Tirnaskea Stud

3

ORNATE (GB) (7)

8 Form

144140 CD

SUNDAY SOVEREIGN (GB) (14) 4

B g Equiano (FR) - Red Sovereign Owner King Power Racing Co Ltd Trainer Tim Easterby, Malton Breeder Byerley Stud

Phil Dennis

9-6 (19)

Form 10/00-02 D Sponsored by King Power International Co Ltd

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped sleeves, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. Successful at 5f and 6f on soft and yielding ground, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 3/4l by Pendleton when second of 12 at 20-1 on his latest outing at York over 5f (soft) last month. His best form has come on a softer surface then he’ll encounter today. Official BHA Rating 98

5

Clifford Lee

9-6 (6)

YELLOW, BLACK diamond, diamonds on sleeves. Has won ten races at 5f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 10l behind King’s Lynn at 80-1 when eighth of 11 on his latest outing at Haydock over 5f (good to soft) last month. Trailblazing speedball who could set a searing early pace. Official BHA Rating 98

4

Oisin Murphy

9-10 (15)

WHITE, EMERALD GREEN epaulets, armlets and cap. He has won four times from 5f to 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. Well beaten at 11-1 behind Cape Byron when last of 4 on his latest outing at Haydock over 6f (heavy) last month. Might just find things happening too fast here, though he has got an ideal draw. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 8/5/2021 it was reported that the horse would prefer a quicker surface. Official BHA Rating 102

B g Bahamian Bounty - Adorn Owner Kings Road Racing Partnership Trainer David C. Griffiths, Bawtry Breeder Cheveley Park Stud Ltd

JOCKEY

CASPIAN PRINCE (IRE) (47) 12

Silvestre De Sousa

9-4 (4)

Ch g Dylan Thomas (IRE) - Crystal Gaze (IRE) Owner Mr S Louch & Mr M Appleby Form 3-53554 CD Trainer Michael Appleby, Oakham Sponsored by Advanced Electrical Services (Leicester) Ltd Breeder Ballygallon Stud Limited

LIGHT BLUE, BROWN epaulets, BROWN sleeves, LIGHT BLUE armlets, striped cap. Has won 21 races from 5f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft and on the all-weather. Finished 7l behind Mondammej when fourth of 6 at 7-2 on his latest outing at Pontefract over 5f (good to firm) in April. Has won this three times in the past. Official BHA Rating 96

6

BLUE DE VEGA (GER) (14)

8

B g Lope de Vega (IRE) - Burning Heights (GER) Owner Mrs J. Morley Form 624034 D Trainer Robert Cowell, Newmarket Sponsored by Al Basti Equiworld Breeder Gestut Ammerland

Alistair Rawlinson

9-3 (3)

YELLOW, BLACK chevron, BLACK sleeves, YELLOW stars, BLACK cap, YELLOW star. Has won eight races from 5f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy and on the all-weather. Finished 5l behind Arecibo when fourth of 6 at 8-1 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 5f (soft) last month. Still 2lb higher than his last winning mark. Official BHA Rating 95

Ben Curtis


7

HORSE

AGE

LORD RIDDIFORD (IRE) (64) 6

Gr g Zebedee - Beacon of Hope (IRE) Owner The JAM Partnership Trainer John Quinn, Malton Breeder Malachy. M. Harney

WEIGHT DRAW

8-12 (5)

Form 32-U110 D Sponsored by JJ Quinn Racing Ltd

YELLOW, DARK GREEN diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamonds on cap. Has won nine races at 5f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 8l behind Summerghand at 25-1 when last of 12 on his latest outing at Lingfield over 6f in April. Rated 13lb higher on the all-weather than on turf, so could be better in this. Official BHA Rating 90

8

COPPER KNIGHT (IRE) (14)

7

B g Sir Prancealot (IRE) - Mystic Dream Owner Middleham Park, Ventura Racing 6&Partner Form 00-0315 D Trainer Tim Easterby, Malton Sponsored by Breeder Wardstown Stud Ltd Middleham Park Racing

ONLY SPOOFING (IRE) (21)

B g Approve (IRE) - Golden Anthem (USA) Owner Seamus Mannion/Francis Durbin Form Trainer K. T. Coleman, Ireland Breeder Limestone and Tara Studs

7

Jason Hart

8-12 (16)

LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets. Has won nine races at 5f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Finished 2l behind Pendleton when fifth of 12 at 5-1 on his latest outing at York over 5f (soft) last month. Won well on a sounder surface before that and strong claims here. Official BHA Rating 90

9

JOCKEY

James Sullivan

8-11 (20)

10-0601 D

ORANGE, BLACK star and stars on sleeves, WHITE cap. Has won nine races at 5f on good to firm and good ground. A winner at 11-1 at Navan over 5f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Sounds Of Spring by 3l. Interesting Irish raider and really well Tom Marquand drawn, but he’s 9lb higher than that Navan win. Official BHA Rating 89

10

MONDAMMEJ (GB) (14)

B g Lope de Vega (IRE) - Lamps of Heaven (IRE) Owner Mrs C. Brittain Form Trainer Antony Brittain, Warthill Breeder Chasemore Farm

4

8-9 (18)

021630 D

GREY, YELLOW striped sleeves and cap. Successful at 5f and 6f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 5l behind Pendleton at 8-1 when 10th of 12 on his latest outing at York over 5f (soft) last month. The return to a sounder surface could help and his draw looks ideal. Official BHA Rating 87

11

RECON MISSION (IRE) (46)

B h Kodiac - Ermine Ruby Owner Mr B. J. Millen Trainer Tony Carroll, Cropthorne Breeder Tally-Ho Stud

5

Cam Hardie

8-9 (2)

Form 1-43051 CD Sponsored by Millen Hotels

EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW cross belts, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, YELLOW stars, YELLOW cap. Winner of five races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to heavy and on the all-weather. A winner at 11-2 over this course and distance (good) on his latest outing in April, beating Dark Shot by Ray Dawson (3) 1/2l. Did the job well there and claims despite the bigger field here. Official BHA Rating 87

12

ROSE HIP (GB) (5)

B m Acclamation - Poppy Seed Owner Lady Whent Trainer Tony Carroll, Cropthorne Breeder Lady Whent

(in 4lb ex) Form

6

8-8 (10)

152-001 D

EMERALD GREEN, LIGHT BLUE chevron, diamonds on sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap. Winner of six races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from firm to good. A winner at 12-1 at Windsor over 5f (good) on her latest outing last month, beating Spoof by 1 1/4l. Carries a 5lb penalty today for that Edward Greatrex success and won’t be able to start slowly as she did last time. Official BHA Rating 82

FOURTH RACE

NO


NO HORSE

13

AGE

HAN SOLO BERGER (IRE) (38) 6

B g Lord Shanakill (USA) - Dreamaway (IRE) Owner Mrs B. Berresford Form Trainer Chris Wall, Newmarket Breeder Irish National Stud

WEIGHT DRAW

8-7 (11)

15-5363 D

PINK and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, PINK cap, ROYAL BLUE diamonds. Winner of seven races from 5f to 7f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Third of 8 behind Pettochside beaten 1 1/4l at 5-1 on his latest outing at Ascot over 5f (good to firm) in April. Might just find a few of these too strong. Official BHA Rating 85

14

YIMOU (IRE) (21)

B g Kodiac - Heroine Chic (IRE) Owner Mr Andrew L. Cohen Trainer Dean Ivory, Radlett Breeder Alexander Bloodstock

JOCKEY

6

George Wood

8-7 (8)

Form 33630-3 D Sponsored by Wood Hall Stud

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap. He has won four times from 5f to 6f on good to firm ground. Third of 7 behind Benefit Street beaten 1 1/2l at 7-2 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 5f (good) last month. Not ideally drawn but has George Downing form in big-field handicaps and is respected. Official BHA Rating 85

15

PETTOCHSIDE (GB) (5)

12

B g Refuse To Bend (IRE) - Clear Impression (IRE) Owner Mr P. Cook Form 01-1010 C D Trainer John Bridger, Liphook Breeder New Hall Stud

8-6

(1)

MAROON and GREY stripes, GREY sleeves. Has won 18 races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy and on the all-weather. Beaten 5l behind Rose Hip at 11-1 when seventh of 8 on his latest outing at Windsor over 5f (good) last month. Already has won twice this term, but this is a big ask. Official BHA Rating 84

16

GET BOOSTING (GB) (21)

B g Swiss Spirit - Inagh River Owner The Strattonites Trainer Iain Jardine, Carrutherstown Breeder Glebe Farm Stud

4

8-5 (14)

Form 500-515 D Sponsored by Iain Jardine Racing Ltd

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE cross belts, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars and cap. He has won three times at 5f on good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Finished 7l behind Good Luck Fox when fifth of 9 at 9-1 on his latest outing at Thirsk over 5f (soft) last month. That latest effort is well below what will be required here. Official BHA Rating 83

17

George Rooke (3)

MOKAATIL (GB) (30)

6

Jamie Gormley

8-4 (13)

Br g Lethal Force (IRE) - Moonlit Garden (IRE) Owner Midtech Form 140340 C D Trainer Ian Williams, Alvechurch Sponsored by Mid-Tech (Air Products) Ltd Breeder Biddestone Stud

LIGHT BLUE and RED (quartered), hooped sleeves, WHITE cap. Winner of five races from 5f to 6f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 10l behind Jabbarockie at 18-1 when eighth of 9 on his latest outing at Chester over 5f (good to soft) last month. Has dropped to an attractive mark, but this looks tough. Official BHA Rating 82

18

SAAHEQ (GB) (21)

7

David Egan

8-4 (9)

B g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Brevity (USA) Owner Coombelands Racing Syndicate Form 123125 D BF Trainer Amanda Perrett, Pulborough Sponsored by Amanda Perrett Racing - Coombelands Racing Stables Breeder Cliveden Stud Ltd ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW diabolo, hooped sleeves, YELLOW cap. Winner of seven races at 5f on good and good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Finished 4l behind Benefit Street when fifth of 7 at 10-3fav on his latest outing at Newmarket over 5f (good) last month. Has over two lengths to find with Yimou on that evidence. Official BHA Rating 82

Hayley Turner


NO

19

HORSE

AGE

SON AND SANNIE (IRE) (43) 5

B g Es Que Love (IRE) - Anamundi Owner Taylor’s Bloodstock Ltd Trainer Paul Midgley, Westow Breeder Mr M. Cahalan

WEIGHT DRAW

8-2

(7)

Form 4013-04 D Sponsored by Taylor Group (Yorkshire) Ltd

WHITE, DARK BLUE striped sleeves, DARK BLUE and YELLOW hooped cap. Successful twice at 5f on good ground and on the all-weather. Finished 2 1/4l behind Secretinthepark when fourth of 5 at 9-2 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 5f (good to firm) in April. Hasn’t shown enough in recent efforts to be a contender. Official BHA Rating 80

20 DUKE

JOCKEY

OF FIRENZE (GB) (15) 12

Ch g Pivotal - Nannina Owner Adlam,Damary-Thompson,Wilson,Griffiths Form Trainer David C. Griffiths, Bawtry Breeder Cheveley Park Stud Ltd

Kieran O’Neill

8-0 (12)

501365 CD

GREY, WHITE chevron, WHITE and GREY striped sleeves, RED cap. Has won 12 races from 5f to 6f on ground from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Finished 10l behind Isle Of Lismore when fifth of 7 at 14-1 on his latest outing at Catterick over 5f (heavy). Has tended to start slowly and will need everything to drop right. Official BHA Rating 77

John Egan

1st

2nd

Distance

3rd

4th

Time

DID YOU KNOW?

So far, 46 Derby winners have been sired by Derby winners. Serpentine (2020) and Anthony Van Dyck (2019) are two of the most recent, both being sons of the 2001 victor Galileo, while 2017’s winner, Wings Of Eagles, was sired by 2011 Derby winner, Pour Moi and 2018’s winner, Masar, was a son of 2008 Derby champion, New Approach.

FOURTH RACE

Result


70 Y E A R S O F

Lester Ask the man in the street to name a jockey, there is a fair chance their response will be “Frankie”. But for those of a certain age it will always be “Lester”. Remarkably, this year sees the 70th anniversary of Lester Piggott’s first Derby ride in 1951. That year was the first time since before World War II that The Derby was run on its then-traditional Wednesday slot, with the ongoing Festival of Britain leading to a new mood of national optimism.

However, it was certainly an inauspicious start for the 15-year-old Piggott, as his 1951 mount Zucchero was left at the start - this was in the time of the old starting gate, as starting stalls were not utilised in The Derby until 1967. A talented if undoubtedly quirky performer,


Zucchero handed the young Piggott some compensation two years later in 1953 when providing him with the first of his record nine Coronation Cup victories at Epsom Downs. For Lester, the rest, of course, is history. He would go on to taste Derby success as an 18-year-old on Never Say Die in 1954 and go on to win the premier Classic eight more times with Crepello (1957), St Paddy (1960), Sir Ivor (1968), Nijinsky (1970), Roberto (1972), Empery (1976), The Minstrel (1977) and Teenoso (1983) adding to Never Say Die’s success. His nine Derby victories remain a record to this day and, as remarkable as Piggott’s success in the race was and still is, his sheer longevity is also unsurpassed. While the first of Piggott’s record 36 Derby rides was on Zucchero in 1951, his final appearance in the world’s greatest Flat race was when aged 58 in 1994 - the last Derby to be staged on a Wednesday). That day he partnered 33-1 chance Khamaseen to a fifth place finish.

Nijinsky

When Piggott’s career in the saddle began, Sir Gordon Richards and Charlie Smirke were his contemporaries. When it ended he was pitched against Steve Cauthen and Frankie Dettori. From the days of black and white television and Prince Monolulu holding court on the racecourse with his retort of “I gotttta horse….” to the verge of today’s online information overload, “The Piggott Years” spanned a remarkable amount of time and change, whatever way you look at it. When he finally hung up his riding boots, the jockey was commemorated at Epsom Downs with the Lester Piggott Gates, which were officially unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen 25 years ago, on Derby Day in 1996. Later that afternoon, Shaamit landed the big race and was, appropriately, trained by Piggott’s son-in-law William Haggas.

Teenoso



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THE CAZOO DERBY 20-YEAR ROLL OF HONOUR 2020 DERBY WINNER

SERPENTINE

Ridden by Emmet McNamara Trained by Aidan O’Brien Owned by Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

2019

ANTHONY VAN DYCK Owner: Mrs John Magnier, Mr M Tabor & Mr D Smith Trainer: Aidan O’Brien

2018

MASAR Owner: Godolphin

2017

Trainer: Charlie Appleby Jockey: W. Buick

WINGS OF EAGLES Owner: Mrs D Smith, Mrs John Magnier & M Tabor Trainer: Aidan O’Brien

2016

Jockey: S. Heffernan

Jockey: P. Beggy

HARZAND Owner: H. H. Aga Khan

T: 01372 726 311 E: epsom@thejockeyclub.co.uk W: thejockeyclub.co.uk/epsom

Trainer: Dermot Weld

Jockey: P. Smullen


2015

GOLDEN HORN Owner: A E Oppenheimer

2014

Trainer: John Gosden

AUSTRALIA Owner: D Smith/Mrs J Magnier/M Tabor/T Ah Khing Trainer: Aidan O’Brien

2013

Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute Jockey: R. L. Moore

SEA THE STARS Owner: Christopher Tsui

2008

Trainer: John Oxx

Jockey: M. J. Kinane

NEW APPROACH Owner: H.R.H Princess Haya Of Jordan Trainer: J. S Bolger

2007

Jockey: M. Barzalona

WORKFORCE Owner: K. Abdullah

2009

Jockey: J. O’Brien

POUR MOI Owner: Mrs John Magnier, M Tabor & D Smith Trainer: Andre Fabre

2010

Jockey: R. L. Moore

CAMELOT Owner: Mrs D Smith, Mrs John Magnier & M Tabor Trainer: Aidan O’Brien

2011

Jockey: J. O’Brien

RULER OF THE WORLD Owner: Mrs John Magnier, Mr M Tabor & Mr D Smith Trainer: Aidan O’Brien

2012

Jockey: L. Dettori

Jockey: K. Manning

AUTHORIZED Owner: Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar Trainer: Peter Chapple-Hyam Jockey: L. Dettori

2006

SIR PERCY Owner: A. E. Pakenham

2005

MOTIVATOR Owner: The Royal Ascot Racing Club

2004

Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute Jockey: K. Fallon

Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute Jockey: K. Fallon

HIGH CHAPARRAL Owner: Mr M. Tabor & Mrs J. Magnier

2001

Jockey: J. Murtagh

KRIS KIN Owner: Saeed Suhail

2002

Trainer: Michael Bell

NORTH LIGHT Owner: Ballymacoll Stud

2003

Trainer: Marcus Tregoning Jockey: M. Dwyer

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien

Jockey: J. Murtagh

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien

Jockey: M.J. Kinane

GALILEO Owner: Mrs J. Magnier & Mr M. Tabor


THE ROAD TO

THE CAZOO DERBY

MOHAAFETH The Betfair Newmarket Stakes Newmarket Saturday 1st May

HURRICANE LANE The Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes York Thursday 13th May

Despite having just a Newmarket handicap victory from a mark of 85 to his name as a career highlight, the William Haggas-trained colt took the step up to Listed level in his stride and forced himself into the Cazoo Derby reckoning. Five lengths was the winning margin at the line and this son of the great Frankel could well still have plenty more to come - he’s an exciting contender that’s for sure.

The Dante is always a high-class Cazoo Derby trial and this year’s renewal could well have produced a horse who has it in him to go very close in the big one this afternoon. Hurricane Lane emerged victorious for the Godolphin team and Charlie Appleby, showing a turn of foot and a superb attitude under William Buick to fend of the smart Megallan and the late-closing High Definition.

BOLSHOI BALLET The Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Leopardstown Sunday 9th May

THIRD REALM The Novibet Derby Trial Stakes Lingfield Park Saturday 8th May

In perhaps the most impressive effort so far from a Cazoo Derby contender, Bolshoi Ballet blew away his high-class competition for the all-conquering Aidan O’Brien team. Nudged to lead three furlongs from home by Ryan Moore, the son of Galileo quickened smartly and stayed on well over the ten furlong trip to put six lengths between him and the field at the line. If he stays these extra two furlongs, a performance like that will see him go very close this afternoon.

Lingfield’s Derby Trial has thrown up winners of the Cazoo Derby in recent years, such as Anthony Van Dyck in 2019, and Third Realm was an impressive winner of this year’s renewal for the Roger Varian team. Coming from last to first, theson of the great Sea The Stars showed a nice turn of foot and plenty of stamina to get the better of Godolphin’s Adayar, who was a close third in the Sandown Park Classic Trial on his previous start.


BIG RACE FACTS FIFTH RACE 4:30

THE CAZOO DERBY (GROUP 1) winners had won a Group race previously

of the last

TWELVE of the last FOURTEEN winners were rated 109 or higher

10

1st

of the last

FRANKIE

DETTORI

R &

13

Y A

winners have come from the first three in the betting

N

MOORE

have each won The Derby twice

All of the last

10

winners at least placed on their last run before The Derby.

10

of the last

12

winners ran in the last 35 days

TOP TRAINER

AIDAN O'BRIEN (EIGHT DERBY VICTORIES) RUNS BOLSHOI BALLET

0

12

of the last winners had run at Epsom Downs before!

LEADING OWNER

MRS J. MAGNIER, MR M. TABOR & MR D. SMITH (3 OF THE LAST 10 WINNERS) RUNS BOLSHOI BALLET


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FIFTH RACE 4.30 THE CAZOO DERBY (CLASS 1) (GROUP 1) (BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES) (CLASS 1) ONE MILE about FOUR FURLONGS (12f abt 6yds)

for three yrs old colts and fillies

Total race value £1125000 For conditions of this race see page 74 STALLS: CENTRE

RACE FACTS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): M Johnston (18 wins from 102 runners, 18%) runs GEAR UP TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): R Varian (10 wins from 40 runners, 25%) runs THIRD REALM FANCY THAT: A P O’Brien won this race in 2012, 13, 14, 17, 19 and 20. The stable runs BOLSHOI BALLET today. LONGEST TRAVELLERS: BOLSHOI BALLET trained by A P O’Brien, MAC SWINEY trained by J S Bolger, SOUTHERN LIGHTS trained by J P O’Brien, all Ireland.

LAST YEAR’S WINNER

SERPENTINE Ridden by Emmet McNamara Owned by Mrs J Magnier, Trained by Aidan O’Brien

M Tabor & D Smith

WIN: MAC SWINEY

DANGER: MOHAAFETH

PRESENTATION Cazoo is kindly awarding £200 to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race, as well as a trophy to the winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 12

(EXACTA)

Probable S.P.’s - 6-5 Bolshoi Ballet (IRE), 7-1 Mohaafeth (IRE), 15-2 Mac Swiney (IRE), 8-1 John Leeper (IRE), 10-1 Hurricane Lane (IRE), 25-1 Third Realm (GB), 40-1 One Ruler (IRE), Youth Spirit (IRE), 50-1 Gear Up (IRE), Southern Lights (IRE), 100-1 Adayar (IRE), 300-1 Mojo Star (IRE)

FIFTH RACE

EPSOM RACE SUMMARY Bolshoi Ballet is going to be popular following recent victories in the Ballysax and Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial. That said, the strength of that form can be questioned and, while he merits plenty of respect, this is a very competitive Derby. With that in mind, preference is for MAC SWINEY, who was not right when beaten by Bolshoi Ballet in the Derrinstown. Either side of that defeat, the son of New Approach has won a pair of Group 1s, including the Irish 2,000 Guineas last time. Jim Bolger’s colt has to prove himself on a quicker surface but should relish this step up in trip. Mohaafeth has been progressive this year and created a big impression when winning the Newmarket Stakes over 1m2f last time. This step up in trip should not be a problem and he looks to have a very bright future.


FIFTH RACE 4.30 NO HORSE

1

WEIGHT DRAW

ADAYAR (IRE) (28)

9-0

B c Frankel - Anna Salai (USA)

Owner Godolphin Trainer Charlie Appleby, Newmarket Breeder Godolphin

(1)

JOCKEY

Form 41-22 BF Sponsored by Emirates Fly Better

ROYAL BLUE, RED cap. Adam Kirby A winner at 1m on soft ground. Beaten 1 1/4l by Third Realm when second of 6 at 6-5fav on his latest outing at Lingfield over 1m 4f (soft) last month. Has to take on that rival again today and he may have to settle for a minor role. Official BHA Rating 107

2

BOLSHOI BALLET (IRE) (27) 9-0

B c Galileo (IRE) - Alta Anna (FR)

Owner Mrs J Magnier/M Tabor/D Smith/Westerberg Form Trainer Aidan O’Brien, Ireland Breeder Lynch-Bages & Rhinestone Bloodstock

(9)

315-11

DARK BLUE Ryan Moore He has won three times from 1m to 1m 2f on good and yielding - soft ground. Won on his latest outing when evens fav in the Group 3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown over 1m 2f (good) last month, beating Lough Derg by 6l. A leading contender. Official BHA Rating 117

3

GEAR UP (IRE) (23)

9-0

B c Teofilo (IRE) - Gearanai (USA) Owner Teme Valley Trainer Mark Johnston, Middleham Breeder J. S. Bolger

(6)

Form 1141-5 Sponsored by Johnston Racing Ltd

MAROON, YELLOW hoops, MAROON sleeves, YELLOW cap. Ben Curtis He has won three times from 7f to 1m 2f on good ground. Finished 6l behind Hurricane Lane when fifth of 10 at 6-1 on his latest outing in the Group 2 Dante Stakes at York over 1m 2f (good) last month. A Group 1 winner last year and he should not be written off. Official BHA Rating 112

4

HURRICANE LANE (IRE) (23) 9-0

Ch c Frankel - Gale Force

Owner Godolphin Trainer Charlie Appleby, Newmarket Breeder Normandie Stud Ltd

(5)

Form 1-11 Sponsored by Emirates Fly Better

ROYAL BLUE. William Buick He has won three times from 1m to 1m 2f on good and heavy ground. A winner at 5-1 in the Group 2 Dante Stakes at York over 1m 2f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Megallan by 3/4l. Should relish this step up in trip and cannot be discounted Official BHA Rating 112

5

JOHN LEEPER (IRE) (21)

B c Frankel - Snow Fairy (IRE) Owner Anamoine Ltd Trainer Ed Dunlop, Newmarket Breeder Anamoine Ltd

9-0

(12)

Form 4-11 Sponsored by Elusive Pimpernel Syndicate

YELLOW, RED epaulets and sleeves. Frankie Dettori Successful twice at 1m 2f on good ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 6-4fav at Newmarket over 1m 2f (good) last month, beating Tasman Bay by 1 3/4l. Needs to improve to be successful but he remains unexposed and should have more to offer. Official BHA Rating 106


Galileo (IRE) Frankel (GB) Kind (IRE)

Dubawi (IRE) Anna Salai (USA)

1. ADAYAR (IRE)

Anna Palariva (IRE)

(Breeder - Godolphin)

Sadler’s Wells (USA) Galileo (IRE) Urban Sea (USA)

Anabaa (USA) Alta Anna (FR)

2. BOLSHOI BALLET (IRE)

Anna Edes (FR)

(Breeder - Lynch-Bages & Rhinestone Bloodstock)

Galileo (IRE) Teofilo (IRE) Speirbhean (IRE)

Toccet (USA) Gearanai (USA)

3. GEAR UP (IRE)

Plaintiff (USA)

(Breeder - J S Bolger)

Galileo (IRE) Sold by

Frankel (GB) Kind (IRE)

Shirocco (GER)

4. HURRICANE LANE (IRE)

Gale Force (GB) Hannda (IRE)

(Breeder - Normandie Stud Ltd)

Galileo (IRE) Frankel (GB) Kind (IRE)

Intikhab (USA)

5. JOHN LEEPER (IRE) (Breeder - Anamoine Ltd)

Snow Fairy (IRE) Woodland Dream (IRE)

Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Danehill (USA) Rainbow Lake (GB) Dubai Millennium (GB) Zomaradah (GB) Caerleon (USA) Anna of Saxony (GB) Northern Dancer Fairy Bridge (USA) Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Danzig (USA) Balbonella (FR) Fabulous Dancer (USA) Abbey (FR) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Danehill (USA) Saviour (USA) Awesome Again (CAN) Cozzene’s Angel (USA) Seeking The Gold (USA) Dispute (USA) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Danehill (USA) Rainbow Lake (GB) Monsun (GER) So Sedulous (USA) Dr Devious (IRE) Handaza (IRE) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Danehill (USA) Rainbow Lake (GB) Red Ransom (USA) Crafty Example (USA) Charnwood Forest (IRE) Fantasy Girl (IRE)


NO HORSE

6

WEIGHT DRAW

MAC SWINEY (IRE) (14)

9-0

Ch c New Approach (IRE) - Halla Na Saoire (IRE) Owner Mrs J. S. Bolger Trainer J. S. Bolger, Ireland Breeder J. S. Bolger

Form

JOCKEY

(8)

0101-41

WHITE, PURPLE stripe, check cap. Kevin Manning He has won four times from 7f to 1m on ground varying from soft to soft - heavy. A winner at 8-1 in the Group 1 Irish 2,000 Guineas at Curragh over 1m (soft - heavy) on his latest outing last month, beating Poetic Flare by a short head. Has to be on the shortlist. Official BHA Rating 119

7

MOHAAFETH (IRE) (35)

9-0

Ch c Frankel - French Dressing

Owner Shadwell Estate Company Ltd Trainer William Haggas, Newmarket Breeder Normandie Stud Ltd

Form

(4)

03-111

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, striped cap. Jim Crowley He has won three times from 1m to 1m 2f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 2-1 at Newmarket over 1m 2f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Secret Protector by 5l. That was an impressive win and he could make the frame. Official BHA Rating 111

8

MOJO STAR (IRE) (22)

9-0 (10)

B c Sea The Stars (IRE) - Galley

Owner Amo Racing Limited Trainer Richard Hannon, Marlborough Breeder Barbara Prendergast

Form 2-2 BF Sponsored by Sports Invest UK Ltd

VIOLET, WHITE quartered cap. David Egan Placed in both starts. Beaten 1/2l by Manobo when second of 6 at evens fav on his latest outing at Newbury over 1m 2f (good to soft) last month. A nice type who has bumped into a pair of useful rivals in maiden company but he will do well to break his maiden tag today. Official BHA Rating -

9

ONE RULER (IRE) (35)

9-0

B c Dubawi (IRE) - Fintry (IRE)

Owner Godolphin Trainer Charlie Appleby, Newmarket Breeder Godolphin

(11)

Form 21312-6 Sponsored by Emirates Fly Better

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE cap. James Doyle Successful at 7f and 1m on good and soft ground. Finished 5l behind Poetic Flare when sixth of 14 at 10-1 on his latest outing in the Group 1 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket over 1m (good to firm) last month. That was an encouraging effort but much more is required today. Official BHA Rating 114

10

SOUTHERN LIGHTS (IRE) (27) 9-0

B c Sea The Stars (IRE) - Ownwan (USA)

Owner Aquis Racing & al Mamoura Partnership Form Trainer Joseph Patrick O’Brien, Ireland Breeder Ownwan Partnership

(3)

2-16

LIGHT BLUE, BLACK triple diamond, hooped sleeves. Declan McDonogh A winner at 1m 2f on good ground. Finished 9l behind Bolshoi Ballet when sixth of 7 at 8-1 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown over 1m 2f (good) last month. Has to take on that rival again today. Official BHA Rating 104


Galileo (IRE) New Approach (IRE) Park Express

Teofilo (IRE) Halla Na Saoire (IRE)

6. MAC SWINEY (IRE)

Siamsa (USA)

(Breeder - J S Bolger)

Galileo (IRE) Sold by

Frankel (GB) Kind (IRE)

Sea The Stars (IRE) French Dressing (GB)

7. MOHAAFETH (IRE)

Foodbroker Fancy (IRE)

(Breeder - Normandie Stud Ltd)

Cape Cross (IRE) Sold by

Sea The Stars (IRE) Urban Sea (USA)

Zamindar (USA)

8. MOJO STAR (IRE)

Galley (GB) Dockage (CAN)

(Breeder - Barbara Prendergast)

Dubai Millennium (GB) Dubawi (IRE) Zomaradah (GB)

Shamardal (USA)

9. ONE RULER (IRE)

Fintry (IRE) Campsie Fells (UAE)

(Breeder - Godolphin)

Cape Cross (IRE) Sea The Stars (IRE) Urban Sea (USA)

Kingmambo (USA)

10. SOUTHERN LIGHTS (IRE)

(Breeder - Ownwan Partnership)

Ownwan (USA) Helena Molony (IRE)

Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Ahonoora Matcher Galileo (IRE) Speirbhean (IRE) Quest For Fame Amoura (USA) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Urban Sea (USA) Danehill (USA) Rainbow Lake (GB) Cape Cross (IRE) Urban Sea (USA) Halling (USA) Red Rita (IRE) Green Desert (USA) Park Appeal Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Gone West (USA) Zaizafon (USA) Riverman (USA) Golden Alibi (USA) Seeking The Gold (USA) Colorado Dancer Deploy Jawaher (IRE) Giant’s Causeway (USA) Helsinki (GB) Indian Ridge Queen’s View (FR) Green Desert (USA) Park Appeal Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Mr Prospector (USA) Miesque (USA) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Kasora (IRE)


NO HORSE

11

WEIGHT DRAW

THIRD REALM (GB) (28)

9-0

B c Sea The Stars (IRE) - Reem Three

Owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Form Trainer Roger Varian, Newmarket Breeder Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum

5-11

JOCKEY

(2)

D

YELLOW, large BLACK spots and spots on cap. Andrea Atzeni Successful at 1m 2f and 1m 4f on good to firm and soft ground. A winner at 14-1 at Lingfield over 1m 4f (soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Adayar by 1 1/4l. A progressive colt but he may have to settle for a minor role this afternoon. Official BHA Rating 108

12

YOUTH SPIRIT (IRE) (31)

B c Camelot - Rocana

Owner Ahmad Al Shaikh Trainer Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Breeder Ringfort Stud & Paul Hancock

Form

9-0 413-41

(7)

D

WHITE, EMERALD GREEN epaulets and star on cap. Tom Marquand Successful at 7f and 1m 4f on good to soft and soft ground. A winner at 15-2 in the Group 3 Chester Vase Stakes at Chester over 1m 4f (good to soft) on his latest outing last month, beating Sandhurst by 1 3/4l. Appeared to relish the step up in trip on that occasion. Official BHA Rating 111

Result 1st

2nd

Distance

3rd

4th

Time

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Cape Cross (IRE) Sea The Stars (IRE) Urban Sea (USA)

Mark of Esteem (IRE)

11. THIRD REALM (GB)

Reem Three (GB) Jumaireyah (GB)

(Breeder - Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum)

Montjeu (IRE) Camelot (GB) Tarfah (USA)

Fastnet Rock (AUS)

12. YOUTH SPIRIT (IRE)

(Breeder - Ringfort Stud & Paul Hancock)

Rocana (GB) Lauren Louise (GB)

Green Desert (USA) Park Appeal Miswaki (USA) Allegretta Darshaan Homage (GB) Fairy King (USA) Donya Sadler’s Wells (USA) Floripedes (FR) Kingmambo (USA) Fickle (GB) Danehill (USA) Piccadilly Circus (AUS) Tagula (IRE) Movie Star (IRE)


40 YEARS ON

Shergar The first half of 1981 was momentous for racing and indeed sport in general in Britain.

Beginning at the Cheltenham Festival, where 11-year-old Sea Pigeon claimed his second Champion Hurdle under a masterful John Francome ride, to the first-ever London Marathon, to Bob Champion and Aldaniti overcoming all the odds at Aintree to win the Grand National and on to Ricky Villa’s mastery for Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup Final replay, it truly had it all. That remarkable

sporting year would continue in no uncertain terms at Epsom Downs thanks to a horse called Shergar.

Trained by Michael Stoute in Newmarket, Shergar won impressively on his first start as a two-year-old at Newbury, before finishing second to the more experienced Beldale Flutter on his only other juvenile outing in the Futurity Stakes at Doncaster.


Having been rated 31st among his peers in the 1980 European Free Handicap, Shergar commenced his Classic season as a 33-1 ante-post chance for The Derby. Those odds tumbled after a 10-length victory in Sandown Park’s Classic Trial was followed by a 12-length demolition job in the Chester Vase. Shergar lined up at Epsom Downs as the 10-11 favourite for Derby glory, where he would be partnered by 19-year-old Walter Swinburn. He did not disappoint his supporters as he once again accelerated away from his rivals to register a stunning 10-length success - the widest winning margin in the long history of the premier Classic. Given the unprecedented winning margin, jockey John Mathias, who was aboard secondplaced Glint Of Gold, famously thought he had won! With The Derby in the bag, Shergar went to the Curragh and added the Irish Derby by four lengths before routing his elders by the same distance in Britain’s premier all-age middle-distance contest, the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. The stage was set for an autumn hurrah in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp but in an unexpected twist, connections decided to take in the St Leger at Doncaster. He could fare no better than fourth in the final Classic, with connections in agreement that Shergar’s magic from earlier in the season had deserted him.

That defeat was to be Shergar’s final race. With a lofty Timeform rating of 140 and valued at £10 million, the colt retired to the Aga Khan’s Ballymany Stud in Ireland. However, in what was to make headlines across the world, hooded gunmen seized the stallion on February 8th 1983, with a £2million ransom demanded and subsequently refused. Despite numerous articles, documentaries and conspiracy theories, Shergar’s fate remains a mystery. Tragically, Shergar’s jockey Walter Swinburn, who also won The Derby on Shahrastani (1986) and Lammtarra (1995), died as a result of an accident aged 55 in 2016. For all that has followed in the ensuing 40 years, that gloriously sunny afternoon of June 3rd 1981 at Epsom Downs and Shergar’s electrifying performance will never be forgotten.


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SIXTH RACE 5.15 THE NORTHERN DANCER HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) ONE MILE about FOUR FURLONGS (12f abt 6yds)

for four yrs old and upwards

Total race value £50000 For conditions of this race see page 74 STALLS: CENTRE

RACE FACTS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): M Johnston (18 wins from 102 runners, 18%) runs THE TRADER TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): R Varian (10 wins from 40 runners, 25%) runs AUSTRALIS FANCY THAT: M Johnston won this race in 2011 and 2017. The stable runs THE TRADER today. LONGEST TRAVELLER: RED FORCE ONE trained by P Kirby, Richmond, 254 miles.

LAST WINNER

SOTO SIZZLER Ridden by Jimmy Quinn Owned by I J Heseltine Trained by William Knight

EPSOM RACE SUMMARY It could pay to side with course specialist SOTO SIZZLER, who won his first couple of visits here before finishing three-parts of a length second behind the reopposing Group One Power over track and trip in April. He is 4lb better off with that rival today and may enhance his already-excellent Epsom record. The latter is a solid performer, having backed up that C&D success with a runner-up effort at Ascot, and he should run well from the front once more. Lost Eden also merits shortlist inclusion on his handicap debut.

DANGER: GROUP ONE POWER

PRESENTATION The Jockey Club is kindly awarding £100 to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race, a trophy to the winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey.

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 12

(EXACTA)

Hood worn by No. 7. Blinkers, Tongue Strap worn by No. 12. Probable S.P.’s - 7-2 Group One Power (GB), 5-1 Lost Eden (IRE), 17-2 Soto Sizzler (GB), Wait For The Lord (GB), 9-1 Midnights Legacy (GB), 10-1 Red Force One (GB), 16-1 The Trader (IRE), 22-1 Frontispiece (GB), Autumn War (IRE), 28-1 Koeman (GB), 33-1 Australis (IRE), Percy Street (GB)

SIXTH RACE

WIN: SOTO SIZZLER


SIXTH RACE 5.15 NO HORSE

1

AGE

LOST EDEN (IRE) (28)

B g Sea The Stars (IRE) - Ghostflower (IRE) Owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum Form Trainer Richard Hannon, Marlborough Breeder Mogeely Stud Ltd

4

WEIGHT DRAW

9-7 (10)

2-110

YELLOW, large BLACK spots and spots on cap. Successful twice at 1m 2f on the all-weather. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Albaflora when last of 11 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m 4f (soft) last month. Excuses for that effort (soft ground and found to have an irregular heartbeat) and respected on handicap debut. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 8/5/2021 it was reported that the horse would prefer a faster surface. Official BHA Rating 96

2

THE TRADER (IRE) (22)

5

Gr g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Chinese White (IRE) Owner Mr Ali Saeed Form 50-5614 D Trainer Mark Johnston, Middleham Sponsored by Johnston Racing Ltd Breeder Skymarc Farm

9-6

SOTO SIZZLER (GB) (22)

6

B g Mastercraftsman (IRE) - Jalousie (IRE) Owner Mr I. J. Heseltine Form 202/-420 Trainer David Menuisier, Pulborough Sponsored by Shinco Racing Limited Breeder D. A. Yardy

9-5

4

AUSTRALIS (IRE) (50)

5

CD

MIDNIGHTS LEGACY (GB) (34) 4

B c Midnight Legend - Giving Owner Pitchall Stud Partnership Trainer Alan King, Barbury Castle Breeder Pitchall Stud

6

KOEMAN (GB) (28)

David Egan

9-3 (5)

Form 06-2352 D Sponsored by Hare Group Ltd

LIGHT GREEN, DARK BLUE epaulets, YELLOW and DARK BLUE hooped sleeves and cap. He has won three times from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to soft. Beaten 2 1/4l by Opera Gift when second of 7 at 20-1 on his latest outing at Salisbury over 1m 6f (good) last month. Definite each-way chance with William Buick a positive jockey booking. Official BHA Rating 92

B g Dutch Art - Angelic Note (IRE) Owner Peter Taplin & Susan Bunney Trainer Mick Channon, West Ilsley Breeder B. V. Sangster

Oisin Murphy

9-3 (6)

RED, PURPLE stars on sleeves, RED cap, PURPLE star. He has won four times from 1m 5f to 2m on the all-weather. Beaten 18l behind Elysian Flame at 20-1 when 12th of 14 on his latest outing at Newbury over 2m (good) in April. Shown little the last twice and probably best watched on his track debut. Official BHA Rating 92

5

Ben Curtis

(2)

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hollow box, checked sleeves and cap. He has won three times at 1m 4f on good to firm and good ground, but last win was over two years ago. Beaten 14l behind A Star Above at 3-1 when last of 7 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 6f (good to soft) last month. Loves it here and must enter calculations. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 14/5/2021 it was reported that the horse ran too free. Official BHA Rating 94

B g Australia - Quiet Down (USA) Owner Biddestone Racing XX Form 022-100 Trainer Roger Varian, Newmarket Sponsored by Breeder Lynchbages Edgeridge Ltd & Glenvale Stud Biddestone Stud Ltd

Andrea Atzeni

(1)

GREY, MAROON triple diamond, WHITE sleeves, GREY cap, MAROON diamonds. He has won four times from 7f to 1m 5f on good to firm and good ground. Finished 2 1/2l behind Alright Sunshine when fourth of 6 at 5-1 on his latest outing at Hamilton over 1m 4f (good to soft) last month. Placed here in the past and holds each-way claims today. Official BHA Rating 95

3

JOCKEY

7

9-2

William Buick

(7)

Form 15-4400 D Sponsored by Mike Channon Bloodstock Ltd

YELLOW, BLACK sash, BLACK cap. Winner of seven races from 1m 3f to 1m 4f on good to firm and soft ground and on the all-weather. Well beaten at 28-1 behind Louganini when eighth of 9 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m 4f (soft) last month. Out of sorts lately and difficult to recommend. Tom Marquand STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 8/5/2021 it was reported that the horse was never travelling. Official BHA Rating 91


NO

7

HORSE

AGE

WAIT FOR THE LORD (GB) (7) 5

B m Bated Breath - Miss Moses (USA) Owner G. B. Partnership Trainer David Elsworth, Newmarket Breeder Guy Bloodstock Ltd

WEIGHT DRAW

9-1

JOCKEY

(3)

Form 16-4044 Sponsored by Front Runner Computer Services Ltd

ROYAL BLUE and PINK diamonds, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK armlets, PINK cap. A winner at 1m 2f on the all-weather. Finished 4l behind La Lune when fourth of 5 at 18-1 on her latest outing in the Group 3 Betway Pinnacle Stakes at Haydock over 1m 4f (good to soft) last month. Place Dougie Costello chance on her handicap return. Official BHA Rating 90

8

GROUP ONE POWER (GB) (28) 4

8-13 (8)

B g Lope de Vega (IRE) - Lady Aquitaine (USA) Owner King Power Racing Co Ltd Form 1445-12 CD Trainer Andrew Balding, Kingsclere Sponsored by King Power International Co Ltd Breeder Sahara Group

ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, striped sleeves, WHITE cap, ROYAL BLUE star. He has won three times from 1m to 1m 4f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 3 1/2l by Louganini when second of 9 at 4-1 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m 4f (soft) last month. A courseand-distance winner the time before and likely to show up well again. Official BHA Rating 88

9

FRONTISPIECE (GB) (28)

B g Shamardal (USA) - Free Verse Owner Frontispiece Partnership Trainer Amanda Perrett, Pulborough Breeder The Queen

7

8-11 (4)

Form 6/224-44 D Sponsored by Amanda Perrett Racing - Coombelands Racing Stables

ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW diabolo, hooped sleeves, YELLOW cap. He has won four times from 7f to 1m 5f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Finished 12l behind Louganini when fourth of 9 at 10-1 on his latest outing at Ascot over 1m 4f (soft) last month. Back on a faster surface today and difficult to dismiss. Official BHA Rating 86

10

Silvestre De Sousa

AUTUMN WAR (IRE) (109)

6

Ch g Declaration of War (USA) - Autumn Leaves (FR) Owner The JAM Partnership Form 0/011-43 Trainer Ian Williams, Alvechurch Breeder B. Sangster & Freynestown Stud

Jim Crowley

8-11 (12)

YELLOW, DARK GREEN diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamonds on cap. He has won four times from 1m to 1m 6f on good ground and on the all-weather. Third of 8 behind King Of The South beaten 4l at 11-2 on his latest outing at Newcastle over 1m 4f in February. The forecast good ground will suit and he’s certainly no forlorn hope. Ray Dawson (3) STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 16/2/2021 it was reported that the horse was found to have bled. Official BHA Rating 86

RED FORCE ONE (GB) (40) 6

8-11 (9)

Form 2/56-301 Sponsored by Philip Kirby Racing, Topspec Equine Ltd

ROYAL BLUE, RED star, hooped sleeves and star on cap. He has won four times from 1m to 1m 5f on ground varying from firm to good; has also won two hurdles. A winner at 11-4 at Ayr over 1m 5f (good to firm) on his latest outing in April, beating Raymond by 1l. That second has won since and he merits consideration here. Official BHA Rating 86

12

PERCY STREET (GB) (329)

Br g Sir Percy - Star of Gibraltar Owner Chris & David Stam Trainer David Pipe, Wellington Breeder Worksop Manor Stud

8

Jason Hart

8-8 (11)

Form 2/0/0/0/0Sponsored by W & S Recycling, Tote

PURPLE, YELLOW seams, YELLOW sleeves, PURPLE armlets, PURPLE cap, YELLOW star. Successful at 1m and 1m 2f on good and heavy ground; has also won two hurdles. Beaten 13l behind Calling The Wind at 150-1 when 9th of 13 on his latest flat outing at Ascot over 1m 6f (good) in July last year. Well beaten over hurdles last time and up against it here. Official BHA Rating 83

Kieran O’Neill

SIXTH RACE

11

Ro g Lethal Force (IRE) - Dusty Red Owner The Yorkshire Puddings Trainer Philip Kirby, Richmond Breeder K. A. Bartlett & J. M. Beever


Result 1st

2nd

Distance

3rd

4th

Time

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J O E M ER C ER H o r s e r a c i n g mourned the loss of one of its true greats in the build-up to this year’s Cazoo Derby Festival following the passing of champion jockey Joe Mercer OBE. Mercer’s death at the age of 86 was announced on May 17th. With a total of 2,810 winners in the UK during a career spanning 36 seasons, Mercer partnered eight Classic winners in total, with the great Brigadier Gerard’s success in the 2,000 Guineas of 1971 his clear standout victory.

REMEMBERING

Joe Mercer OBE 1934-2021


The first of Mercer’s Classic winners came while still an apprentice on Ambiguity in the 1953 Oaks at Epsom Downs. Trained by Jack Colling for owner the 3rd Viscount Astor, Ambiguity was a filly of rare appearance, having four white feet and one eye that was pale blue in colour. As an 18-1 chance Ambiguity was a relatively unfancied Oaks contender, but after taking up the running a furlong from home there was no doubt about the winner as she stayed on powerfully to take the honours by a length under her 18-year-old jockey, Mercer. Brigadier Gerard

Although The Derby proved to be the one Classic to elude Mercer, he went close to success on two occasions. In 1959 he partnered Fidalgo to finish second, beaten a length by Parthia, who ironically was ridden by his father-in-law Harry Carr. And it was another 17 years before Mercer came that close to winning the world’s greatest Flat race again, finding only one rival too good when Relkino went down by three lengths to French raider Empery in 1976, the eighth of Lester Piggott’s record nine Derby winners. Away from the Derby and Oaks, the other Group One highlight at the Cazoo Derby Festival

is the Coronation Cup, which takes place over a mile and a half for four year olds and upwards. Mercer took this race in back-to-back years, starting with Buoy in 1974. In a race with no pace, Mercer decided to make the most of Buoy’s proven stamina and at one point was 10 lengths clear of his rivals. It proved to be a tactical masterclass of a ride as although Buoy tired in the closing stages he held on to win, with the notable scalp of champion mare Dahlia back in third. A year later it was Bustino who Mercer partnered to Coronation Cup success. A thoroughly genuine and courageous performer, Mercer had previously partnered Bustino to victory in the 1974 St Leger and the duo would famously finish the narrow runner-up to Grundy in the “Race of the Century” – the 1975 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. Mercer retired from riding after making his final ride a winning one on Bold Rex in the 1984 November Handicap at Doncaster and for many years was a highly-respected racing manager for the late Maktoum Al Maktoum’s Gainsborough Stud. It was in this role that he finally tasted Derby success when Kris Kin, owned by Maktoum associate Saeed Suhail, won the 2003 renewal.


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SEVENTH RACE 5.50 THE CAZOO HANDICAP STAKES (FOR THE TOKYO TROPHY) (CLASS 2) about SIX FURLONGS (6f abt 3yds)

for four yrs old and upwards,

Total race value £50000 For conditions of this race see page 74 STALLS: OUTSIDE

RACE FACTS LEADING COURSE TRAINER (16-21): M Johnston (18 wins from 102 runners, 18%) runs DESERT SAFARI TRAINER-IN-FORM (LAST 14 DAYS): K Dalgleish (8 wins from 44 runners, 18%) runs ABERAMA GOLD WEIGHTWATCHER: TINTO won off a handicap mark of 100, his rating is now down 5lb to 95. LONGEST TRAVELLER: ABERAMA GOLD trained by K Dalgleish, Carluke, 411 miles.

LAST WINNER

WATCHABLE Ridden by Oisin Murphy Owned by Hambleton Xxxix Trained by David O’Meara

P Bamford Roses Partners

EPSOM RACE SUMMARY It often pays to be handy over this track and trip and therefore, this could go the way of DESERT SAFARI, who proved he was more than just a one trick pony when notching up a first turf success at Goodwood. He is only 4lb higher this time and won’t shy away from a battle at the business end. Lexington Dash was two lengths clear of Aberama Gold (second) at Doncaster last month and could have more to come, while the latter may appreciate the application of cheekpieces and is more than capable. The returning Danzeno is an ultra-consistent performer likely to be thereabouts at the finish, with Ejtilaab and Kimifive also noted dropping back in trip.

WIN: DESERT SAFARI

DANGER: LEXINGTON DASH

PRESENTATION

NUMBER OF DECLARED RUNNERS 14

(EXACTA)

Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn first time by No. 2. Hood worn by No. 7, 9. Blinkers worn by No. 8. Visor worn by No. 13. Sheepskin Cheek Pieces worn by No. 5. Probable S.P.’s - 13-2 Lexington Dash (FR), 7-1 Desert Safari (IRE), 8-1 Atalanta’s Boy (GB), Ejtilaab (IRE), 9-1 Danzeno (GB), Aberama Gold (GB), 11-1 Kimifive (IRE), 16-1 Barbill (IRE), 18-1 Tinto (GB), 20-1 Open Wide (USA), 25-1 Canagat (GB), 28-1 Muscika (GB)

SEVENTH RACE

Cazoo is kindly awarding £100 to the racing groom responsible for the best turned out horse in this race, as well as a trophy to the winning Owner, Trainer and Jockey.


SEVENTH RACE 5.50 NO HORSE

1

AGE

DANZENO (GB) (236)

B g Denounce - Danzanora Owner Mr Clive Wragg Trainer Michael Appleby, Oakham Breeder A. M. Wragg

WEIGHT DRAW

10

9-7

JOCKEY

(2)

Form 323222- D Sponsored by Trade Access Panels Ltd

LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE epaulets, sleeves and cap. Winner of seven races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 1/2l by Makanah when second of 5 at 8-11fav on his latest outing at Musselburgh over 5f (soft) in October last Ray Dawson (3) year. An ultra-consistent performer, who is sure to be thereabouts. Official BHA Rating 105

2

ABERAMA GOLD (GB) (24)

B c Heeraat (IRE) - Nigella Owner Evan M Sutherland & Partner I Trainer Keith Dalgleish, Carluke Breeder Mrs J. McMahon

4

9-3

(1)

Form 442420 D Sponsored by Keith Dalgleish Racing Ltd

WHITE, RED inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap. Winner of six races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten 7l behind Mr Lupton at 17-2 when eighth of 18 on his latest outing at York over 6f last month. He is wearing cheekpieces for the first time and could bounce back. Official BHA Rating 101

3

LEXINGTON DASH (FR) (35) 4

B c Siyouni (FR) - Mythical Border (USA) Owner Middleham Park Racing LXIII Form 640-241 D Trainer Richard Hannon, Marlborough Sponsored by Middleham Park Racing Breeder Al Shahania Stud

Shane Gray

9-2 (8)

LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets. He has won three times at 6f on good to firm and good ground. A winner at 7-2 at Doncaster over 6f (good to firm) on his latest outing last month, beating Aberama Gold by 2l. Was in control at the finish Tom Marquand there and could have more to come following a 5lb rise. Official BHA Rating 100

4

DESERT SAFARI (IRE) (35)

4

B g Slade Power (IRE) - Risen Sun Owner Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Form 343-151 D Trainer Mark Johnston, Middleham Sponsored by Breeder Godolphin Johnston Racing Ltd

9-2 (3)

SILVER, tassel on cap. Winner of five races from 5f to 6f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 2-1fav at Goodwood over 5f last month, beating Stone Of Destiny by a head. That was his first turf success and this forward-going sort can’t be ignored. Official BHA Rating 100

5

BARBILL (IRE) (22)

B g Zebedee - Fiuise (IRE) Owner Mrs Susan Bunney Trainer Mick Channon, West Ilsley Breeder Epona Bloodstock Ltd

5

9-0 (11)

Form 0160-25 D BF Sponsored by Mike Channon Bloodstock Ltd

EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW star, YELLOW sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, YELLOW cap, EMERALD GREEN star. Winner of five races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to good - yielding. Finished 6l behind Concierge when fifth of 7 at 3-1fav on his latest outing at Newbury over 6f last month. Only 1lb higher than his last victory, but others have stronger claims. Official BHA Rating 98

6

Ben Curtis

JUSTANOTHERBOTTLE (IRE) (14) 7

Ch g Intense Focus (USA) - Duchess K (IRE) Owner Mr Steve Ryan & Mr M J Tedham Form 01-3020 D Trainer Kevin Ryan, Hambleton Sponsored by Bee Health Ltd Breeder John O’Connor

John Egan

8-12 (13)

NER

UN NON-R YELLOW, DARK BLUE triple diamond and armlets.

Winner of seven races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 6l behind Pendleton at 16-1 when 11th of 12 on his latest outing at York over 5f (soft) last month. Back down to his last winning mark and the booking of William Buick catches the eye. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 22/5/2021 it was reported that the horse lost a shoe. Official BHA Rating 96

Non Runner


NO

7

HORSE

AGE

WEIGHT DRAW

ATALANTA’S BOY (GB) (36) 6

B g Paco Boy (IRE) - Affirmatively Owner Mrs Monica Josefina Borton & Partner Form 20104-1 D Trainer David Menuisier, Pulborough Sponsored by Shinco Racing Limited Breeder Monica Martinez-Trumm

JOCKEY

8-11 (6)

PURPLE and GREY diabolo, PURPLE sleeves and cap. Winner of six races at 6f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy and on the all-weather. A winner at 5-2 at Goodwood over 6f (good to firm) on his latest outing in April, beating Bimble by 3/4l. Thomas Greatrex (3) A versatile performer who is only 4lb higher looking to follow up. Official BHA Rating 95

TINTO (GB) (28)

5 Form

8-11 (7)

500650 D

EMERALD GREEN, RED stars, EMERALD GREEN sleeves. Winner of six races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from firm to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten 14l behind River Nymph at 40-1 when 23rd of 27 on his latest outing at Ascot over 7f last month. Disappointing there, but drops back in trip off an ever-decreasing rating. Official BHA Rating 95

9

EJTILAAB (IRE) (7)

5

B g Slade Power (IRE) - Miranda Frost (IRE) Owner Mr Paul Wildes Form 216-352 D BF Trainer Ian Williams, Alvechurch Sponsored by Wildes Hotel Limited Breeder Tom & Cathy Burns

8-8 (9)

RED, WHITE spots, WHITE sleeves, RED spots, RED cap. Successful at 6f and 7f on good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 1 1/4l by Boardman when second of 11 at 6-4fav on his latest outing at Chester over 1m (good to soft) last month. Bumped into a thriving rival there, but has a chance off only a 1lb higher figure here. Official BHA Rating 92

10

CANAGAT (GB) (34)

Ch g Zoffany (IRE) - Caskelena (IRE) Owner Mr J. C. G. Chua Trainer Simon Dow, Epsom Breeder Hesmonds Stud Ltd

4

KIMIFIVE (IRE) (35)

Ch g Born To Sea (IRE) - Appletreemagic Owner Mr Richard J. Gurr Trainer Joseph Tuite, Lambourn Breeder Miss Annmarie Burke

Form 0-23600 Sponsored by Simon Dow

6

(IRE) Form 20450-3 D Sponsored by Tuite Racing Limited

12

OPEN WIDE (USA) (36)

7

Hayley Turner

8-8 (12)

WHITE, RED chevron, RED sleeves, WHITE armlets, RED cap. He has won three times from 6f to 7f on good to firm and good ground, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 8 behind Tintoretto beaten 2 3/4l at 8-1 on his latest outing at Goodwood over 7f last month. Didn’t have the smoothest passage there and could figure. Official BHA Rating 92

B or Br g Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Nunavik Owner George Materna & John McInerney Trainer Amanda Perrett, Pulborough Breeder Moyglare Stud

David Egan

8-8 (10)

DARK BLUE, YELLOW inverted triangle, YELLOW sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, YELLOW cap. He has won three times from 7f to 1m on the all-weather. Well beaten behind Amilcar when last of 16 on his latest outing at ParisLongchamp over 7f last month. A market check could provide the best guide, having his first run for a new stable today. Official BHA Rating 92

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Jim Crowley

Oisin Murphy

8-7 (4)

(IRE) Form 00616-4 D Sponsored by Amanda Perrett Racing - Coombelands Racing Stables

DARK BLUE, ROYAL BLUE epaulets and armlets, PINK cap. Winner of five races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from firm to good and on the all-weather. Finished 4l behind Atalanta’s Boy when fourth of 6 at 9-2 last time out at Goodwood over 6f in April. That was a resectable return and won’t lack for assistance from the saddle. Official BHA Rating 91

Andrea Atzeni

SEVENTH RACE

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B g Compton Place - Amirah (IRE) Owner D M James & Steve Jenkins Trainer Amanda Perrett, Pulborough Breeder Llety Farms


NO HORSE

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AGE

MUSCIKA (GB) (23)

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B g Kyllachy - Miss Villefranche Owner Gallop Racing Form 10-0460 D Trainer David O’Meara, Upper Helmsley Sponsored by Breeder Dukes Stud & Overbury Stallions Ltd Gain Equine Nutrition

WEIGHT DRAW

8-5 (5)

EMERALD GREEN, WHITE hoops, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond. Winner of seven races from 5f to 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 7l behind Copper Knight at 10-1 when 12th of 17 on his latest outing at York over 5f last month. Only 1lb higher than when scoring at York last summer, but has struggled since. Official BHA Rating 89

14

INDIAN SOUNDS (IRE) (23)

B g Exceed And Excel (AUS) - Sarinda Owner Robert Bradley & P T Midgley Trainer Paul Midgley, Westow Breeder Godolphin

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JOCKEY

Silvestre De Sousa

8-2 (14)

Form 1215-50 D Sponsored by Industrial Racking Supplies Ltd

R UNNE R N O ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN spots, EMERALD NGREEN sleeves, ORANGE spots, EMERALD GREEN cap.

Winner of five races from 5f to 7f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 6l behind Copper Knight at 50-1 when 11th of 17 on his latest outing at York over 5f last month. Well-held in both outings this term and it is difficult to see him figuring. STEWARDS NOTE: Following its run on 13/5/2021 it was reported that the horse was impeded in running. Official BHA Rating 86

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DID YOU KNOW?

Tagalie was a rare grey Derby winner. Only four of that hue have prevailed, the others being Gustavus (1821), Mahmoud (1936) and Airborne (1946). The latest grey to come close to victory was Silver Patriarch, a short-head runner-up to Benny The Dip in 1997, while Terimon was second in 1989.




TODAY’S

OFFICIALS STEWARDS

Chief Steward: Shaun Parker Steward’s Panel Chair: Lucinda Cavendish Sam Angell, Josie Brown, Steve Drowne & Cody Watkins

SOCIAL DISTANCING OFFICER

Chris Watts

STARTERS

Robert Supple & James Stenning

JUDGE

Nick Bostock

CLERK OF THE SCALES

Graham Ford

EQUINE WELFARE AND INTEGRITY OFFICERS

Mel Baker, Carol Broodbank, Elizabeth Budden, Lisa Cook, Darren Stone & Jeremy Willis

VETERINARY OFFICERS

Naomi Mellor & Amy Hawthorn

VETERINARY SURGEONS

Simon Knapp, L.V.O., B.Sc., B.VetMed., M.R.C.V.S. Clive Hamblin, B.Vet.Med., M.R.C.V.S. Jamie Knapp, B.V.M.S., M.R.C.V.S.

VETERINARY SPOTTER

Melvin Stafford

MEDICAL OFFICERS

Dr Lucy Free, Dr Rob Cullen & Dr Peter Johnson

BETTING RING MANAGER

Andrew Boardley

COMMENTATOR

Simon Holt

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Phil White

REGIONAL HEAD OF RACING & CLERK OF THE COURSE Andrew Cooper ASSISTANT CLERKS OF THE COURSE

Daniel Cooper & Tom Ryall

OWNERS & TRAINERS LIAISON MANAGER

Amy Bone

REGIONAL ESTATES MANAGER Craig Williamson DEPUTY ESTATES MANAGER

Ashley Critcher

REGIONAL HEAD OF OPERATIONS

Stuart Dorn

EPSOM DOWNS RACECOURSE COMMITTEE

Julia Budd (Chairman), Clare Balding, Darby Dennis, Brian Finch Alex Frost, Katie Kershaw, Simon Philip, Tim Syder

GENERAL MANAGER

Simon Durrant

Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom Downs, Surrey KT18 5LQ TELEPHONE: (01372) 726311 FAX: (01372) 748253 WEBSITE: www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/epsom E-MAIL: epsom@thejockeyclub.co.uk Epsom Downs Racecourse is a Jockey Club Racecourse Other Member Racecourses are: Aintree, Carlisle, Cheltenham, Exeter, Haydock Park, Huntingdon, Kempton Park, Market Rasen, Newmarket, Nottingham, Sandown Park, Warwick & Wincanton Published by authority of the Managing Executive of the Racecourse


TODAY’S

RACE CONDITIONS First Race - 2.00 THE WORLD POOL AT THE TOTE HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £25770 to the winning horse The second to receive £12085, the third £6045, the fourth £3020, the fifth £1510 and the sixth £755. for three yrs old only, Rated 0-105 (also open to such horses rated 106 and 107 - see Standard Conditions). Enter by noon, May 31st and pay £185 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 3rd. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after May 29th, 2021, for each race won 6lb. THE TOTE has generously sponsored this race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of TOTE. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. The Race Incentive Fund, supported by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, provides for the inclusion of £3438 towards the prize money for this race. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 17 entries at £185. - Closed May 31st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £20315; Second £10160; Third £5080; Fourth £2540; Fifth £1270; Sixth £635. (Penalty Value £25770) Weights raised 4lbs and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS SEE PAGE 15 FOR THIS RACE.

Second Race - 2.35 THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH STAKES (SPONSORED BY CAZOO) (CLASS 1) (Group 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £39697 to the winning horse The second to receive £15050, the third £7532, the fourth £3752, the fifth £1883 and the sixth £945. for three yrs old and upwards fillies and mares only. Enter by noon, May 31st and pay £650 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 3rd. Weights: 3-y-o 8st 8lb; 4-y-o and up 9st 6lb Penalties, after August 31st, 2020, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb Of a Group 2 race 5lb Of a Group 1 race 7lb. The Race Incentive Fund, supported by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, provides for the inclusion of £15625 towards the prize money for this race. 12 entries at £650. - Closed May 31st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £31192; Second £12803; Third £6405; Fourth £3199; Fifth £1603; Sixth £798. (Penalty Value £39697) A SS SEE PAGE 21 FOR THIS RACE. Third Race - 3.10 THE CAZOO DIOMED STAKES (CLASS 1) (Group 3) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £39697 to the winning horse The second to receive £15050, the third £7532, the fourth £3752, the fifth £1883 and the sixth £945. for three yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, May 31st and pay £650 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 3rd. Weights: 3-y-o colts and geldings 8st 8lb; fillies 8st 5lb 4-y-o and up colts and geldings 9st 6lb; fillies 9st 3lb Penalties, after August 31st, 2020, a winner of a Group 3 race 3lb Of a Group 2 race 5lb Of a Group 1 race 7lb. CAZOO has generously sponsored this race. The Race Incentive Fund, supported by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, provides for the inclusion of £12500 towards the prize money for this race. 11 entries at £650. - Closed May 31st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £31192; Second £12803; Third £6405; Fourth £3199; Fifth £1603; Sixth £798. (Penalty Value £39697) A SS SEE PAGE 29 FOR THIS RACE. Fourth Race - 3.45 THE WORLD POOL “DASH” HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) (Heritage Handicap) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £38220 to the winning horse The second to receive £17917, the third £8970, the fourth £4477, the fifth £2242, the sixth £1110, the seventh £562 and the eighth £277. for three yrs old and upwards. Enter by noon, May 31st and pay £375 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 3rd. Lowest weight 8st; Highest weight 9st 10lb Penalties, after May 29th, 2021, a winner of a race 4lb Of 2 races 7lb NOTE: Any horse rated above 110 shall initially be treated as having that rating and the highest weight allotted shall be 9st 10lb. Subsequently, the excess over 110 in any rating shall be allotted to that horse without limitation to the highest weight to be carried.. THE TOTE has generously sponsored this race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of TOTE. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 23 entries at £375. - Closed May 31st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £30120; Second £15060; Third £7530; Fourth £3765; Fifth £1883; Sixth £938; Seventh £473; Eighth £233. (Penalty Value £38220) 4 Eliminated Under Rules (I)9 and (I)10. SS SEE PAGE 35 FOR THIS RACE. Fifth Race - 4.30 THE CAZOO DERBY (Class 1) (Group 1) (British Champions Series) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £637987 to the winning horse The second to receive £241875, the third £121050, the fourth £60300, the fifth £30262 and the sixth £15187. for three yrs old colts and fillies only. Enter by noon, December 3rd, 2019 and pay £420 stake, Scratch by noon, March 2nd or pay £825, Second Entry by noon, April 6th and pay £6750 stake, Scratch by noon, May 18th or pay £2550, Confirm by noon, May 31st and pay £2100, Supplementary Entry by noon, May 31st and pay £63750 stake, Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 3rd. Weights: Colts 9st; fillies 8st 11lb NOTE: Horses will only be eligible to run in this race provided that they have a current BHA Handicap Rating of 80 or higher at midday of the confirmation stage. Horses which do not qualify for a rating may also be eligible providing the BHA Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including 31 May merit a provisional assessment of 80 or higher. Horses which have not run will not be eligible.. CAZOO has generously sponsored this race. All number cloths to be carried in this race have been sponsored and will carry the name/logo of CAZOO. The sponsorship payment of £500 will be distributed equally amongst all horses starting in this race in accordance with paragraphs 24 to 27 of the Stakes and Prize Money Code. NOTE:- Entries for this race will be accepted at the time of the FIRST closing for horses which do not have a registered name at that time. However, such horses will be disqualified and removed from the race if a name has not been registered by noon Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021, in accordance with Rule (E)3, Rule (E)4, Rule (E)8 and Rule (E)9. For horses trained in Great Britain, Ireland or the Channel Islands, an acceptable application must be made by the previous Friday. Horses entered for this race do not have to be implanted with a microchip until March 2nd, 2021, the first scratching deadline. The winning horse in The Call Star Sports on 08000 521321 Derby “Wild Card” Conditions Stakes, run at Nottingham on 27th September 2020, and in the Blue Riband Trial, run at the Spring Meeting at Epsom Downs on 20th April 2021, if not a gelding or already entered, will receive an automatic entry to this race on the proviso that, should the horse remain in The Derby after the subsequent scratching stages on March 2nd (The Call Star Sports on 08000 521321 Derby “Wild Card” Conditions Stakes winner only) and May 18th and confirmation stage on May 31st, the owner will be liable to meet the corresponding yearling payments of £825, £2550 and £2100 respectively. In the event of a dead-heat in either race, both horses will receive an automatic entry to The Derby. ELIMINATION: If elimination is necessary from this race, the elimination sequence will be determined by the Eliminations and Balloting Procedures section of the Race Administration Code. This race will be restricted to 20 runners plus two reserves. The two reserves will be nominated as R21 and R22. (Please refer to the Special Notice published in The Racing Calendar of Thursday, April 29th, 2021, and on the BHA’s Racing Administration Internet site www2.racingadmin.co.uk). The British Horseracing Authority has modified paragraphs 3, 5, 6, 7, 15 and 16 of the Race Entry Code for the purposes of this Race. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS APPLY TO THE DRAW FOR THIS RACE Details of the draw will be published in the Racing Calendar and on www2racingadmin.co.uk THERE WILL BE A PARADE FOR THIS RACE. Runners will be paraded in the order requested by the Managing Executive on the day. (No confirmation of entry is required for Supplementary entries). 387 entries, 265 at £420, 92 at £1245, 1 at £6750, 9 at £3795, 1 at £6750, 14 at £5895, 5 at £8850. - Closed December 3rd, 2019. Owners Prize Money. Winner £501300; Second £205763; Third £102938; Fourth £51413; Fifth £25763; Sixth £12825. (Penalty Value £637987.50) A SS SEE PAGE 49 FOR THIS RACE. Sixth Race - 5.15 THE NORTHERN DANCER HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £25770 to the winning horse The second to receive £12085, the third £6045, the fourth £3020, the fifth £1510 and the sixth £755. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 86-105 (also open to such horses rated 85 and below). £185 stake if the horse is rated 86 or higher, or £37 stake if the horse is rated 85 or lower with £148 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 3rd. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after May 29th, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. The Race Incentive Fund, supported by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, provides for the inclusion of £2750 towards the prize money for this race. The BHA has given permission for the winning rider in this year’s Derby to give up his/her ride in this race, if he/she so wishes. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 14 entries at £185. - Closed May 31st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £20315; Second £10160; Third £5080; Fourth £2540; Fifth £1270; Sixth £635. (Penalty Value £25770) Weights raised 8lbs and paragraphs 27 to 31 of the Weights and Handicapping Code complied with where applicable. SS SEE PAGE 59 FOR THIS RACE. Seventh Race - 5.50 THE CAZOO HANDICAP STAKES (CLASS 2) (For the Tokyo Trophy) Distributed in accordance with the Stakes and Prize Money Code. £25770 to the winning horse The second to receive £12085, the third £6045, the fourth £3020, the fifth £1510 and the sixth £755. for four yrs old and upwards, Rated 86-105 (also open to such horses rated 106 and 107; such horses rated 85 and below are also eligible - see Standard Conditions). £185 stake if the horse is rated 86 or higher, or £37 stake if the horse is rated 85 or lower with £148 extra if the horse is declared to run Declare by 10.00 a.m. June 3rd. Lowest weight 8st 2lb; Highest weight 9st 7lb Penalties, after May 29th, 2021, for each race won 4yo to 6yo 5lb; 7yo and up 4lb. The Race Incentive Fund, supported by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, provides for the inclusion of £2750 towards the prize money for this race. PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 9 of the Weights and Handicapping Code a horse must have run three times or more in order to qualify to run in this race. 17 entries at £185. - Closed May 31st, 2021. Owners Prize Money. Winner £20315; Second £10160; Third £5080; Fourth £2540; Fifth £1270; Sixth £635. (Penalty Value £25770) SS SEE PAGE 67 FOR THIS RACE.

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