Cazoo Diomed Stakes (Group 3) 1m 113y

  • (3yo+, 1m 113y, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360 5th £2,690 6th £1,350
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 43.41s
  • Off time: 15:13:02
Full result
Result 15:10 Epsom Downs
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Megallan 9/2
2nd 4 Modern News 1 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (6) 52296-1
BLACK, YELLOW yoke, RED disc, WHITE and red halved sleeves, GREEN & BLACK quartered cap Escobar (IRE) 14
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 52296-1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-8t
  • OR: 107
8 134 9-8 t D O'Meara D Tudhope 107
2 (4) 04313-2
Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Finest Sound (IRE) 91
  • T:S & E Crisford
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 04313-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-8t
  • OR: 108
5 134 9-8 t S & E Crisford Andrea Atzeni 108
3 (2) 2015-23
Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap Megallan 29
  • T:J & T Gosden
  • J:L Dettori
  • Form: 2015-23
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 112
4 134 9-8 J & T Gosden L Dettori 112
4 (5) 11-3711
Royal blue, white cap Modern News 26
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:W Buick
  • Form: 11-3711
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 111
4 134 9-8 C Appleby W Buick 111
5 (1) 7018-12
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mutasaabeq 43
  • T:C Hills
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 7018-12
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 108
4 134 9-8 C Hills Jim Crowley 108
6 (3) 2119-30
Royal blue Zakouski 91
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:James Doyle
  • Form: 2119-30
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 112
6 134 9-8 C Appleby James Doyle 112

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2021 1 Oh This Is Us (IRE)
  • T:R Hannon
  • J:Tom Marquand
8 9-6 R Hannon Tom Marquand 18/1

In depth

Verdict

Modern News took another step forward when landing a Listed race at Windsor. He’s preferred to stablemate Zakouski, who finished a long way behind runner-up Finest Sound at Meydan back in March and the latter can go well. But MUTASAABEQ was beaten only a neck in a Group 2 at Sandown by Queen Anne entry Lights On and Charlie Hills’ charge is fancied to go close again on that form. Megallan disappointed at Chester last month but can't be written off while Escobar tries his luck back at this level having won a handicap at York.

Formwatch

Megallan5-6fav (9-3) Close up in rear, pushed along 5f out, wide and headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 3rd of 4, 12l behind Solid Stone (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f Grp 2 stks (1) gd in May.

Modern News1-2fav (9-7) Wore hood to post, tracked leaders on inside, switched out over 2f out, led going well over 1f out, quickened and clear when edged right and shaken up inside final furlong, easily, won at Windsor 1m lst stks (1) gf in May beating Tempus (9-7) by 4 1/4l, 4 ran.

Mutasaabeq85-40 (9-1) Wore hood to post, held up in rear, closer over 2f out, chasing leaders over 1f out, strong run between horses inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards and closed, not reach winner, 2nd of 6, nk behind Lights On (8-12) at Sandown 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Apr.

Escobar (IRE)9-1 (10-1) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and headway well over 1f out, ran on strongly well inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at York 7f hcp (2) gs in May beating Oo De Lally (10-0) by nk, 13 ran.

Zakouski5-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, weakened from 2f out, 10th of 14, 8 1/4l behind Alfareeq (9-0) at Meydan 1m 1f Grp 1 fst in Mar.

Finest Sound (IRE)14-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ran on well, headed inside final, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Alfareeq (9-0) at Meydan 1m 1f Grp 1 fst in Mar.