HOW THEY RAN: The verdicts

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1st Shaamit

Held up in mid-division. Pulled out and quickened three furlongs out. Led one and a half furlongs out. Driven out.

Michael Hills (jockey): "He's inexperienced but was good enough to glide round them coming out of Tattenham Corner. My only worry was that he might get tired in front. I put my head down and prayed and prayed. It was the longest 100 yards of my life. It was an amazing feeling." William Haggas(trainer): "He is in really great shape. I am going to advise Khalifa Dasmal to go for the Irish Derby. It seems the sensible thing to do, taking on other three-year-olds in a Classic."

2nd Dushyantor

11/4 lengths

Chased leaders. Hampered and lost place after three furlongs. Not clear run four furlongs and three furlongs out. Headway over two out. Ran on under pressure.

Pat Eddery: "Coming down Tattenham Corner it got tight and I was bumped. I wouldn't say he was on his knees, but he was carried for two or three strides. I don't know if I would have beaten the winner." Henry Cecil: "He didn't seem able to hold his position but he made up a lot of ground, didn't he? He's still a baby and Epsom is a law unto itself."

3rd Shantou

11/4 lengths

Held up. Ridden over three furlongs out. Headway two furlongs out. Kept on well.

Frankie Dettori: "They went very fast. He didn't have the speed until too late. Running into the straight I was one and a half lengths behind Michael Hills and stayed on at the end."

4th Glory Of Dancer

1 length

Always prominent. Headway on inside to lead over two furlongs out. Headed one and a half out. One pace.

Olivier Peslier: "He gave me a great ride. They went very quickly and I couldn't get the position I wanted." Paul Kellaway: "The tactics in the race didn't suit and he's not bred to stay on his dam's side, but I thought he was laid back enough to stay the trip."

5th Alhaarth

head

Chased leaders. Snatched up after three furlongs. Driven along at half- way. Hard driven two furlongs out. One pace.

Willie Carson: "He ran a great race." Dick Hern: "He got a very good run, but it wasn't his race."

6th Mystic Knight

11/4 lengths

Always prominent. Ridden along over two furlongs out. One pace under pressure.

Kevin Darley: "He just lacked the gears to keep up with the pace but ran a great race." Roger Charlton: "He's run better than ever before and well above expectations. The ground suited him and he had no problems in the race. It is likely he will go for a race in Germany."

7th Jack Jennings

1 length

Led until over two furlongs out. One pace.

John Reid: "I was very happy with him. He was very relaxed after Tattenham Corner and six furlongs from home I thought he would win but they went just too fast for him in the last two furlongs." Bryan McMahon: "I thought the race was run in a fast time and I think if it had been run slightly slower Jack Jennings would have held on better and been in the shake-up. His next big target is the Leger."

8th Acharne

11/4 lengths

Started slowly and well behind. Headway on inside over three furlongs out. No impression from two out.

Warren O'Connor: "He ran very well and would have finished closer had he not hung." Clive Brittain: "Acharne pleased me. The race, and a week of hot weather, took a lot out of him and he lost about 15 kilos in weight compared to a 10 kilo loss normally."

9th Chief Contender

13/4 lengths

Tracked leaders. Ridden along four furlongs out. Weakened and edged right two out.

David Harrison: "He travelled well enough on the outside but is a bit green and could probably do with softer ground." Peter Chapple-Hyam: "Chief Contender has come back 100 per cent. I was very pleased with him, he ran well but obviously he had quite a hard race in an event that was a battle. He is in the Irish Derby but plans are fluid."

10th Double Leaf

half a length

Mid-division. Driven three furlongs out. Never on terms with leaders.

"He stayed on at one pace."

11th Classic Eagle

neck

Soon struggling in rear. Never near to challenge.

Allan Mackay: "He ran well, a good race. He wants softer ground." Roger Harris: "The Derby has proved to us that he is a good horse - he was only beaten about 11 lengths on ground that was firmer than he would like. He'll pick up a Group Three race sometime."

12th Tasdid

short-head

Held up in rear. Ridden and headway four furlongs out. Beaten three out.

Willie Supple: "We were beaten over three out"

13th Even Top

head

Keen hold behind leaders. Hampered after three furlongs and not clear run five out. Hard ridden over two out. Soon beaten.

Philip Robinson: "He got struck into in the scrimmaging about five furlongs out." Mark Tompkins: "Even Top was gashed on his rear hind leg and this has been poulticed but otherwise the horse is in fine fettle and sound. We have to discuss his future, but I cannot make any assessment of the distance he wants because it was such a rough race and he did not produce his true running."

14th Spartan Heartbeat

six lengths

Soon struggling, always behind.

Mark Birch: "He will get further." Clive Brittain: "Spartan Heartbeat did not have luck in running."

15th Storm Trooper

11/2 lengths

With leaders until dropped to mid-division at half-way. Driven over three furlongs out. No response.

Mick Kinane: "I was never happy at any stage. It was quite rough and my horse was not travelling well enough to keep out of it." Henry Cecil: "Storm Trooper has not run the race we expected of him. There are no plans yet."

16th Zaforum

13/4 lengths

Soon ridden along. Never on terms.

Dane O'Neill: "He struggled to go the early pace. We couldn't get a position from where we were drawn. He ran well for the price that he was."

17th St Mawes

1 length

Chased leaders. Pushed along five furlongs out. Weakened under pressure over three furlongs out.

Richard Quinn: "I expected him to stay and was disappointed. He had a good position at Tattenham Corner but ran flat up the straight."

18th Busy Flight

5 lengths

Tracked leaders to half-way.

Cash Asmussen: "He didn't come down the hill well, which you need to do in the Derby.".

19th Prince Of My Heart

7 lengths

Tracked leaders. Weakened three out.

Brent Thomson: "He was struggling at Tattenham Corner and I looked after him after that as he had obviously had enough."

20th Portuguese Lil

3 lengths

Always towards rear. Soon behind.

Alex Greaves: "It was great. I enjoyed it although it was hard work. We had no chance, but you don't know until you do the job. It was a pleasure to ride in the race and a memory I will never forget."

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