Cazoo Blue Riband Trial
Epsom Downs 14:20
£60,000 guaranteed,
3yo only,
1m 2f 17y, Class 2   
Tuesday 19th April 2022

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1 Nahanni 9/4
2 Grand Alliance 11/1
3 Zain Sarinda 7/1
8 ran Distances: ½l, nk, 1¼l
Time: 2m 10.48s (slow by 4.88s)

A late drift saw Charlie Appleby's Nahanni go off the 9/4 favourite and he had to fight hard under William Buick after being flanked on either side by challengers in the final quarter mile.

Mighty Ulysses loomed up on his outside before his effort petered out, while Zain Sarinda and Grand Alliance also gave the winner something to think about as the latter won the battle for second by a neck.

However, Appleby's charge, dropping back in trip from 1m4f, dug deep to get the job done by half a length, earning an automatic entry into the Cazoo Derby in the process.

Not entered for the Classic beforehand, he was introduced into the betting at 25/1 by almost every UK bookmaker, including QuinnBet, Paddy Power and Betfair Sportsbook.


Derby Trial (Listed)
£60,000 guaranteed, 3yo only, 1m 2f 17y, Class 2
8 ran
Going: Good, Good to firm in places

1 (2)     Nahanni 3 9-1 Charlie Appleby William Buick 9/4F
2 (6)
½ Grand Alliance 3 9-1 Charlie Fellowes James Doyle 11/1
3 (4)
nk Zain Sarinda 3 9-1 Tom Clover Jack Mitchell 7/1
4 (8)
United Nations 3 9-1 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 4/1
5 (7)
½ Mighty Ulysses 3 9-1 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 7/2
6 (5)
Inverness 3 9-1 Charles Hills Kieran Shoemark 22/1
7 (1)
Teumessias Fox 3 9-1 Andrew Balding David Probert 17/2
8 (3)
Sheer Rocks 3 9-1 Eve Johnson Houghton Charles Bishop 22/1