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Last Updated: Friday, 4 June, 2004, 16:37 GMT 17:37 UK
Friday at Epsom
All the action as it happened from the first day of the Derby meeting at Epsom.

Ouija Board, ridden by Kieren Fallon, put in an impressive display to win the Oaks by seven lengths to give both trainer Ed Dunlop and owner Lord Derby their first British Classic successes.

Earlier, Warrsan retained his Coronation Cup crown with an impressive win in the day's other Group One race.


1725: Vodafone Group Services Handicap (7f)
1. Makfool (TE Durcan) 9-1
2. Mandobi (K Fallon) 14-1
3. Fancy Foxtrot (MJ Kinane) 40-1
4. Mister Saif (P Dobbs) 20-1
17 ran

Makfool ran a strong race to give Ted Durcan his first win of the day in the final race at Epsom.

Spanish Ace, ridden by Martin Dwyer, made a lot of the running after setting a tremendous pace but was overhauled by Makfool going into the last couple of furlongs.

Makfool, trained by Mick Channon, ran well to the line with Mandobi mounting a useful challenge.

1650: Princess Elizabeth Stakes (1mf)
1. Gonfilia (L Dettori) 11-10f
2. Kunda (R Hughes) 20-1
3. Qasirah (P Robinson) 20-1
8 ran. Dist: 2, 1

The favourite Gonfilia put in a fronr-running display to run out an easy winner of the Princess Elizabeth Stakes.

The Godolphin-trained horse, ridden by Frankie Dettori, looked comfortable throughout and was never threatened.

Both Kunda, ridden by Richard Hughes, and Qasirah and Philip Robinson finished well for second and third places.

1610: Vodafone Oaks (1m 4f)
1. Ouija Board (K Fallon) 7-2
2. All Too Beautiful (JP Spencer) 11-4f
3. Punctilious (L Dettori) 100-30
7 ran. Dist: 7, 3

Ouija Board, ridden by Kieren Fallon, claimed a superb win to take the Oaks by a massive seven lengths and give Fallon his third success in the race.

The horse, trained by Ed Dunlop, finished strongly from about two furlongs out and was never challenged after that.

All Too Beautiful, one of trainer Aidan O'Brien's three runners in the race, took the lead with about two and a half furlongs to go but was quickly overtaken by the winner.

1530: Vodafone Coronation Cup (1m 4f)
1. Warrsan (D Holland) 7-1
2. Doyen (L Dettori) 9-2
3. Vallee Enchantee (D Boeuf) 6-1
11 ran. Dist: 1, short hd

Darryll Holland swooped in the final furlong to give Warrsan back-to-back wins in the Coronation Cup.

Holland guided his mount up the outside of the course and was a comfortable winner in the end.

Doyen, ridden by Frankie Dettori, was unlucky not to get a run on the rail but managed to edge out French challenger Vallee Enchantee for second.

1450: Vodafone Rose Bowl (1m 2f)
1. Persian Lightning (MJ Kinane) 11-2
2. Desert Quest (Martin Dwyer) 20-1
3. Shahzan House (P Robinson) 9-2f
11 ran. Dist: hd, 3

Desert Quest's late charge just fails to see him overtake Persian Lightning and Michael Kinane in the closing stages of the Rose Bowl.

Kinane's mount kicked for home within the last furlong and a half and looked comfortable but he was given a few nervous moments before crossing the line just ahead of Desert Quest.

The race started at a blistering pace with Guilded Flyer and Rocket Force all showing their speed but once Persian Lightning moved to challenge, he looked like winning.

1415: Vodafone Mile (1m f)
1. Uhoomagoo (N Callan) 7-1
2. Alrafid (RL Moore) 7-1
3. Definite Guest (P Hanagan) 20-1
13 ran. Dist: 3, 1

Uhoomagoo, ridden by Neil Callan, puts in a blistering late run on the outside to take a keenly-contested Vodafone Mile.

The horse claimed his 13th victory but his first over a mile, to edge out Alrafid and Ryan Moore.

The well-fancied Dumaran made a poor start and was never able to make up the gap.

1345: Vodafone Temple Stakes (5f)
1. Night Prospector (JP Murtagh) 33-1
2. Autumn Pearl (P Robinson) 10-1
3. Bishops Court (L Dettori) 3-1f
12 ran. Dist: 1

Johnny Murtagh gets off to a good start when Night Prospector lands the Temple Stakes at a big price to give trainer Pip Payne his first win of the season.

The race has to be started with a flip-start because of industrial action by stall handlers and Eddie Ahern's mount Forever Phoenix is left standing while Steve Drowne is left chasing the rest of the field on Dragon Flyer.

Night Prospector puts in a good run on the short sprint to hold off the challenge of Philip Robinson and Autumn Pearl. Frankie Dettori and Bishops Court are hampered but eventually finish third.


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