AIDAN O’BRIEN claimed a record third straight Derby success after Australia, described by the master trainer as the best horse he has trained, lived up to the billing with a show-stopping success in Britain’s premier Flat race.
CASPIAN PRINCE proved the best place to be was in front as the 9-1 shot, pretty much at the head of affairs for the whole way, held on in the hands of Adam Kirby to land the Investec Dash
CIRRUS DES AIGLES, who has been a leading middle-distance performer over last three seasons, claimed his sixth Group 1 victory with a dominant display on the Downs.
BAITHA ALGA handled the undulations of Epsom much better than main market rival to give Richard Hannon and Frankie Dettori victory.
EPSOM'S ground was changed to good, good to soft in places after a total of 6mm of rain fell at the track on the morning of Investec Derby Day.
TAGHROODA thumped her rivals in the Oaks at Epsom, just as she had at Newmarket on her seasonal return, to remain unbeaten and provide her rider Paul Hanagan with a first Classic victory.
AUSTRALIA, rated by his trainer as superior to his four Derby winners, bids to justify Aidan O'Brien's glowing tributes in this afternoon's Investec Derby.
FRENCH NAVY came from last to first in the home straight as jockey Adam Kirby squeezed his mount between Highland Knight and Graphic before staying on powerfully to win.
THISTLE BIRD recorded back-to-back victories in the opening race on Investec Oaks day at Epsom, travelling smoothly and responding generously when asked for her effort on the outside.
THE ground at Epsom for today's Investec Oaks fixture has been changed to good (from good, good to soft in places) following a dry night.