Review: Irish Derby (Including Full Runner List, 2019 Race Video & Finishing List and Race Info)
Ballydoyle Wins 1-2-3 in Irish Derby
Aidan O’Brien trained-Sovereign romped to victory in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby giving the trainer his 13th success in this spectacle and caused a huge upset at the same time.
The son of Galileo gave his half brother, stablemate, race favourite and the Investec Derby hero, Anthony Van Dyck, a grand run for his money.
The stands almost fell silent as the shot crossed the line six lengths ahead of Anthony Van Dyck to give jockey Padraig Beggy a second Classic success after his Epsom win on chance Wings Of Eagles in 2017.
O'Brien landed 1-2-3 with stablemate Norway in third place.
The Galileo brothers were eight lengths clear with four furlongs to go and did not come back to the field as might have been expected, with Sovereign, who was only 10th at Epsom, keeping up the gallop and never looking like being caught.
Anthony Van Dyck was two and a half lengths ahead of third-placed Norway, with Madhmoon just behind in fourth.