Camelot the King of Epsom

Red-hot favourite Camelot kept his unbeaten record intact when romping home in the Investec Derby at Epsom by five lengths in the hands of Joseph O’Brien.

Aidan O’Brien’s 2000 Guineas winner was sent off the 8-13 favourite to complete the Classic double, and the trainer 19-year-old son was coolness personified as he sat towards the rear for much of the 1m 4f journey

He began to make headway on the outside of the field rounding Tattenham Corner, as his stablemate Astrology kid for home in his bid for glory.

But Camelot mowed him down heading towards the final furlong with a terrific turn of foot and finished strongly to win easing down.

The David Lanigan-trained Main Sequence – put up this morning as the best each-way shot to chase home Camelot – narrowly denied O’Brien a one-two when getting up on the line to edge out Astrology.

It was the first time that a father and son combination had landed the race, and the winner is now a 1/3 shot for the St Leger in his bid to be the he first horse since Nijinsky to land the Triple Crown.

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