New Approach won the 229th Vodafone Derby at Epsom for his owner Princess Haya of Jordon.
The colt, last year’s Champion two-year-old, was bought outright by Sheikh Mohammed at the end of last season and given to his wife, who described the victory as “the moment of a lifetime”.
Trained in Ireland by Jim Bolger and ridden by his son-in-law Kevin Manning, the colt beat Tartan Bearer half a length after pulling hard in the early stages and weaving his way through the field from the back.
Don’t miss Horse & Hound’s full report from the Epsom Derby meeting, on sale Thursday 12 June.
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