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Irish Derby: Auguste Rodin wins at Curragh for Aidan O’Brien’s a hundredth European Traditional


Auguste Rodin gave trainer Aidan O'Brien a 15th Irish Derby win
Auguste Rodin gave coach Aidan O’Brien a fifteenth Irish Derby win

Auguste Rodin gained the Irish Derby on the Curragh to seal a Derby double and land a a hundredth European Traditional victory for coach Aidan O’Brien.

The 4-11 favorite adopted up his Epsom triumph to offer jockey Ryan Moore his first win within the race.

Auguste Rodin dug in to beat Adelaide River, forward of Covent Backyard and Peking Opera in a 1-2-3-4 for O’Brien.

However stablemate San Antonio broke down and suffered a deadly harm within the race and Wayne Lordan fell from the horse.

“It’s horrible for San Antonio and everybody who takes care of him. Wayne is okay,” stated O’Brien.

The 53-year, sealed a fifteenth Irish Derby win as Auguste Rodin gained by one and 1 / 4 lengths from 33-1 likelihood Adelaide River, with 80-1 shot Covent Backyard an extra two and 1 / 4 lengths again.

“It wasn’t a simple race. Sadly when Wayne’s horse went improper, my rhythm was damaged,” stated successful jockey Moore.

He added: “Aidan would let you know that it is about everybody else, and it’s. It is a large crew effort and clearly there are such a lot of those who he all the time thanks.

“However there is a cause why he has these data and I am very fortunate to have ridden for him for so long as I’ve. He is put me on these horses who’re able to successful these types of races. I am simply very grateful to be working for him.”

Auguste Rodin is the primary horse because the Dermot Weld-trained Harzand in 2016 to seal the English-Irish Derby double.

The Deep Affect colt represents considered one of O’Brien’s nice coaching achievements as as he introduced him again from ending nearly final within the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in Might.

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