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Frankie Dettori claims the Derby aboard Golden Horn

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Frankie Dettori jubilant as Golden Horn crosses the line at Epsom
Frankie Dettori jubilant as Golden Horn crosses the line at Epsom

Golden Horn, trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori, won the Investec Derby at Epsom.

Gosden's three-year-old was sent off the 13-8 favourite for the premier Classic following a fine display in the Dante Stakes at York last month and Dettori settled the market leader towards the rear of the field for much of the mile-and-a-half Classic.

Dettori allowed his mount to ease closer from the home turn and he dispelled any doubts about his stamina as he quickened clear of stable companion Jack Hobbs to give the popular Italian rider his second taste of Derby glory.

Just as he had done in the Dante, Jack Hobbs came off second best, beaten three and a half lengths.

Storm The Stars was a further four and a half lengths away in third.