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DUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH DERBY (Group 1)
26 June 2011
Since taking over at Ballydoyle, Aidan O’Brien has retrieved all the former glories of the legendary stable, and when Treasure Beach (GB) (Galileo) led home stable companionsSeville (Ger) (Galileo) and Memphis Tennessee (Ire) (Hurricane Run) in yesterday’s G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, another historic milestone was reached. That result meant a sixth consecutive renewal for the Rosegreen establishment, a ninth overall for its trainer and a remarkable fourth one-two-three in the race since 2002.
Having been denied in the final yards of the June 4 G1 Epsom Investec Derby, Treasure Beach had no Pour Moi (Ire) (Montjeu) to spoil his party this time, and the 7-2 second choice was delivered with accurate timing by Colm O’Donoghue to work his way past Seville and the pacesetting Memphis Tennessee in the final 150 yards and win by 3/4 of a length. Carlton House (USA) (Street Cry), who was again the hot favorite as he had been at Epsom, never looked like justifying odds of 5-4 and was a one-paced fourth.
IRISH DERBY (G1)
TREASURE BEACH (GB)
MEMPHIS TENNESSEE (IRE)
CARLTON HOUSE (USA)
Sir Michael Stoute
DUNBOYNE EXPRESS (IRE)
RODERIC O’CONNOR (IRE)
NATIVE KHAN (FR)
NOTABLE GRADUATE (IRE)
Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News