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Bolshoi Ballet hot favourite for Derby at Epsom after Derrinstown romp

Bolshoi Ballet raced into clear favouritism for the Derby with a runaway victory in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown on Sunday afternoon.

Following a series of unsatisfactory trials for the Epsom Classic it was normal service for Europe’s leading trainer, Aidan O’Brien, who recorded his 14th victory in the race through a commanding victory with his exciting colt.

O’Brien won the Group Three contest with subsequent Derby winners Galileo and High Chaparral in the early 2000s and Bolshoi Ballet was immediately cut into 2-1 for the Epsom race on the first Saturday in June.

“Very professional horses. He was alwasy trave beuat and very smooth. Ticksa lot of boxes and has improved with every run

Thios was a proper test today – it was very windy and not perfect for inexpereinced horses. What he did was impressive and we were very happy with him. Straightforwartd horse

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