Desert Crown romps to Derby victory

Desert Crown justified his status as favourite with a devastating and decisive turn of pace

Desert Crown won the Derby in a dominant display under Richard Kingscote at Epsom.

The 5-2 favourite came up the outside to hit the front two furlongs from home and finished clear of Hoo Ya Mal, a 150-1 shot, and the fast-finishing Westover.

It is a sixth Derby winner for trainer Sir Michael Stoute, 12 years after his last with Workforce in 2010.

“You can’t put it into words,” jockey Kingscote told ITV Racing.

“He has a huge amount of class, jumps great and travelled great, turned in really well – it was lovely. He has a lot of class and gives me a lot of confidence, he is a lovely horse.”

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