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O'Brien family celebrate as Camelot steals the spoils at Epsom

Aidan O’Brien stays on course for a clean sweep of all five English Classics, following Saturday’s brilliant performance.

Image: Nigel French/PA Wire/Press Association Images

EPSOM SAW ITS first ever father and son team win the Investec Derby on Saturday, as Joseph O’Brien rode his father Aidan’s Camelot to victory.

It was a stunning performance from the 8/13 favourite, who surged late, unstoppably, to beat Main Sequence and Astrology.

Camelot was held up in the early stages by the young jockey, with Astrology leading proceedings and Thought Worthy for company.

Ryan Moore looked, fleetingly, like he might steal victory aboard Astrology but then came the late charge from O’Brien and Camelot.

Aidan O’Brien could yet claim a clean sweep of all five English Classics, with the St Leger remaining.

Was took victory in the Oaks on Friday, Camelot also won the 2,000 Guineas and Homecoming Queen landed the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket.

“I was worried,” said 19-year-old Joseph. “He didn’t come down the hill or handle the track and he did well to win.

“He is a very special horse and I am fortunate to be able to ride him.”

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