Epsom Derby races LIVE RESULTS: All the build-up on Derby day after Snowfall wins Oaks on Friday

IT'S a huge weekend of racing as the Epsom Derby weekend gets underway.

And Aidan O'Brien has won the Oaks for the ninth time with Snowfall.

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Get all the latest from all the races at Epsom here…

  • Craig Mahood

    FIVER FLUTTER

    Here at Sun Racing, we look for the best value bets to deliver bigger returns for smaller stakes.

    See what we think:

    Longshot

    THIRD REALM (4.30 Epsom)

    Can spring a surprise in the Derby.

    He won the Lingfield Trial fair and square and is one of the few in the field with proven staying power.

  • Craig Mahood

    PICKING UP

    Less than two hours to start time and the turnstiles are busy as racegoers flock to Epsom for Derby day!

    Epsom day two racegoer
    Race fans arrive at the course

     

  • Craig Mahood

    DERBY LINE-UP

    Another look at the betting for the big one this afternoon as we hit two hours until the racing starts.

    We have the odds as they were this morning and where we are now.

    Money continues to come for One Ruler – 25/1 yesterday…

    CAZOO DERBY

    Bolshoi Ballet 6/4 –> 13/8

    Hurricane Lane 6/1 –> 11/2

    Mac Swiney 7/1 –> 7/1

    John Leeper 8/1 –> 8/1

    Mohaafeth 17/2 –> 9/1

    One Ruler 12/1 –> 11/1

    Third Realm 12/1 –> 12/1

    Youth Spirit 25/1 –> 25/1

    Southern Lights 33/1 –> 28/1

    Adayar 40/1 –> 40/1

    Gear Up 22/1 –>  40/1

    Mojo Star 50/1 –> 50/1

  • Craig Mahood

    FRANKIE 'SORRY'

    But Dettori said he does feel sorry for Kirby after pinching his ride.

    I was pencilled in to ride for Aidan in the Derby, but the news came out that he only had one runner and I was then contacted by the Ed Dunlop team about John Leeper.
    I feel very sorry for Adam. He’s done most of the work on the horse and rode him at Epsom last week, I can’t stress that enough.
    It’s not nice to be taken off a horse three days before the Derby, but it’s not my decision, I don’t pay the bills, and it’s an offer you can’t refuse as a jockey.

    It was a strange feeling, and I certainly didn’t come home with a happy face on Thursday because it’s not the way you want to get rides, but it is what it is and we have to move on.
    I didn’t go looking for it, it just came to me. I know the owners very well having ridden his mum Snow Fairy a few times and am still very grateful to pick up the ride.

    Frankie Dettori

  • Craig Mahood

    KIRBY KO

    Adam Kirby looked sure to have secured the ride aboard Derby hopeful John Leeper earlier in the week.

    Kirby rode the Ed Dunlop horse out last week and seemed set to retain the mount this afternoon.

    However, with Aidan O'Brien scratching Frankie's High Definition from the race, Dunlop swooped to secure his services.

  • Craig Mahood

    BALLET DANCING

    This year is the first since 2004 that Aidan O'Brien saddles just one runner in the Derby.

    While he says his other runners had other options, is it a tip in itself that Bolshoi Ballet goes today?

    All the other horses had different options and they've decided to split up the two top horses.
    We're happy with him. Everything has gone very smooth.
    He's a very uncomplicated horse, you can ride him anywhere in the race. He's always been very straight-forward and well-balanced.

    Aidan O'Brien

  • Craig Mahood

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  • Craig Mahood

    PUNTERS ARRIVE

    Today's lucky racegoers start to arrive at Epsom with less than three hours to start time.

     

    Queues outside Epsom turnstiles on Derby day
    Racegoers arrive at Epsom with protective masks
  • Craig Mahood

    MID-MORNING NAP TIME

    It's that time again!

    Our man Templegate has picked his best bet of today – and it comes in the big one.

    He opts for the son of Galileo and current favourite BOLSHOI BALLET.

    The fact Aidan O’Brien pulled out his other five hopefuls shows just how confident ‘The Lads’ are of success.
    And it’s easy to see why. This son of superstar sire Galileo kicked off this season by winning the Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown before returning to take the Derrinstown Stud Trial by six lengths in a scorching time.
    Stepping up to the Classic trip should bring more improvement.

    Templegate

  • Craig Mahood

    THE STAGE IS SET

    After the sight of ponchos and umbrellas yesterday, what a sight the course has today.

    Racegoers will again pack the grandstand (4000 anyway) and the rain has disappeared ahead of a great day in prospect!

  • Craig Mahood

    FULL NON-RUNNER LIST

    Here are the rest of the runners to scratch from your cards this afternoon.

    • 2.00 4 Camelot Tales
    • 2.35 4 Posted, 7 Illykato
    • 3.10 9 Maximal, 7 Prince Eiji
    • 3.45 5 Caspian Prince, 12 Rose Hip
    • 5.15 1 Lost Eden, 6 Koeman
    • 5.50 1 Danzeno, 6 Justanotherbottle, Canaga, 12 Open Wid, 14 Indian Sounds

    THE PRINCE IS OUT

    A real shame as Epsom legend Caspian Prince is declared a non-runner due to the going today.

    The 12-year-old was going in search of his fourth Epsom Dash crown this afternoon.

    He bagged the race at the first attempt in 2014 and followed up with short-head wins in 2016 and 2017 – all for different trainers.

    All in all, he has competed in the last SIX renewals of the big handicap.

    GOING UPDATE 🚨

    After all that unexpected rain yesterday, it was a dry night at Epsom.

    The murky clouds have lifted as the warm sun starts to dry out the course – to the detriment of some….

    The goingat the minute is good to soft.

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    LEEP OF FAITH

    The backstory behind the horse, his name and breeding have the hallmarks of a Hollywood blockbuster.

    And to make it a potential Oscar winner, along came Frankie Dettori at the last minute.

    Named after Ed Dunlop’s late father, the legendary ‘John Leeper Dunlop’, who won this famous race twice amongst ten classics, the pressure has always been on this chap.

    And there surely won’t be a dry eye in the house if John Leeper does triumph in the Derby later this afternoon.

    It’s all a bit surreal, you couldn’t have thought it would turn out this way, it’s almost too good to be true.
    Sadly the only thing missing here is my father, he’d have been on hand with some advice I know that.
    ‘Keep it simple, keep it simple son’, he would have kept telling me. I think he’d find all the hype and build-up amusing.
    As everyone knows he won the Derby twice, I’ve only managed fifth, three times.
    But look, it will be an emotional day for us all to even be there, let alone if he runs a big race or dare I say win the thing. A Derby winner named after my father, I couldn’t put into words what that would mean.

    • Craig Mahood

      BRIGHT SNOWFALL

      Undoubtedly the most stunning performance in a Classic for a long time.

      Will we see anything of the kind today?

    • Craig Mahood

      PARTY TIME

      It was a local winner in the Coral Handicap yesterday as Simon Dow's Corazon Espinado.

      And the trainer revealed it was a good afternoon yesterday following the win for Hollie Doyle.

      It was a really tremendous day.
      The best thing was it was in race two so everyone got to enjoy it the rest of the day!

      Simon Dow

    • Craig Mahood

      GETTING SET

      We are still four hours from Derby day getting underway with the first race at 2pm.

      But the work starts now to get the course in pristine condition ahead of another super day of racing.

      Ground staff prepare for day two
      The Epsom grandstand
    • Craig Mahood

      ON THE DRIFT

      Bolshoi Ballet touching 13/8 now as punters aren't sure which way to go.

      But you don't need me to tell you…..

      Not like Chappers to get excited!

    • Craig Mahood

      HAGGAS COY

      William Haggas runs Mohaafeth, a horse that has been backed this morning.

      Our man Matt Chapman thinks Haggas fancies this run today.

      He’s not someone to sing and shout about his horses.
      But you know when he has a good one as he has a twinkle.
      And that’s how Haggas feels about Mohaafeth.

      Matt ChapmanITV Opening Show

    • Craig Mahood

      FRANKIE IS PUMPED

      Frankie Dettori had another memorable day yesterday.

      The veteran superstar smashed the record lengths win in the Oaks aboard Snowfall.

      He picks up the ride on John Leeper for this afternoon's big one…..more on that soon.

      But he will be pumped and ready for day two.

    • Craig Mahood

      THE FIELD

      Where best to start that with the runners for today's Cazoo Derby.

      One Ruler was 33/1 in the week….

      CAZOO DERBY

      Bolshoi Ballet 6/4

      Hurricane Lane 6/1

      Mac Swiney 7/1

      John Leeper 8/1

      Mohaafeth 17/2

      Third Realm 12/1

      One Ruler 12/1

      Gear Up 22/1

      Youth Spirit 25/1

      Southern Lights 33/1

      Adayar 40/1

      Mojo Star 50/1

       

    • Craig Mahood

      IT'S DERBY DAY!

      Good morning racing fans!

      After a record-breaking Oaks yesterday, today is all about the biggest flat race in the world.

      Aidan O'Brien looked to have a handful of runners to have a go at it with.

      But a dramatic u-turn has meant the maestro only has one!

      Typically, it is the favourite, who has been on the slide this morning!

    • sstreet

      THE RESULTS ARE IN!

      Here are all the results from today's races:

      2pm

      1. Oscula 15-2

      2. Flaming Rib 100-30

      3. Maybury 33-1

      2.35pm

      1. Corazon Espinado 12-1

      2. Hortzadar 12-1

      3. Plantadream 20-1

      3.10pm

      1. Pyledriver 8-1

      2. Al Aasy 7-4f

      3.45pm

      1. Blue Cup 9-2f

      2. Victory Chime 11-2

      3. Data Protection 8-1

      4.30pm

      1. Snowfall 11-2

      2. Mystery Angel 50-1

      3. Divinely 20-1

      5.10pm

      1. Mehmento 11-8f

      5.40pm

      1. Rhoscolyn 9-2

      2. Shelir 6-1

      3. On A Session 13-2

    • Craig Mahood

      GLAMMING UP

      Still two races to go and nobody's going anywhere!

      The Style awards at Epsom
      Caught in the rain
      Perfect for a picture

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