16:30 Investec Derby 1m 4f 10y
(Group 1) £1,625,000 added 3yo 18 ran
Winner £921,538 2nd £349,375 3rd £174,850 4th £87,100
Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
Winning time: 2m 33.02s
Off time: 16:35:25
Investec Derby: Wings Of Eagles wins at 40/1 for Aidan O’Brien
Last Updated: 03/06/17 7:51pm
Wings Of Eagles, ridden by Padraig Beggy, wins the Investec Derby
Wings Of Eagles caused a huge 40/1 upset in the Investec Derby at Epsom to propel jockey Padraig Beggy into the limelight.
With only two behind him with three furlongs to run, the son of 2011 Derby winner Pour Moi came from the clouds to claim his Aidan O’Brien-trained stablemate Cliffs Of Moher in the dying strides.
The result had looked like going with the form book as Cliffs Of Moher just got the better of the two Frankel colts, Cracksman and Eminent, inside the final furlong.
But that was not taking into account Wings Of Eagles, the apparent Ballydoyle fifth string, who provided O’Brien with a sixth Derby winner.
Beggy, having his first ride in the race, said: “That’s my first ride, but when you’re riding one for Aidan you don’t worry about the price, they always have a chance.
“I had a bit of bad luck in running but probably got there at the right time in the end.”
Courtesy & with thanks Sky Sports
Arqana Deauville celebrates their first Derby winner for a horse bought at the Arqana Yearlings sales. August 2015 Wings of Eagles was presented by Haras du Montaigu. Wings of Eagles is the son of Derby 2011 winner Pour Moi, trained by the great French Trainer, Andre Fabre.
Wings of Eagles 40/1 winner Investec Derby. Courtesy & with thanks Getty. Omnisports.