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Battle Of Marengo gave Aidan O'Brien his fourth Derby trial victory in four days

Updated: Sunday, 12 May 2013 16:31 | Comments

Battle Of Marengo (right) beats Loch Garman (centre) and Little White Cloud
Battle Of Marengo (right) beats Loch Garman (centre) and Little White Cloud

Battle Of Marengo was left generally unchanged by bookmakers for Classic glory after a workmanlike success in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown.

Giving Aidan O'Brien his fourth Derby trial winner of the week, the Galileo colt - sent off at prohibitive odds of 2-13 - took over from Dont Bother Me around five furlongs out and it looked like he would win with real ease when going clear with quarter of a mile to run.

He had to get a reminder from Joseph O'Brien, however, and in the end was pushed out to beat Loch Garman with Little White Cloud running an eyecatching race in third.

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