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Workforce Wins Gr1 English Derby

Monday, 7th June 2010

Former Darley shuttler King's Best (Kingmambo-Allegretta, by Lombard) added a Gr1 triumph when Prince Khalid Abdulla's Juddmonte Farms home-bred colt Workforce (King's Best-Soviet Moon, by Sadler's Wells) blitzed his rivals by 7-lengths & smashed the course record in the £1.4 million (A$2.42m) Gr1 English Derby (12 furlongs) for 3YOs at Epsom Downs. Workforce (ridden by Ryan Moore for trainer Sir Michael Stoute) defeated Ballydoyle's front-running Irish-bred colt At First Sight (Galileo-Healing Music, by Bering) & fellow colt Rewilding (Tiger Hill-Darara, by Top Ville). Workforce (who entered the Derby as the least experienced runner in the race) took his record to 2 wins & a runner-up (in last start's UK Gr2 Dante Stakes over 10.5 furlongs at York on May 13) from 3 starts for £807,346 (A$1.397m) earnings.

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