Saonois denies O'Briens at French Derby

Sun, 03 Jun 16:13:00 2012

Saonois won the French Derby at Chantilly as the O'Brien father and son team failed to do a Derby double.

French jockey Antoine Hamelin (L), ridding Saonois 17, crosses the finish line during the French Derby (Prix du Jockey Club) on June 3, 2012 at Chantilly - 0

Aidan O'Brien trained Camelot, ridden by his son Joseph, to glory in Epsom on Saturday but their mount Imperial Monarch finished outside of the places.

Instead it was 25/1 shot Saonois, trained by J-P Gauvin and ridden by Antoine Hamelin, who took the spoils.

Saint Baudolino (6/1) and Nutello (50/1) came next during a race when many of the horses encountered traffic problems.


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