The first Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby run at the newly renovated Curragh produced a shock result, with Aidan O’Brien’s 33/1 outsider Sovereign winning by six lengths.

Ridden by Padraig Beggy, the son of Galileo was sent to the front early, alongside stablemate Norway, with the aim to set a good pace. However, it soon became evident he wasn’t for catching, with favourite Anthony Van Dyck only just able to catch Norway for second and Madhmoon back in fourth.