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Masar wins the Investec Derby ending Saxon Warrior's triple crown dreams

Godolphin's royal blue silks were carried to victory in the Investec Derby for the first time as Masar caused a 16-1 upset at Epsom.

Beaten into third in the 2000 Guineas by Saxon Warrior, Charlie Appleby's colt well and truly turned the tables on Aidan O'Brien's favourite who saw his Triple Crown dreams go up in smoke.Mark Johnston's Dee Ex Bee stuck on for a game second a length and a half behind William Buick on the winner, with Dante Stakes winner Roaring Lion in third.

Saxon Warrior could only finish fourth after meeting trouble in running.

Appleby said: "It's not sunk in yet. It still feels a dream.

"I'm delighted for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed. Firstly for giving me the position to be here. I've always said when I started this job I wanted to be the first person to have a Derby winner in Godolphin blue.

"It's a fantastic team effort, Brett Doyle rides him every day and has been sweet on him since the Guineas. He said he would stay and William has given him a peach of a ride."

He added: "The last 100 yards felt a long way! It's just great. To have a Derby winner for Godolphin is fantastic."

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