Sir Dragonet flies in Chester Vase
Last Updated: 08/05/19 4:40pm
Sir Dragonet put himself in the Derby picture as he turned the MBNA Chester Vase Stakes into a procession.
The Aidan O'Brien-trained colt only made his racecourse debut 13 days ago and after just a couple of furlongs in this Group Three event, he was detached from the rest of the field.
Dashing Willoughby set a good gallop up front, with Technician one of the first under pressure after finding it too much, along with the winner's better-fancied stablemate, Norway.
Donnacha O'Brien did not seem too concerned about what was happening in front of him on Sir Dragonet though, beginning to make his move with half a mile to run on the son of Camelot.
King Ottokar was still going well as he moved up on the outside, but Sir Dragonet, who won a Tipperary maiden by three lengths, left him standing.
Sent off at 13-2, Sir Dragonet streaked eight lengths clear as Norway stayed on into second.
The winner was introduced into the Derby betting at 8-1 by Paddy Power.
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