Aidan O'Brien's Lines of Battle takes UAE Derby
AIDAN O'BRIEN'S Lines Of Battle held of Elleval to lead home an Irish one-two in the UAE Derby at Meydan.
Just 12 months on from O'Brien's win in the race with Daddy Long Legs, Ryan Moore made a positive move off a slow early pace to track Snowboarder into the straight.
Lines Of Battle kicked a couple of lengths clear but David Marnane's Elleval emerged from the pack as his most serious challenger.
He could never get on terms, though, and Lines Of Battle was a decisive winner. Snowboarder clung on for third.