Monday 18 December 2017

Aidan O'Brien's Lines of Battle takes UAE Derby

Aidan O'Brien
Aidan O'Brien

Neil Morrice

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.

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