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Camelot, the 8-13 favourite, produced a dominant display to win the 2012 Epsom Derby by five lengths.

Ridden by Joseph O’Brien, the son of Montjeu became the eighth horse since 1945 to win both the 2,000 Guineas and the Derby, following Nimbus, Crepello, Royal Palace, Sir Ivor, Nijinsky, Nashwan and Sea The Stars. Camelot’s reputation had scared away some of the opposition and it was the smallest Derby field since 1907.

Camelot''s victory provided trainer Aidan O''Brien with a third Derby after Galileo in 2001 and High Chaparral in 2002 and the result produced an historic first ever father and son trainer-jockey success in the race.

Camelot was the first odds on favourite to win since Shergar at 10-11 in 1981 following defeats for odds on favourites Entrepreneur, Tenby and El Gran Senor.

Camelot is the fourth son of Montjeu to win the Epsom Derby.

He may try to win the Triple Crown by adding the St Leger and become the first horse since Nijinsky in 1970 to win the elusive Triple Crown.

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