O'Brien brothers in Irish Derby dreamland

O'Brien expects Saxon Warrior to find the more straightforward Curragh track playing to the horse's strengths

O'Brien expects Saxon Warrior to find the more straightforward Curragh track playing to the horse's strengths

Saxon Warrior was a very good 2-year-old and won the English 2000 Guineas in his first start at 3, but no sooner had he cemented rock star status than he finished fourth as favorite in the Epsom Derby.

"It's easy to say some horses don't take to Epsom, which is what they've said for Saxon Warrior (fourth at Epsom), but I always think Epsom suits a Guineas victor".

The O'Brien family claimed the first five spots in the race, with Rostropovich and Saxon Warrior finishing second and third.

Latrobe bore the same colours - those of Australian Lloyd Williams - the Joseph O'Brien trained Rekindling donned to win the "race that stops a nation" a year ago with his father's Johannes Vermeer second in Melbourne.

"It's pretty incredible and not really sinking in yet".

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Joseph O'Brien, who formerly rode for his father, Aiden O'Brien, has made quite a name for himself as a conditioner, also winning the Melbourne Cup previous year over his dad's entry. "He had a good position and when committed he Latrobe the horse showed he was very good, tough and honest".

"Things at Epsom didn't really go his way, so we've kept on the Derby trail, taking on those horses again", commented his trainer, who is hoping to join the honour roll his father John is on twice.

Looking to future plans for Latrobe, O'Brien, who also won the Irish Gold Cup over jumps with Edwulf in February, added: "I'd say that's going to be his ideal trip. For a big, heavy-topped horse it's surprising how much he appreciates fast ground".

"My association with Lloyd came through Order Of St George, who I won on a few times".

Aidan O'Brien spoke of his pride at the achievement of his sons. "Because of Aidan's domination of the race it probably isn't the same spectacle it once was, we certainly don't get as many French runners, for example".

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