05 Jun '11, 4pm

Horse Racing: Reliable Man wins French Derby

Horse Racing: Reliable Man wins French Derby

CHANTILLY, France: Reliable Man won the French Derby on Sunday to give his trainer Alain de Royer Dupre his sixth win in the classic. Given a superb ride by veteran Gerald Mosse, he came late down the outside to deprive Bubble Chic in the final strides and prevail by 3/4 of a length to give the winning jockey his third win in the race but first since 1996. "Its a special pleasure to have won this for the sixth time," said de Royer Dupre, who last won it with Darsi in 2006. "I was always quietly confident with this horse. He may not have had the race records of others in the race but he is a horse I have always had high hopes for. "The ground too didn't give me too much concern as it has always got a little bit of give in the ground." Mosse was delighted to have landed the race again after such a long time. "It is a real pleasure to have won this race on this horse," said M...

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