Peter Chapple-Hyam's Derby third raced in fourth, close behind Kirkwall, the 13-10 favourite, while Rajpoute set a strong pace. Romanov was about a length behind Kirkwall coming into the straight but, hard though he tried, he could never close the gap. Kirkwall got up on the line. He was ridden by Olivier Peslier.
A Ladbrokes punter in Bolton is keeping faith with the Aidan O'Brien- trained two-year-old King Of Kings, who was beaten at the Curragh on Sunday. Ladbrokes yesterday laid the customer a bet of pounds 75,000-pounds 500 (pounds 500 at 150- 1) on King Of Kings to win the 2,000 Guineas and Derby in 1998.
n Bishops Court will miss the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood on 2 August.
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