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Europe's 2-year-old champ wins Epsom Derby

Updated: June 7, 2008, 3:13 PM ET
Daily Racing Form

New Approach, the 2007 European champion 2-year-old who for much of the last two months had been ruled out of the Epsom Derby by his Irish trainer, Jim Bolger, justified a late change of mind and won the $2.6 million event at Epsom on Saturday.

It was a first success in Britain's premier race for Bolger, 66, who on numerous occasions stated his intention to skip Epsom with New Approach and instead aim the son of Galileo at the Irish Derby.

Indeed, as recently as May 25 Bolger affirmed ...

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