Eddie Ahern: finished 14th on Khan in the Danish Derby on SundayPICTURE: Martin Lynch
Eddie Ahern out of luck in Derby aboard Khan
Report: Denmark, Sunday
Klampenborg: DFDS Seaways Dansk Derby 2012 1m4f, turf, 3yo
JOCKEY Eddie Ahern was out of luck in Denmark on Sunday, finishing unplaced on all six of his mounts, including trailing home 14th of 15 on board Khan in the 800,000kr (£87,000) Dansk Derby.
Horses trained in Sweden dominated the 1m4f Classic, filling the first six places. Trainer Francisco Castro saddled the first two home, with 16-1 chance Darcy (Manuel Martinez) holding off his stablemate Summertime by a head, with three lengths back to Zen Zansai Zaid in third.
The 5-2 favourite Buzz Lightyear finished fourth after he was unable to pick up in the soft ground while The Kicker failed to see out the trip and faded into 12th place.
Darcy, a Danroad half-brother to four other winners, has now won five of his eight career starts and also finished fourth behind The Kicker in the Danish 2,000 Guineas.
Darcy was always prominent behind the fast gallop set by Puyol before he was driven into the lead a furlong out. He held on gamely under pressure as the hard-ridden Summertime cut back the deficit.
Former Sir Michael Stoute apprentice Louis Beuzelin managed one winner from four rides on the card, partnering One Direction (Bent Olsen) to a decisive four-length success in the Derby consolation.