Wings of Eagles won the Epsom Derby, handing Aiden O’Brien his SIXTH victory in the showpiece event.

The 40-1 shot flew home to cause a massive upset at the Surrey racecourse.

Douglas McArthur led for much of the way, before favourite Cracksman, under Frankie Dettori, came through and looked on course for victory.

However, after Ryan Moore aboard Cliffs of Moher made his push for the front, Wings of Eagles – under the largely unheralded jockey Padraigh Beggy – swooped, seemingly from out of nowhere to take the win, with 7-2 favourite Cracksman in third.

Beggy said: “When Aidan O’Brien’s the trainer, you don’t worry about the price. You always have a chance.

“I had a great feeling going down, I probably pulled a little hard, but I got there at just the right time.

“I said I’d follow Ryan (Moore) as it was probably the best horse in the race.

adraig Beggy riding Wings Of Eagles
Padraig Beggy guides Wings of Eagles home
Wings Of Eagles
Wings Of Eagles takes it!

“I said if I get a run I’ll win. Ryan had gone..I don’t get to sit on too many beasts like this, so I’m going to enjoy it.

“I’d probably given up on the big day, but Aiden O’Brien has made it happen.”

Trainer Aiden O’Brien added: “We thought he was a very nice horse last year.

Beggy celebrates his victory
A delighted Beggy 

“He had a lovely run in Chester, his first run of the year. Couldn’t be happier.

“A brilliant rider. A world-class rider. Strong, a great mind, tactically very aware.

“We can’t tell you how delighted we are to have him working with us on these big days.”