O’Brien said: “He’s a grand horse and we thought he’d come on plenty for it. We weren’t sure about the mile and a half as he was showing a bit of class at home but he answered the question that he gets it.
“It was a good solid run race so he would have learned a lot. There was no hiding place.”
The Mediterranean has halved in price from 66/1 to 33/1 with Paddy Power for the Cazoo Derby.