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Aiden O’Brien’s Serpentine causes enormous upset to win the Epsom Derby

Aidan O’Brien’s Serpentine causes huge upset to win the Derby as 25-1 hacks skyrocket to land the British Classic in sixth lengths … after the trainer tasted Love in the Oaks

  • Serpentine (25-1) shocked the pack with victory in the Epsom Investec Derby
  • Khalifa Sat (50-1) finished second while Amhran Na Bhfiann (66-1) finished third
  • Favorite Kameko (5-2) finished fourth because outsiders caused a lot of upset

Serpentine caused a huge shock when he made everything for a 25-1 success in the Investec Derby.

Aidan O’Brien saddled six in the Premier Classic, but it was Emmet McNamara’s mountain that prevailed after only making his first tag on the Curragh last Saturday.

Serpentine seemed to be deployed to help set the pace at the head of things, but the field allowed him to build a massive lead and he was still clear in Tattenham Corner, with Khalifa Sat and fellow O’Brien -runner Amhran Na Bhfiann sitting in the second and third.

Serpentine caused a huge shock when he made everything for a 25-1 success in the Investec Derby

Serpentine caused a huge shock when he made everything for a 25-1 success in the Investec Derby

Aiden O'Brien's Serpentine won the race with six lengths, because he caused a huge upset at Epsom

Aiden O'Brien's Serpentine won the race with six lengths, because he caused a huge upset at Epsom

Aiden O’Brien’s Serpentine won the race with six lengths, because he caused a huge upset at Epsom

The protagonists all tried to make their butt, but the winner had flown and came faultless for five and a half minutes to give O’Brien a record eighth victory in the race.

Khalifa Sat finished second at 50-1 with Amrhan Na Bhfiann third at 66-1.

O’Brien had already had success earlier in the day when Love added another classic to her resume while galloping over her rivals in the Investec Oaks in Epsom.

O'Brien had tasted success earlier in the day when Love took the win in the Oaks

O'Brien had tasted success earlier in the day when Love took the win in the Oaks

O’Brien had tasted success earlier in the day when Love took the win in the Oaks

The trainer said, “We are in a very privileged position to train such horses. The boys (Coolmore) spent so much day in, day out with the families and the bloodlines.

“This filly is very special – it is very difficult that you could ever get a better filly. You saw what she did in the Guineas – winning by three or four lengths – and she doubled it today.

“It’s only her second run of the year and it’s really great.”

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