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Serpentine Derby win one for the ages

From maiden to Derby winner, Serpentine reaches greatness in the space of one week.

Serpentine records famous Derby Victory.

The Galileo Colt having only broke his maiden in Ireland last week, became a Derby winner at Epsom on Saturday.

Sepentine upstaged the heavily fancied English King and Kameko to write his name into the record books as an Epsom Derby winner a week on from breaking his maiden at the Curragh.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained three-year-old wasn’t given much of a hope against his more experienced rivals but the the 25/1 chance saluted under jockey Emmet McNamara, who launched Serpentine to the front where he never looked beat.

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Serpentine jumped well and set the pace early on, controlling the the race from start to finish, going on to win by an emphatic five-and-a-half lengths.

It became O’Brien’s eighth English Derby winner, while for McNamara, it was his first ride for his first win an a British Classic.

Perhaps adding to the story was the fact that McNamara had gone seven months without riding a winner.

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It’s some story.

“I’ve been saving myself!” McNamara told the Racing Post.

“Aidan O’Brien filled me with a huge amount of confidence, so it’s not a complete surprise.

“He told me if we got things right he was one horse who actually could win the Derby. I actually did believe him.

“If he tells you the sky is green, you believe him.”

The stunning victory adds further to the genius of O’Brien who now holds the mantle for having the most winners in the Investec Derby’s history while for Ballydoyle hero Galileo – he has now sired five victors of this cherished prize, more than any stallion in history.

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