Serpentine Shocks For O’Brien’s Eighth Derby Win

Trainer Aidan O’ Brien has made history by saddling his eighth winner of the Derby at Epsom.

In the big shock of the afternoon it was the 25-1 outsider Serpentine, ridden by Emmet McNamara, who took the spoils. The horse had only won his first race a week ago.

Khalifa Sat (50-1)  who raced in second throughout took the runner-up berth with Serpentine’s stablemate Amhran Na Bhfiann (66-1) denied 2000 Guinea winner Kameko (5-2F) for the final minor placing.

Meanwhile, the hot favourite Love has run out a decisive winner of the Investec Oaks, the fillies classic on Derby Day at Epsom.

She followed up her 1,000 Guineas triumph last month with a runaway victory from stablemate Ennistymon, with Frankie Dettori on Frankly Darling in third.