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Investec Derby: Serpentine springs 25-1 Derby shock at Epsom for Emmet McNamara as Aidan O'Brien enters history books

1 month ago   |   By The Irish Sun

IT was always going to be quiet at Epsom.
But no one could have anticipated the silence that greeted Serpentine , the unlikely winner of the Investec Derby.
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The unconsidered 25-1 shot was on pacemaking duties under Emmet McNamara for Aidan O'Brien, or so everyone thought.
But those in behind - the likes of English King and Kameko - ignored him at their peril.
McNamara - remarkably winning his first race since October - didn't hear, nor see another rival as he glided over the Epsom Downs.
The Irishman had clearly been saving his next win for the big stage.
With Khalifa Sat runner-up at...
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Serpentine wins bizarre Derby as Aidan O'Brien lands record eighth win in Epsom classic

Serpentine wins bizarre Derby as Aidan O'Brien lands record eighth win in Epsom classic

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

Aidan O'Brien became the most successful trainer in Derby history as Serpentine won a bizarre renewal of the Epsom classic.
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Aiden O'Brien's Serpentine causes huge upset to win the Epsom Derby

Aiden O'Brien's Serpentine causes huge upset to win the Epsom Derby

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

Aidan O'Brien saddled six in the premier Classic - but it was Emmet McNamara's mount who prevailed, having only shed his maiden tag at the Curragh last Saturday.
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Serpentine pulls off huge shock for O'Brien with all-the-way win in Derby

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Emmet McNamara rides 25-1 shot to success at Epsom Aidan O'Brien breaks record with eighth winner of Classic Serpentine has made all the running to win the Derby, just a week after recording the first victory of his career. Fancied horses like English King and Kameko were never seen with a chance as the chestnut eased clear and stayed there to score at 25-1, delivering a record-breaking eighth win in the Classic for his trainer Aidan O'Brien. Khalifa Sat, who was always prominent, stayed on to be second at 50-1, suggesting the steady early pace was to blame for the odd result, along with...
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