Jockeys under fire after Serpentine pulls off shock with all-the-way win in Derby

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A Derby run in bizarre circumstances produced a suitably extraordinary result here on Saturday, as the first three horses after a furlong and a half filled the same positions at the line a couple of minutes later while the riders on their 13 opponents sat back and allowed them to get on with it. Serpentine, at 25-1, was clear of the field rounding Tattenham Corner and comfortably held his advantage to by five-and-a-half lengths from Khalifa Sat (50-1) and Amhran Na Bhfiann (66-1), a trifecta that paid out at 56,000-1 on the Tote.

There were, of course, no spectators at Epsom to see it, but it was the kind of race, and result, that would have played out in near-silence even with the normal complement of 100,000 punters on the Downs.

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Written by Greg Wood at Epsom
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jul/04/serpentine-pulls-off-huge-shock-with-all-the-way-win-in-the-derby-horse-racing-aidan-obrien under the title “Jockeys under fire after Serpentine pulls off shock with all-the-way win in Derby”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.