Today we are looking back at the 2020 renewal of the Epsom Derby, with the final declarations for the race out today and the Classic event set to take place on Saturday, we think it is a perfect time to go back and delve into one of the strangest Derby’s for some time.
Aidan O’Brien as ever entered a fair few runners into the frame but it was one of his outsiders that stole the show with Serpentine under a superb ride by Emmet McNamara to give the jockey a first British Classic win.
Serpentine looked to be ridden to set the pace for some of the more fancied types from the Ballydoyle yard with his stamina unproven but this was not the case when he managed to create a huge gap between himself and the field.
The three year old turned for home with close to a 20/30 length lead on the field and it was all a matter of how much he had left in the tank and it was plenty.
The son of Galileo went on to take the event by close to six lengths in the end with the race manoeuvre by the jockey to slip the field working perfectly leaving a host of superb horses to battle it out for the places.
It is one of the most strangely ran Classic races seen for some time.