Serpentine scored a remarkable Derby success at Epsom Downs in 2020 under Emmet McNamara to give Aidan O’Brien a second Derby win in two years.
A 25-1 shot having only won a maiden event at the Curragh six days before, a superb front-running victory for the Ballydoyle contender left his opponents toiling in his wake as he sauntered to a five-and-a-half length victory in Surrey.
2,000 Guineas winner Kameko was sent off as 5/2 favourite for Oisin Murphy but could only finish fifth, with stable-mate Khalifa Sat claiming second.
Amhran Na Bhfiann, who remains a maiden to this day, finished third under William Buick.
The winner would finish fourth in his next two outings at Longchamp and Ascot, respectively.
Rescheduled as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, the Derby Festival was held behind-closed-doors a month after its original scheduled date.
It was hosted on the same day as the Fillies Classic, the Oaks, with the pair usually separated across two days.
- Serpentine (25/1)
- Khalifa Sat (50/1)
- Amhran Na Bhfiann (66/1)
INTERESTING DERBY FACT: Serpentine became the sixth Coolmore winner of the Derby in the last decade, following victories for Camelot, Ruler Of The World, Australia, Wings Of Eagles and Anthony Van Dyck.