Jockey Emmet McNamara admitted his Derby victory felt "surreal" after he guided Serpentine to a 25/1 shock victory at Epsom.
Serpentine's stunning win on Saturday provided trainer Aidan O'Brien with a record-breaking eighth Derby success as he stormed clear of the field.
Favourite Kameko could only manage fourth as he was left in Serpentine's wake, with 50/1 Khalifa Sat second, ahead of 66/1 Amhran Na Bhfiann third.
McNamara said he was confident beforehand of a good run in the Classic but admitted the realisation he had won The Derby was difficult to take in afterwards.
He said: "I had a huge amount of confidence in the horse having spoken to Aidan during the week, he said he thought the horse would stay a mile and six furlongs well.
"He told he to give him a breather around the six-furlong mark and then to keep building to that winning post because the horse would keep going, thank god he was right.
"I couldn't see a thing around me and I didn't really want to be looking, so I wasn't aware of how far clear I was.
"It's surreal to have won this race, I can't believe it."
Article Posted on Saturday 4th July 2020 @ 18.43
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