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Adam Kirby lands 16/1 Derby dream after losing his original ride earlier this week

Adayar gives Charlie Appleby his second win in the Epsom showpiece.

Adam Kirby celebrates after winning the Derby on Adayar.
Adam Kirby celebrates after winning the Derby on Adayar.

ADAYAR SPRANG A 16-1 surprise as he came home a wide-margin winner of the Epsom Derby under a jubilant Adam Kirby.

Trained by Charlie Appleby and only ridden by Kirby after he lost the ride on John Leeper to Frankie Dettori, the Godolphin-owned son of Frankel shot clear in the final furlong to give his handler a second win after Masar in 2018.

Richard Hannon’s Mojo Star, a 50-1 chance, ran a huge race to be four and a half lengths away in second, with the winner’s stablemate Hurricane Lane another three and a quarter lengths back in third.


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