Adayar charges away from the pack to clinch victory at the Epsom Derby as jockey Adam Kirby takes dramatic win after he was replaced by Frankie Dettori on expected ride John Leeper
- Adam Kirby was replaced by Frankie Dettori on board expected ride John Leeper
- He instead rode Adayar and took the 16-1 outsider to an unexpected victory
- Adayar charged away from the pack to win from Mojo Star and Hurricane Lane
Adam Kirby-ridden Adayar charged away from the pack in the final stages to claim victory at the Epsom Derby.
The 16-1 outsider was running strongly towards the front before making a late charge which saw Adayar pull away from the nearest rivals.
Adayar crossed the line around three lengths ahead of Mojo Star, Hurricane Lane and Mac Swiney.
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Adam Kirby was replaced on John Leeper but instead rode Adayar to a shock Derby victory
The competition could not keep up when Adayar charged away from the pack at the end
The 16-1 underdog took the victory from Mojo Star, Hurricane Lane and Mac Swiney
As late as Wednesday night Kirby had been expected to ride John Leeper at the Cazoo Derby