Kirby said: “It’s quite unbelievable. I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet. I got in (on the rail) and luckily the horse was brave enough to go through with it. It’s a marvelous day. I hope my mother was watching.”
Winning trainer Charlie Appleby admitted he had doubts about Adayar tackling the Derby but Godolphin founder Sheikh Mohammed was keen to let the colt have his chance.
Appleby said: “I’m delighted for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and Team Godolphin. I’m delighted for Adam. He knows him as well as anyone.”
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