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01 Jul 2022

Epsom derby dream is back on for Kilkenny man

1000-1 outsider Diore Lia back in the field with new jockey

Kilkenny man Aylward eyes once-in-a-lifetime Epsom Derby dream

Richard Aylward and horse Diore Lia.

Richard Aylward's Epsom Derby dream is back on as the Kilkenny man has confirmed that outsider Diore Lia will run i on Saturday - but with a different jockey.

As the British Horseracing Authority  ruled out apprentice Gina Mangan, Aylward has now turned to Paddy Pilley to ride the 1,000-1 outsider which is running in the Derby to create awareness for a fund raising drive for Great Ormonde Street Children's Hospital.

Diore Lia is number 20 in the 20-horse race, which includes some of the finest horses on the planet and a number of Aidan O'Brien's horses are in strong contention for a Derby win.

Aylward, a former Kilkenny minor hurler, is the son of Dick and Mary Aylward, postmasters in Knocktoper.

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