Irish Jockey Takes on New Challenge
Oisin Murphy, the three-time champion Flat jockey, is set to make his debut over jumps at the Cheltenham Festival. The renowned jockey will be riding Lets Do This for trainer Cian Collins in the Novices' Handicap Hurdle at Wincanton.
Having expressed his eagerness to ride over jumps, Murphy will finally have the opportunity to do so. While he has experience in showjumping events, this will be his first time competing in a jump race.
Chasing Festival Glory
Murphy, who comes from a family with a strong jump racing background, is determined to make his mark at the Cheltenham Festival. With his uncle, Jim Culloty, having won the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Murphy hopes to follow in his footsteps and secure a victory at the renowned event.
Starting with a Low-Grade Hurdle
For his jump racing debut, Murphy will be riding Lets Do This in a fairly low-grade handicap hurdle at Wincanton. While it may not be the most high-profile race, it provides the perfect opportunity for the jockey to gain experience and get a taste of jump racing.
Seeking Expert Advice
To prepare for his jump racing debut, Murphy plans to walk the course at Wincanton and seek advice from experienced jump jockeys. He is determined to make the most of this new challenge and hopes to avoid any embarrassing moments.
With his uncle's success in jump racing, Murphy has the family heritage that could give him an edge in the world of jumps. Bookmakers are already taking notice of his potential and have given him odds of 10-1 to ride a winner at the Cheltenham Festival.
The racing community is buzzing with anticipation as Murphy prepares to make his jump racing debut. With his talent and determination, many believe that he could be a force to be reckoned with in the world of jumps.
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