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OISIN MURPHY: Royal Ascot leading rider returns to Kempton this Wednesday

Recent leading rider at Royal Ascot Oisin Murphy heads to Sunbury-on-Thames later this week

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Oisin Murphy - Royal Ascot - Kempton Park - Mark Johnston

Oisin Murphy returns to Kempton this Wednesday for six rides, fresh off the back of being crowned top jockey Royal Ascot’s five-day meeting last week.

The Irish pilot recorded six successes in Berkshire, including in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes on Friday afternoon, and a single victory on Saturday meant he took home the crown in the aftermath of flat racing’s greatest meeting.

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Oisin Murphy has six rides at Kempton Park later this week

He told Racing TV: “It’s special because as I’ve got older I’ve appreciated these days even more. I know I’m only 25, but life is precious. It’s a huge buzz.

WATCH: ALCOHOL FREE GIVES OISIN MURPHY ANOTHER GROUP 1 VICTORY IN THE CORONATION STAKES AT ROYAL ASCOT [CREDIT: AT THE RACES]

“My best moment of the week was Alcohol Free. She came along at a very important time in my career last year, I was under a lot of pressure and I managed to nail a Group One, and yesterday was a similar scenario.

Royal Ascot’s five-day meeting in 2021 welcomed 12,000 racegoers on each card between Tuesday and Saturday

“The pressure was on.”

Now, the 25-year-old’s focus shifts to more action for the week upcoming at Newbury and Kempton Park, repsectively.

Mark Johnston (left) is the winning-most trainer at Kempton Park so far this campaign with 8 successes

After two silver medal displays in a row, Madame Ambassador bids to shed her maiden tag for Mark Johnston with Murphy set to partner her in the 6:40pm Unibet/British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes.

Other notable rides for the pilot this Wednesday include Bonneval and Sweet Celebration.

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