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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.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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