Timmy Murphy off the mark on the flat
It took just three rides for the well renowned National Hunt Jockey to get the next chapter of his career up and running on the flat as he steered home Houdini round the tight turns of Wolverhampton to success for Jamie Osbourne in the Roger and Mary Marsh Handicap this afternoon.
Murphy was denied by high winds at Brighton for a penciled in comeback to the track but had two rides this week at Thirsk and it was third time lucky aboard Houdini who returned at 7/1 over the 6f trip. The Grand National winning jockey steered a straight path up the far side rail to record a verdict of just a head from fast finishing Arlechinno’s Leap
The 40 year old was all smiles returning to the winners enclosure.
“I’m delighted and I’d like to thank Jamie Osbourne for giving me the opportunity. I’ve ridden the horse a bit at home and know him well enough.”
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