Murphy Rides Century After Suspension

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Oisin Murphy | Scoop Dyga

Following a seven-day suspension, champion jockey Oisin Murphy booted home his 100th winner of the abbreviated COVID-19 season. The Kodi Kid (Ire) (Kodi Bear {GB}) won the first race on the card at Bath and was Murphy’s 539th ride of the year.

“It’s great to get another one on the board for Andrew–he’s my biggest supporter and the horses are flying, so I’m thrilled,” said Oisin Murphy of the Andrew Balding trainee. “It’s great to do it [ride 100th winner] for Andrew. This horse ran well last time and this was a good spot for him.

Added Murphy of his time away from the saddle, “I tried not to get too fat. I watched a lot of replays. Andrew had a Group 3 winner and a Group 2 winner–I’m obviously thrilled the stable has continued in super form.

“I went to Lake Como [in Italy], which was different. Obviously I don’t go on holidays, but it was super and it was great to see somewhere new.”

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