Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Rising star Oisin now in with the big names

Oisin Murphy will soon have to compete against his weighing room rivals on level terms after he rode out his 3lb claim with victory on Presburg at Sandown.

It is just over 12 months since the 18-year-old apprentice celebrated the first winner of his career, and he has already wowed Australia, had a mount in the Derby as well as an incredible Ayr Gold Cup day four-timer, so he is fully expected to make the big transition.

The victory came in the Noelle Reno Handicap when he finished strongly aboard the Joe Tuite-trained Presburg and pulled two and a quarter lengths ahead of senior rider James Doyle and Vital Evidence.

After reaching the 95-winner mark, which included 13 in Australia, Murphy was handed a congratulatory bottle of champagne.

"It's unbelievable," he said. "I've had the longest losing streak I've ever had, 31, and I've had six seconds."

Kieren Fallon won the Ambant Gala Stakes on Windhoek.

"I really like this horse," said Fallon. "He didn't handle Epsom and the ground was against him the time before at Goodwood.

"He won very well. He's getting better and better."

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