Olly Murphy Gains 100th Career Win At Fakenham

Olly Murphy Gains 100th Career Win At Fakenham

Olly Murphy celebrated his 100th winner as a full-time trainer yesterday, after Mizen Master scored in the Racing Partnership Selling Handicap Hurdle at Fakenham on Tuesday.

Murphy, 27, only sent out his first runner on the flat 15 months ago, having left the role of Assistant Trainer, at leading Irish marksman - Gordon Elliott's yard in April 2017.

Murphy said: “It is a nice milestone to get, especially in my dad’s colours. My mum and dad have been fantastic since I’ve started.

“Fakenham has been lucky for me and I would say Mizen Master was not far off being one of my first winners.

“The wind op has done no harm. He is a good fun horse in this grade and he has won a seller now along with a claimer and a couple of novice events," he said.

Elsewhere, Peter Bowen reached the 50-winner mark for the season after Ontopoftheworld also defied top weight under Peter's son Sean.

He beat the Gary Moore-trained Darebin by a length in the Weatherbys VAT Services Handicap Chase.

“That was good to get the 50 winners up,” said Bowen.

“Ontopoftheworld has been very consistent. He has been a straightforward horse from the word go. He has won four races for us now and they may not be hot races but he has won his money and done well.”

Emmet Mullins also saddled a winner from his first runner at the track, after Yeats Baby defeated fellow Irish rival Slainte And Thanks, in the Christian Williams Racing Club Mares’ Handicap Hurdle later on.