Red letter day for Murphy

  • Last Updated: June 3 2014, 13:56 BST

Oisin Murphy will have his first Investec Derby ride as Ed Dunlop has booked the apprentice of the moment for Red Galileo in the Epsom Classic.

Oisin Murphy will have his first Derby ride
Oisin Murphy will have his first Derby ride

He will warm up for that mount aboard the William Knight-trained course specialist Beacon Lady in the Investec Coronation Cup.

Red Galileo had some promising two-year-old form but has been fairly well beaten in the Sandown Classic Trial and Lingfield Derby Trial.

"We had a list of possible jockeys and after watching him win the Temple Stakes, the decision was made to book Oisin," said Dunlop.

"My horses were ill earlier in the year, but this horse was supplemented and Mr Arculli (owner) is very keen to run.

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"He's got a ride in the Coronation Cup earlier in the day, which will be good experience."

Beacon Lady was supplemented into the field and shows by far her best form at Brighton and Epsom, where she bolted up in the Great Metropolitan Handicap at the April meeting.

Knight said: "Oisin has won on her before and knows her well, which is important. She has pretty much been ridden by apprentices all her career."