Royal Ascot 2019: Oisin Murphy picks out his best ride of the meeting as excitement builds

ANTICIPATION is building for Oisin Murphy as the Jockeys Championship leader sets his sights on further Royal Ascot glory.

The County Kerry native, who has set off at a blistering pace in his pursuit of a first title, has thrived on the big stage in recent seasons.

He formed a memorable partnership with Roaring Lion last term, while he broke his Royal Ascot duck in 2017 aboard Godolphin's Benbatl in the Hampton Court Stakes.

The 23-year-old doubled his tally at Flat racing's most glamorous festival when steering Signora Cabello to a thrilling success in the Queen Mary last season and, needless to say, he is hungry for more.

Murphy told Sun Racing: "Every jockey in the world wants to ride at Royal Ascot and get winners there.

"Obviously it's very competitive and you need the right team of horses behind you, but I think I've got a strong book of rides this year.

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