Oisin Orr pictured after winning the Irish St Ledger on Search for a Song
There was a first Group One winner for Donegal jockey Oisin Orr on Sunday when he was on board Search for a Song which won the Irish St Ledger at The Curragh, the final classic of the season.
The Rathmullan man steered the 7/1 shot to victory by two lengths for trainer Dermot Weld. Fujaira Prince was second.
It was the latest highlight for the Donegal jockey, who is having a fantastic season. The 23-year-old was delighted. "It was brilliant. I never thought I would get an opportunity like that. Thanks to all the connections and I'm very grateful to get the ride," said Orr.
What a performance from Search For A Song who scores successive victories in the Comer Group International Irish St. Leger with @OrrOisin aboard at @curraghrace— Horse Racing Ireland (@HRIRacing) September 13, 2020
Trained by Dermot Weld #LICW #IrishChampsWknd pic.twitter.com/s5ehYYJ5SU
"Everything went smooth there. The plan was for me to take my time and gradually creep my way into it But she settled very well today and I was able to do that. And when I did ask her she picked up well.
"I think running over the shorter distance has relaxed her and the hood as well. I had t make a bit of room for myself to get out. I was stuck behind a few horses but when I did get the gap she did it well."
Oisin is the No 1 jockey at the famous Weld stable. "He has shown a lot of faith in me to get opportunities like that and it was great to repay him," said Orr afterwards.
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