Joseph O’Brien back in the saddle for charity race

Joseph O'Brien is looking forward to returning to the saddle for a good cause in the Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes at Doncaster on Wednesday.

O'Brien, 23, retired this year to concentrate on a training career after a long-running battle with his weight, but his riding career, though brief, was extremely successful.

Twice champion jockey, he won four British Classics, including Leading Light in the St Leger in 2013.

He lines up on Town Moor aboard the George Scott-trained Phosphorescence for the special charity event in aid of Jack Berry House and the Northern Racing College.

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"I'm looking forward to it. There's been a bit of banter flying about, all in fun. It's all in a good cause," he said.

"I haven't done anything out of the ordinary, I've been riding out a bit at home, so I shouldn't be too unfit, hopefully.

"I don't know much about the horse I ride. I know he's been off the track for a while.

"He has some form in the past, so hopefully he can run a good race.

"I love the training, it's keeping me busy."

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