O’Brien returns to saddle with familiar result

O'Brien returns to saddle with familiar result
By Alex Wiltshire 3:49PM 7 SEP 2016

Report: Doncaster, Wednesday

Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Classified Stakes (Class 5), 1m, 3yo+

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THOSE watching on would have been forgiven for thinking they had tuned in three years ago when Joseph O'Brien sat motionless aboard Leading Light en route to St Leger victory as he delivered a winning ride in the Leger Legends race on Phosphorescence.

O'Brien ended a brief but highly distinguished career in the saddle last season when he retired to pursue training, and at 23 he was the youngest rider in the race by a fair distance.

For much of the closing stages it was youth versus experience, as the oldest competitor, 69-year-old George Duffield, gave chase on Red Charmer for wife Ann, but they slipped to third late on as Peter Buchanan stole second on Janaab.

More to follow . . .

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