Murphy signs for Scotland in jockey draft as Osborne returns for Wales & The West

Murphy signs for Scotland in jockey draft as Osborne returns for Wales & The West

Last year’s leading rider Saffie Osborne, Oisin Murphy and Sean Levey were among the first-choice picks during the jockey draft for Racing League 2023.
A total of 108 jockeys signed up for the draft, with the team managers each making seven selections.
Osborne will once again ride for Wales & The West as she bids to repeat the heroics of last season, when her sensational 6,539/1 three-timer on the closing night dramatically wrestled the title away from London & The South. Team manager Jamie Osborne has kept the faith with his leading lights from 2022, with David Egan and Adam Kirby also retained.
Levey was the go-to rider for London & The South in 2022 and team manager Matt Chapman is looking to him again to make up for last year’s heartbreak. A strong riding unit for London & The South also features Kieran Shoemark, Jason Watson and Rossa Ryan.
Scotland will be able to call upon three-time champion jockey Murphy, with fellow Group 1-winning riders Paul Mulrennan, Hayley Turner and Pat Cosgrave adding depth to Linda Perratt’s team.
Frankie Dettori is relishing his jockey-manager role with The East and his opening pick was Callum Shepherd, followed by 2021’s leading rider Jack Mitchell and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe hero Luke Morris.
Daniel Muscutt heads up Ireland’s roster of jockeys, with team manager Kevin Blake also keen to acquire the services of Ben Curtis and teenage sensation Billy Loughnane – who joins his father Mark in Ireland’s ranks.
Connor Beasley was the number one selection for The North’s team manager Mick Quinn, while Leonna Mayor chose David Allan to lead Yorkshire’s team of riders.
Full team line ups:
Ireland – Kevin Blake (Manager)
  • Daniel Muscutt
  • Billy Loughnane
  • Ben Curtis
  • Joanna Mason
  • Dylan Browne McMonagle
  • Gavin Ryan
  • Adam Farragher
London & The South – Matt Chapman (Manager)
  • Sean Levey
  • Marco Ghiani
  • Rossa Ryan
  • Kieran Shoemark
  • Jason Watson
  • Nicola Currie
  • Charlie Bishop
Scotland – Linda Perratt (Manager)
  • Oisin Murphy
  • Paul Mulrennan
  • Hayley Turner
  • David Probert
  • Pat Cosgrave
  • Rowan Scott
  • Andrew Mullen
The East – Frankie Dettori (Manager)
  • Frankie Dettori
  • Callum Shepherd
  • Jack Mitchell
  • Luke Morris
  • Ray Dawson
  • Laura Pearson
  • Kaiya Fraser
The North – Mick Quinn (Manager)
  • Connor Beasley
  • Cam Hardie
  • Oisin Orr
  • Frederick Larson
  • Harrison Shaw
  • Paula Muir
  • Pierre-Louis Jamin
Wales & The West – Jamie Osborne (Manager)
  • Saffie Osborne
  • David Egan
  • Adam Kirby
  • Ross Coakley
  • Trevor Whelan
  • Tom Queally
  • Rhys Clutterbuck
Yorkshire – Leonna Mayor (Manager)
  • David Allan
  • Clifford Lee
  • PJ McDonald
  • Tom Eaves
  • Jonny Peate
  • Ali Rawlinson
  • Josephine Gordon
Each team will also have the option of using a Wild Card pick at any time during the competition, enabling them to add an eighth jockey to their squad.
Racing League 2023 fixtures:
July 27 – Yarmouth 
August 10 – Chepstow 
August 17 – Windsor 
August 31 – Newcastle  
September 7 – Wolverhampton 
September 13 – Southwell 
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