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Lucy Alexander new stable jockey to Ferdy Murphy?

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    CuddyDale
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    With Graham Lee now pursuing a career as a flat jockey, how likely do you think it would be for Lucy Alexander to be stable jockey for Ferdy Murphy next season?

    If so, would she make history in becoming the first lady jumps jockey to become number one to one of the respectable and major NH yard in the country?

    Personally, i think this would be an excellent move for her if it were to materialise.

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    Grey Desire
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    I hope not!
    A few years ago I could have understood it but he just doesn’t have the quality of horse any more,and maybe that had a say in Graham’s decision to switch.

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    The Young Fella
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    I think this is very unlikely indeed.

    As brilliantly as Lucy Alexander has done as a claimer, I doubt one as shrewd as Ferdy Murphy would trust an inexperienced rider as his stable jockey. Keith Mercer must be among the favourites, along with Denis O’Regan and Paddy Brennan.

    Alternatively, perhaps Murphy will decide that his stable doesn’t really require a retained rider and just use the best available on the big days.

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    cjboy
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    I think this is very unlikely indeed.

    As brilliantly as Lucy Alexander has done as a claimer, I doubt one as shrewd as Ferdy Murphy would trust an inexperienced rider as his stable jockey. Keith Mercer must be among the favourites, along with Denis O’Regan and Paddy Brennan.

    Alternatively, perhaps Murphy will decide that his stable doesn’t really require a retained rider and just use the best available on the big days.

    Keith Mercer is injured and has been out of action for much of the last year or more. I have not seen any reports of an imminent comeback. PB seems to be southern based, don’t know about DO’R

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    Grey Desire
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    James Reveley gets the gig with Lucy seemingly second choice.

    #399433
    JJMSports
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    James Reveley gets the gig with Lucy seemingly second choice.

    James will still get the option to choose out of either the Murphy or Reveley stables. Ferdy said he didn’t need an overly concrete stable jockey as there is Lucy and other conditionals who will get plenty of chances.

    I have been going on about James Reveley for quite a while, much in the similar style to Timmy Murphy. Just needs to get tougher and stronger in a finish, but very classy.

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    Perpetual
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    Does this mean Reveley has spilt with Nick Williams?

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