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NAME: MASTER TEMPLAR
AGE: 6
SEX: GELDING
COLOUR: BROWN
SIRE: ROBIN DES CHAMPS
DAM: WHICH THISTLE
TRAINER: OLLY MURPHY
FORM: 5U43P-3

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MEET THE TRAINER: OLLY MURPHY

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From an early age Olly’s future lay in the racing industry. Originally Olly’s ambitions were in the saddle. He attended Pony Club, hunted and led his Mum’s string, before riding in point-to-points and progressing to riding as an amateur under rules. He rode 30 winners before he inevitably outgrew his breeches!

Once Olly had decided he wanted to a train, he spent a year with Alan King. He then made the move to Ireland, joining Gordon Elliott as Assistant Trainer. Olly spent four seasons with Gordon, tasting success at the highest level. During Olly’s time, Gordon won several Grade 1’s, numerous Festival winners and it was all topped off by Don Cossack winning the 2016 Gold Cup.

In 2017, the time came for Olly to take up the reins himself. Three years into his training career, Olly has trained 232 winners, won over £2 million in prize money and is a Grade 1 winning trainer. Not a bad start so far!

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  • 4f Wexford sand gallop

  • 5f carpet gallop

  • Martin Collins 2f all-weather schooling lane with Easyfix Hurdles

  • Schooling ground on grass

  • 4 x walkers

  • 100 acres of turn out paddocks and woodland

FACILITIES

ITCHY FEET

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RISING STAR: CHAMPAGNESUPEROVER

Made notorious after his catchy, post-England World Cup Cricket success, champagnesuperover has become one of the most exciting prospects in the National Hunt game. A  16-length winning debut in a bumper saw him pitched into Listed level, and he did his reputation no harm when securing third behind two likeable types. He looks set to go over hurdles this coming season and is certainly going to be one to side with.  

STABLE STARS

Olly Murphy’s rise through the training ranks has been so rapid that it doesn’t even seem strange that he’s already got a plethora of stars in his yard, despite only taking out a training license in 2017.

 

Itchy Feet was ultimately the horse that pitched him among the best for the first time, after bringing a first taste of Grade 1 success in the 2019 Sclilly Isles Novices’ Chase. He was subsequently sent off as a second favourite for the Marsh at the Cheltenham Festival but unseated before he could make his mark. Still only 6, he could be Olly Murphy’s stable star for some time yet.

BREWIN'UPASTORM

Another big name from the Warren Chase stable is the ever consistent Brewin’upastrom, who has recorded wins over both hurdles and fences and consistently been involved at the top level. He’s another flag bearer for the yard and one to watch at the Festival for the years to come.

Olly leading in Tiger Roll to the Cheltenham Festival winners enclosure, when assistant to Gordon Elliott.

THOMAS DARBY

Another name that will stand out when walking round Warren Chase is the ever reliable, ever impressive, Thomas Darby. Yet to finish outside the top three in his 10 career starts to date, he's most known for his impressive second to Klassical Dream in the 2019 Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, but he's a graded winner in his own right after staying on strongly in Grade 3 company to win in early 2020. As is the theme at Olly's, he's only seven and has a hugely promising career ahead of him.

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