19-year-old jockey Donnacha O’Brien has admitted that he is dreaming of winning at the Royal Ascot this year, according to a report on the Belfast Telegraph.
The teenager has had a very good year and would like to cap it off with his first career victory at the Royal Ascot.
He is the son of trainer Aidan O’Brien and started the year in spectacular fashion by winning the 2000 Guineas on Saxon Warrior and the Investec Oaks on Forever Together.
He narrowly missed out on victory at the Ascot last year when he finished second in the Jersey Stakes.
When speaking about racing at this year’s event, he said:
Ascot is the biggest meeting we have in this part of the world for flat racing. It would be special to get a winner there.
I got close last year. But I don’t know yet what I’m riding or how many rides I’ll get.
I think it’s a massive task to win it and I think it’s unlikely. But obviously, I’m going to try and ride as many winners as I can regardless of the championship and see where I am closer to the time.
The youngster has a fresh energy about him and his hunger to succeed might see him pull off a miracle at the Ascot this year.