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O'Farrell capitalizing on his second chance in the saddle
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COLONIAL CUP FAVORITE PERCUSSIONIST is walked outside his paddock in Camden Thursday morning by Tom Foley, who helps train the 9-year-old along with Kristin Close.
LONDON -- Irish jump jockey James O’Farrell has crossed the Atlantic this week in the hope of achieving an amazing American double to cap an astonishing year of recovery. Three weeks ago he won the American Grand National aboard Percussionist, a nine-year-old which was fourth in the 2004 Epsom Derby for top British trainer John Gosden. On Saturday, he rides the horse in the Colonial Cup in Camden, another highly prestigious U.S. race which, like the National, is a Grade One event.