Timmy Murphy claims first winner on the Flat after injury

Timmy Murphy
Murphy won the 2008 Grand National on Comply or Die

Grand National-winning rider Timmy Murphy has claimed his first winner as a Flat jockey since his return from a serious shoulder injury.

Murphy, 40, who rode Comply or Die to victory at Aintree in 2008, won on Houdini in the Roger and Mary Marsh Handicap at Wolverhampton.

He had been out since the beginning of 2014 before returning on Saturday.

Houdini, trained by Jamie Osborne and priced at 7-1, won by a head from Arlecchino's Leap.

It was only Murphy's third race back and he is hoping to emulate Jim Crowley, Graham Lee and PJ McDonald who all successfully switched to the Flat having made their names as a jump jockey.

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