James McDonald to ride in Ireland

Leading Sydney jockey James Mcdonald will compete in Ireland for the first time with three rides at Naas.

McDonald, who rode three winners at Newmarket on Saturday, will have three rides at the Irish course including the Mick Halford-trained Vitello in a Listed sprint on Wednesday night (Thursday AEST).

WilliamHill.com.au

The retained rider for Godolphin Australia, McDonald has been riding in England for the past few weeks.

His stay has been extended while another Godolphin jockey, William Buick, serves a 30-day suspension.

McDonald, who has an unassailable lead in the Sydney premiership, expects to be back in Sydney in early August.

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