Wayne Lordan announced himself to British racegoers in spectacular style when guiding 100-1 chance Sole Power to a shock win in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York in August 2010.
Sole Power went on to prove that success was no fluke and Lordan, based in Ireland, has continued to prove the man for the big occasion.
He finished third on Galileo Rock in the 2013 Investec Derby and in the Ladbrokes St Leger. And later that year he landed the QIPCO British Champions Sprint on QIPCO British Champions Day aboard Slade Power.
The following year he won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and Darley July Cup on the same horse, who developed into one of Europe’s top sprinters.
Another Champions Sprint success followed aboard the popular Gordon Lord Byron at the end of the season.
The following year, Lordan partnered David Wachman’s Legatissimo to victory in the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood and he has subsequently enjoyed more success for Coolmore on runners trained by Aidan O’Brien
It was Lordan who won on Winter (9/1) in the 2017 QIPCO 1000 Guineas and two years later he repeated the feat on Hermosa (14/1).
He didn’t ride in Britain during 2020 because of the pandemic but lookout for him when he returns – even if the betting suggests he and his partner will be up against it.