Horse & Hound
“IT would have to be Saint Calvados. He’s a top-class chaser and finished second in the Ryanair Chase at the Festival in March, when he was beaten by a neck. He will go up in trip this season and should improve. We will possibly aim him at the Gold Cup. He’s arrogant and knows he is good, but he’s also a professional and easy to train.”
MOST EXCITING NEWCOMER
“DOCPICKEDME is a four-year-old gelding who won his debut point-to-point in Ireland in March, his only race so far. He has speed and turn of foot in a race and has impressed at home. He will start off in a bumper before going novice hurdling, for which he has plenty of speed.”
THE BIGGEST CHARACTER
“EMERGING FORCE has returned after a lengthy lay-off. He’s a smart horse, but unbelievably cheeky and knows how to unclip anything – including his hay rack, which now has to be wired together. He’s a very cool horse.”
“ANEMOI is a very talented half-brother to the Karl Burke-trained Laurens. He had an operation on his spleen, which is very unusual, and then had 18 months off.
He’s won three races to date so we’re looking forward to having him back on the racecourse.”