CHARLIE FELLOWES has only been training for four seasons but the learning process has not been lost on him and his patient approach has seen his team come to fore recently after a slowish start.
Fellowes has notched 19 winners so far and there is every likelihood his personal best of last year can be bettered before the close of the year and he has the prospect of a possible big race triumph this weekend when Endless Acres takes his chance in the Betfred Cesarewitch Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.
The Champs Elysees gelding finished runner-up to Thomas Hobson in the Ascot Stakes Handicap at Royal Ascot in June and Fellowes immediately pulled the plug on his campaign to have a fresh horse for the second leg of the Autumn double.
The Newmarket trainer has other stable stalwarts who could well force their heads in front in the coming weeks but it is the younger brigade on whom he is pinning his hopes.
Fellowes said: “This has been a difficult year as it has been a transitional year when our older horses were at the top of their mark and our two-year-olds last year weren’t much cop.
“We have managed to do well despite that and the horses have done us proud but what I am really excited about is this year's two-year-olds who are a nice bunch. We haven’t run that many but those that have run have run well and they are going to be even nicer next year.”