There is little doubt that if David Menuisier had enjoyed the rub of the green this year that his current total of seven winner would have swelled considerably more.
The up and coming Pulborough trainer surprised everyone but himself and connections when Vintager took a hallmark Newmarket maiden from subsequent Ascot victor Symbolization in August and has since put in a creditable effort in the Group 3 Solario Stakes at Sandown.
The recent exploits of Thundering Blue have put that horse on several short lists for the Cambridgeshire Handicap after he completed a hat trick in exemplary fashion at Sandown and the final months of the season will, hopefully, fall kindly for him.
It is not surprising that Menuisier has a pedigree to match some of the bluebloods in his care as he was assistant trainer to Christiane Head-Maarek before a spell with Richard Mandela in the States and rounded off his own early apprenticeship with John Dunlop at Arundel.
David had 15 winners from only 99 runners last year and whose to say that he won’t pass that total with some interesting end of season contenders.
David said: “We got held up in the Summer by a virus but I am obviously delighted that things have improved recently. It has been a bit frustrating but the season’s not over and we have a good six weeks to try and catch up.”
David kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about his prospect for the coming weeks and beyond.