GEORGE SCOTT can rightly be pleased with the way his second full season as a trainer has developed as he has notched 19 winners on the domestic front and boasts a 19 per cent strike rate with a healthy return of over £200,000 in prize money.
Star of the show has undoubtedly been the Bill and Tim Gredley-owned James Garfield who helped cement family connections when lifting the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury in September as George married Gredley’s daughter Polly the same month.
The partnership strike on now to Del Mar for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf on November 3 and Scott has every hopes that there be some further successes to be gained on home soil before the end of the year.
Scott said: “The horses have run well all year and I am very lucky to have a horse of James Garfield’s ability so early in my career. It has been a year to remember in so many ways and we are looking forward to taking our chance in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.”
George has plenty of untapped juveniles for next year and kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about his team.