MALCOLM JEFFERSON has quite rightly earned the reputation as being a trainer worth taking note of and his shrewd placing and ability to untap the potential of those in his care has his name written in folklore in Northern racing circles.
Holding a trainers’ licence for over 30 years, his patience with his younger horses has ensured that longevity is very much at the forefront of his mind and any horse at his Newstead Cottage Stable comes with the certificate “Built to last”.
If ever a horse was aptly-named to come under his guidance it is has to be Waiting Patiently who is unbeaten in four starts since joining him from Keith Reveley and made the perfect start to his campaign when beating Belami Des Pictons in the Listed Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase at Carlisle recently. Malcolm is hoping that a Grade 1 Chase will be on the table for him this time around and with the likes of Cloudy Dream and Mount Mews he has a medium sized team that has a plenty of quality included.
Malcolm ended the 2016-17 season with 40 winners and £504,073 in prize money and if any of his big three come up to expectations then that total will surely be beaten come next April and just for good measure he has a healthy intake of untapped bumper horses that could well be the big names of the future.
Malcolm kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about his hopes for the season for a very interesting bunch of horse at Newstead Cottage.