ROGER VARIAN’s season appears to be right on track with six winners in the past fortnight and Defoe putting him in the spotlight with an imperious success in the Group 3 Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stakes at Newbury recently.
That success has led to a supplementary entry for the Group 2 Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday and there are Group 1 assignments for Altyn Orda and Madeline on Sunday when they take their chances in the Qipco 1000 Guineas.
Impressive Newmarket maiden winner Qazyna is likely to test her Classic credentials in the Pretty Polly Stakes and Roger has strong team of horse being prepared for action everywhere this week.
Varian, numerically, had his best season in 2017 with 109 winners and collected the sizeable total of £1,913,779 in prize money and the highly-ambitious Carlburg Stables trainer will be looking to better those statistics once more.
He said: “The horses are running well and are healthy which is all you can ask for and long may it continue We have a nice cross section of horse and hopefully they can do us proud in the months to come.”
Roger kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about the main firepower in Carlburg Stables.