Dan Skelton is clearly the emerging young force in the Jumps division and his 205 winners and £2,301,457 in prize money in the 2018-19 clearly smashed his previous best of 156 winners and £1,329,107 of the previous season.
The Alcester trainer notched his first Grade 1 success from his Lodge Hill base when Roksana took the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in March and there was a second victory in the County Hurdle (Superb Story successful in 2016) when Ch’tibello confirmed stable expectations in one of the most competitive races at the Festival.
Skelton has already notched 48 winners this term before the Jumps season gets going in earnest and with several new recruits to add to an imperious team it looks likely that the Saturday victors will be there in abundance.
Dan said: “We have a good bunch of horses and I am very happy with them and they all look well and are in good health. Long may it last and we will just get on with them now.
Skelton kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about those that he hopes can advertise his immense talents again this term.