The exploits of Lightning Spear, Breton Rock, Arod and Desert Encounter give testament to the fact that DAVID SIMCOCK invariably has horses that stay around and hold their form for many years.
Lightning Spear went so close to gaining that elusive Group 1 success when beaten a short head by Rhododendron in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury, but if that was a bitter pill to swallow then the sweetener had already been provided six days earlier at Longchamp when a first Classic success was gained courtesy of Teppal in the French 1000 Guineas.
That filly heads to the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot and Trillium Place has a strong back up in that division with Ejtyah and Lady Of Shalott also having the Ribblesdale Stakes on their agendas.
The Trillium Place team have just hit the sort of form that will have Simcock skipping along with a spring in his step and with some likely lads amongst the three-year-olds colts as well, it could be a season to remember.
Simcock said: “They are coming along well now and we have plenty of nice horses. I couldn’t say if they are the best team I have had as I have been very lucky over the years and they still have to perform for us to find out, but we are in a good situation and, hopefully, have plenty to look forward too.”
David kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about those he hopes can prosper as the season progresses.