EVAN WILLIAMS is fast approaching the 1000 winner mark in his distinguished career from his perch in Llancarfan in the Vale of Glamorgan and there is more excitement than ever in the yard with Esprit Du Large giving them Cheltenham Festival dreams too.
The total currently stands at 994 and the emerging stable star gave Williams a third career success at Grade 1 level when taking the Henry VIII Novices Chase at Sandown recently and has an eye on the Arkle Trophy.
Another telltale sign that the stable is in the form of it’s life was the completion of a double with Mack The Man in the Listed Handicap Hurdle on the same Sandown card and there has also been similar successes for last season’s Champion Hurdle third Silver Streak and the progressive Bold Plan.
Williams has plenty of raw talent at his disposal as well and is delighted to have possible contenders in the Welsh National at Chepstow later in the week with Pobbles Bay and Virginia Chick.
Evan said: “We’ve have a grand run and long may it last we have just got to keep on rolling.”
With Silver Streak lined up for the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton and a busy Festive season ahead, Williams kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about those he hopes can continue to keep the stable’s name up in lights.