Like everyone else, Jamie Snowden was left twitching his fingers with the unwelcome outbreak of equine flu last week but with the announcement of the resumption of racing in this country the Lambourn trainer sits happily on his current tally of 23 winners for the season with the promise of plenty more in the coming months.
The Lambourn trainer tasted success at the Cheltenham Festival in 2014 with Present View and has at least a couple of live contenders this time around in the shape of the now rejuvenated hurdler Monbeg Theatre, who contests either the Coral Cup or the Pertemps Final, and Fact Of The Matter who looks to embellish his Cross Country career after making rapid strides in that sphere.
Snowden said: “Our total is about the same as at this stage of last year and the Cheltenham win of Fact Of The Matter in December was a wonderful top up to the season so far. We still have a lot of young horses that haven’t run yet and, hopefully, we are in a strong position to press on.”
Jamie kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about his Cheltenham prospects and beyond.