KARL BURKE, like the rest of his counterparts in the training ranks, is champing at the bit for the resumption of racing in Britain and expects to have a healthy contingency at Newcastle at the start of June.
The Spigot Lodge trainer had already notched 12 winners from 57 runners prior to the lockdown and that included a black type success with Hareem Queen in the Listed Hever Sprint Stakes at Lingfield in February.
Burke has shown his one of the emerging high-risers in the training ranks with an average of over 70 winners per season and passing the £1 million mark in prize money over the past four seasons and he, once again, enjoyed Group 1 success with the imperious Laurens in the Prix Rothschild at Deauville in 2019.
Laurens has taken her deserved place at the paddocks now but Burke could well unearth another jewel somewhere down the line to fill her place.
Karl kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about those he hopes can soon click into action when we resume.
Note: This feature covers Karl's horses aged three and over. His two-year-old team was covered in our Class of 2020 series and can be viewed here..