KIM BAILEY has already notched up 20 winners in the 2020-21 season with a healthy strike rate of 20%. Life is certainly rosey down at his Thorndale Farm stables in Andoversford as the big autumn contests loom large.
Vinndication has been a notable standard bearer in recent seasons and the progressive seven-year-old gelding looks poised to return to action in the Charlie Hall at Wetherby on Saturday after nailing another lucrative prize in the Grade 3 Sodexo Gold Cup at Ascot last term.
The 2019-20 season was another successful one for Bailey with 32 winners and £453,641 in prize money and he was once again on the scorecard at the Cheltenham Festival when Imperial Aura landed a novices’ handicap chase from one of this season's early revelations, Galvin.
Imperial Aura could be in action at Carlisle on Sunday and he has plenty of potential ammunition for the big pot Saturdays.
Bailey kindly spoke to Tony Elves for attheraces.com about those he hopes can find their share of success this season.