To say that Olly Murphy has made rapid strides in his training career this season would be understating the obvious as not only has he sailed well past his highly respectable total of 47 successes in his “rookie” season but also has thoughts of Cheltenham success next week from his Stratford Upon Avon base with Brewin’upastorm, Itchy Feet and Thomas Darby all possessing chances of putting him on the Festival map.
The aptly-named Let’s Get At It provided winner number 70 of the 2018-19 season when scoring at Catterick last week and, with still plenty of time to go, already has £479,222 in the prize money kitty.
Murphy said: “We’ve had a great year and, more importantly, we have an awful lot of nice young horse in the yard going forward. We don’t have many handicappers but we are just going to have to be patient and we are a work in progress to look at a year down the line.
“I am in a very lucky position of having the support of some big owners who understand the game perfectly and are in no rush with their horses.
“We have had more bumper winners than any other trainers in England this year and let’s hope that augurs well for the future.”
With Cheltenham just a week away, Olly kindly reflected his thoughts to Tony Elves of attheraces.com on Brewin’upastorm, Itchy Feet and Thomas Darby and those that he hopes can swell the Warren Chase Stables total still further in the coming weeks.