TIM EASTERBY has his team in great form as Royal Ascot approaches and although the venue may not be the first on the Yorkshire trainer's map it was the scene of a Great Habton stable success 12 months ago when Snoano took the listed Wolferton Handicap.
That horse went off a 25-1 for one of the most competitive events of the meeting but his main contender Vintage Brut this time around will be considerably shorter for the Norfolk Stakes after making it two wins from two starts in the Listed National Stakes at Sandown and Wells Farhh Go can also be expected to have his share of market support in the King Edward VII Stakes.
Easterby ended last season with £1,232,495 in prize money and 86 winner and he is well on the way to emulating that feat with 32 winners so far in 2018 and 15 in the past fortnight.
The York meeting this weekend sees the re-introduction of Staxton, who failed to stay seven furlongs in the Free Handicap at Newmarket, in the valuable six furlong Sprint handicap and he spearheads a team that can be expected to swell the winning tally this weekend and beyond.
Tim kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about those he hopes can bare him further successes this term.