There’s a massive weekend ahead for Jump enthusiasts with the Leopardstown Festival being backed up by some top class sport at Sandown and Wetherby and Warren Greatrex is hoping to be in the thick of the action with La Bague Au Roi who is due to cross the Irish Sea for the Grade 1 Flogas Novices Chase.
The eight-year-old mare has carried all before her over fences this season and acquired winning Grade 1 status in the Kauto Star Novices Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day when inflicting a length and a half defeat on Topofthegame.
Greatrex has sent out 29 winners from his Upper Lambourn stables so far but with the likes of the unbeaten Emitom, back-to-form Keeper Hill and rugged staying chaser Jammin Master to draw upon there is plenty of hope for the season.
Warren said: “We started off slowly and didn’t have as many runners as we normally do during the Summer as the ground was so soft. Numbers-wise we were behind anyway but we have had a very good January and touch wood the horses remain in good health. We will just keep our heads down and hope things keep on going as they are.”
Warren kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about those he hopes can prosper further in the near future.