WARREN GREATEX had a moneyspinning season in 2018-19 when his 38 winners netted the Lambourn trainer a personal best of £563,701 in prize money and chief contributor was La Bague Au Roi who notched up £108,447 of that total.
The Doctor Dino mare took the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day when scoring by a length and a half from Topofthegame and went onto land the Grade 1 Flogas Novices Chase at Leopardstown in February before ending her campaign with an honourable second to Kalashnikov in the Manifesto Novices at Aintree in April.
The stable star was found to have been in season and unsuited by the ground when putting in a uncharacteristic effort in the Charlie Hall at Wetherby at the beginning of last month and may be asked to exonerate that performance in the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon on Sunday.
Keeper Hill has been an early success story this term and Mulcahys Hill was another to shine when taking the scalp of Wholestone on his return in a novice chase at Cheltenham in October and the imminent return of Portrush Ted could spell further red letter days for Greatrex.
With eights winners to date it will be a total that Warren will be looking to swell considerably with a good looking team of horses at the historic Uplands Stables.
Warren said: “It’s been a bit quiet and with the ground being soft some of the horse have just needed it but we’ve hit a bit of form now and with plenty ready to run we are in a good place now.”
Warren kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about those he hopes can blossom in the coming months.