William Knight has made the start in his new surroundings at Rathmoy Stables in Newmarket’s Hamilton Road that he could of only have dreamed off with nine wins under his belt already from only 48 runners and a pound level stake profit of £137.20 on all his runners.
Knight only moved into Newmarket at the end of April after enjoying significant from Angmering Park in Sussex and his now state of the art stables is bearing the results for his hard-working trainer.
The flagbearer has been the progressive Sir Busker who beat subsequent Royal Hunt Cup winner Dark Vision on his reappearance at Newcastle at the beginning of June and advertised that horse’s chance when landing the consolation Silver Hunt Cup earlier in the afternoon at Royal Ascot behind closed doors.
Sir Busker was narrowly denied the hat trick by Buckingham Palace Handicap winner Motakhayyel in the Bunbury Cup over a, perhaps, inadequate seven furlongs at Newmarket on Saturday but there was also rich reward for Knight at the July Festival when Progressive Rating landed the six-furlong handicap on Friday at odds of 40-1.
The change of scenery has brought a new lease of life to some of Knight’s old handicappers and William kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about his hopes for the season.