Friday 7th April, 2017

A great victory for Muthabir yesterday at Taunton.  Given a fine ride by Ian Popham, what an omen he should be victorious on the day of Trevor William’s funeral.

John Inverdale had called me before the race to say that the service had been crammed full of Trevor’s family and friends and it appeared that half the congregation had backed Muthabir to give Trevor a great send off.  The horse has been a real star for us and let’s hope he continues his winning run.

I am very fortunate to be invited to tomorrow’s Grand National by owner Alan Halsall.  Looking forward to a great day.  Having studied the form, it looks like the each way value could be Ucello Conti in what looks a very very open race.

Good luck to all.