Alan King maintained his meticulous high standards once more in the 2016/17 Jumps season when cracking the million-pound barrier in prize money for a sixth consecutive time with a total of £1,373,270 and 104 winners in the bag.
That winners total was his best since the Barbury Castle stable trainer notched up 136 winners in 2008/09 and he will once again have guns blazing looking to improve on that this term.
Star of show will surely be Yanworth who steps out on his novice chasing career after winning four of his five starts last season and had his only blip when finishing seventh to Buveur D’Air in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March.
Yanworth produced another string to his bow when beating Supasundae in the Grade 1 Stayers Liverpool Hurdle over three miles at Aintree in April and looks set to start his chasing career at Exeter later this month.
Sceau Royal set out his stall as a novice chaser of immense promise at Warwick recently and Alan has plenty under his care that could well make similar impressions shortly and look particularly strong in the mares department with Dusky Legend, Midnight Tour and Mia’s Storm to go to war with.
Stable stalwart Smad Place is back on the beat and another of the established members of his team, Sego Success, give notice of his wellbeing recently at Warwick. Once again exciting times look ahead for the amicable King, who guided Tony Elves of attheraces.com through his main hopes for the coming campaign.