Trainer Files

Sky Sports presenter of At The Races Simon Mapletoft looks at the All Weather Championships for Coral

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Stable Tours – Scott Dixon

| 30.10.2015

Fibresand specialist Dixon is the punters’ friend at Southwell and is gunning to improve upon an impressive 20 per cent strike rate last season. One of the youngest trainers in the country at the age of 28, Retford based Scott Dixon has been brought up on the virtues of All-Weather racing. His father Paul was the champion owner on the sand when Scott was still riding show ponies. Since taking over... more...

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Stable Tours – Tony Carroll

| 30.10.2015

With 40 winners to his name last season, the Worcestershire handler is looking forward to another fruitful winter campaign. Tony Carroll, whose first taste of All-Weather racing came as a fearless jump jockey on the Southwell Fibresand 25 years ago, has since emerged as one of the most prolific trainers on sand in the country. Last winter only the Applebys – Charlie and Mick – saddled more winners... more...

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Stable Tours – Dean Ivory

| 30.10.2015

The London trainer is banking on a blend of proven performers and untapped potential to make his mark on the trainers’ championship. Dean Ivory is banking on a blend of proven high class performers and untapped potential to propel him into the headlines this winter. The Radlett handler is looking forward to targeting the big Mile races with Sirius Prospect, who has been given a break in readiness ... more...

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Stable Tours – David Simcock

| 30.10.2015

The Newmarket trainer was among the top performers last winter with an impressive strike rate of 25 per cent, and excelled at Kempton Park. It’s a case of quality over quantity for Newmarket trainer David Simcock, whose exciting team of All-Weather performers have the credentials to acquit themselves well in the Championship races. Simcock’s record last winter was enviable, to say the least. He sa... more...

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Stable Tours – James Tate

| 30.10.2015

Tate has a dark horse for the 3YO Sprint Final and aims to gain valuable black type with classy filly Lamar. Last season’s Fillies and Mares runner-up LAMAR spearheads the Newmarket handler’s winter team – but a second career in the paddocks beckons the adaptable daughter of Cape Cross. “My plan has always been to run her in the first Fast Track Qualifier, the Listed Fleur De Lys Stakes at Lingfie... more...

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Stable Tours – Richard Fahey

| 29.10.2015

Alben Star, who won the inaugural Sprint Final and finished second in the race last season, is back from injury and aiming for another crack at the Good Friday showpiece. Flying the All-Weather flag for Musley Bank Stables will be top level sprinter ALBEN STAR, who won the inaugural running of the Sprint Final and then chased home hot favourite Pretend in last season’s renewal. Placed in big handi... more...

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Stable Tours – Marco Botti

| 29.10.2015

The Italian is planning another assault on the top races with All-Weather stars Grey Mirage, Solar deity and Grendisar. Newmarket trainer Marco Botti is hoping to emulate last season’s achievements with the magnificent Grendisar, whose achievements in winning three Listed races put him among the most illustrious of All-Weather performers. The versatile five-year-old claimed his first black type vi... more...

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Stable Tours – Saeed Bin Suroor

| 29.10.2015

Godolphin trainer Saeed Bin Suroor has the Coral Easter Classic in his sights with two exciting contenders. Following the success of Champion Trainer Charlie Appleby last season, Godolphin counterpart Saeed Bin Suroor is also planning to target the Championship Finals with a dedicated team including exciting Coral Easter Classic prospect Let’s Go. Described succinctly as a “very nice horse” after ... more...

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Stable Tours – Mick Appleby

| 29.10.2015

Second in the trainers’ championship to Mark Johnston and Charlie Appleby in the last two seasons, the Newark handler has assembled a typically strong team. Fibresand specialist Mick Appleby is anticipating another productive winter that could see him dividing his time between the All-Weather Championships and the Dubai Carnival in Meydan. The Newark handler has ambitious plans for some of his sta... more...

Simon Mapletoft on the AWC: Stable Tours – Charlie Appleby

| 29.10.2015

The Champion Trainer saddled 76 winners last season – three of them on Finals Day – and has assembled another dedicated team for the better Championship races. Last winter’s Champion Trainer Charlie Appleby is hoping to win the Dubai World Cup with Coral Easter Classic hero Tryster, but is also determined to retain his crown with an enviable string of familiar All-Weather stars. Tryster has alread... more...