JOHN McConnell has enjoyed a fine season, highlighted by his first group winner on the flat last month at the Curragh, when A Case Of You produced a taking display in the Group 3 Anglesey Stakes. There have been enquiries about the Hot Streak colt who races in McConnell’s own colours, but he remains under his care and he would love to keep him to race next season.

McConnell’s National Hunt horses have been flying high as well.He has no fewer than seven horses rated in the high 130s and he is optimistic that they will represent him well at the big spring festivals next season.