Sean Trivass has been working in the racing industry since 1987, writing for various publications from local papers to The Independent. Born into racing, his father bred St Leger second Kite Wood at Northmore Stud. He loves the sport with a passion, from the lowest Class Six all the way up to the international events he occasionally attends.
I am a great believer in not asking a horse to do more than it has achieved in the past - I miss a few improvers that way but avoid a lot of short-priced losers too. I am inclined to stick to the form book in addition to the clock with the odd exception, and I rarely listen to what I am told by connections.
Going is the single most important factor in a horse’s chances bar none, add that to the class they are or have been running in, whether they have the speed or the stamina for the trip, stable and jockey form, and all the other variables, and we are good to go.