Ian Fortune

A year after capturing the Category One Silver Salver at Central Park with his sensational sprinter, Flashing Willow, Pat Buckley is back bidding to follow up with Hopes Hurricane. The hugely talented sprinter was knocked out in the opening round of the English Derby but has quickly been rerouted to the Kent circuit and will take his place in the last of the six opening round heats.

Given his incredibly ability, Hopes Hurricane must surely be seen as one of the main fancies for outright glory in the UK’s most valuable sprint competition.