It was definitely one of the happiest days of my career, one I’m never going to forget. To ride my favourite horse, Hello Bud, is a fantastic privilege, even when he gets beaten, but to win a race like the Becher Chase was simply unbelievable.
It’s hard to find words to describe the horse, he is such a legend; to achieve what he has at the age of 14 is incredible. I love this horse almost as much as I love my mum and dad.
I can’t explain how much he means to me; he is the best thing that has ever happened to us as a family. He is unbelievable, his heart is so big and he jumps for fun. He just keeps galloping. He was out on his head in the last halffurlong but kept digging in.