18 July 2017
Last season was a frustrating one, with more seconds than winners (66 seconds to 52 winners) and most of the time jockeys would come back from riding the horses saying "if only I could ride the race again" convinced they would get a better result from knowing the horse better.
Therefore this season I was looking for a little more consistency and have recruited an exciting young jockey in Jonathan Burke. This should provide more continuity for both horses and owners and I am very much looking forward to this partnership. Johnny has faced some challenges over the past couple of years but has gained plenty of experience riding in big races and is keen for this new partnership.
My owners, staff and I are all excited to see where this fresh partnership will take Team Longsdon.