Sunday, 30 July 2017

Promising jockey Jack Sherwood teams up with Festival winning Henry Daly

Jack Sherwood has become the latest jockey on the move, as the pattern winner has switched to Henry Daly's Ludlow setup.

The teenage jockey enjoyed a sole Cheltenham Festival success in his four years at Paul Nicholls' Ditcheat setup, winning the Martin Pipe with Ibis Du Rheu.

The man who is also partnering Grade Two winning novice Present Man, enjoyed 17 victories last season but has already ridden a trio of victories this season.

Sherwood can boast being one of few jockeys to have beaten Hennessy and Welsh National hero Native River this season, he rode Silsol to victory in Wetherby's bet365 Hurdle back in October.

"Had my last day at Paul Nicholls today," Sherwood posted on Twitter.

"I enjoyed the last 4 years immensely! I will be moving home and Henry Daly will hold my licence.

"I will be forever grateful to Paul and team Ditcheat for all the big Saturday winners, Graded winners and a Cheltenham Festival one too."

Henry Daly saddled 21 winners last season

Henry Daly hasn't tasted Festival victory since his double in 2003, but has enjoyed Grade One successes with Hand Inn Hand and Mighty Man.

The Shropshire handler's most recent big race glory came with Quentin Collonges winning Sandown's feature bet365 Gold Cup four years ago.

He has enjoyed a fine start to the season, winning eight races and posting a 32% strike rate. His partnership with talented jockey Sherwood should improve that tally.

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