Denis Hogan’s crammed schedule is tiring just to look at but the Co Tipperary trainer will hope it pays off with big-race success at Uttoxeter on Saturday.
Hogan’s Young Dev is one of four Irish hopefuls in the marathon Midlands Grand National, a traditional cross-channel post-Cheltenham highlight run over a gruelling four and a quarter miles.
However Hogan, who rode his own hope Bua Boy in Friday’s County Hurdle at the festival, won’t be at Uttoxeter as he continues to clock up the miles.
He rode another of his charges, Wild Hunt, to win at Down Royal on St Patrick’s Day and after riding at Cheltenham dashes back to Ireland for Saturday’s Thurles programme.
A trio of Hogan-trained horses will run there including Pale Blue Dot who he will ride himself in a handicap hurdle.