Jockey Aidan Coleman says he's lucky to just get the chance to ride Paisley Park as he seeks more Cheltenham glory on board.
Coleman guided the eight-year-old to last year's Stayers' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and is preparing to defend the title in March.
Before then, Coleman will be in the saddle for Saturday's Grade 2 Cleeve Hurdle at Prestbury Park - where Paisley Park is set to go off as favourite - after also winning the race well 12 months ago.
Emma Lavelle's charge won at Newbury in November too and could be one of the bankers at the 2020 Festival but Coleman is just delighted to get the chance to ride him.
He told the Evening Standard: "I've a lot of faith in him, we've got a good record together. I've waited long enough in my career to have one like this, to find a horse like this, and a lot of people go their whole careers without finding one.
"I'm very lucky to have him so while I have him I'm going to enjoy him. It is great to have that pressure because it's a situation you want to be in. It's why you do this job, it's why you get up in the morning, you dream of finding a horse like him."
Article Posted on Friday 24th January 2020 @ 10.51
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