Yeah I think he does run and I'd like to think he's got a decent chance. Back in a handicap on ground he should like should give him a decent chance in a very competitive race.
I think he'll stay over fences. He was at the end of a long season at Newbury on Saturday and the Veterans' Series could be what we're looking at for him next season and the final at Sandown could be a target.
No! The championship is what I've always wanted and hopefully to be able to achieve that in three weeks time would be amazing. If I could win the National on Saturday as well I think I'd feel like I'd won the lottery
I definitely get the same buzz when I'm winning! I love doing what I do and I'm lucky that my weight is better than AP's was. I feel like the Philip Hobbs team is so strong at the moment and there are definitely no plans to retire in the immediate future.
I think a horse called Duke Des Champs was a very nice novice hurdler who will go novice chasing next year and we should see the best of him then!
Both, I think! I do miss him in the weighing room and he was always great to ride against...but I wish he'd retired ten years ago as it would have made my life a lot easier
I'd say Ryanair is maybe more realistic at the moment, possibly Champion Chase. He's done little wrong at the moment. Hopefully he can run well on Thursday and I think there's definitely a lot to look forward to with him
The break in July and August is the most sensible time to stop for a while and I think it works reasonably well. It would feel silly to have a longer break that extends back to April/May as it would be the wrong time of year for the horses to stop
There's already some decent rules in place to make sure you get the right type of horses in the race. There is a debate to be had over whether past winners should always get back in, but if a horse hasn't run for a few years then that shouldn't simply be a reason for them to get back in. I think there's very little wrong with the way the process works already but it's always worth looking into whether improvements can be made
That is all we have got time for tonight folks! Thanks so much for all of your questions and enjoy Aintree