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CECIL ASSISTANT SET TO TRAIN


With Lady Cecil having decided to retire at the end of the current campaign, Scott has brought forward his plan to take out a licence and will be setting up at Saffron House Stables, at the top of Newmarket's Hamilton Road.

"A lot of Jane's staff have shown an interest in coming with me, some of whom were with Henry for years," Scott told The Daily Telegraph.

"For a first season trainer it's hard to get your hands on staff like that, and it's really my strong point that I know I've got a team I've worked with."

Scott is hoping some of the current owners at Lady Cecil's yard will follow him across town, with the Niarchos family already having made arrangements for some of their charges.

"There are a couple of two-year-old fillies that look like they'll peak further on, and they have very kindly agreed to support me by sending their remaining horses at Warren Place," Scott said.

"It's a real privilege to train for an operation like that to begin with.

"Everyone says you need older horses to go to war with, to get yourself about, and hopefully I'll have at least eight or nine until the two-year-olds come out."

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