Noel Fehily: partnered Silviniaco Conti to two wins in the King GeorgePICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
'Amicable' end to Fehily
role at Longsdon yard
TRAINER Charlie Longsdon revealed on Friday night that his association with Noel Fehily has reached an end on "amicable terms" with the jockey increasingly required to ride for leading owner Jared Sullivan.
Fehily, 39, has been stable jockey to Longsdon for the last three years and the pair have combined for 110 winners since coming together at the start of the 2012-13 season.
However, Fehily has increasingly been used by Jared Sullivan's Potensis Bloodstock in recent seasons and enjoyed notable success with the likes of dual William Hill King George VI Chase winner Silviniaco Conti and Bitofapuzzle, who are part-owned by Chris Giles.
Speaking at Chepstow on Friday, Longsdon stressed the parting of ways was on good terms and said: "Noel has a contract with [Jared Sullivan's Potensis] which has made it difficult for us to continue our partnership and it's ended on totally amicable terms. We'll still be using Noel on occasions when he is available.
"For the most part this summer and autumn it will be a case of the yard using the best jockey available, and we'll take a look at the situation before the core [jumps] season gets underway in October."
Among the notable successes Longson and Fehily shared were Ely Brown's win in the 2014 Grade 2 Towton Novices' Chase at Wetherby and Kilcooley's win in the Grade 2 National Spirit Hurdle in 2015.