Brisland set to restart training career after split with backer
Trainer Robyn Brisland is hoping to restart his budding career at new premises next month after the termination of his arrangement to train for owner Dave Curran at Sackville House Stables in Newmarket.
The former jockey, who is recuperating from a broken kneecap after a recent fall on the gallops, is also recovering from the ending of his association with Curran after a reasonably successful two years during which he has sent out more than 20 winners.
Brisland, who saddled his last runner at Wolverhampton on October 28, is expected to make a full recovery from his knee injury and has already signed an agreement to rent a yard across Newmarket on the Hamilton Road.
He said: "There has been no falling out, I just think Dave has fallen out of love with the game. It was a great opportunity for me and I thank him for his support. I'm already looking to the future and have recently signed to rent 18 boxes at Barney Curley's place at Cleveland House."
A former Flat jockey who rode more than 50 winners, Brisland hopes to begin with between ten and 12 horses in his new venture, in which one of his key backers is owner Paul Hancock.
He said: "I hope to get the green light from the BHA to restart training on December 1 from the new yard, when I also hope to be back riding out. My main horse for next year is Zyzzyva, who finished third in the Group 3 Prix des Chenes at Chantilly in September, but there is room for new owners and hopefully I can build up to become one of the bigger operations on the Hamilton Road. "
The 41-year-old added: "I'm quite ambitious and during my time with Gary Moore the yard grew from 80 horses to 200, so I'm not ruling anything out."