Newmarket trainer Tom Clover excited for his upcoming move to Kremlin House Stables
Trainer Tom Clover is well aware that his impending move to the prestigious Kremlin House Stables will give him a lot to live up to, but it is a challenge that he relishing.
The yard, which is owned by Clover’s mother-in-law Gay Jarvis – widow of the late Mick Jarvis, had been the base for Simon Crisford since 2017.
However, with Crisford relocating to Gainsborough Stables, Clover is set to move to the Fordham Road facility in September.
It is a yard in which Mick Jarvis trained a whole host of big winners, including those that triumphed in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the 1,000 Guineas and the Oaks.
Yet, rather than be daunted by such history, Clover is hoping that it acts as a source of inspiration.
“It will be hugely exciting to be able to welcome owners to one of the most historic yards in Newmarket,” said Clover, who currently trains out of Wroughton House Stables on Old Station Road.
“When you go in the house there are trophies from the Arc and Royal Ascot, it is quite a sight.
“Of course that means there is a lot to live up to but what a great challenge that is.
“It is going to be a phenomenal base and it means we will not be playing musical chairs every autumn in Newmarket – this is the sort of place you stay for 30 or 40 years.
“Owners like to know where you are and they like to see you growing your business. It is lovely to know we will be settled and I cannot wait to get going over there.”
Of more immediate concern to Clover is the amount of second-placed finishes he has had this year.
In the main his horses are running well and while too many have come up just short for his liking, he is hoping that will change soon.
“The horses are running well but there have been too many seconds and that is frustrating,” he added.
“But we have a lot of nice horses to go to war with and bullets to fire over the coming weeks.
“There has been a couple of exciting winners as well and with some nice horses rated high 70s or in the 80s the year is looking bright.
“It is still early in the year but you always want more in this game. They are running well, we just need them to start going in a bit more."