Yann Barberot Stable Tour

The upwardly-mobile Deauville trainer on his runners at his local course, including the unbeaten Dick Whittington who lines up in Saturday’s Prix Hocquart.

Yann Barberot said that life didn’t change much during lockdown at his yard in Deauville and is currently enjoying a good start to this very unusual season.

He sits currently in 12th position in the French trainers’ table and said: “Each year I’m improving my position, so I can’t complain. I enjoyed a good start to the season despite the health crisis.

“The summer meeting at Deauville has started well too. I haven’t won a race yet, but the horses are finishing in the first three and are running well.”

With the unbeaten Dick Whittington aimed at Saturday’s Prix Hocquart, live on Sky Sports Racing, a victory might be on the cards sooner than he thinks.

Yann kindly told Liz Price of attheraces.com what plans he has for his team this summer.

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