Brennan notches 1000th win

Paddy Brennan rode his 1,000th winner over jumps in Britain and Ireland when Colin's Sister justified favouritism at Warwick.

Paddy Brennan: Notched 1000th winner at Warwick

Brennan, who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Imperial Commander in 2010, has struck up a very fruitful partnership with Fergal O'Brien in recent seasons and he trains Colin's Sister.

The smart mare cruised through the Thoroughbred Breeders Association Mares' Novices' Hurdle and the 13-8 favourite powered away after the final flight to win in style.

Brennan is set to ride Cue Card as he bids for a third Betfair Chase win at Haydock on Saturday and while the rider is looking forward to that assignment, he was keen to savour another landmark moment in his career.

He told Racing UK: "It's unbelievable. My ambition ever since I came to England was to ride 1,000 winners and win a Gold Cup and I've done that now.

"There are so many people to thank – trainers and, most of all, stable staff.

"There's been so many highlights along the way. I never thought I was that blessed with talent, that is genuine, I always felt I had to work extremely hard as people put doubts in my mind all the way through.

"I love proving people wrong and I love to think I'm an example to other young jockeys coming through, you might not be at the top but this is possible.

"I'm looking forward to the weekend but we'll enjoy today."

As well as Cue Card and Imperial Commander, Brennan has ridden such top-class horses as Inglis Drever, Tidal Bay, Khyber Kim and Nacarat.

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