Newbury Racecourse Gallops Morning
Anthony sent out the J P McManus-owned Regal Encore to finish third in the 2017 Ladbrokes Trophy and the 10-year-old chaser will run again this year.
Regal Encore, ridden by Rachael Honeyball, and more-fancied stable companion Ms Parfois ridden by Aidan Coleman, worked at Newbury this morning.
Anthony, carrying children Harry and Hattie, said: “Ms Parfois is in great form and has a fantastic chance. The race is made for her.
“If the ground was anywhere near soft, she would have a real chance. She has won around the track, the trip is perfect and the running style of the Ladbrokes Trophy will suit.
“She is a very good mare and she has improved with racing. We always thought she would enjoy fences and after a slow start,she has been excellent.
“She is such a laid-back horse. She jumps well and, if she gets a good position early on, that will help her.
“She is not a horse to get stressed out during it. Her laid-back running style is a massive asset.
“Ms Parfois has done a lot of work at home and has been away from the yard a couple of times already. It is just nice to get her out on a bit of grass and let her stride out.
“We felt we have go to the Ladbrokes Trophy and then we might go to the Welsh National afterwards.
Regal Encore is also on target for the Ladbrokes Trophy. He was third in the race last year. He is off a higher mark this year, but he made a nice return.”