Watch Richard Hughes win on Sky Lantern & see him talk to VG TIPS

Watch Richard Hughes win on Sky Lantern & see him talk to VG TIPS

1000 Guineas winning jockey Richard Hughes talks to Vernon Grant of VG TIPSRichard Hughes rode his first classic win on Sunday.

Tipped up to members here as the best Each Way bet of the day when widely available at prices of 12-1 and 10-1. As ever, I explained to members why Sky Lantern was worth a bet in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket. Not least because the filly was meeting Hot Snap on much better terms than when that one beat Sky Lantern in their previous meeting.

Watch the race here

And, for the first time, here is the chance for non members to watch in full my detailed, at home interview with Richard recorded at the end of 2012.

He talks about his early days in the sport, what he learned from Dad Dessie, he recalls the ability of Paco Boy and Canford Cliffs and racing against his boyhood hero Lester Piggott.

Richard talks about what went wrong in America, when Sky Lantern failed to deliver. He talks about his friends Ryan Moore, Tony McCoy and Johnny Murtagh. For man years ‘Hughesie’ battled alcoholism and recalls his last drink.

His admiration for Sir Henry Cecil and Richard Hannon senior comes over during the interview, and he reveals he is looking forward to being a trainer himself.

Richard also offers some advice to punters. Something to watch out for that could help you beat the bookies.

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