Liverpool FC stars including Jordan Henderson and James Milner to debut at £ 65,000
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson, along with Adam Lallana put horse Mr. McCann in training at Michael Owen’s stable
Five Liverpool players are hoping their new horse will score on his Leicester debut this afternoon.
Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson support Mr. McCann.
Named after Anfield press secretary Matt McCann, the colt cost players and Adam Lallana Â£ 65,000 in sales.
A son of Kodiac, the two-year-old British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (1.25) at Leicester, over the minimum distance of five stages.
In the sprint race, Tom Dascombe-trained Mr McCann has five rivals – and players will have a lot to cheer on if he has the speed to lead them home.
Dascombe runs his operation from a yard called Manor House Stables in Cheshire, which is owned by former Liverpool striker Michael Owen.
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The bookies have Mr. McCann at around 5-1 odds in the race betting market, which opens the map.
Owen, who owns a horse named Red Power with Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson, told Racing Post: âIt’s great that a few guys have decided to go into the race.
“We updated them regularly on their horse’s progress and a few of them went to Manor House Stables to meet him and watch him gallop.”
The jockey who will ride Mr. McCann, Richard Kingscote, has red silks to wear – a nod to the Liverpool jersey.
Dascombe said Mr McCann could benefit from the outing, but he was happy with his progress at home.
“He’s a breezy Â£ 65,000 horse that we loved at the sales and hasn’t done anything wrong since he’s been here,” he added.
âI’m sure like many of our horses he will improve for the race, and I will be very disappointed if his owners don’t have fun with him.
âWe had a little laugh on Saturday as we galloped Mr McCann upside down from two-year-old Sir Alex Ferguson’s Red Power, so we had Liverpool against Manchester United.
“I’m not going to say which side won!”
Henderson and Alexander-Arnold are part of Gareth Southgate’s 33-player England provisional squad for the delayed Euro 2020 tournament.
The Liverpool captain‘s daughters took to horse riding, inspired by top jockey Hollie Doyle.
The duo finished in places in the 2020 Sports Personality of the Year competition, behind winner Lewis Hamilton.
Milner has been interested in racing for some time and got lucky at this year’s Cheltenham Festival.
He made money supporting Ms. Milner, the 12-1 winner of the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle.
The former England midfielder has spoken to his Twitter followers about his successful bet and has confirmed that he is not one of the owners of the horse.
He also joked that his wife Amy wanted his earnings, with a series of emojis accompanying his post.