Born: 16 March 1964

Married: to Caroline, son James

Lives: Northwich, Cheshire.

School: Hartford County High.

Strengths: Determination.

Weaknesses: Smoking, and sometimes being mistaken ¨ but never wrong!

Favourite things: Hunting and racing.

Favourite clothes: Not shorts!

Favourite food: Steak and chips.

Favourite drink: Lager.

Favourite music: Simply Red, Bryan Adams and Meat Loaf.

Best holiday: Racing at Cheltenham.

Pet hate: People who say “I can’t”.

Hobby: Fishing.

Hero: Michael Whitaker, the best in the world.

Ambition: To win the next class.