Former trainer Dennis ends his association with Tom Symonds to link up with Sheppard


David Dennis reveals he has joined fellow Hertfordshire trainer Matt Sheppard as his assistant after ending association with Tom Symonds

  • Herefordshire trainers Dennis and Sheppard have joined forces
  • Their first runner could be Cyclop in the Somerset National at Wincanton
  • Dennis rode 16 winners for Sheppard during his riding career before retiring 

Former trainer David Dennis has ended his association with Tom Symonds to link up with fellow Herefordshire trainer Matt Sheppard.

Dennis and Sheppard could have their first runner together with Cyclop in the Somerset National at Wincanton on Thursday.

Dennis said: ‘I moved to Tom’s on May 1 last year because I decided I had to relinquish my licence. 

Herefordshire trainers David Dennis (above) and Matt Sheppard have joined forces

‘I went to Tom’s as his assistant trainer and things have gone very well, but I felt it has come to a point to move on.

‘There has been no falling-out but I resigned and have moved to Matt Sheppard’s where I will be his assistant. My owners have been very loyal and 11 horses have moved with me.’

Dennis rode 16 winners for Sheppard during his riding career before retiring from the saddle.



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