WE recently read in The Racing Post about the shortage of staff in the industry, and Alan tells me that there are vacancies for lads or lasses in the Barbury team.

He said: “We are always looking for quality staff, and I am probably four short just now. Staff shortage is one of the biggest worries in the sport just now, so if there are any good lads or lasses out there who are looking for a change then I’d be delighted to hear from them.”