David is one of the weighing room’s brightest talents. He is based with Roger Varian but is regularly used by John Gosden, Sir Michael Stoute and Saeed bin Suroor. In his career to date, he has already racked up over 250 winners at a very consistent strike-rate. David has also proved his ability to handle the biggest stage, with a memorable victory in the $20m Saudi Cup in February 2021. His Group 2 win at the Qatar Goodwood Festival and Group 3 Albany Stakes success at Royal Ascot are just a couple of big race domestic successes already on his CV.
David stems from an impressive racing pedigree – son of jockey, John Egan and former trainer, Sandra Hughes, grandson to the legendary jockey and trainer, Dessie Hughes and nephew of Champion jockey turned trainer, Richard Hughes.