Butler, who will continue to provide a home for Stand Guard
, added: "He has been very good to me.
In January, Stand Guard
had been a 1-80 winner after his main rival and fellow record-chaser La Estrella was withdrawn, and he won for the 26th time at 1-7 after four of his five rivals pulled out.
The Neil Mulholland-trained Mr Burbidge had been 8-13 favourite in the morning, with Stand Guard
generally 11-8, a price that triggered a 40p in the pound deduction from winning bets made before the withdrawal.
Those sensible folk who had backed Stand Guard
and had taken the price were sitting pretty.
is one behind La Estrella on 23, but is a year younger than his rival.
If Butler does allow Stand Guard
to take his place in today's six-runner line-up, he will be ridden once again by Tom Queally, who was in the saddle on Tuesday when the pair stormed home eight lengths clear of Conducting.
Trainer John Butler, who handles Stand Guard
for Peter Clay's Maxilead Ltd, was proud of the ten-year-old, who had suffered a rare reverse at Lingfield last month when beaten at odds of 1-7.
The boys took turns to stand guard
while they allegedly attacked the terrified 11-year-old, warning her: "If you tell anyone we will beat you up.
Extra officers will stand guard
at council meetings, police said.
IT IS not like riding Frankel, but Tom Queally has the chance to help make a mark of another sort aboard Stand Guard
in a Southwell seller today, writes Mark Storey.
Finally she flew off and returned minutes later with her mate, demanding he stand guard
for them, Jim said.
A RETURN to Southwell next month is the plan for Stand Guard
, who is one win shy of equalling China Castle's record of 25 all-weather victories, writes David Baxter.