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Denmark added that he was intent on expanding his racing involvement and stressed that "the core" of his team would remain with Greatrex at Weathercock, which he bought from Pitman's mother Jenny when she retired from training.
Although Pitman will no longer be the trainer, he will not sever links entirely with Weathercock House.
Although he couldn't cope with Venetia Williams' Bleu Superbe back at the Royal venue 20 days later, Hot Shots was back in the winner's enclosure there in December when the Weathercock House runner got the better of a good scrap with Upgrade by half a length, with Bleu Superbe back in third.
I realised the greater importance of the weathercock when I took it down.
The daring vicar aims to raise money towards the pounds 60,000 refurbishment scheme by removing the weathercock from its 156ft high perch - 77 years to the day after the structure was badly damaged by a bolt of lightning.
Jenny bought her Weathercock House base in 1976 for pounds 25,000 and has sold it for over pounds 1m.
Pitman, who announced her retirement at the Cheltenham Festival last month, will hand over the running of her Weathercock House yard to her son Mark at the start of next season.
Llewellyn is due to succeed Mark Pitman as trainer at Weathercock House in Lambourn after the Grand National meeting and he is scaling back his riding commitments as a result.
The Rev Cynthia Hebden aims to help a pounds 60,000 refurbishment scheme by removing the weathercock from its 156ft high perch at St Peter's Church, in Witherley, near Atherstone.
At the end of this season, Jenny's famous stables at Weathercock House in Lambourn will be taken over by her son Mark, who so very nearly won the National for her on Garrison Savannah in 1991.
I signed the papers this morning which means that Mark will be taking over Weathercock House.
On a visit to Weathercock House once, I expressed concern to Jenny Pitman about the Gold Cup she had sitting on a window ledge in her office.