AFTER a year to remember, Luke Morris is looking to fulfil another dream in 2023.

In October, Blewbury-born Morris won the richest horse race in Europe, the Group One Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Paris’ Longchamp racecourse.

It would prove to be his final race with five-year-old mare Alpinista, bowing out in style.

Now, 34-year-old Morris is hoping to ride in the Epsom Derby before he hangs up his stirrups.

He said: “Obviously I was excited to be riding such a good horse in a prestigious race like the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

“I’d been lucky to have had a couple of winners on Arc day before, but this was my first ride in the big race itself.

“I think she surprised everyone with the authority in the way she travelled into the race, but it just shows the class she has and how good she is.

“It’s probably the best race in the world and winning the race is something you dream of but never actually think you’ll be able to do it, so when we crossed the line it was quite surreal.

“Looking ahead, I think every young jockey growing up would love to have a ride in the Derby.

“I’ve never ridden in the race so it’s certainly one I’d jump at the chance to tick off.

“If you’d have said to me at the start of my career that I’d have won an Arc I’d have been absolutely thrilled – but Epsom is one I’d love to win.

“It’s extremely difficult to get a ride in the race let alone win it, so it’s something I’ll be dreaming to cap my career off with.”