Madame Ritz travelled nicely to the straight yesterday but appeared to blow up turning in and hopefully this race will bring her on.  It was good to see her moving and travelling so well on this surface, having not liked the turf at Leicester.

Similarly at Windsor, Lady Of Authority didn’t appear to act on the grass as well as she does on the all weather, so a return to that surface looks likely although suitable races are hard to find.

It appears that most people know about our stolen stable doors which disappeared overnight last week.  M Armytage was short of stories in the Telegraph today so has made the most of it, as ever.

Looking forward to watching the match tonight.  Too late for my idea to have some Colombian football shirts made and selling them in pubs in Glasgow and Cardiff.