Typically thanks to the rain, Bella’s Vision found the ground too soft at Uttoxeter yesterday.  We were looking forward to running her on better ground and hopefully she will be able to in a few weeks time.

The Adlestrop Club had a very enjoyable but hot day, at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket on Friday.  It was a wonderful opportunity for the Club to see one of the best studs in the world, housing some of the most successful stallions in the sport including Dubawi and Golden Horn.

As you can imagine, there is no stone left unturned when it comes to Sheikh Mohammed’s breeding operation and it was a real treat to view the establishment.

The gravestones featured some of the finest horses the sport has seen and emphasised what an amazing history the stud has had.

Having seen Poet’s Voice’s gravestone and having fancied Poet’s Word to win the King George knowing he was born in the same village as myself and having attended Ascot on Saturday seeing him look magnificent int he paddock – I ended up backing the second horse, thanks to some information that Ryan Moore thought the favourite would win.

Despite this, it was an epic race and a great one to witness and it was flat racing at it’s very best.  With two jockeys, not only great friends but great competitors riding at their very best, I wonder how many other horses would benefit from Sir Michael Stoute’s patient approach to training potentially top-class horses.  Time and again he proves to be a master of his trade.