Tom Bellamy came in to school Brave Helios this morning.  He’s entered at Stratford on Thursday where hopefully the ground won’t be too soft – but as ever, it looks as though it’s gone from one extreme to another.

Brave Helios is far better on better ground so let’s hope it dries out between now and then.

Off to Goodwood today with Barnsy and Co for our annual pilgrimage.  It’s always good to meet up with many of our owners on the Sussex track.  It is certainly the most beautiful racecourse in the world on a sunny day.

The racing looks fascinating and competitive.  The Goodwood Cup is today’s feature and one of the most prestigious races in the calendar.  Stradivarius looks the likely winner but my place money is on Desert Skyline in the hope he can bounce back from his poor run at the Royal meeting.