We have decided to take Madame Ritz to Wolverhampton on Friday rather than Thursday and take on her own age group rather than her own sex.  She appears in good form and hopefully she will put up a good show.

We schooled a few horses in the outdoor school this morning in preparation for the weekend, with Western Storm, Beautiful People and Bella’s Vision entered at Southwell on Sunday.

I played in Jim Old’s charity golf day yesterday afternoon as guest of our feed suppliers Top Spec.

As ever it was a very entertaining day and once again a lot of money was raised for good causes.  Jim has raised around half a million pounds over the years and the great and good of racing have always supported him, as he is one of racing’s good guys.

Victory went to a team that included AP McCoy and Richard Hughes.  AP’s golf has greatly improved as he does very little else these days.