An early start to get to Doncaster sales in time to sell Brave Helios who was lot 4.  The eight-year-old has done us proud, having won twice and been placed on numerous occasions for the yard.

The Dozen Dreamers syndicate look forward to moving on with a younger type in future but we all hope his new owner has a lot of fun with him.

Thank you for all my birthday messages.  It appears a lot of people read the Racing Post.  I might do what Carl Llewellyn does and ask them to leave out the age next year.

Off to Jersey tomorrow to play in owner Bunny Robert’s charity golf day.  Bunny has been running the tournament for many years and has raised a huge amount of money for the Animal Health Trust.

Looking forward to being in owner Steven Smith’s team this year.  Success will be hard as normally the opposition are very well handicapped as the BHA are not watching.