Off to Huntingdon today to saddle Master Vintage for The Adlestrop Club in the 1.40pm.  He has been off the course with a few niggles but has run well fresh in the past.  He is a hard pulling horse but if he settles, the trip and course should suit.  Charlie Poste takes the ride.

Charlie breaks in horses for us and is also in my racing quiz team.  This is his first ride for us and let’s hope he gets on with Vinnie today.

Golden Deal is declared at Lingfield on Friday.  She ran well over six furlongs a few weeks ago and we step her up in trip on Friday.  She has dropped a few pounds in the handicap and hopefully will be competitive over this furlong extra.  Sean Levey takes the ride.

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.  Once again the day was spent in the Surrey Phillips household surrounded by many nephews and nieces who are over from Australia for a family wedding.

The Phillips family charity quiz was once again a close fought fight but the main thing being that a good cause was greatly helped in the process.  As the Queen said in her excellent Christmas address – faith, family and friends.  Thank God for them.