Totterdown is declared at Taunton tomorrow in the 2.55pm with Richard Johnson onboard.  There are five runners due to ground drying out and hopefully the going will be safe.

Of the five runners, four appear to like to make the running so it will be an interesting event.  With Danny Hiskett injured, Richard rides Totterdown for the first time and it will be interesting to see how he gets on stepping up in trip.

This morning it was great to welcome the judges for the Lycetts Team Champion Award to the stables.  We are delighted ‘Team Phillips’ has been awarded three stars and we are in the final four of the competition for yards with fewer than forty horses.

Judges Dana Mellor, Kevin Parsons and Simon Christian were treated to a morning of Adlestrop Stables at work and whatever the final result, it has been a great effort by the team to be selected in the final four.