Friday 19th May, 2017

We have declared Western Storm at Stratford on Sunday but the ground would have to dry up a fair bit for us to take our chance.  He showed promise last time out at Kempton and it will be interesting to see how he gets on in handicap company.

It’s debatable whether the Derby picture is any clearer following yesterday’s Dante but the winner could be good value at 16-1 in what looks an open race.  The winner was beaten by Cracksman at Epsom and the John Gosden colt has now been cut in price for the blue riband.

Of the O’Brien clan, Cliffs Of Moher looks to have the best chance.

I had an enjoyable day yesterday afternoon playing golf with owner Jay Taylor, John Francome and Warren Marston.  Jay had purchased a game at our charity golf day last year and hopefully got his monies worth with Francome in flying form.