Worthy Derby winner

We decided against running Big Fiddle at Southwell tomorrow as we ideally need some proper cut in the ground.  We will now give her a break and wait for some proper ground in the autumn.  She showed promise on her debut and I am sure she will live up to her excellent family’s reputation.

I very much enjoyed attending the Derby on Saturday by kind invitation of owner Steven Smith.  That Michel Roux fellow can cook a bit.

A very worthy winner and a result ultimately good for the sport, especially as Sheikh Mohammed’s daughter appears to be a lucky mascot and has taken a great interest in the sport.

Ended up backing the second each-way on paddock pick.  My two O’Brien outsiders went far too fast early on and faded coming down the hill.  I must have a word with those at Ballydoyle.