Friday August 11

Two winners and five places from our last eight runners is testimony to how well the horses are running, and, hopefully, our three representatives tomorrow will also do themselves justice.

William Hunter gets the ball rolling for us in the opener at Haydock, the 12f lady riders handicap, and Alan said:”We are lucky enough to have snapped up Serene Brotherton, who is both one of the best and the most experienced around, and, having been dropped a pound since his good third at Leicester last month, I’d like to think William Hunter will again be competitive.”

Old Grumeti, now nine years old, heads back off to Newmarket to the July Course for their two-mile handicap, and Alan added:”He might not be the force he was when he won the Cesarewitch on the Rowley Mile course two years ago, but he did win at Wolverhampton in the spring and has only once finished out of the frame in his last five races,

“Grumeti is now at his lowest mark since we’ve had him – he’s 4lb lower than when he won that Newmarket marathon – so fingers crossed he, too, can get in the money.

“Finally, we have Outofthequestion running at Lingfield. This gelding, who is owned by the Barbury Lions syndicate, has run two respectable races at Nottingham and Windsor and is going the right way.”