Wednesday September 13

We have just the one runner today, and if you stay up for the finale at Kempton this evening (9.15pm), you’ll be just in time to see it !

JUST IN TIME is the horse in question, and, having improved since he had the gelding operation, he stepped up on that promising Leicester comeback to win at Goodwood last time.

Alan tells me that Martin Dwyer, who rode him at Goodwood, reckons he was in front “far too soon”, but Just In Time showed plenty of spirit to hold on in the testing ground, so even though he is now 5lb higher, we are hoping for another big run.

Tomorrow Outofthequestion has his first run in a handicap, following three maidens, when he heads off to Epsom for the 10-furlong handicap.

Looking ahead to October 14 at Newmarket, Alan confirms that Who Dares Wins remains on target for the Cesarewitch, despite a disappointing run at Chester last time.

“The trip was short of his best and they went no pace, so it’s a race best forgotten,” said Alan, who expects Who Dares Wins to be back in his comfort-zone when he tackles the two and a quarter mile marathon at Newmarket.

The jumping team are coming along steadily, and Yanworth looked in great order as he cantered up the all-weather earlier this week, and Alan looks to have an exciting bunch of novice chasers for the winter months.