Wednesday June 15

Fresh from his family holiday in Sardinia, Alan has his topper dusted off and is enjoying Royal Ascot, where we are represented with a horse with a real chance tomorrow in Primitivo in the closing King George V Handicap.

Assessing his chance, Alan said:”Primitivo has been a star for us on the Flat, and he won twice in the space of seven days last month. The ground was fast when he won impressively at Sandown last time, but there had been plenty of juice at Newbury previously when he again scored with plenty to spare, and he seems to be improving as he steps up in trip. We are all looking forward to it.”