Tuesday July 12

We have had three winners this month and of the other 12 runners only three failed to make the frame, and even one of them, Jim Dandy at Newbury, was beaten less than two lengths, so, hopefully, our money-spinning mare Precision Five, eight times a winner on the Flat, can keep up our impressive strike-rate when she tries her luck over hurdles again at Worcester today.

We have two off to Uttoxeter tomorrow, and Alan said:”Hindon Road has been in good form and produced a career-best performance when finishing second at Market Rasen last time. He should again run well in the two and a half mile handicap chase, while Chato, who is by Malinas, makes his debut in the bumper.

“Earlier at Lingfield we give Ardamir his first run on the Flat in the 12-furlong maiden. Successful in France, he won over hurdles for us at Doncaster, where he seemed to improve for some good ground and it was also his first run after a wind operation. Things did not go as hoped in the Fred Winter at the Cheltenham Festival, but he has enjoyed a good break and is ready to return.

“We also have a couple going to Sandown in the evening. We launch another of our two-year-olds in the seven furlong maiden, Kozier, a Muhtathir colt who is owned by the Barbury Lions, while Tyrell tries to follow up last week’s Bath success in the finale. First time blinkers seemed to work the oracle for Tyrell as he made all and kept on galloping, and, hopefully, they will have the same effect here. This is a step up in distance and he has to carry a 6lb penalty, but the handicapper has put him up that much, so we might as well have a shot.”