Thursday September 8

Our British weather is so unpredictable that who knows whether William Hunter, touted as a likely lad for the November Handicap by Willie Twiston-Davies after taking another step up the ladder with an impressive success at Ascot last week, will get the fast ground he loves at Doncaster.

However, Alan, just back from a break in Lanzarote, was delighted with the fast improving William Hunter, as he is with all the horses. We have had three winners, three seconds and a close third with our last seven runners, so long may it continue.

Looking ahead to Friday, Alan said:”First Mohican goes for the Mallard Handicap at Doncaster. He ran one of his best races when finishing fourth to Muhtahaa at Chester last time, beaten little more than three lengths, and the winner is second-favourite for the St Leger so there is nothing wrong with the form.

“We run Chocala back at Chester in the two-mile handicap. He was superb on his comeback there three weeks ago, having been off the track for 27 months, and off a mark only 3lb higher he ought to be competitive again as you would like to think he’ll improve after such a long absence.

“Finally, Bourguillos runs in the maiden at Chester. He has been expensive for punters to follow, but there was not a lot wrong with his third at Ffos Las last time as the winner won again on Wednesday, so, hopefully, this might be his big chance.”