Thursday September 1

It was great to see The Tourard Man enjoy himself so much at Southwell on Wednesday – “that victory will have served as another confidence booster for him”, said Wayne Hutchinson afterwards – and Alan hopes that Cosmeapolitan, who gained an overdue success in the Ladies Derby at Newbury three weeks ago, will build on that performance when he runs in the finale at Haydock on Saturday.

Alan said:”Cosmeapolitan could not have been more impressive at Newbury, but he is now 10lb higher and going up two grades. However, it’s a £45,000 race and even off topweight he will hopefully be competitive.”