Ascot Saturday

Mon Michel runs in what is a very competitive juvenile on Saturday – Robert Thornton takes the ride. He’s been disappointing thus far, well beaten into second on his last two starts, but he is good on the gallops and my feeling is that he is weighted to pick up a big handicap if and when it comes right for him.

Jamie Moore prefers to ride Altihar in the race – I don’t blame him but we get 20lb off Altihar and we would give him 20lb if it were a flat race, so it is a 40lb swing. I think we’re the better prospect in a competitive handicap even if we have been a bit disappointing on the course so far.