Winker Watson, recently top of the Racing Post 2yo ratings with 92 has slipped to fourth – Major Eazy is joint seventh on 88. Achilles of Troy tops the list with 100. Call me a pedant but I don’t like the name – Achilles was Greek and he fought against the Trojans, not with them.

Shawhill has been raised from 67 to 72 for her second at Windsor – she’ll probably come out at Windsor again next Monday. Prince Ary heads up to Kelso for the 7.40 tomorrow evening – I won’t be going up to support him but he ought to have an excellent chance.

Decent racing at Chester tomorrow, but I can’t see anything I want to back. At Beverley some of the shorter priced horses look solid – Market Forces, Fong’s Gazelle and Cuppacocoa ought to go well enough – although I’m not a favourite backer on the whole. I may have a bet on Hernando Royal in the 8.50 at Kempton – he’s a big, slow maturing type who should be coming into himself around now and the stable is moving along nicely.