Mon Michel was pulled out on Sunday as we were unhappy about the ground. It was getting firmer by the hour and we didn’t want to risk him on it. He’ll probably come out on either Wednesday or Saturday.

Thunderbolt Jaxon goes tonight at Wolverhampton in what looks a pretty low grade race. He goes well on the home gallops but has been disappointing on the course. If the penny ever drops with him he still has the ability to make a decent horse – we’ll try to make more of him today by pushing him on earlier. He’d be worth a bet at the right price.

I’ll be backing Coyote Creek today in the 4.30 at Bath. This one ran behind Shawhill at Windsor last time in what I had down as a typically strong Windsor 3yo handicap. Ed Vaughan is an up and coming young trainer training alongside Henry Cecil at Warren Place. He’s highly rated by those I know a Newmarket although he doesn’t have many horses yet. CC doesn’t have a great draw and there are still a few questions to be answered – he’s not a max bet for me but at the right price he’d be a decent one.