We continue to enjoy a really good time of things with a further four winners over the past week or so.

I was thrilled with Khaadem in the Palace House at Newmarket. He showed a lot of speed mid-race and I think that’s where he won it. He’s been a great servant for the yard, and it was brilliant to enjoy another big day in the sun with him. I’d say we’ll likely head to the King’s Stand next providing all is well.

Saratoga Gold was impressive at Goodwood over 1m6f and I think he might even get further. I’d like to think he’ll still be competitive off a higher mark and we’ll look at a race over the same course and distance in a couple of weeks.

Shobiz knuckled down well to get the job done at Goodwood and I think six furlongs is the right trip for him now. That’s where we’ll stay for his next start.

Ascot Saturday

We open with Belon in the novice stakes (2.55pm). It looks a pretty hot race with plenty having appealing pedigrees on paper and hopefully our lad can run a solid race. He’s ready to start out now and he’ll certainly improve for whatever he does.

I’m really looking forward to running Dark Shift in the Victoria Cup (4.05pm). He’s got a very good record at Ascot, including winning his last two there, and you’d hope he’ll go very close again. We thought about the Lincoln earlier in the season, but we decided this was the best race for him and have deliberately kept him back for it. I think the draw in four is fine and he’s in really good form at home, so we’re very much hoping for the best.

Haydock Saturday

I’ve been really pleased with Royal Commando’s work ahead of his run in the Listed Spring Trophy (3.35pm) at Haydock. He’ll come on for the race, but he won first time up last season. He beat Emaraaty Ana at Doncaster that day and he won the Grade 1 Sprint Cup, so he certainly has the form to be competitive.

We also run Aldhaja in the mile handicap (5.18pm). We were scratching our heads a little bit after what happened at Newmarket because he never went a yard. He seems to have been fine since, though, and his work has been solid, so hopefully it was just an off-day.

Nottingham Saturday

I’d like to think Ermin Street will run well in the 1m½f handicap (3.55pm). He worked really nicely the other day and if he can repeat that on the track then I’d be hopeful he’d be in the shakeup.

White Wave should have pretty solid claims in the 1m2f handicap (4.30pm). She should stay the trip well and looks weighted to have a say.