Dark Shift 

I was really pleased with Dark Shift at Ascot on Saturday. He did little wrong and I think we’ll probably go back up to a mile with him. There wasn’t much pace and he was a touch keen but he still put in a great performance. I’m not sure where we’ll head next at this stage but as I said, it will likely be over a mile.

Goodwood, Tuesday 

It’s always good when a horse’s form holds up well and that’s very much the case with Galeron ahead of the Vintage Stakes (2.25pm). He’s out of a Galileo mare so is bred to be fine over the seven furlongs and he should have plenty of improvement in him. He’s always shown us plenty at home and I’ve been impressed with his attitude, so we’re hopeful he’ll be competitive. 

We’re really looking to running Pogo in the Lennox (3.00pm). He’s put in two career bests so far this season and is really at the height of his powers at the moment. He’s never won at Group 2 level, but he comes in full of confidence and he’s in great form. We haven’t done anything specifically different with him this year, but he had quite a busy winter and I wonder whether the experience has helped him. 

Sacred probably looks the one to beat if she’s back to her best, but I certainly wouldn’t be switching our lad for anything. He looks to have as good a chance as any of them. 

A draw in one probably isn’t ideal for Equality in the five-furlong handicap (4.10pm) but we won’t really know until they start racing. He ran well in the Dash and this sort of race really suits him, so we’re quite hopeful he’ll go well. You can never be too confident in races of this nature, but I’m pretty sure he’s handicapped to have a serious say. 

I’m a bit worried about the ground for Tamarama in the mile fillies’ handicap (5.20pm). Bar last time at Ascot she’s been running really well, so wouldn’t be without a chance if we think the ground is okay. 

In the finale (5.55pm), we’ve got Loves Me Likearock and Willoughby Bay.  

Loves Me Likearock put in a career best at Chester last time and this race should suit her well. She got run off her feet over five at Ascot, so this is definitely more her trip. 

Willoughby Bay is a course and distance winner which should stand her in good stead too. 

Goodwood, Wednesday 

We‘re bringing back Inverness to 1m4f (1.50pm) which might be a touch on the short side but he’s won at Goodwood before. We just need to get some races into him and hopefully he should run well here. He’s been in good form at home. 

Allayaali is next up in the Oak Tree Stakes (2.25pm). She had some pretty solid form last season and we’ve just had to be patient with her this season after she had a small set back a couple of months ago. It might be a big ask to win this after such a long lay-off but she’s a filly with plenty of ability. 

I’m hoping for another good run from The Attorney in the seven-furlong handicap (5.20pm). He ran a great race in the Bunbury Cup last time and he runs off the same mark here, so he’s handicapped to go well. He’s run well at the track before and we’d like to think he’ll be involved from a good draw in four.