After a frustrating Royal Ascot with two very close seconds it looked to be another frustrating Saturday with 4 four seconds, two of which were photo finishes. Aljady turned that around though winning nicely at Pontefract. He made all under Graham Lee and stayed on well towards the finish to hold off the odds on favourite. He’s two from two for Al Shaqab Racing.

We then had a double at Haydock. More Than This won first time out at Ayr and was sent off the even money favourite. He was always prominent under jockey David Nolan. He was headed over the final two-furlongs but found more and stayed on strongly to win by two-and-a-quarter-lengths for owners John Rhodes and Peter Timmins.

Joe’s Spirit then picked up his first win since joining the yard. He was sent off  big price at 20 to 1. He took a keen hold under Jack Garritty and was always in contention. He challenged a furlong out and took up the lead. He was hard pressed but held on to win by a nose.