I am feeling good and excited ahead of the King George but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t feeling nervous.
I ride one of the best and most loved horses in the world in Enable. As I expected, everyone has turned up for the race and in these big races you never get a freebie.
The reception she got at the Coral-Eclipse was remarkable. I have never seen Sandown so busy and I am sure that a lot of people will turn up for her on Saturday.
I just hope that she will show her stuff. Now that she’s had a race, she is race fit. I rode her on Wednesday and she was in good form.
Obviously, Crystal Ocean is an improving horse and I won the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes with him. We have the Derby winner too, so it’s not going to be a walkover.
However, we know what Enable is capable of, so my fingers are crossed that everything goes well.
If everything does go well then the Juddmonte International Stakes will be next I am sure but the main target is the Arc. Let’s get Saturday over and done with first.
I have another busy day at Ascot aside from Enable. I ride Beatboxer (2.25) in the Porsche Handicap. He is ok; just a little bit up and down.
I ride Vale Of Kent (3:00) but I am not so sure about him; he’s got a penalty. He is a lovely horse who tries hard, but I would think 7f is more his gig. It is a valuable race though so we will roll the dice.
I have lots to look forward to next week at Glorious Goodwood with Stradivarius Tuesday, Too Darn Hot Wednesday, and Mehdaayih Thursday.
This is basically a second Royal Ascot. Most of the good horses from Ascot turn up here and I think we are in store for another amazing five days.
When Too Darn Hot ran at Ascot there was only half a length between me and Circus Maximus. We closed the gap with Phoenix Of Spain. I think my horse has improved a little bit after that nice win in France so he should be very competitive.
Stradivarius is always consistent. I think the Godolphin horse has closed the gap a little bit; I think he is better over two miles. My horse is a fighter. He won’t go down easily.