York – Friday

Chuck Willis is on course for the Gimcrack on Friday. He ran a sound race to finish second to a very highly regarded filly at Newbury last time out. He’s been in good form at home, and this really likable horse deserves a shot at this race.

Battaash is obviously our big hope of the week. We are very conscious of what happened last year, and will do everything we can to get him to the start in the best frame of mind to do himself justice. He’s been in great form at home since Goodwood and everyone is really happy with him.

Never Surrender and Wafy also have entries and they will work before we decide whether they take their places in the respective races.