The Coral-Eclipse at Sandown is the first time the three-year-olds clash with the older horses over middle distances and I’d certainly be with the Classic generation today.

You can see why Cliffs Of Moher looks like going off favourite. He was runner-up in the Investec Derby and the form of that race is already looking rock solid, with horses coming out of Epsom and winning at Royal Ascot and the Curragh.

But I would like to be on Barney Roy if I had the chance. I was fourth on Kings Gift behind him in the Greenham, a race in which Barney Roy was off the bridle early on before finding his rhythm and winning easily enough.

He was then second to Churchill in a messy 2,000 Guineas, but took revenge at Royal Ascot, winning pretty comfortably. He seems to do all his best work at the end of his races and I’d say the extra two furlongs will suit him.

As for my own rides, I have three at Beverley, all two-year-olds.

Two of them, Grimeford Lane and Rossall are owned and trained respectively by David Armstrong and Michael Dods.

Grimeford Lane runs in the Industrial Racking Supplies Ltd Novice Auction Stakes. He was very green on his debut for us at Carlisle, and will have improved a hell of a lot for that.

Rossall has his first run for us in the second division of the Pallet Racking EBF Maiden Stakes. He looks a nice two-year-old but, like a lot of Michael’s, he might well need this on debut.

The Paul Midgley-trained Rock Hill, in the first division of the maiden, is a half-brother to Paul’s best horse probably, Monsieur Joe, and was bought for 20,000 guineas. Paul’s horses are running well, but he is not necessarily renowned for first-time-out winners.

I then dash to Carlisle, where my best chance of the day lies with Rumshak in the Glo And Go Tanning Lounge Novice Median Auction Stakes.

He was very green on his debut at York, which doesn’t stage bad maidens. He jumped the path and wandered around a bit and there’s no doubt he will have benefitted hugely from that experience. I think he will take all the beating.

Michael bought him at the breeze-ups and has a great eye for a horse; he also bought French Flyer, who won for us on debut a fortnight ago, for only €7,000.

I won on Invictus at Leicester last week and the first-time cheekpieces must have helped as it was his first win since 2015.

The cheekpieces stay on and I am two wins from three rides for David Loughnane this year so hopefully I can raise that strike rate further in the Fabulous At 50 Handicap.

Charlie Fellowes is another trainer for whom I enjoy a decent record.

I am three wins from seven rides over the years and we team up with Amazing Steps in the Andersons (Denton Holme) Sawmills Carlisle Maiden Stakes. The horse got the hang of the game late on at Windsor and is another to keep an eye on.

Finally, a big well done to Ryan Moore for riding his 2,000th winner. It's a great achievement from one of the best riders there's ever been. As well as his incredible talent, he is the ultimate professional.

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