I’ve got some good rides at Haydock today, and I’m looking forward to them a lot.

Euro Nightmare takes her chance in the Group Three Betway Pinnacle Stakes over an extended 12 furlongs.

She won nicely last time over ten furlongs at Ayr when she comfortably beat Snowy Winter. She hit the line strongly and will love the step up in trip.

It was great for the owner to get some black type last time. I know she is by Kodiac, but he can produce all sorts – horses that are effective from five furlongs to up to two miles. There does not seem to be a rule for him and it often counts on which mare has visited.

I seem to get on with her well. We finished second at Hamilton last month and I like her.

Judicial must have a decent chance in the Listed Achilles Stakes over five furlongs.

I beat him by a neck aboard Mabs Cross in the Palace House Stakes at Newmarket last month. She had the benefit of a run, whereas Judicial did not, and she went on to finish just three quarters of a length behind Battaash in the Temple Stakes.

The Palace House may not have been the strongest race but Mabs Cross, who goes to the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot, was pretty straight for the run so the form looks good.

There should be lots of pace in the race, which will suit my fella perfectly, and stall eight is not a worry at all. I’d ridden six winners from 29 runners for Julie Camacho this season and I’d be hopeful of adding to that tally.

I remember watching Boris Becker play wonderful tennis when I was growing up and his namesake would have a squeak in the Betway Sprint Handicap.

Becker has been running well all year and could have finished second, instead of third, last time had he not been hampered.

Catterick is probably a little sharp for him, so he will appreciate returning to a more galloping track. It was a pretty soft for him at Wetherby two starts ago, also, so the faster ground will be ideal.

Open Wide found things a little soft and Goodwood was not really to his liking last time when sixth behind Raucous and I’d expect a much better showing on a more conventional track and on better ground in the Betway Dash Handicap.

I was impressed by Masar’s performance in the Derby at Epsom last weekend. I think he won fair and square and it was impossible to not see how much it meant to Sheikh Mohammed, who has been trying for so long to win the race in the Godolphin blue.

It was also great to see Charlie Appleby win, as he has been given a chance by the ruler of Dubai and has grasped it with both hands. William Buick is one of the good guys and is a jockey on the rise.

It is a little early to write off Saxon Warrior, who was sent off the odds-on favourite.

The rain-softened ground looked to blunt the speed that he showed at Newmarket when he won the Guineas and Epsom is not the easiest of tracks. I think we will find out a lot more when he runs in the Irish Derby.

If there was one horse I’d take out of the Derby meeting it would have to be Paul Midgley’s Dash winner Tanasoq.

He was on a hat-trick and had been unlucky on his two previous starts before he embarked on his winning streak. Paul bought him cheaply (15,000 guineas) and with his horses you never know how far they can go.

Talking of horses to make a note of, there are two I rode in the last week that are worth putting in your Racing UK trackers.

Sir Dancealot was David Elsworth’s first runner at Hamilton and got a confidence booster by beating Kimberella by a nose.

He is a lovely, big horse, with a huge engine and who has been running in better races without winning.

I also rode Brockholes for Julie to win at Catterick. She is a mare in foal who has won three times in as many starts at Catterick and should get one more bash. Look out for her.

Lastly, Merhoob won well at Musselburgh last time and gets another bite of the cherry in the Edinburgh Gin Scottish Sprint Cup at the same course on Saturday. Unfortunately, I cannot be in two places at once.

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