York and Get Knotted are the perfect match. He’s been placed on six of his nine runs there, including two wins, and has his tenth start there in today’s JCB Handicap.

He ran well at the course last time, when third to Gilgamesh in a similar handicap to the one he contests this afternoon, and the handicapper has dropped him 1lb for that.

He’s drawn OK in eight (of 14) and I’d be disappointed if he is not in the places. He is possibly vulnerable to an unexposed improver and Spanish City certainly fits that bill. Roger Varian booked Ryan Moore earlier in the week for him and he will be the one to beat.

Get Knotted looks my best hope of the day but have a close look at Lincoln Park, who I ride in the Reg Griffin Appreciation ebfstallions.com Maiden Stakes.

He made his debut in a strong conditions race at Pontefract. Nothing went right for him, as he was badly bumped and hampered at the start and ran green throughout. I know his trainer Tony Coyle thinks a fair bit of him and you should see a much-improved showing from him.

All eyes are on Royal Ascot next week and I’m delighted to be there for, at least the first couple of days.

Mabs Cross lines up for the King’s Stand Stakes. It’s her first go in a Group One, but she showed she was up to the level when beaten less than a length by Battaash at Haydock three weeks ago.

She went through the finishing line the strongest that day so the stiff five furlongs, with its uphill finish at Ascot, will suit her running style of coming late.

She has improved with every run and looks physically stronger too. I have to say she is absolutely flying at home. I sat on her on Wednesday and she could not be in better form.

She’s around 20-1 and that represents great each-way value in my book, especially when comparing her to Battaash, who is 2-1.

I’m also delighted that James Tate and connections have kept me on Second Generation, who runs in the Queen Mary on Wednesday.

She got no luck in running on her debut at Catterick and then I rode her at the same track next time. She pinged the lids and won by six lengths with her head in her chest. I was very impressed and am really looking forward to seeing how she gets on.

Finally, talking of Catterick, a quick word of thanks to one of the racecourse’s sponsors, Millbry Hill, which offers each winning jockey throughout the season a £20 voucher to spend at any of their stores. I’ve won £100 so far!

The company’s family-run and provides equestrian supplies and clothing. It’s a really nice touch and a great example of racing’s links to local business and communities.

Paul is sponsored by Racing UK, which is offering a free one-month trial to the leading horseracing channel. There are only 2,000 trials available so hurry and start yours now. Visit www.racinguk.com/freetrial for more.