I have got half a dozen rides over the weekend and, while there are no stand-outs, I am hopeful of nicking a winner along the way.

I kick-off at Ripon and the one I’d pick out is Asad, who was formerly trained by George Peckham and now has his first run for Simon Crisford.

He looked a progressive two-year-old, finishing fourth and then third, and there should be a lot more to come from him. It’s really nice to pick up a ride for Simon and he has got an obvious chance in the Mandale Homes The Award Winning Housebuilder Novice Stakes.

Asad finished third at Redcar on his last start

I am then off to Doncaster for one ride, Flint Hill, in the Sky Sports Racing Handicap. He wasn’t disgraced on his seasonal debut when fourth at Redcar over ten furlongs. I think this step up to a mile and a half will suit.

I am at Wetherby tomorrow, when I ride Sylvia's Mother in the wetherbyracing.co.uk Handicap. She ran really well as a two-year-old, winning twice and finishing second twice. This looks a good opportunity.

I’m also on Santafiora in the Racing Again On Tuesday 7th May Handicap. She’s been in good form this year and, again, this looks a good spot.

I picked up a lovely ride over Easter in the shape of Lady Kermit. She won with her head in the chest and wasn’t anything more than a piece of work for her. She’s now made it two from two and is in the right hands with Archie Watson.

I am sure she will be stepped up in grade now, and I’d certainly be on her side wherever she goes next.

The one horse I would take out from all the trials of the last week would be Cap Francais, who finished a close second to Cape Of Good Hope in the Investec Blue Riband Trial at Epsom on Wednesday.

Given he was playing up in the paddock beforehand, raced keenly to start with and took a while to get used to the track, he ran a fine race, running on really well at the end. He is by Frankel and Ed Walker could have a good one on his hands here.

Finally, well done to Philip Makin, who trained his first winner on Monday thanks to Galloway Hills.

The win came at Redcar, where Philip suffered his career-ending fall last August. The fact that’s struck with only his ninth runner augurs well and I think he’ll make a real success of his second career.