It's been good to get a few winners on the board in the last few days and move on to the 999-winner mark, ahead of an important week in the racing calendar.

Having got to 999 I can't wait to move on to 1000 now and get that out of the way. Whether it will happen at York today, I wouldn't be sure, but I suppose the fairytale would be if it comes aboard Mabs Cross when she runs in the King's Stand Stakes on the opening day of Royal Ascot.

She has come out of her latest Haydock run really well. She is absolutely bouncing and the ground should be like a carpet at Ascot. It just wasn't really her race last time, although I'm not taking anything away from Battaash, who is a brilliant performer on his day.

She ran really well in the King's Stand 12 months ago, finishing third to Blue Point, and kept on progressing from that point last season. I really hope she can run another big, big race.

I've got a few nice rides at Ascot, including some for Keith Dalgleish, who Joe Fanning would have been on board but for picking up that injury. It's great to be given the opportunity to step in for Joe.

Mixboy runs in the Ascot Stakes over two and a half miles, also on Tuesday. It's a race in which jumpers have done well against the Flat horses in the past and stamina certainly won't be an issue for Mixboy, who gallops all day. I rode him to win at Southwell on his last start and I'm looking forward to getting back on him.

What's The Story is a really, likeable and progressive horse who produced probably the performance of his life to win at York last time. He goes for the Hunt Cup on Wednesday and will hopefully run another big race having been fourth in it last year.

Glasvegas could be an interesting runner in the Windsor Castle Stakes. The horse who he beat last time, Taxiwala, has come out and won since.

As for today’s rides, I've got two at York. If I was to reach 1000 there, it would be some thing because York is a very special course to me, being nearest to my house and the place where I enjoyed the biggest days of my career when Mecca's Angel twice won the Nunthorpe, as well as somewhere where my wife, Adele, rode a big winner.

Fuente makes his first start of the season in the valuable Pavers Foundation Catherine Memorial Sprint and his first appearance since having some wind surgery. This is a hot race and it's a big ask, but I'm sure Keith Dalgleish will have him well tuned up.

Get Knotted loves York racecourse - in fact Michael Dods and I have joked that we ought to build him a stable at the track, because he just seems to come alive and produces all of his best form here.

He takes his chance in the JCB Handicap and although he has got a bit of a wide draw, I'm always hopeful he will run well at York and he will love the ground, particularly if they get a drop more rain to stop it from getting gluey.

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