Having finished a very close 2nd on his debut for us at Market Rasen early last month we were optimistic Qoubilai would go one better at Wetherby on Friday and he certainly didn’t disappoint us, making all and staying on strongly to score by 14 lengths under Richard Johnson.

Qoubilai’s owner Jeff Frost is enjoying a great time of it at present, with Speed Steed also winning in the last fortnight and I am confident both can progress further in the coming months.

Though we only had one runner over the weekend, we were as busy as I can remember in the yard. The owners of last week’s Taunton winner Caravel were out in force, while Ski Sunday’s owners, rugby legends Stephen Jones and Simon Easterby were both in too.

A quiet start to the week for us, with no runners either today or on Tuesday, but we have plenty of ammunition for the final few weeks of the season and I am very hopeful we can reach our target of 100 winners!