"It never rains but it pours" often seems pretty accurate as far as proverbs go, and it's very much been true in a literal sense this week as tracks up and down the country have been hit by unrelenting bad weather. Soft and heavy ground have to be expected from time to time in this country, but flood warnings at the two-furlong pole are less prevalent during the middle of May.

At the time of writing all of Saturday's meetings go ahead, with the yard due to represented at Goodwood, Haydock, Newmarket, and York, with Group-level assignments for Believe In Love on the Knavesmire & Saint Lawrence in the North West. 

Koji Maeda's Believe In Love was a revelation as she moved up in trip last season, working her way from a mark of 71 up to her current 107 via a four-timer at Kempton, Goodwood and the July course at Newmarket. Although not at her best when third in the G2 Park Hill at Doncaster, she finished her three-year-old campaign strongly by taking out a heavy ground G3 at Saint-Cloud in October. She has shown an aptitude for soft ground along with a high level of natural ability at staying trips, as well as linking up to great effect with tomorrow's pilot Ray Dawson. We look forward to the pair reuniting in what is a competitive if not top-end renewal of the Bronte Stakes.

Saint Lawrence was a busy two-year-old for one trained by Roger and came out of those seven runs a Listed winner as well as being G3-placed, both over seven furlongs. He's taken his form to another level as a three-year-old, travelling like the winner over seven furlongs on his comeback run and again looking the most likely victor in the G3 Pavilion Stakes at Ascot when dropping back to six. He remains at that trip tomorrow in the G2 Sandy Lane Stakes and his form suggests the easy ground shouldn't be an inconvenience for him. His owner John Deer has had a number of smart horses who have dropped back in trip as they've gained more experience, and we would clearly be delighted should Saint Lawrence mirror the performances of the likes of G1 winner Patavellian!

The likes of Postileo and Zeeband, both owned by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid, Amo Racing's Raadobarg, and the useful juvenile Dark Lion will all compete in good-quality handicaps across the day, all three heading to their races capable of putting in strong performances should things drop right for them. 

Best of luck to connections of all of our runners tomorrow as we progress towards the Derby meeting and Royal Ascot.