Panettone got the week off to a good start when taking a 1m4f handicap at Brighton on Monday. The daughter of Montjeu has taken a while to find her form this season but her recent work had been good and it was great to see her get her head in front again under Andrea Atzeni.

Andrea was also aboard Princess Loulou who opened her account over a mile at Thirsk on Tuesday. A daughter of Pivotal, Princess Loulou relished the soft underfoot conditions and powered home to win by nine lenghts.

On Wednesday, Upper Grosvenor returned from over a year off the track to win a five-furlong maiden at Kempton. The son of Notnowcato has had a number of training issues and it was a real team effort to get him back on a racetrack. Everyone's patient was rewarded when he scored readily under Dominic Fox.

Among the placed horses, we were pleased to see Perfect Heart finish second on his first start for us at Thirsk. The Normandie Stud-owned gelding ran on well to finish second to the highly-regarded filly, Aquilla.

A trio of fillies; Azenzar, Deglet Noor and Exceptionelle finished second, third and fourth in their respective races all running with credit.

Upper Grosvenor (middle) works on the Cambridge Road in the spring