Connections of Great Prospector trousered £55,350 for finishing second in the Goffs Premier Yearling Stakes – but Musley Bank trainer Richard Fahey expected to win. Great Prospector will once again chase the money in a big sales race at Doncaster, which is interesting as the Elzaam colt would not look uncomfortable in a higher grade.


Mark Johnston does not part with anyone's cash upon a whim, but the decision to supplement Threading for the Lowther was on the money. The Middleham handler earlier in the season added Permian for the Dante, and that also went swimmingly. The same horse was then supplemented for the Derby, which did not work out quite so well, but, in Johnston's words: "Two out of three isn't bad."


Brighton have been busy in the final week or so of the football transfer window, and chairman Tony Bloom now has a few more bob with which to go to war after his Flaming Spear nicely won the one-mile handicap. Brighton's coffers could be further swollen as the year rolls on as the five-year-old gelding is a horse on the upgrade.


Brilliant filly Enable seemed to add a new dimension to her game at York. With no obvious pace in the Yorkshire Oaks, Frankie Dettori simply cut loose. Fortune favoured the bold with such intensity, that trainer John Gosden would now not be unfazed if Enable made the running in the Arc.


James Fanshawe perhaps had even more incentive than many for winning the Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes. Cecil was a mentor to Fanshawe, with his tutelage invaluable on those early mornings on the Newmarket Heath. Fanshawe was quick to remember Sir Henry after Fleur Forsyte easily won the Listed race named in his honour. A lovely touch in memory of an unforgettable man.