We head to Sandown on Saturday with the exciting prospect of Harry Cobden being crowned champion jockey for the first time.
He has been riding at the top of his game all season and richly deserves to end up top of the table.

Harry is such an important part of our team, provides vital feedback on the horses and I’m delighted to have put him on 84 of his winners this season.
The chances of my retaining the trainers’ title are pretty much over after Willie Mullins left Ayr in Saturday night with a substantial lead. We have given it a good go as usual and a glance at the statistics shows that we have had 127 winners this season including a double at Wincanton on Sunday. That’s more than other yard in this country and at a consistently high strike rate of 24%.
I’m proud of our system at Ditcheat which has delivered success at the highest level over many years. 3760 winners since 1991 confirms it works well and I have a target of 4,000 firmly in my sights.
I’m lucky enough to have been champion trainer fourteen times and will be doing my best to increase that total in the future. But it’s hard to be champion without any truly top horses and I’d say we have done really well to pick up all the prize money we have this season with the quality of the horses in the yard. We do lack top horses and some of our squad that have been on the go for quite a while have been running a bit flat.
The trainer I feel sorry for is Dan Skelton who looked to have sound claims when he hit the front in the title race but now looks to have been blown out of the water by the Mullins battalions.
I will be picking and choosing our runners through the week before taking a big team to Sandown on the final day on Saturday which can hopefully help us reach the total of £3 million in prize money. They include Fire Flyer and Panjari in the novice handicap hurdle, Threeunderthrufive in the bet365 Gold Cup and Blueking d’Oroux in the Select Hurdle.
Then we will be starting a new campaign afresh and it goes without saying that I will be giving it my best shot.