A quiet start to the week with very few runners. The yard kicked into action with the start of the Dante Meeting at York.
The first runner for Kremlin Cottage was Collide who ran a blinder in a highly competitive, eighteen runner handicap. Always prominent, he made good headway three furlongs out and had every chance till just running on at the same pace in the final furlong to finish an excellent fourth. There is a strong suspicion that he would prefer a little softer ground as all his form last season was on good to soft or softer where he was dominant from the front. Plenty to look forward to with this son of the great Frankel.
Later in the afternoon James Street was tried in first time cheek-pieces but appeared not to appreciate the addition as he faded right out of contention in the final two furlongs.
An equally quiet end to the week with the only runner being the 2yo Hamish MacBeth who finished a close up fifth at Newmarket having started joint favourite.