Unfortunately it was a disappointing day at Haydock for James Garfield and all connected last Saturday. He quite clearly didn’t handle the atrocious ground and was therefore wisely looked after by Richard Kingscote. I would not hesitate to draw a line through that run. Stable favourites Jack the Truth and Starboy will head to Bath on Saturday in what look like competitive races. Both horses are capable of winning on their day, but will need everything to go right if they are to win off of their current handicap marks. Valley Belle will make the trip across to Ffos Las on Sunday where she’ll wear a visor for the first time. She’s worked well since finishing third at Kempton last week.