For numerous reasons, this season has been strange, to say the least, but we have seen a number of enforced changes that have made this campaign so much better.
I know it is not going to happen, but running the Derby a month later, at the very least, is the biggest change I would keep. It has never made sense to me to see the best three-year-olds straining themselves to race over a mile and a half over the most stressful racecourse in the country without being anywhere near mature enough both physically or mentally to do so.
Let’s have the Guineas’ meeting at the beginning of June and the Derby and Oaks a month later and Royal Ascot at the end of July.
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