We are still waiting for Bahama Spirit to produce her Nathaniel foal. As she stands and waits, her page has been improved by the 2nd place gained by Rivellino in the Listed Cleves stakes last Saturday. Rivellino is out of Brazilian Bride-a half sister to Bahama Spirit-and so his improving form is a welcome boost for the pedigree.

His success so far this year also puts Mrs Melba Bryce up to high rank on the owners prize winning table for the year to date. While that position will soon change for the worse, it does remind us of the year when, having won the first race of the New Year at Southwell, she headed the Queen, Godolphin and all the other big game in topping the same list for a heady 30 minutes!!!