Patience is something that Roger Charlton carries in abundance and the current dry spell may be loved by Sun worshippers but it is currently holding back the firepower from his famous Beckhampton Stables.
Charlton has still notched up 22 winners from only 113 runners (19%) and collected £382,487 in prize money and when the heavens do eventually open he will be in hot pursuit of his 2017 total of 65 winners and prize money of £1,246,913 – the stable are 7 from 19 in the last 14 days.
The evergreen Second Step continues to prove a hardy earner for the stable and Withhold is being targeted for the Melbourne Cup after landing the Northumberland Plate in pleasing style.
The three-year-old Aspetar could be the Class act in his division at Beckhampton but there are plenty more in that division from whom considerably more will be heard.
Roger kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about some of the leading lights in his team for the coming months.