Floyd Mayweather might finally have bridged the gap between his powerful imagination and the actuality of superstardom.
Fourteen trainers from Great Britain, France and Ireland will saddle runners in the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday.
Another excellent day for Mick Newell was marred only by reports suggesting that the Nottinghamshire director of cricket is a strong contender to be the next coach of Bangladesh.
The first day of this rare county appearance for James Anderson had been bad enough, as he failed to take a wicket and suffered a painful blow to the thumb.
Welcome to the Doghouse.
Three of the top eight bowlers in the world Test rankings endured rather than enjoyed a hard-fought and occasionally bad-tempered day back in county cricket.