In what must now be rated the greatest of high fashion races world-wide, Sheikh Mohammad’s West Wind got home in Sunday’s Prix de Diane Hermes (French Oaks) to provide Frankie Dettori with his third European Classic win in a fortnight.

From a Summerhill perspective, the significance of this victory rests on the fact that West Wind is a daughter of Machiavellian sire of Summerhill resident stallions Kahal and Hobb Alwahtan, soon to be joined at the farm by Mullins Bay.

This is surely the greatest concentration of Machiavellian blood on any farm in the world!