(From Guardian Unlimited)
It is less than three years since Sir Michael Stoute became Britain's champion trainer for the 10th time, but two-and-a-half seasons of relative struggle since 2009 have followed and he will not return to the summit this year either.
Freemason Lodge is starting to show distinct signs of life, however, and Stoute's only runner on the first day of Newmarket's July meeting on Thursday was a winner, as Fiorente took the Group Two Princes of Wales's Goldsmiths Stakes, the feature event of the afternoon.
The win, by nearly three lengths from Joshua Tree, took Stoute back into the top 10 in the trainers' championship, where has been camped for much of the last three decades since his first championship in 1981. He is also a …