This has been a familiar refrain all year with Rip. Mastercraftsman is standing by, but I think Rip will still take his chance.
From my favourite Euro blogger Dave Ord, who is at Santa Anita...
A little warning from Aidan O'Brien re Rip Van Winkle. It seems all has not been plain sailing yet again for our Classic favourite.
He said: "He's had bits and pieces of problems coming into this race, with one of his feet that hasn't been problematic thus far (this season).
"I hope it isn't going to affect him and we will see him out on the track tomorrow.
"With Rip you have to take it day by day all the time but we have been happy with him throughout the last week."