My Stable pointers: Friday

  • Last Updated: April 25 2014, 18:13 BST

We pick out the horses to add to your My Stable lists from Friday's action, while we also have some gallops pointers.

Beat That: Excitement building ahead of Punchestown run
Beat That: Excitement building ahead of Punchestown run

Andrew Balding’s End Of Line very much caught the eye in the opener at Sandown on Friday.

The Pastoral Pursuits colt played up going to post and looked hopelessly green during the race but stayed on well, despite the bird (What About Carlo) having already flown.

He looks well worth keeping an eye on in the future and has now shown on both starts that he doesn't mind testing conditions underfoot.

Watch a video replay of his race here.

Meanwhile, Perfect Heart ran out one of the day's most effortless scorers when bolting up in the two-mile handicap at Doncaster.

His price for the Chester Cup was, not unexpectedly, cut across the board as a result of this success but if rain ruins the party spirit on the Roodeye (as it has an unfortunate habit of doing from time to time) he's one to keep in mind for that big handicap.

Pointers From The Gallops

Nicky Henderson sent his Sandown runners for a routine breeze in atrocious conditions at Seven Barrows on Friday morning.

HADRIAN'S APPROACH has proved frustrating, but the seven-year-old has any amount of ability if able to get his jumping act together.

He looked in good order in his stretch ahead of the bet365 Gold Cup.

CASH AND GO ran well last time burn probably doesn't want the ground to get too testing for the two-and-a-half-mile handicap hurdle.

The former Irish-trained gelding is fresh and fancied after just three outings this season.

HUNT BALL has done well since joining Henderson in the New Year.

He followed a solid enough effort at Ascot with a frame finish in the Ryanair Chase and ran well for a long way in the Grand National.

The American-owned nine-year-old should acquit himself well in the Oaksey Chase after working well the other day.

FRENCH OPERA has seen his best days but the veteran is ready to take advantage should the more obvious candidates fluff their lines in the Celebration Chase.

BEAT THAT has been going great guns since dotting up at Aintree and will be a strong contender for the three-mile novices' hurdle at Punchestown next week.

He's a horse with a very bright future and could be anything.

LONG RUN has pleased connections since his Valentine's exit in the National and looks set to take his chance in the Punchestown Gold Cup.

ERICHT is a horse that favours good ground and he's also being lined up for a race at the big Irish meeting.