My Stable pointers: Thursday

  • Last Updated: May 15 2014, 17:09 BST

We pick out the horses to add to your My Stable lists from Thursday's action and provide some gallops pointers.

Arod (maroon silks) made up good ground late on to take second in the Dante
Arod (maroon silks) made up good ground late on to take second in the Dante

Thursday's Eyecatchers

Peter Chapple-Hyam couldn't contain his delight after AROD's staying-on second in the Betfred Dante Stakes at York and he's a horse with a bright future based on this performance.

The son of Teofilo let down favourite-backers on his only outing last season but had made amends with a striking success at Windsor on his seasonal return last month and clearly posted another career best in defeat here.

Jamie Spencer was at pains to hold the colt up at the back of the field in the early stages, presumably trying to further his education, and he was around a dozen lengths off the leader turning for home.

However, Arod made up loads of ground in the straight, despite still showing signs of greenness when placed under pressure, and only went down by three quarters of a length to the more experienced winner.

He was possibly a shade lucky to finish in front of True Story, who lost momentum when carried across the track, but it was a hugely encouraging effort nonetheless and he's still much bigger than True Story in most Derby markets.

Another one not to be missed in the coming weeks or, more specifically - Royal Ascot, is BEACON.

Richard Hannon's juvenile found the deep ground totally against him on debut at Doncaster but oozed class on his second outing at Salisbury on Thursday.

Richard Hughes cut a confident figure on the Paco Boy colt from a long way out and he got up in the final 25 yards for a very cosy success.

He has bags of speed but already looks like he'll be suited by an extra furlong so there will be plenty of options at the big meeting next month.

Pointers From The Gallops

AMRALAH is one of the nicest prospects at West Ilsley and the colt worked engagingly ahead of his York date tomorrow.

The son of former champion two-year-old Teofilo seems in good order ahead of the mile-and-a-half handicap

With conditions set to dry up, Mick Channon is hoping for a fair playing field as his charge is ground dependent.

The Prince Faisal-owned colt looked ready for his assignment in some strong work on the Winter Ground the other day, moving in a manner that indicates his recent Newmarket comeback has brought him on.

PALERMA is a filly with scope for improvement off her satisfactory debut outing at Newbury.

She seems to have come a long way forward for that and is worth watching out for in the coming days.

The daughter of Shamardal looks one to pay the way of followed through the remainder of the season.

ARANTES ran a little better than his final placing suggested at Epsom last time, with the colt trying to come from behind.

He worked with great gusto and could figure in the London Gold Cup at Newbury.

EXENTRICITY goes for a Listed race for fillies, having shown promise on her debut at Salisbury.

Like so many of the Channon juveniles she should be much more the finished article when she runs against her conqueror at York.