My Stable pointers: Weekend

  • Last Updated: May 11 2014, 17:44 BST

We pick out the horses to add to your My Stable lists from the weekend and provide some pointers from the gallops.

Gospel Choir: Going well ahead of York - don't miss him!
Gospel Choir: Going well ahead of York - don't miss him!

Weekend Eyecatchers

They split into two groups in the Victoria Cup at Ascot on Saturday and the stands' side fielded the first nine home as the far side struggled to keep tabs on the larger group.

Ruwaiyan was well backed beforehand following his win at Thirsk last week and he was first home in his group on the far side despite finishing tenth overall.

He made good headway between three out and two out to go from almost last to first on the far side and he kept on well to win 'his' race from the progressive Georgian Bay.

Despite going up 10lb for his Thirsk win Ruwaiyan looks like being competitive off his new mark on this evidence and might be a bigger price than he should be next time as he'll have a doesn't-tell-the-whole-story duck egg next to his name.

Meanwhile, Peter Makin should be able to find Morache Music an opportunity to get his head in front in the coming weeks following a luckless run at Haydock.

The six-year-old won a valuable Doncaster handicap and ran a number of good races in defeat in 2013 and made his seasonal return in a six-furlong conditions event on Merseyside.

Morache Music moved sweetly in the testing conditions and was poised to challenge on the rail, but jockey Robert Havlin had nowhere to go a furlong down and the gap never came.

His mount passed the post still seemingly full of running, beaten less than three lengths, and compensation awaits in a similar contest.

On Sunday, Palace caught the eye in the 1000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown. She was just caught napping when the stalls opened and Joseph O'Brien was forced to wait with her at the rear of the field.

When O'Brien asked her for her effort, it looked like she was going nowhere for a bit but she was still running green and when the penny dropped, she flew home and almost caught the winner Afternoon Sunlight.

There's plenty more to come from Palace and she could make up into a really nice filly once she knows more about her racing.

Pointers From The Gallops

Sir Michael Stoute worked some of the horses set for an imminent return to action on the Limekilns Short gallop.

The number included the promising pair of RUSSIAN REALM (Shane Kelly) and ARAB SPRING (Ryan Moore).

In a piece of work that was designed to maintain both horses' confidence levels, the pair came along upsides on the bridle, with inches separating them.

The next three up comprised of ROCKET SHIP, PASS THE SHOVEL and SAHARA DESERT.

Rocket Ship was joined by the other two between the five and the six.

At the end of the work, Pass The Shovel held the call by half a length, with the same margin separating Sahara Desert and Rocket Ship.

GOSPEL CHOIR could also be in action in the Yorkshire Cup at York. This authoritative Newmarker scorer looked in grand order as he came up solo.

GOTHIC got tired at the end of his recent Sandown race but seems to have done well for the run and looked well in himself leading ECONOMY.

RUSSIAN HEROINE will be an early two-year-old runner for Freemason Lodge at Windsor on Monday.

The daughter of Classic winner Russian Rhythm again looked on good terms with herself leading MUKHAYYAM.