My Stable pointers: Sunday
We pick out a couple of horses to add to your My Stable alerts from Sunday while we have some news from the gallops.
Although We Are won the Prix Saint-Alary at Longchamp on Sunday, it was difficult to get away from the notion that Vazira was unlucky and the daughter of Sea The Stars is certainly worth following as the season progresses.
Trainer Alain de Royer Dupre expressed concerns over the very soft ground in Paris for his three-year-old but, in the end, it was a stumble that did for Vazira and the race was effectively over after she made this mistake leaving the stalls.
Christophe Soumillon had to then anchor his mount at the rear of the field and she made some nice headway in the latter stages of the race but was never able to land a blow in a race where it paid to be close to the pace.
It wouldn't be a surprise to see her step up in trip on her next start but it's more than likely that she will contest the French Oaks at Chantilly in a few weeks time.
Granted some more luck in running, she could run really well at a fair price.
While all eyes were on Marvellous in the Irish 1000 Guineas, there was a very promising run from Vote Often back in third and there is going to be plenty more to come from Dermot Weld's filly.
On paper, her breeding suggests that she will want further in time and, being by Beat Hollow, better ground won't hurt either.
She's only had the three runs to date and is progressing nicely with each one. This was her best start to date and I'd be surprised if connections stick at the mile trip for much longer.
Pointers from the Gallops
Hillstar looked in good order ahead of his intended run at Sandown on Thursday as he worked in front of our gallops reporter.
HILLSTAR looked in good order in his winding-up work for the Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown on Thursday as Sir Michael Stoute took the four-year-old to the Round Gallop.
Last season's King Edward VII Stakes winner engaged in good, solid work with the fast-improving ABSEIL, who could also run on the same Sandown card.
Both horses were urged and went past the watching trainer locked in unison.
ASTONISHING engaged in some solid work with STOMACHION, at the end of which the filly was travelling noticeably well
Equally good work occurred as TOP TUG (Kevin Bradshaw) was joined by RAPID ADVANCE (Ryan Moore) and GOOD VALUE.
Top Tug cut out the donkey work and gamely held sway right the way to the end.
The colt disappointed on his previous start at Newmarket but that display is probably best forgotten.
Stoute moved operations over the way to the Trial Ground to let his Investec Derby challenger SNOW SKY engage in some unexacting three-quarter speed work.
Snow Sky came past with DANK (Ryan Moore) and RYE HOUSE.
Dank is being brought back gradually with some high-profile targets awaiting the Breeders' Cup winner.
Kevin Bradshaw teamed up with TELESCOPE, who covered seven furlongs in company with BOLD SNIPER.
The pair quickened nicely on the bridle and could each form part of the Stoute team for Royal Ascot.