My Stable pointers: Tuesday
We pick out some possible eyecatchers from Tuesday's racing to add to your My Stable and have some gallops clues too.
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You could, of course, be very easily forgiven the decision to take the day off from punting on Tuesday, with four unexceptional British cards soon to be put in the shade by some decent racing on Wednesday and Thursday and the top-class fayre coming up from Epsom afterwards.
If you did, then fair enough, but you missed a nice performance by the winner of the maiden at Yarmouth and I'd already fancy that Wistar could go one to good things this season.
Favourite Zilber, who finished a perfectly-respectable third, is highly-regarded by Ed Dunlop and brought a fair level of form into this race having done well at Newbury first time out. He proved no match for the late rush of the winner, though, who was flying at the line and would have won by a couple of lengths in another 50 yards rather than the official margin of a neck.
Watch the video replay of the race and you'll see that Wistar was being pushed along three furlongs out and even a furlong out his goose looked cooked as he changed his legs at least once as he battled his way across the undulations and sat back in a rather isolated-looking fourth on the far side of the first quartet.
But when he got the hang of things he rattled home and the handicapper hopefully can't get too carried away in trying to give him a mark on the basis of this hard-fought success.
Luca Cumani trained his Greek-owned-and-raced half-brother to win a Group Three sprint, but Wistar appears to have more in the way of stamina. It wouldn't surprise to see him pitched straight into a good handicap over further than a mile for his next start unless connections are thinking of aiming higher.
Fifth-home Margarets Mission is worth a mention too. Jeremy Noseda can't buy a winner at present and for a trainer as driven as he is, his lack of success will be hurting. But this wasn't the first time that this expensively-bought filly has caught the eye and it will be interesting to see what the handicapper makes of her now that connections will be hoping to receive an official rating. (WH)
Pointers from the Gallops:
Richard Hannon appears to have a strong hand for the Woodcote Stakes, one of the races at the Epsom Derby meeting he and his father particularly like to win.
Hannon is juggling his pack but is likely to have more than one runner after watching several go through their paces at his Herridge base.
DR NO claimed a sizeable scalp at Nottingham and this professional operator is going forward at a rate of knots.
The son of Aussie Rules looked good in this three-quarter speed spin up the main all-weather.
BE BOLD is also blessed with plenty of zip and took the eye in similar work.
BAITHA ALGA won as recently as last weekend, but the Fast Company colt has taken those Chester exertions in his stride and looks more than ready for more.
PRODUCER was a higher-profile older horse limbering-up for a possible visit to Epsom.
He holds a Group Three entry in the Diomed Stakes, having missed one engagement owing to ground issues.
When last seen, the five-year-old scraped home in a terrific finish to a Group Two in Turkey.
COULSTY is a horse to follow and the Lord Vestey-owned colt had pleased connections since landing a Listed prize on his return to the fray.
The Kodiak colt has the balance and brawn to handle Epsom's cambers if let loose in the Surrey Stakes.
Others to take the eye included BEAU NASH and BABY BUSH, who would have strong claims if going to Goodwood on Friday.