My Stable Pointers: Saturday
We pick out the horses to add to your My Stable lists from Saturday's action, while we also have some gallops pointers.
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On a day featuring at least three solid Flat meetings at the height of midsummer, it would be a struggle not to come up with a fistful of eyecatching performances and it's a case of sorting the wheat from the chaff - not unlike the task facing any punter attempting to keep tabs on all eight British meetings.
Anonymous John was nibbled at in the betting before the opener at Chester and shaped with promise, staying on strongly for third and suggesting that the drop back to five furlongs hadn't quite worked out as connections might have hoped. He's one to keep an eye on next time, possibly with a view to running in nurseries later this season.
Peterkin impressed when seeing off the challenge of the in-form Scarborough later on at the track and could be the type to win again even if his mark goes up. The three-year-olds' sprint handicap at the Shergar Cup meeting came into mind for some reason - possibly because a little part of me is still traumatised by the ride Chantal Sutherland gave Galician (for the same stable) in that race a couple of years ago.
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Jamaican Bolt looks increasingly caught between two stools over five and six furlongs, once again finding the five furlongs of the William Hill Scottish Sprint Cup Consolation Handicap too sharp having looked to find six stretching him too far recently. He may also have enough weight given that he had very capable 7lb-claimer on board here.
Lower down the weights, Go Go Green ran a huge race for fourth from an unfavourable draw in stall two. He has clearly struck up a good rapport with Sammy Bell and back in his usual grade, he can surely win again soon, especially while his stable are absolutely flying.
Another to look out for in the future is Tiger Lilly, who got shuffled back a bit when the pace quickened in the lady amateur riders' race at York, but who stayed on steadily for fourth behind some solid yardsticks.
This was only the second start of her life and she can only improve for the experience, especially if granted some firmer handling next time out.
Pointers From The Gallops:
Sir Michael Stoute marshalled his Royal Ascot forces on the Al Bahathri Polytrack on Saturdau, with ESTIMATE giving encouraging signs that she can gain back-to back Gold Cup successes in a workout with HILLSTAR.
The pair covered a mile, with Estimate protecting an early advantage all the way to the pull up as Hillstar (Frankie Dettori) struggled to reduce the deficit.
Stoute has been forthright in his recent bulletins on Estimate, admitting that she was held up earlier in the year, but this was the kind of homework she produced before her memorable triumph for the Queen in 2013.
CANNOCK CHASE has looked the part this year and he shone in his stretch with ARAB SPRING, BOLD SNIPER and TELESCOPE (Ryan Moore).
A mile-and-a-quarter race awaits the three-year-old Cannock Chase, who shaded Arab Spring. It was a couple of lengths back to Telescope who remains on track for the Hardwicke.
Golan's half-brother LONG VIEW might struggle to live up to the ability of that King George hero but he's a nice prospect and looked good in his work with Islington's son UPPER STREET and NOBLE DESTINY.
The promising SCALLOP pulled two lengths clear of PROVENANCE, while SHAMA came up on the bridle with QUEEN'S PRIZE.
PANDA SECRET is one for the notebook after pulling right away from RUSSIAN HEROINE and one other.
ADORE just had the edge over INHERITANCE.