My Stable pointers: Monday

  • Last Updated: June 23 2014, 21:33 BST

We pick out the horses to add to your My Stable lists from Monday's action at Chepstow and Windsor.

Thistle Bird: Her half-brother caught the eye at Windsor
Thistle Bird: Her half-brother caught the eye at Windsor

Monday's Eyecatchers

The free video replay of the WSM Communications In Aid Of CLIC Sargent Maiden Stakes at Windsor on Monday evening is one worth watching again and keeping an eye on in the coming months.

The winner Certificate looks a nice colt for Roger Varian and Cheveley Park Stud and is improving with racing. He enjoyed the step up to a mile and it will be interesting to see what mark the handicapper gives him after this.

The runner-up, Old Guard, was having just his second run and this half-brother to stablemate Thistle Bird looks likely to shed his maiden tag very soon.

James Doyle made the running on the son of Notnowcato but couldn't quite match the speed of Certifcate. However, he stuck to his task very well and could well benefit for a slight step up in trip.

The third home, Weekendatbernies, also shaped with promise on what was also his second run. He couldn't quite quicken with the leaders but he too stuck on well and he should make his mark over a mile sooner rather than later.

Further down the field, Sir Mark Prescott's Mountain Kingdom is also worth adding to your My Stable tracker. He was keen in the rear, didn't handle the bend well and raced wide for much of the way.

He'll probably gain more experience at this sort of trip before coming into his own when handicapping over much further.

Earlier on, Cape Victoria's sights were set very low for his racecourse debut at Chepstow but trainer Andrew Balding will be very pleased as her third-placed finish suggested plenty more to come.

The Mount Nelson filly was slowly away and outpaced for much of the mile and a half event but was staying on in highly promising fashion despite obvious inexperience.

In the end, Cape Victoria was beaten just over two lengths by far more experienced geldings and really ought to turn out far better than those particular rivals.