My Stable pointers: Weekend
We pick out the eyecatchers from the weekend action while there are also gallops pointers for your My Stable trackers.
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There was no doubt who the biggest eyecatcher was this weekend and that was Sea The Moon who produced a brilliant display in the German Derby on Sunday.
If you missed it the first time around, then do check out the replay on youtube as it was a sensational performance.
On a slightly less exalted plane, but no less relevant, Ainsi Fideles looked a cut above the opposition when opening his account over fences at Market Rasen.
The French-bred four-year-old was not much to crack on about over hurdles but showed the bigger obstacles were more his game when taking full advantage of all the weight and age allowances in a beginners' chase over two and a half miles.
David Pipe's charge quickly got the hang of things after a slow jump at the first to power to victory and can be expected to improve by leaps and bounds for this.
Although, on the face of it, the 100/30 favourite Havana Cooler was a disappointing favourite in the bet365 Old Newton Cup at Haydock on Saturday afternoon, he actually ran a cracking Ebor trial and it wouldn't be a huge surprise if trainer Luca Cumani had kept something up his sleeve ahead of York.
The four-year-old ran almost an identical race to his Royal Ascot effort and, each time, it looks as if he has been crying out for a step up in trip. Cumani usually waits until the Ebor to do this, with both Vicious Circle (1999) and Purple Moon (2007) taking this route.
Don't be put off by this run. There was a lot to like about his effort at Haydock and he has to head to the Knavesmire as one of the main contenders for the Ebor.
One that caught the eye over at Sandown was Mutawathea in the Gary Tuck Memorial Handicap.
He didn't get as much cover as the winner, Royal Seal, and it took him an age to get going but once he did, he stayed on really strongly under Paul Hanagan.
He's definitely got ability and will be winning plenty of races in time.
Pointers From The Gallops
MALABAR has thrived since an eyecatching run at Royal Ascot and has some fancy engagements in her sights this summer.
Mick Channon's filly came from well off the pace to finish an honourable fourth on only her second career outing in the Albany Stakes.
She flew in the final furlong, and would have finished third in another stride.
Her trainer may point her towards the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh after a very pleasing bit of work at West llsley.
NANCY FROM NAIROBI is a name to conjure with and should soon break her maiden on the way to better things.
This rangy filly was a shade out of her depth at the Royal meeting but has an entry at Pontefract next week.
She's always worked well and shown abundant promise.
FINGAL'S CAVE caught the eye on his debut when far from fully wound-up.
He overcame greenness to finish his race powerfully, and seems to have learned much from the experience.
AMRALAH ran well in defeat at Sandown yesterday and had been working well before that to suggest he can pick up a decent handicap soon.
While yet to fulfill his potential, that can happen before the end of the season.