My Stable pointers: Thursday

  • Last Updated: July 10 2014, 18:57 BST

We pick out a couple of eyecatchers to add to your My Stable tracker and also have an Andrew Balding gallops report.

Windshear (right) chases home Hartnell in the Bahrain Trophy
Windshear (right) chases home Hartnell in the Bahrain Trophy

Thursday's Eyecatchers:

HARTNELL was cut for the St Leger after claiming the Bahrain Trophy in good style for Mark Johnston and Joe Fanning and there's no arguing he's a thoroughly likeable performer.

Dropping back from the two miles of the Queen's Vase did him no harm whatsoever, in fact Fanning suggested the extended trip at Ascot probably stretched him too far.

Runner-up WINDSHEAR was staying on strongly at the finish and his effort confirmed just how consistent he is. Never out of the first two in his six career starts, Richard Hannon's Hurricane Run colt will be interesting when granted an even more demanding test of stamina.

Saeed bin Suroor's Elite Army is being aimed towards the Leger and this run from Windshear, who followed him home at Ascot, will have encouraged supporters of the Godolphin horse.

July Stakes winner IVAWOOD stepped up appreciably on his Sandown maiden success with a two and three-quarter length defeat Coventry Stakes third Jungle Cat.

The Richard Hannon-trained Zebedee colt has a huge frame to fill and looks certain to keep improving with age. He's bound for the Gimcrack at York and it'll take a top-class juvenile to lower his colours this season.

The Peter Silvester Memorial EBF Stallions Maiden Fillies Stakes is well worth another watch.

East Coast Lady, drawn 14, took the money after sticking close to the far rail and staying on strongly, while the Richard Fahey-trained runner-up Lacing appeared to benefit from racing close to the stands side throughout.

The race in the middle of the track was 'won' by overall third JILLANAR, who was badly away from the stalls on debut but finished with a real rattle.

Her trainer George Margason will have been delighted with this introduction and the daughter of Lawman must be backed next time.

Gallops Report:

TULLIUS engaged in a pleasing piece of work ahead of the Ascot Summer Mile. A scratch from the Coral-Eclipse, he is as fresh as paint for Saturday's Group Two highlight.

He has shown himself to be a standard bearer at Park House Stables and has never been better, according to Andrew Balding.

HIGHLAND KNIGHT also moved menacingly and can make his mark, although he may struggle at this level.

NABATEAN looks progressive and showed that with a delightful workout on the grass.

He appears to have gone well forward since breaking his maiden. He goes for a handicap at Ascot.

Betfred Mile entrant HERE COMES WHEN will rediscover his forte when getting cut in the ground.

He has taken his Royal Ascot race well, looking in very good heart in work on the all weather.

Buckingham Palace third INTRANSIGENT likes tight turns and will be suited by a return to Chester, where he is unlucky not to have scored already.

ZANETTO has more to offer than his form indicates and could easily prove that in the Bunbury Cup, with a similar comment applying to ABSOLUTELY SO in the same race. He is far better than his moderate effort in the Wokingham suggests and is one to stay with.