My Stable Pointers: Thursday

  • Last Updated: July 18 2014, 22:39 BST

Our team pick out the eyecatchers from Thursday's action and there's also news from the Lambourn gallops.

Born In Bombay impressed on the gallops
Born In Bombay impressed on the gallops

Thursday's Eyecatcher:

Groor will face much easier tasks than trying to give a progressive youngster such as Mr Shekells 21lb.

It was no disgrace for James Tate's colt to go down by just half a length in the seven-furlong nursery at Leicester.

A similar contest can surely come the way of Groor, who is probably paying the price of running at Royal Ascot where he was down the field behind Richard Pankhurst in the Listed Chesham Stakes.

Thursday's Gallops Report:

Ayr Gold Cup winner HIGHLAND COLORIpleased Andrew Balding in his midweek spin preparing for the Hackwood Stakes at Newbury.

The six-year-old has shown good form at Group Three level and appears as well as at any time of the season so far.

His third to Gregorian at Newmarket last time was given a mighty boost when the latter placed in the July Cup at the same course. Highland Colori showed a willing attitude that should serve him in good stead at his local track at the weekend.

SMILING STRANGER has gone close to converting and was another to catch the eye to suggest he will soon break his maiden.

BORN IN BOMBAY appears to have taken his Royal Ascot exertions in his stride and could figure in stable plans for Goodwood.

His form has a rock-solid look to it and connections have always thought highly of the George Strawbridge-owned colt.

Mick Channon gave his promising filly NANCY FROM NAIROBI some work that shows her to be in good heart for an impending trip to Scotland.

Out of her depth in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot, she should find a Hamilton Listed prize more her cup of tea.

MALABAR delighted Channon with her strong finish in the Albany Stakes and continues to please ahead of a possible run in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.

Several two-year-olds worked nicely, including BOSSY GUEST and EL CHE. The latter may go to Windsor next week.