My Stable Eyecatchers: Wednesday
Our team pick out the eyecatchers from Wednesday's action and there's also the latest news from the gallops.
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Lady Poppy was probably a little out of her depth in the feature Skybet Supporting The Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival Handicap at Catterick on Wednesday so it was pleasing to see her perform well in sixth.
Out of the handicap as she was ridden by 7lb claimer Kieran Schofield, George Moore's inmate was up against some hardened handicappers but met interference in the closing stages on more than one occasion.
Schofield was called in by the stewards as he appeared to give his mount an easy time inside the last 100 yards but the jockey reported that the filly became unbalanced.
In a lesser grade, and maybe even against her own sex, there is a race to be won with her.
In the Pin Point Recruitment Nursery Chester Deal was no match for the easy winner and would have been hardpressed to land the spoils even if he'd broken on terms but Jo Hughes' gelding did keep on well for second.
Well supported throughout the morning, this son of Multiplex clearly has enough ability to win from a plater's mark and can be placed to advantage before long.
There are a couple of fillies worth making a note of even though both won their respective races.
David Lanigan provided a winner for Notebook followers at Windsor on Monday night and Bold Lass had any amount in hand when winning at Leicester.
Ted Durcan followed his market rival before switching to track the leader once the favourite came under strong pressure and ended up looking round for dangers inside the final furlong.
This beautifully bred filly looks capable of climbing several rungs up the ladder.
The same is true of Provenance who was nearly caught out by a canny ride from Paul Hanagan at Sandown but responded well to Ryan Moore's urgings to get up in the shadow of the post.
She's reportedly not a great worker but it's two from three on the track and she won despite not enjoying the run of the race and still betraying signs of inexperience. The handicapper can't be too harsh on her following this narrow success and she, too, should make further progress.
Hanagan may not have enjoyed his finest hour aboard Azmaam in the maiden although his cause wasn't helped by a high draw.
Richard Hannon's youngster is well worth another chance to fulfil the promise of his debut and the Dark Angel colt could well find himself in the winner's enclosure next time.
There were several encouraging runs from those just out of the places, not least Dance Of Fire and Landwade Lad, and it would be no surprise to see the form of this race work out well.
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Racing's most talked about horse ESTIMATEwas very much in the spotlight when she worked on the Limekilns round gallop this morning.
Having tested positive for morphine due to what is believed to be a contaminated feed supply, last season's Gold Cup winner covered nine furlongs with SNOW SKY and TOP TUG. All three could be part of Sir Michael Stoute's Goodwood team next week.
Gordon Stakes-bound Snow Sky led the trio and as the jockeys got into the drive, he held Top Tug (Ryan Moore) by half a length, with the same distance back to Estimate.
Estimate is in the frame for the Goodwood Cup, having finished second in the Gold Cup before giving her positive sample.
KING'S FETE did well to win at York after taking a keen grip throughout. He's taken those exertions well, and looked in good order moving with EYE CONTACT and PAS DE CHEVAL.
FREEMASON and GHAAWY were the next pair up, with Freemason just holding the call.
FESTIVAL THEATRE came up with ROCKET SHIP, while RUSSIAN REALMenjoyed himself in a solo spin, as did ARAB SPRING.
Several juveniles were in action. The Queen's DARTMOUTH is an attractive son of Dubawi and he looked in good order getting home in front of REFERENDUMand CAPEL PATH.
PANDA SPIRIT runs at Newmarket on Friday and she went well with two colts, ZIGAYANI and MUKHAYYAM.