My Stable pointers: Weekend
We pick out the best eyecatchers from the weekend for your My Stable trackers while there are gallops pointers too.
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Intrinsical stole the headlines at Goodwood on Saturday and while he looks a Group horse in the making the same can be said of Kings Fete who was second in the Jaguar Handicap earlier on the card.
Kings Fete had been nibbled at in the market for the St Leger and although he could not win a handicap at Goodwood, he left the impression of there being much more to come.
A winner of his last two starts for Sir Michael Stoute, the King's Best colt is a free-going sort and had an awful lot of ground to make up on eventual winner Double Bluff when positioned wide and at the rear of the field going around the final bend.
Kings Fete ended up making up of good deal of the margin to finish three-lengths second, and with the experience of a difficult course sure to do him good, he looks a horse worth monitoring for the remainder of the season.
Later on at Goodwood Grand Proposal ran a race full of promise in the Telegraph Nursery.
He was slowly away and raced in the rear, but he made some good late headway and was only beaten a length and a half at the line. Bred to excel over further, he can come into his own when there is an emphasis on stamina later in the season.
Over at Newmarket Enlace was an unlucky loser in the Cheveley Park Stud Supporting Alzheimer's Research UK Fillies' Nursery.
Mark Johnston's filly was extrenmely well backed and looked to have the race in safe-keeping throughout before being mugged on the line.
She was without company for the last two furlongs and seemed to idle in such circumstances. She looks a good prospect and should win next time.
Finally, there were a couple of pointers to take from the card at Doncaster.
Pivot Point didn't seem to get home when stepped up to seven for the first time in the Unison Fighting For Better Pay Maiden Auction Stakes.
He hit the front inside the final furlong but hung left in the closing stages and looks one to keep an eye on when unleashed in a nursery, ideally over six.
In the last race Koala Bear returned to form in a first-time hood when a pleasing third in the Unison And LV=Liverpool Victoria Car Insurance Fillies' Handicap.
She missed her three-year-old season but has run well twice at Doncaster this campaign and looks set to find a race sooner rather than later if the headgear continues to make a difference.
A six furlong fillies handicap on a flat, galloping track looks ideal.
On Sunday, there could hardly have been a more promising debut victory than that of Carry On Deryck in the six-furlong maiden at Newbury but Finton Friend made a perfectly promising appearance in behind.
Charlie Hills' Fast Company colt was not obviously fancied at 14-1 and was slow to break but made decent progress through the field and eventually finished sixth.
He gave the impression this outing will do him the world of good and he appeals as a juvenile to catch if placed in another small maiden event this summer.
Pointers From The Gallops
HILLSTAR was forced to sidestep Goodwood owing to unsuitably quick ground, but the colt was one of the higher-profile horses Sir Michael Stoute worked on the Al Bahathri Polytrack on Saturday morning.
Stoute appears to be winning the battle to get this fellow settled, and there was no surprise to see him bent led up the strip by ENOBLED.
York could beckon for both horses, with the latter sure to be suited by some cut in the ground.
RYE HOUSE has been working alone but on this occasion he was joined by GOTHIC. The pair quickened from the seven to the eight, with Gothic just holding the call.
In single file, ALEX VINO came up followed by IDEAS and STAMPEDE.
Next up were ECONOMY and ALTAAYEL.
A posse of two-year-olds worked, with Richard Hills partnering MUSTAAQEEM who was followed in close proximity by MUTAMAKKIN and MASHKOOR APPROACH.
VOICE CONTROL looked well striding out with DANNY DAY and one other.
HEHO reacted well to a visor to pull three lengths clear of LONG VIEW.