My Stable Eyecatchers: Saturday
Our team pick out the eyecatchers from Saturday's action and there's also the latest news from the gallops.
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The Shergar Cup is a fascinating spectacle and it's always interesting to see horses running in different colours as they represent their respective teams.
Europe claimed a narrow victory in the end and the Andrew Balding-trained COMMUNICATOR did his bit with a promising third in the two-mile handicap.
He was dropping three furlongs in distance after another good third in the Chester Cup when last seen and looks to have been primed for an end of season campaign.
His main target last autumn was the November Handicap at Doncaster but he lacked the requisite pace for that mile and a half assignment and looks a prime candidate for a shot at the Cesarewitch this time around.
He again seemed short of a gear behind Semeen at Ascot on Saturday but he was staying on well for Andrie de Vries at the finish and Andrew Balding's charge is well worth following wherever he appears next.
There will be other days for TELMEYD after what looked an unfortunate moment in the stalls before the Shergar Cup Sprint.
The Dutch Art colt had looked an impressive sprinter in the making for William Haggas when winning at Chester and Ripon but blowed his chance by rearing up in the gates when they opened and losing a few lengths on the field.
It was impressive, then, that he still managed to finish fourth and one could easily imagine him picking up a valuable sprint handicap somewhere before the season is out.
Amralah was a surprise victor of the feature event at Haydock but it was PROVENANCE who was the most striking winner on the card.
Sir Michael Stoute's Galileo filly only scored by three quarters of a length but she did so after not getting the clearest of passages at a crucial point and was produced late on by Ryan Moore.
She looks value for a bit more than the official winning margin and appears on a steep upward curve having taken her tally to three victories from four career starts. There's a strong chance she's a Group horse in the making.
Latest Gallops Report
Sir Michael Stoute's workers went to the Long Hill grass this morning, as several engaged in solo spins ahead of possible races at York.
Ebor candidate BOLD SNIPER looked on his A-game as he led RUSSIAN REALM.
Connections are looking forward to a true end-to-end gallop in that major handicap.
MUNAASER was hugely impressive when scoring at Newmarket's July course.
He's done well subsequently, and also trod a lone furrow this morning.
The stable's St Leger hope SNOW SKY has pleased since gamely landing the Gordon Stakes. He was yet another to go up the strip on his own.
RAPID ADVANCE led the two-year-old DISILLUSIONED, and it was the younger horse that had the call, sprinting three clear.
GHAAWY led FREEMASON and IDEA as this trio came up in single file.
KINGS FETE came up solo, as did STOMACHION. They could both go to York.
Finally a bunch of two-year-olds worked in pairs, including the beautifully-bred RUSSIAN HEROINE.