My Stable pointers: Weekend

  • Last Updated: August 31 2014, 17:53 BST

Our team pick out some eyecatchers for your free My Stable trackers and there are also some pointers from the gallops.

The form of Chilworth Icon's win is fancied to work out
The form of Chilworth Icon's win is fancied to work out


All eyes were on Ol' Man River in the Swapkit Supporting Irish Autism Action European Breeders' Fund Maiden at the Curragh on Sunday and he justified the hype in style.

Bred by a legend of the turf and out of a dual-Classic winner (Montjeu and Finsceal Beo), the 2.85million euro colt has a similar profile to his star stablemate Australia, who, remember, didn't win on his much-anticipated debut.

Quotes of 20/1 for the Derby followed and though he's filed in the 'could be anything' drawer at the moment, the gut feeling is he could be very good.

However, of course he isn't the eyecatcher - nobody could miss him. No, the one for the notebooks was Mick Halford's Vilman who stayed on really well to grab third on the line in the same race.

By Mastercrafstman out of a Saddler's Wells mare, he is nicely-bred himself and promises to improve as a three-year-old once sent over a trip.

Ol' Man River may grab all the attention, but Vilman looks a nice middle-distance prospect himself and is a name to scrawl down somewhere.

Jamaican Bolt is starting to show a bit more sparkle and indicated he could be nearing a belated victory by finishing off well at Sandown.

Geoff Oldroyd's sprinter is on a losing run stretching back nearly two years and has not been given much assistance by the handicapper, but he was a decent third at Doncaster last time and was making up good ground for fifth here.

Jamaican Bolt likes soft ground and if he gets his conditions moving into the autumn, he is worth looking out for.

In the same contest, Eccleston was really well supported and travelled well for a long way but the gaps never came and Danny Tudhope had to sit and suffer.

The three-year-old's season went west after a promising start but he handles soft ground and is another that could be set for a fruitful autumn.

Gallops Pointers

Sir Michael Stoute took his workers to the Limekilns short gallop and SNOW SKY looked in good heart as he engaged in bridle work ahead of the St Leger.

The Lingfield Derby Trial and Gordon Stakes winner likes to do it from the front and ledGHAAWY and STOMACHION.

He was ridden differently when chasing home Postponed in the Great Voltigeur Stakes but still produced the goods with the way he travelled.

STOMACHION probably found the slow gallop against hm in his race at York and will now head for a similar race at the Leger meeting.

RADIATOR hasn't had a straightforward season but she looked well in herself as she came up with ROYAL SEAL.

The pair quickened the tempo between the seven and the eight and finished upsides.

DIANORA led MANGO DIVA, HEHO and EXECUTRIX but this party worked to the six.

Several two-year-olds were in action, with Ryan Moore aboard DISEGNO who came up with the James Doyle-ridden DISSOLUTION.

DARTMOUTH and CAPEL PATH engaged in identical work.

MUSTARD led QUICK DEFENCE and recent winner MUKHAYYAM and just had the call after the pace picked up between the seven and the eight.