My Stable Pointers: Thursday

  • Last Updated: September 4 2014, 20:14 BST

We pick out some eyecatchers for your free My Stable trackers and there's the latest from our Gallops Reporters too.

Marsh Hawk was second today but can come out on top in the long run
Marsh Hawk was second today but can come out on top in the long run


It usually means something when Sir Michael Stoute gives fancy Group entries to his two-year-olds and plenty more can be anticipated from Angel Vision after her debut at Salisbury.

Perhaps a fourth-placed finish was not quite enough for this Ballymacoll home-bred to be flying as high as the Rockfel or the Fillies' Mile, but the trainer will be happy with what he saw.

Angel Vision was not given too hard a time as she was shaken up from mid-division, but this was a seven-furlong maiden which often throws up a useful filly, and this daughter of the dual Yorkshire Oaks winner Islington could be a good one in time.

The feature Dick Poole Stakes went to a horse flagged up in this feature after her run at York as New Providence edged out favourite Marsh Hawk.

The market suggested that the runner-up could well be above average and this performance did nothing to dispel that belief despite defeat.

The Invincible Spirit filly had won her maiden by a scarcely credible seven lengths from Fadhayyil who is likely to be aimed at the Rockfel Stakes after winning Angel Vision's maiden.

As a result, she didn't really have a race that day and that lack of experience caught her out against a decent and battlehardened winner proved more streetwise on the day.

The battle may have been lost but Marsh Hawk should win the war and it will be surprising if she doesn't prove to be the better of the pair in the long run and she is fully capable of making her mark in stronger company.

The market didn't miss her today and is unlikely to in the future but there may be some mileage in taking a note of both Highland Castle and Kings Bayonet following their runs in the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment Cup Handicap.

Neither is in the first flush of youth but Kings Bayonet looks capable of adding to this season's two Flat wins judged by this effort where he stayed on from the rear while Highland Castle finished with a flourish to take third on the line.

An infrequent winner in recent years, David Elsworth's charge was 1lb lower than his last winning mark in this contest and looks handicapped to win this autumn now that he's recaptured his form as long as conditions stay on the fast side.

Gallops Pointers

Andrew Balding is enjoying a successful start to the autumn, having picked up a decent prize in Germany this week. His Kingsclere team contains several horses, like Here Comes When, that will enjoy any cut in the ground during the coming weeks.

WHIPLASH WILLIE gave a good account at Chester last week and is one to single out for long distance prizes.

He has stamina to burn and is the type that keeps finding when many of his rivals have cried enough.

MONTALY has kept smart company throughout the season and was not disgraced at Royal Ascot before winning well in another good race last time.

Middle-distance three-year-old handicaps are always competitive at this time of the year but he worked nicely on grass the other day and could be out to further his gains at the weekend.

BELFILO has scope for improvement, having been lightly-raced in 2014. He's needed time to strengthen into his frame but has the balance and brawn to pick up a nice prize before the end of the campaign.

SPECTATOR looked well in his latest stretch and that comment also applies toPURCELL. Both are entered at the weekend.

DUNGANNON ran into one at Chester but in finishing a clear second to B Fifty Two, he did nothing but signal he is primed to return to winning ways.

A couple of two-year-olds that have shown promise and will be out soon are MR QUICKSILVER and RATTLING JEWEL, who runs at Kempton Friday.