Stoute star set to shine

  • Last Updated: April 10 2013, 14:50 BST

Our man on the gallops has been watching a number of Sir Michael Stoute's star prospects at Newmarket.

Sir Michael Stoute worked some smart maidens

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Sir Michael Stoute took his workers to the Round gallop at Newmarket where several three-year-old maidens went through their paces.

INTRINSIC and SHADES OF SILVER engaged in a spin with HILLSTAR and PERSEPOLIS but the first two named horses were the only ones to be asked a question.

As they quickened the tempo at the business end, Hillstar and Persepolis were content to come home quietly...

TELESCOPE then engaged in light exercise. The Derby hope came up in single file with RYE HOUSE and OPINION


BOLD SNIPER caught the eye when coming up with CIRCUS TURN, KING'S REQUEST, STRENGTH OF HONOUR and one other.

Bold Sniper is a bit keen and the idea was to help him settle by holding him up, but he looked to be going best as Circus Turn edged it by half a length from the urged along King's Request.

Over in the Midlands - the Nigel Twiston-Davies stable are likely to will field a strong party of good to fast ground horses for the back end of the season, with several coming back from extended mid-season breaks owing to the unusually inclement weather.

COOTEHILL is one to follow in handicap chases on right-handed courses.

The gelding put his best foot forward at Ludlow the other day and is especially effective at that course.

He travels well and has schooled proficiently ahead of another handicap chase mission, with drying ground not a problem to him.

The trainer sent several handicap chasers up his steep Fibresand gallop at Naunton including HAVE YOU SEEN ME and MY BOY PADDY.

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