Nicky Henderson has set his sights on the Christy 1965 Chase at Ascot on November 23 as a starting point for Altior, with the King George VI Chase his first major target of the season.
Pierre Lapin lengthened impressively to win the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury.
Dakota Gold's winning spree was brought to an end at Newbury as 12/1 shot Maid In India won the Dubai International Airport World Trophy Stakes.
Rose Of Kildare showed great tenacity to take the Group Three honours in the William Hill Firth Of Clyde Stakes at Ayr.
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Our top gossip column is back and expects two Marcus Tregoning-trained juveniles to run well on Saturday's card at Newbury.