Peter Naughton's Notebook returns and he recommends adding Quick Recap to your My Stable trackers after an eyecatching run at Carlisle.
Quick Recap was a major eye-catcher in the 6f fillies' novice at Carlisle.
I presented Racing TV from the Cumbrian track and noted the quality daughter of No No Never making headway from an unpromising position to finish a never-nearer fourth.
Her task was never easy as she faced a wall of horses in the straight and had no chance to catch runaway winner Stormy Girl, who had the benefit of a previous run.
Quick Recap cost £50,000 as a yearling and was a surprisingly rare runner for Cheshire-based trainer Tom Dascombe.
The fine filly can only improve on this performance.
Mr Orange was sent all the way from North Yorkshire to Berkshire for the 6f handicap at Ascot on Friday and connections booked champion jockey-elect Oisin Murphy, so I was intrigued to witness the performance.
Paul Midgely has made no secret of his admiration of this consistent gelding, who was chasing a hat-trick after two victories at his beloved Pontefract.
Ascot's stiff 6f was expected to suit but this company proved a little too hot and the six-year-old steadily weakened inside the final furlong. He will drop a few pounds from 79 after this ten-length defeat but will surely bounce back on the northern scene, especially when returning to Pontefract.
Festival Day was unsuited by the way the 7f fillies' novice unfolded at Goodwood last Wednesday.
Slightly hampered leaving her favourable position in stall one, the classy daughter of Dubawi was shuffled to rear in this slowly run event.
Racing a little keenly on the heels of the leaders and short of room, James Doyle switched her to the outside two-out but twice-raced Dutch Painting had enjoyed a clear passage down the outside and gained three lengths.
Doyle and Festival Day did very well to make up plenty of ground in the final furlong and would have won in another couple of strides. The runner-up holds an entry in the Rockfel Stakes and will have learned plenty from this; she should be winning soon, especially when able to stride on and exploit her abundant enthusiasm.
Festival Day is a well bred sister to Listed winner Lunar Maria and the dam is a sister to the dam of French Derby winner Study Of Man, so there's plenty of class in the pedigree. A step up in trip in time could help.