Jack Dawkins starts to show sparkle
NEWMARKET GALLOPS, Wednesday
JACK DAWKINS is limbering up nicely as his long-awaited reappearance beckons and he indicated he is coming to hand with a nice performance on the Limekilns short gallop on Wednesday.
Jack Dawkins (nearside) was last seen winning a nursery at DoncasterPICTURE: Mark Cranham
The Fantastic Light colt has not been out since winning a mile nursery at Doncaster last October, but he moved well for Ted Durcan in his work with the classy Tempelstern and Tranquil Tiger.
No return date has been pencilled in as yet but trainer Henry Cecil will be keen to get a run into him before the Cambridgeshire on October 4.
Twice Over and Phoenix Tower are possibilities for the Champion Stakes later next month and they worked nicely over a mile in company with Many Volumes.
On Our Way (Tom Queally) lost out to Snoqualmie Girl in a Listed event at Salisbury last time, but there will be other days for him and he looked in good shape when moving well in his work with Colourful Move.
Alpha Tauri (Eddie Ahern) is another showing up well in hisexercise and looked the part when travelling nicely in company with Father Time and Hyades.
Sir Michael Stoute was another to avail himself of the Limekilns and Golden Stream (Ryan Moore) worked encouragingly in her work with two others.
Jamboretta took the plaudits in her spin with Sugar Ray and Distinction, and Ascot Lime was another to work nicely with Voice Coach. After a changeover, Maraahel (Neil Varley) and Kensington Oval (Moore) stretched out well in their work together.
Purple Moon is another on the comeback trail and the Luca Cumani-trained five-year-old worked ina quartet that included Boz and Speed Gifted.
Monte Alto (Sara Cumani) had Presvis for company in his gallop andboth worked well.
Michael Bell was over on Racecourse Side where most interest concerned the juvenile trio Eddie Boy (David Probert), Advisor (Jamie Spencer) and Halfway House (Hayley Turner), who all gave encouragement.
One To Note
Jack Dawkins (Henry Cecil): starting to get into gear as his comeback looms.