Expert Eye shines in build-up to Dewhurst bid
Expert Eye Sir Michael Stoute
The colt looks to be firmly back on track for the Dewhurst Stakes judging by how he swept up the Limekilns under regular partner Danny Dunnachie. The former apprentice was more used to seeing a good horse disappear into the distance in his days with Sir Henry Cecil when he used to partner Frankel's lead horse Bullet Train at home.
Poet's Word Sir Michael Stoute
Saeed Suhail's Irish Champion Stakes runner-up was his usual impressive self in his exercise over seven furlongs and looks primed to go one better in the English version in three weeks' time.
Blue Point Charlie Appleby
William Buick was back in action on the Limekilns for the first time since August and rode two bits of work on the short gallop including this smart sprinter. The four-year-old was a bit disappointing in the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock last time and is to drop in class for the Group 3 Bengough Stakes at Ascot next weekend.
Unforgetable Filly Hugo Palmer
Palmer had his team in action on the Al Bahathri on Friday where the German 1,000 Guineas winner was in action. The daughter of Sepoy was not in love with the soft ground at Doncaster and connections are hoping for a drier track in Kentucky in a fortnight's time where she has been invited for the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland.
Great Work !! Aljazzi Marco Botti
Botti's fellow Italian Andrea Atzeni partnered the daughter of Shamardal for the first time in a sharp seven-furlong exercise on Racecourse Side. The Atalanta Stakes heroine wears a hood in her races but not at home and is primed for the Group 1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket next Saturday.