Names to note: the horses to follow with big targets in mind
Bin Battuta Saeed Bin Suroor
Graham Tredgett is one of the most important men in Newmarket in high summer as he prepares and looks after the watered gallop. The Jockey Club employee has issued a ban on any work before 6am on the nine-furlong treated strip, where Kieren Fallon and this chestnut – who was unlucky at Royal Ascot last time – found the fresh ground to their liking.
Autocratic Sir Michael Stoute
Ted Durcan was back among the Stoute ranks for the first work morning since recovering from his latest ankle injury, but it was Kevin Bradshaw who caught the eye on the Brigadier Gerard Stakes winner on the Al Bahathri. The son of Dubawi is looked after by Workforce's former lad Paul Grassick, who will be taking his latest project up the A1 later this month for the Group 2 Sky Bet York Stakes.
Unforgetable Filly Hugo Palmer
James Doyle has been a regular on the Kremlin Cottage worklist of late and was seen to good effect on the German 1,000 Guineas winner, who swept out of the dip on the watered gallop with Galileo Gold's former lead horse Extremity. Due to lack of opportunities in her own age group, the daughter of Sepoy is to face her seniors for the first time in the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.
Deja Jeremy Noseda
Before embarking on a trip to Sandown on Friday – only for his two booked rides to be non-runners – Gerald Mosse did at least get to sit on a horse on the watered gallop, where Noseda was paying a rare visit. The unraced son of Youmzain knew all about the undulations having worked two furlongs on an adjacent strip before being purchased by Phoenix Thoroughbreds for 350,000gns at the Tattersalls Craven breeze-ups.
Circulate Tom Clover
It was the annual Newmarket Carnival on Saturday and they will be putting the flags out at White Stables if this frustrating daughter of Dutch Art can finally get her head in front at Brighton on Tuesday. The three-year-old certainly looked the part after a break on the Al Bahathri, where she winged by under Clover's partner Jackie Jarvis.