Tamleek looking fresh for summer campaign after bypassing Epsom
Appeared Roger Varian
The head wind was strong on the Al Bahathri Polytrack but Andrea Atzeni found the best place to be when tracking his two companions to offset the blast. A winner at Ascot on his reappearance, this five-year-old looks in similar order ahead of a proposed return to the Berkshire track for the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap on June 23, for which he is already ante-post favourite.
Bath And Tennis Sir Mark Prescott
Prescott's understudy William Butler has just joined the ranks of the Twitterati, but it was @RyanPowell3 who was in the driving seat on the recent Chelmsford third on the Al Bahathri. The youngster is named after one of the most exclusive beach clubs in the world at Palm Beach in South Florida.
Tamleek Saeed Bin Suroor
A day after the seismic shift at Godolphin this three-year-old was making tremors of his own on the Limekilns short gallop when bounding clear of Good Run over seven furlongs. The son of Hard Spun looks to have benefited from bypassing the Investec Derby, in which the form of his recent fourth in the Group 3 Chester Vase – only a length adrift of subsequent Epsom hero Wings of Eagles –could not have stacked up any better.
Take Me With You Jeremy Noseda
This daughter of Scat Daddy could be a first runner for the Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited operation at Newmarket on Saturday and looked up for her debut on the Al Bahathri at second lot. The $800,000 purchase was one of a handful of juveniles bought by Noseda's wife Kerri for the new venture at Fasig-Tipton Breeze-Up sales in Florida in March.
McErin Wesley Ward
The strapping chestnut did not even have to come out of his box at the National Stud to look the business and it is hard to believe he's a two-year-old. The vibes are good for the Norfolk Stakes.
Grey Britain John Ryan
The Listed winner took off in an easy exercise on the Limekilns to such effect his rider was thankful the Bury Road traffic lights were showing red when he got up close. The three-year-old could not be in better form for Royal Ascot ,where Ryan will be hoping to use Gerald Mosse once more in either the Group 3 Hampton Court Stakes or the Britannia Handicap.