Tin Man following the yellow brick road back to Haydock
The Tin Man
Part-owner Michelle Morris was optimistically attired in a pair of sunglasses on the Limekilns at first lot but it was the Haydock Sprint Cup contender who put his lead horse in the shade when given the office by Tom Queally. Things did not pan out for the five-year-old in the July Cup last time but he now looks to be back in business.
Not much has been seen of last year's joint top lot at Tattersalls since his impressive debut win on the July course in June but the 2.6 million guineas purchase looked near a return when shining under James Doyle on the short gallop. Although he won over six furlongs, seven or a mile looks more the optimum for the son of Dubawi who is a smashing long-term prospect.
Saeed Bin Suroor
Accounted for none other than Harry Angel when last seen in public at Ascot in May 2016 and took another step towards a return from injury when going clear of Top Score on the Limekilns long gallop. As a son of Distorted Humour, he could have a productive autumn on the all-weather.
Palmer has the John Musker Stakes at Yarmouth among the options for his Musidora Stakes runner-up who excelled in her work on the trial ground and may not have stayed a mile and a half in France last time. The highlight of the season at the Norfolk track, the mile-and-a-quarter Listed contest was a strong heat last year when So Mi Dar was followed home by Nezwaah.
Sir Michael Stoute
Stoute appears to have some smart juvenile colts among his ranks this autumn including this son of Invincible Spirit who put up an impressive show to score on his debut at Nottingham last month. Hamdan Al Maktoum's youngster looked to have moved forward again under Ted Durcan on the trial ground and is bred to be smart as he is a half-brother to the classy Massaat.