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West Country, Tue December 6

VILLAGE VIC lively in his latest piece of faster work ahead of a bid to gain back-to-back successes in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

Philip Hobbs' game front runner went within a neck of leading throughout on his reappearance in the BetVictor Gold Cup over the same course and distance.

And although he looked to have a hard race, he has not shown any ill effects in his subsequent homework, as he showed when getting the better of an in-form stablemate on the steep woodchip facility at Sandhill.

DEFI DU SEUIL an exciting part of the Hobbs team and looked the real deal when scoring at The Open meeting.

He floated up the strip a couple of times ahead of a return to Cheltenham for Saturday's JCB Hurdle Trial.

The JP four-year-old could hardly be in better form.

ROCK THE KASBAH manage to build on his convincing Chepstow win behind O O at The Open fixture.

But he has worked with plenty of enthusiasm since, and could take on that rival again at the weekend.

FOR GOOD MEASURE an unlucky loser of a Pertemps Qualifier in October

He is pleasing in his preparation for a three mile handicap hurdle while WESTEND STORY shortly resurface to go down the novice hurdle route. He has an entry at Doncaster.

TEN SIXTY also head for the Town Moor for his seasonal return.

Lambourn, November 2

Nicky Henderson could take the wraps off a couple of interesting novice chasers this week, with DIFFERENT GRAVEY MIGHT BITE entered up.

Different Gravey has, for a number of reasons, not be allowed to fulfil his huge potential until now.

A staying novice over hurdles, he was sidelined by a hind leg injury until running right away with a handicap hurdle at Ascot.

The win made his future in that sphere impossible and he was not at his best in the Stayers' Hurdle at Aintree back in April.

Having schooled proficiently and worked with encouragement, he could run this week.

MIGHT BITE another who has somewhat limited his opportunities by winning a handicap hurdle with great ease.

He was a wide-margin winner at Kempton back in March after his chase debut last November had proved disappointing.

Now connections are reverting to the chasing plan and he's worked with great gusto in customary fashion.

CHRISTMAS IN APRIL impressive on his only bumper start and is engaged in a novice hurdle at the Newbury fixture this week.

The four-year-old has abundant potential and put in some good work on the Faringdon Road gallop the other day.

TRIOLO D'ALENE the big handicap chase at Ascot last week but is in the frame for a couple of headline events later in the month.

Minehead, October 25

SAUSALITO SUNRISE up for a marquee weekend assignment with a pleasing spin on Philip Hobbs' compendium of all-weather gallops at Sandhill Stables.

The eight-year-old seems in tremendous form ahead of a seasonal comeback in either the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby or the Sodexo Gold Cup at Ascot.

Hobbs hopes his charge might have grown up ahead of a season that could entail a whole range of options.

MENORAH head for the Charlie Hall granted good ground on Saturday.

The veteran is raring to go, but once the ground eases he will be put away for a spring campaign.

He has shown plenty of gusto in this preparatory work.

After two quick races, WISHFULL DREAMING be given time to get over those exertions.

A version of his talented brother Wishfull Thinking, the five-year-old should keep paying his way in handicap hurdles through the winter and can be forgiven his rather lacklustre performance at Cheltenham.

OZZIE THE OSCAR worked in his customary lazy fashion but is worth monitoring if returning to the fray in a handicap hurdle at Wetherby.

ONEFITZALL best when fresh and the six-year-old has the option of a handicap hurdle at Wetherby.

Much will depend on whether there is cut in the ground at the Yorkshire venue.

STERNRUBIN his biggest payday when dead-heating in The Ladbroke at Ascot.

He is a lot higher in the handicap but also a lot more settled, and could return to Ascot on Saturday after pleasing in his winding-up gallop.

Newmarket, October 22

Sir Michael Stoute put the spotlight on a first lot made up largely of two-year-olds this morning.

The ground went to the Limekilns Short Gallop where NATHAN MAYER through the fog to gallop out alongside

Nathan Mayer has done well since Haydock, but there were no questions asked in this exercise.

PILLAR CORAL the better of BULDAN this pair quickened the tempo between the six and the seven.

Pillar Coral was always travelling the better through the final quarter-mile of the work.

Ryan Moore was aboard VERITY, proved three lengths too good for two others, including the Ted Durcan-ridden

DELVE act on the softer ground in the final days of the season and she looked in good order stretching three and a half lengths clear of

Midlands, October 21

DOUBLE ROSS to make up for lost time with a gritty comeback triumph at Chepstow to advertise the general well-being of Nigel Twiston-Davies' horses.

The 10-year-old hasn't quite risen to the heights expected of him in his novice days over fences but after running well for a long way in the Grand National, he showed with his latest effort that he could be in for a bountiful winter.

He looked in spirited form traversing his trainer's steep Fibresand strip ahead of a three-mile handicap chase over the Mildmay fences at Aintree on Sunday.

COGRY another handicap chaser who the stable should do well with in good staying prizes.

He was restricted to just four outings through last season but finds himself on a workable mark for targeting races such as the Welsh National.

He has been showing up well in his work with recent winners and is one to watch at Cheltenham tomorrow.

BALLYMALIN tidily at Perth and is the type who could progress to better things. He went clear of his lead horse working ahead of a novice hurdle engagement at Prestbury Park.

TINTERN THEATRE his debut at Aintree on Sunday and this five-year-old has scope for progression in maiden or novice hurdles.

GOODBYE DANCER solid form into the handicap hurdle arena and stays and jumps well.

Newmarket, October 20

ULYSSES the Breeders' Cup as a possible end-of-season destination and the Niarchos family-owned colt worked on the Round Gallop ahead of that Santa Anita extravaganza.

The son of Classic winners Galileo and Light Shift came back from the Investec Derby with a genuine excuse.

He showed his true ability when landing the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood and scoped badly after getting inched out of the Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor.

Slightly unnerving for his connections is that he had the measure of POET'S WORD a gallop last week but when crossing swords with the same stablemate today, it was the latter who had the edge.

Sir Michael Stoute will run some well-regarded two-year-olds over the weekend, including

The son of Dubawi, owned by The Queen, breezed ahead of the divided maiden at Doncaster on Saturday.

He should get better ground than the soft conditions on which he was not given a hard time on his Salisbury debut.

MIRAGE DANCER alongside in the same blow-out.

The big, powerful son of Frankel is a lengthener rather than possessing a telling turn of foot if the evidence of home gallops are to be taken at first hand.

However, he has shown abundant promise and is expected to acquit himself well in the second division of that Doncaster maiden.

CRYSTAL OCEAN up the strip with KARAWAAN had the measure of that one by a length.

SABLE ISLAND in bridle work with El CAP some easy work on the Short Gallop.

ALYDAY, AFLAME RUSCOMBE have weekend engagements and looked in really good heart.

Naunton, October 18

BALLYMALIN helped Nigel Twiston-Davies put down some early-season foundations and looks set to represent his trainer at Cheltenham on Saturday.

The six-year-old was hugely impressive at Perth and after taking to his work on the Fibresand strip at Guiting Power in manful fashion is set to run in a novices' hurdle at Prestbury Park at the weekend.

WHOLESTONE the odds in style on his latest start and looked ready for a jump up the class ladder as he twice traversed the steep Fibresand gallop.

That Warwick defeat of Bugsie Malone does not amount to much other than it was gained without the gelding having a hard race.

He should acquit himself well at Cheltenham, where he holds engagements on Friday and Saturday.

GOODBYE DANCER been kept busy through the summer and he looked lively in his spin ahead of the Pertemps-sponsored handicap hurdle on Saturday.

WOODFORT easy conditions to dot up in a Ffos Las bumper.

He could make a return to action at Cheltenham but connections are hoping for rain before the weekend.

COGRY some solid placed form in long-distance handicap chases from last season.

His work suggests he will not need the run if taking in the extended three-mile handicap chase on Saturday.

TEMPLEROSS another early-season winner that should have a say if turning out again at Cheltenham on Friday.

Newmarket, October 15

KINGS FETE in good order in some work ahead of the St Simon Stakes at Newbury.

Sir Michael Stoute took his workers to the Limekilns Round gallop and Kings Fete travelled up with

Convey led the work but when the tempo increased between the seven and the eight the former came under pressure, while Kings Fete was still hard on the steel.

ULYSSES a race in him before the end of the season and he looked in good order coming up the strip with

The former came back with a genuine excuse after being inched out of the Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor.

Before leaving for North America on Monday DARTMOUTH well in his winding up gallop for the Grade One Canadian International at Woodbine.

The Queen's runner broke a blood vessel at Newbury in the Arc Trial and will run on Lasix on Sunday.

However DIPLOMA been scratched from her race at the same meeting.

ARAB SPRING in Italy over the weekend and was another to please in his winding up gallop for that Group One.

MIRAGE DANCER a lot to live up to and this imposing son of Frankel has been working particularly well.

The same was true as he came up with two stablemates this morning.

West Country, Fr 14

GARDE LA VICTOIRE up the woodchip strip in his final breeze ahead if the Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las.

The UK's jumps racecourse has attracted a classy field for its marquee race that has been moved from its previous pitch much later in the season.

Garde La Victoire has always been regarded as a top chasing prospect but his confidence was dented by a couple of non completions in his novice season, latterly at Aintree's Grand National fixture.

Philip Hobbs has been delighted with his charge's demeanour and attitude since deciding to put him back over hurdles.

COPPER KAY DEFI DU SEUIL start at unbackable prices in their races at the same meeting.

Copper Kay breezed beautifully ahead of the maiden hurdle while Defi Du Seuil has schooled with aplomb.

DESERT RETREAT for a novice hurdle at Market Rasen and has worked enthusiastically ahead of that.

ACTION REPLAY his debut on that card and has shown promise.

DUKE DES CHAMPS do well in novice chases. He has schooled with efficiency but needs some cut in the ground for his first run back.

GENEROUS RANSOM the same criteria to meet before he returns in a handicap chase.

Newmarket, October 13

MIDTERM strong in his winding-up gallop ahead of the Qipco Champion Stakes.

Sir Michael Stoute elected to side step the Arc at Chantilly with the Prix Niel winner, reasoning that a mile and a quarter is probably the colt's optimum distance.

The one-time Investec Derby favourite galloped out strongly and is clearly in good order, with further improvement anticipated from a horse with few miles on the clock.

QUEEN'S TRUST a stern test in the Qipco Fillies'

&

Mares' race and has worked with

éclat in her preparation for that Group One.

She is a strong traveller for whom the big field may prove an asset, with a strong pace likely to unfold.

She also took the eye in her midweek work - and that can also be said of

She will be at her most effective with plenty of give in the ground, and her turn may come in the final days of the season, possibly in Ireland on Sunday.

Stoute has some well-related juveniles ready to do battle, including NATHAN MAYER, goes to Haydock on Friday.

The Nathaniel colt has shown promise along with fellow Haydock runner DESERT DREAM, son of Oasis Dream.

Lambourn, October 12

Nicky Henderson is on the cusp of unveiling some of his big guns with both MY TENT OR YOURS HARGAM consideration for racecourse action at the weekend.

My Tent Or Yours came back from a protracted spell on the sidelines to finish an honourable second to Annie Power in the Champion Hurdle before finishing third to Vroum Vroum Mag at the Punchestown Festival.

He is showing all his customary verve on the Seven Barrows gallops and while a run at Kempton on Sunday would bring him on, he remains a potent force in the hurdles pecking order.

Hargam was well below his best in the Champion Hurdle but has enjoyed a recent outing at Tipperary.

Judging from his work today, that run has brought the grey to the boil.

CARDINAL WALTER super fit from the Flat and is another in the frame for Kempton on Sunday.

He is a strong traveller who operates best on a park course without undulations that can blunt his finishing kick.

He looked in very good order in some work on the Faringdon Road.

ARMAANS WISH options at both Market Rasen and Kempton and has figured prominently in his work ahead of either of those possible outings.

NICOLAS CHAUVIN coming to the end of his spell as a summer/autumn jumper but could turn out at Kempton after running creditably in a warm conditions chase at Worcester. Everything is ground dependent with this eight-year-old.

Newmarket, October 8

ARISTOCRATIC in good order blowing out ahead of a fillies' handicap in the early part of next week.

Forcing tactics almost paid off at Sandown for the Freemason Lodge inmate last time, but connections feel she may be happier going further.

However, Sir Michael Stoute looks like sticking at seven furlongs for now.

COMMODITY Windsor-bound and has shown plenty of ability as he gets ready to return from a lengthy period on the sidelines.

He showed promise in his only career start at Newmarket in the spring but has endured problems.

He should soon start to make up for lost time.

SHALL WE conditions too quick last time and is worth monitoring for fillies' conditions or Listed races when the ground eases.

She could prove a completely different kettle of fish granted those conditions.

MIDTERM looking good in his build-up to the Champion Stakes at Ascot next Saturday and is a colt that we probably haven't seen the best of.

He came out of the Prix Niel in top order and could reach his full potential as a four-year-old next year.

KHAIRAAT another for the notebook after consecutive bits of pleasing work and has shown up well in recent gallops with Midterm.

Lambourn, October 7

PERFECT ANGEL be looking for black type in Listed company at York on Saturday and she delighted Andrew Balding in some midweek work.

A at Goodwood in July, she has run well in two subsequent outings in better company.

SOUTH SEAS the main threat to Churchill in the Dewhurst and he skipped along happily blowing out for that Group One on the all-weather.

The Qatar Racing-owned colt must show he can cope with faster underfoot conditions at Newmarket.

GENETICS to have developed since opening his account and connections are not wide of the mark in stepping him into a Listed race at Newmarket on Saturday.

HAIRDRYER start to make up for lost time if running at Salisbury next week having run well on sand following a protracted absence from the racecourse.

HERE COMES WHEN target a valuable handicap at Ascot next Saturday and worked well ahead of that.

Lambourn, October 6

DANEHILL KODIAC maintaining a rich vein of form after a gritty success at the Shergar Cup and looked strong in his blow-out on the main all-weather strip ahead of a weekend assignment at Newmarket.

He's troubled the judge since his Ascot triumph back at the Berkshire circuit and for sheer consistency is hard to leave out of the equation in Saturday's Old Rowley Cup.

COULSTY a tad outclassed in last weekend's Prix de la Foret at Chantilly but has taken those exertions in his stride, suggesting he can pick up a race if his sights are lowered on easier ground before the end of the season.

LARCHMONT LAD worked with

éclat since last month's Newmarket success and connections may now consider the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster after sidestepping a shot at the Dewhurst Stakes this weekend.

The Tattersalls Stakes winner shows the same gritty attitude at home as he does on the racecourse and looked in good order blowing out in his latest workout.

THE GRAPE ESCAPE another name to conjure with.

The Arakan colt looked professional when getting the job done on his Sandown debut and could take a step up the class ladder into a Listed or Group Three event next.

HEAVENLY ANGEL showing a good attitude in her work and with a couple of runs under her belt must have a good chance of breaking her maiden at Newmarket on Friday.

GROUPIE beautifully ahead of the Oh So Sharp Stakes on the same card and could go well at a price in that competitive heat.

MARSH HAWK another in good form in her midweek spin.

She hasn't quite realized the promise shown in her juvenile campaign but has plenty of ability.

Newmarket, October 5

YANGTZE among a small but select group of horses Sir Michael Stoute worked on Long Hill first lot.

The recent winner looks better the further he travels and heads to York for a mile-and-three-quarter handicap on Friday.

He blew out impressively with SONG OF NAMIBIA

The last-named filly is doing really well and will take a three-race unbeaten record into Friday's Listed Pride Stakes at Newmarket.

She looked on good terms with herself blowing out for that mile-and-a-quarter test.

SHALL WE cut in the ground to show her true worth and is one to bear in mind when conditions become easier in the south.

She looked well in herself blowing out in bridle work with

STREET POET lively and alert as he came up the strip with

SPATIAL in good order in separate work ahead of a her Fillies' Mile assignment.

AUTOCRATIC in good form and is earmarked to run at York on Saturday.

Lambourn, October 4

SOUTH SEAS popping his corks ahead of his biggest career test in Saturday's Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.

The Group One contest just about holds its former status as the most significant juvenile trial for the 2000 Guineas and South Seas is set to defend a three-race unbeaten record for owners Qatar Racing and trainer Andrew Balding.

His pronounced liking for cut in the ground means that any rain ahead of the weekend will be music to the ears of Balding and all at Park House Stables.

Furthermore, since his wide-margin triumph in the Solario Stakes at Sandown, the son of Lope De Vega has excelled in his work on the Canon and Watership Down grass gallops.

MONTALY a name to conjure with in the Betfred Cesarewitch after a select campaign to aim him solely at the second leg of the autumn double.

Another for whom cut in the ground holds no perils, the five-year-old was a tad unlucky not to win at Haydock last time in what was easily his best effort of the season.

He has worked with great gusto to suggest a big run could be in the offing in a race both Balding and his father Ian have supported over the years.

Balding will have some interesting juveniles to accompany South Seas including GENETICS, worked well ahead of the Zetland Stakes.

He is by Manduro, so easy conditions for that Listed race would not pose a problem.

NAVAL WARFARE showed up well in his weekend work ahead of the Autumn Stakes and is worth a shot at a Group Three after his plucky win at Ayr.

Newmarket, October 1

ULYSSES giving off all the right signals as he prepares for a shot at the Champion Stakes at Ascot on October 15.

The Gordon Stakes winner didn't enjoy the rub of the green when failing to peg back Chain Of Daisies in the Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor on his latest outing.

He has subsequently worked with great

éclat and will join MIDTERM the Group One line-up in a fortnight.

Midterm fractured his pelvis in the Dante Stakes when favourite for the Derby but his subsequent full recovery was advertised with a sterling run against Makahiki in the Prix Niel.

The Khalid Abdullah-owned colt is now delivering on the promise of his early career and in this morning's work led KHAIRAAT the Al Bahathri.

QUEEN'S TRUST hardly be in better form as she prepares for another Group One assignment.

The Cheveley Park Stud-owned filly again displayed her well-being and after several near-misses, deserves to put a big race on her board.

AUTOCRATIC a name to conjure with and after gliding up the strip, looks one to follow for a valuable middle-distance handicap, as cut in the ground shouldn't be a problem.

DIPLOMA better than her flat effort at York indicates, but that run came on a day that horses were not coming from off the pace.

Lambourn, September 30

MEHMAS in light work with Richard Hannon and while he holds an entry in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, that appears unlikely at the moment with retirement on the horizon.

The tough-as-teak colt came out of his Middle Park Stakes mission without turning a hair, having shown gritty determination to finish third in that Group One.

He has been a credit to connections this year, with his successes in the July Stakes and Richmond Stakes the two highlights.

COULSTY good in his final breeze ahead of the Prix de la Foret at Chantilly on Sunday.

The five-year-old will undoubtedly start as one of the outsiders in that Group One, but has enjoyed success in France previously for his sporting owners Lord and Lady Vestey.

BLACK CHERRY for the October Stakes at Ascot and looked sharp in some midweek work ahead of that prize.

Her best form puts her in with a definite squeak in the Listed race.

BURNT SUGAR quite cut the mustard this season but is capable of making an impact in the seven-furlong handicap at Ascot.

MOON IDOL in the first at Newmarket tomorrow and this Pivotal colt has shown potential in his preparatory work.

CONTROL CENTRE well this morning and is a previous all-weather winner who can make a mark in the seller at Wolverhampton tomorrow evening.

Lambourn, September 29

DURETTO enthusiastically on the famous Canon Down gallop ahead of a shot at the Cumberland Lodge Stakes at Ascot.

Andrew Balding's charge has frustrated his backers with a couple of near-misses, latterly when short-headed in a Listed race at Chester.

He has improved with age and deserves a shot at this Group Three, a race that admittedly doesn't hold the aura of yesteryear and has a winnable look to it.

SOUTH SEAS in good order, working with

éclat ahead of the Dewhurst Stakes.

His unbeaten record will be severely tested by Churchill in that Group One, but cut in the ground may not hold any perils for him.

GREAT AND SMALL touched off in a class three event last time but this lightly-raced filly has the scope to go well at a price in the Noel Murless Stakes at Ascot.

A or frame finish in the day's feature will give her valuable black type.

SUMMER CHORUS consistency personified and limbered up for a fillies' sprint at Newmarket with some eyecatching fast work.

ST MARY'S a choice of engagements at the same meeting and moved sweetly ahead of the EBF Series #thisfillycan Handicap.

Newmarket, September 28

QUEEN'S TRUST the star name in action as Sir Michael Stoute's horses worked on the Al Bahathri Polytrack.

The Cheveley Park Stud-owned filly blew out in company with

She's achieved an upward curve of progression through the season and deserves to pick up a major prize. She has the option of heading to Ascot next month for Champions Day.

DIPLOMA better than she showed at York and looked in good order coming up the strip with CAT SILVER

There should be further pickings for this filly before the end of the year.

ABDON KHAIRAAT AUTOCRATIC bridle work with no questions asked, while MUSDAM in similar work alongside PLATITUDE both declared at Ascot on Friday.

SONG OF NAMIBIA out well In a solo spin. ULYSSES another in good order and, along with MIDTERM, head to the Champion Stakes.

Lambourn, September 27

TASHAAR up for a possible shot at the Cumberland Lodge Stakes with a pleasing workout at Herridge Stables.

The lightly-raced colt is making the transition from handicaps to Pattern company and with just three 2016 outings under his belt, he is open to further improvement.

He looked a shade unlucky not to finish closer to Algometer in the Arc Trial at Newbury and that showed he's more than capable of holding his own in Group races, with Ascot on Saturday the next port of call.

BLACK CHERRY black type and should go well in the October Stakes.

She deserves a change of luck after running well in defeat on more than one occasion this year.

WINDSHEAR a tiny hint that he could soon return to form when third at Doncaster and should not be dismissed lightly when returning to handicaps.

He looked in good order when asked to stretch out on the main all-weather strip.

EQTIRAAN be in action later in the week and is a name to conjure with.

Having delivered on his debut, he was in the thick of it at the business end of the Solario Stakes behind South Seas.

He reverts to a conditions race and can get back to winning ways.

MR TYRRELL shown up well in his work and should soon open his account while TAFAAKHOR the type to do well going down the nursery route.

Newmarket, September 24

Connections of MIDTERM undecided about where the colt will go next after his work on the Round Gallop this morning.

The one-time Investec Derby favourite showed his old trait of laziness in the work over nine furlongs with KINGS FETE

The last-named pair finished the work still on the bridle, while Midterm was being urged along by Ryan Moore between the eight and the nine.

Sir Michael Stoute will juggle the Arc and Champion Stakes before electing a target for Midterm.

CONVEY ULYSSES Bradshaw) and the latter had to be niggled in the final 100 yards. However, he came back with a genuine excuse for his defeat in the Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor.

In the same ownership PELOPONNESE up nicely to dispatch RUSCOMBE, former pulling two and a half clear.

PLATITUDE up in company with DIVISIONIST MUSDAM

QUEEN'S TRUST earlier blown out ahead of the Prix Vermeille and looked in good order in that spin alongside

MIRAGE DANCER a taking colt by Frankel. The half-brother to FORGE well with two other unraced colts and is one for the notebook.

Lambourn, September 23

MEHMAS a horse on a mission when doing a final breeze ahead of the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes.

Richard Hannon's colt will not have Churchill to contend with when dropping back to six furlongs in the Newmarket Group One.

The July Stakes and Richmond Stakes winner breezed beautifully up the main strip having worked well in more exacting exercise last weekend.

IN THE RED only one run this year but that near-miss indicates he is going to be a force in the closing weeks of the campaign.

The way he grabbed the ground to win his latest gallop suggests he can make up for lost time through the autumn.

SUFFRAGETTE CITY solo up the strip and seems in good order ahead of a nursery at HQ

Her sheer consistency should stand her in good stead towards the back end.

ROCKSHINE well on her debut to trouble the judge. A forward showing looks in the offing from her at Haydock.

TOMILY along at half-speed before heading to Chester, where the interesting TAYAAR a belated racecourse debut.

Lambourn, September 22

Andrew Balding will make his usual raid on Chester this weekend.

INTRANSIGENT the sharp Roodee turns and worked enthusiastically ahead of a seven-furlong handicap on Saturday.

Although getting a bit long in the tooth, the gelding operates best going round a bend and being faced with a short run-in.

CASABLANCA well at the track last time and looks a winner waiting to happen. He moved powerfully on the grass Canon Down gallop ahead of the 10-furlong maiden.

VANISHING POINT not quite cut the mustard last time but looked sharp and alert in some strong work ahead of the three-year-old handicap.

MONTALY a good race in him over longer distances and was unfortunate to get touched off in a valuable contest last time out at Haydock.

He could well run better than ante-post odds of around 20-1 suggest in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket.

Newmarket, September 21

FORGE enthusiastically ahead of a shot at the Joel Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.

Sir Michael Stoute's beautifully-bred colt appears to have grown up since a convincing win at Haydock.

The Khalid Abdullah-owned son of Dubawi and Heat Haze inherited some of his dam's temperament but is slowly chilling out.

He works like a Group horse and is being campaigned like one.

EXMOUTH a favourable impression on her winning debut.

She looked ultra-smart and has earned a shot at the Rockfel on Friday.

She looked sharp and alert as she reeled in her lead horse.

DARTMOUTH no caste in defeat at Newbury and can get back into the winning groove in the autumn.

He stayed on well at the end of the Legacy Cup and will target the big middle-distance Group races in the closing stages of the season.

Connections of the Royal runner are also keen to travel overseas with the four-year-old.

Lambourn, September 20

Richard Hannon put his two possibles for the Group Two Cheveley Park Stakes through their paces as PROMISING NATIONS ALEXANDER off encouraging signals ahead of the Newmarket race.

Promising must rank the best maiden filly in training following her paper-thin defeat in the Group Three Prestige Stakes at Goodwood.

She was doing all her best work at the business end and deserves a crack at Saturday's traditional 1000 Guineas trial.

Nations Alexander has solid form to take to the table and her professionalism should prove a big asset.

She served it up to her lead horse and is in great form.

MEHMAS to drop back in trip for the Middle Park Stakes over six furlongs, having got tired at the end of a seven-furlong Group One at the Curragh won by next year's Derby favourite Churchill.

The gritty determination of this colt shines through in his work and he continues to give short shrift to his workmates at home.

LARCHMONT LAD out worst in a triple photo-finish at the end of the Flying Scotsman Stakes and with only two career runs under his belt, holds scope for considerable improvement.

He grabbed the ground and galloped out strongly ahead of the Tattersalls Stakes on Thursday.

FLYING NORTH a favourable impression when opening her account at Ascot and worked well towards the fillies' nursery on the Rowley Mile.

Newmarket, September 17

KINGS FETE an upwardly mobile member of Sir Michael Stoute's Freemason Lodge team and he worked nicely with a high-profile stablemate on the Al Bahathri Polytrack.

The Geoffrey Freer Stakes winner came up the strip with FORGE skipping a tempting engagement at Newbury owing to unsuitable ground.

Forge himself impressed in his attitude and appears to have grown up a tad following a second career win last time.

ARAB SPRING his tail up after landing the September Stakes at Kempton. He quickened impressively at the end of his stretch to go two clear of

CONVEY a bit of a law unto himself and, as is the custom, he travelled solo up the strip.

DIPLOMA surely better than she showed at York. She quickened nicely at the end of her work to dispatch HONORINA a couple of lengths.

SONG OF NAMIBIA being persevered with following injury problems. He looked in good order in some solo work.

SHALL WE up in the same group as Wednesday's as she led PELOPONNESE

Lambourn, September 16

PERFECT ANGEL a filly taking on colts in the Mill Reef Stakes but Andrew Balding has been pleased with her demeanour since a defeat at Salisbury.

Having broken her maiden in good style at Goodwood, she did not enjoy the rub of the green in the Dick Poole Stakes.

She steps up from a Group Three into a Group Two tomorrow and breezed beautifully on the all-weather strip at Park House Stables.

HAINES be pointed at the Cesarewitch. It is a race Balding has always targeted and enjoyed mixed success in.

The gelding goes on trial for the second leg of the 'Autumn Double' at Newmarket tomorrow and has worked with relish ahead of that long-distance handicap.

BROROCCO his forte after being gelded and ran well behind the smart Playful Sound at Chester.

He breezed nicely ahead of a mile-and-a-quarter, three-year-old-only handicap at Headquarters.

GRATZIE a filly approaching her peak and looked happy in her light exercise at West Ilsley.

Mick Channon will run her in a mile handicap at Newmarket tomorrow.

KOEMAN a juvenile who can improve from a satisfactory debut at Ascot when running at Newbury tomorrow.

Lambourn, September 15

NATIONS ALEXANDER up for a high-profile engagement with a pleasing workout at Herridge.

Winner of the Sweet Solera and fourth in the Lowther, the filly has proved herself as one of the best of her age under the wing of trainer Richard Hannon.

She now has the option of either the Rockfel or the Cheveley Park at Newmarket.

REPTON also been optimistically campaigned but he works like a decent horse.

To that end, the Mill Reef on Saturday might not quite be tilting at windmills.

PUSSY GALORE her chance at Salisbury with a tardy start from which she was unable to recover.

However, she made good headway at the business end and will have learned a lot.

She looks one to look forward to for owners Chelsea Thoroughbreds ahead of an outing at Newmarket on Saturday.

CARAMURU one with a definite chance at Kempton next week.

He showed typically big improvement from his first run to his second, and is primed to open his account.

TORCH up the strip and looks in good order for his Newbury assignment on Friday.

TASHAAR put his best foot forward to win his gallop ahead of the Free Legacy Cup.

Newmarket, September 14

ARAB SPRING a horse with few miles on the clock that could add to the laurels he picked up when winning the September Stakes at Kempton last time.

Having been a tad out of his depth in the Juddmonte International at York on his penultimate outing, Sir Michael Stoute's entire looked in good order coming up the Al Bahathri Polytrack strip solo this morning.

PLATITUDE home by a wide margin at Goodwood and looks to have done well subsequently.

He was keen and alert in his stretch with

MAINSTREAM a horse The Queen can look forward to this autumn and he looked happy enough in a solo stretch ahead an outing at Newbury on Friday.

JUST AS SMART out best after working in a group that also included DE MOTO

When getting down to the drive, the former forged three-quarters of a length clear of De Moto, but Shall We was doing her best work at the end.

YANGTZE in bridle work with DIVISIONIST COMMODITY, ABERLADY upsides

PELOPONNESE RUSCOMBE the last two to breeze up the strip.

Lambourn, September 13

Richard Hannon will unleash some talented juveniles at the Newbury Dubai Duty Free meeting this weekend.

DESERT WATER a good impression when scoring on her Goodwood debut.

She has worked with aplomb subsequently and will be hard to beat in the seven-furlong conditions race.

CONTRAST go for the Haynes, Hanson

&

Clark Stakes, a race that saw the first racecourse appearances of champions like Shergar and Rainbow Quest.

It doesn't have quite the same esteem these days but after finishing an honourable fourth to Frankuus at Haydock, this colt has worked encouragingly at home.

HUSHOOD broke his duck in a minor event at Chepstow but he has progressed subsequently and is worth following at Ayr on Thursday.

SILVER MIST better than he showed at Goodwood first time and will know more if running in the maiden on Friday. He looked full of beans breezing up the main all-weather strip.

MEHMAS no caste in defeat to Churchill at the Curragh and has taken his exertions well.

Next port of call for this tough-as-teak performer is the Middle Park.

Of the older horses, TASHAAR worth monitoring in the Dubai Duty Free Handicap on Friday or the Group Three Legacy Cup on Saturday.

Newmarket, September 10

The Queen's DARTMOUTH in some pleasing work ahead of the Arc Trial at Newbury next weekend. Sir Michael Stoute send the much-improved five-year-old to the Al Bahathri Polytrack where he worked with

The pair were inseparable as the pace quickened in the final furlong.

ABDON well in himself and just had the call over AUTOCRATIC. former got close to Hawkbill at Newmarket earlier in the season, before disappointing behind the same horse at Royal Ascot. He holds a Listed engagement at the Ayr Gold Cup meeting after confirming he remains a smart colt with a handicap success at Haydock last time out.

Goodwood winner PLATITUDE moving on an upward curve and he demonstrated that by streaking clear of

PARTITIA done the yard proud and she came a length clear of

Lambourn, September 9

Andrew Balding has enjoyed a bountiful midsummer period in terms of quantity of winners.

Many of these successes have come at the smaller tracks such as Ffos Las where LADY PERIGNON recently.

The lightly-raced filly appears to have derived considerable confidence from that initial win and worked well ahead of a distaffers' handicap.

IBERICA ROAD in a career-best to trouble the judge at Kempton last time and is scheduled to go back there following his good bit of stronger work.

GUIDING LIGHT quite produce the goods expected of him last time but some encouraging work this week indicates he could run well at Lingfield tomorrow.

HERE COMES WHEN beaten far on a switch to the all-weather and he lines up in a conditions event at Bath on Sunday.

He should come into his own when the turf eases towards the back end.

Lambourn, September 8

HARRISON in good order in his winding-up gallop for the Ladbrokes St Leger at West Ilsley.

On beautiful ground with a bountiful cover, the Tim Radford-owned colt opened up at the end of the work and is clearly enjoying his training.

He has eight lengths to find on Idaho from the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York, but Mick Channon has never been one to shirk a battle.

The trainer reckons Harrison could put up a performance at Doncaster that belies his 50-1 ante-post price.

ELIDOR to cut the mustard in the Ebor but a better run is expected of the six-year-old in the Mallard Handicap tomorrow.

Elidor galloped out strongly on his latest visit to the grass gallops high above the village.

GRATZIE on strongly at the end of a good race at Pontefract and is a mare who looks poised to strike.

She limbered up for a trip to Chester on Saturday with a pleasing workout.

SAYESSE happy and alert in some speed work ahead of a sprint handicap on the Roodee, where PAVELA show improvement if tackling the two-year-old maiden.

Newmarket, September 7

Sir Michael Stoute worked a posse of horses on the Long Hill shavings this morning, some of which are heading for Doncaster.

KHAIRAAT among that number and blew out ahead of a classified race on Friday.

The Shamardal colt skipped several lengths clear of his lead horses SKY SHIP

POET'S WORD some good bets at Goodwood and breezed stylishly ahead of a handicap assignment on Town Moor.

DARTMOUTH let down after running creditably in the King George.

He looked on good terms with himself engaging in bridle work with

KINGS FETE been a similarly useful money spinner to Freemason Lodge and he led ABDON the four pole.

MUSTASHRY AUTOCRATIC worth following towards the back end. They quickened between the three and the four.

PLAYFUL SOUND ARISTOCRATIC DELVE, TAMOOL up solo ahead of his race later in the week.

ROSTOVA in a good place right now and quickened while still on the bridle with

Lambourn, September 6

LARCHMONT LAD, of a handful of juveniles Richard Hannon can look forward to running at Doncaster this week, showed himself to be in good order in some work ahead of the Flying Scotsman Stakes.

The colt could hardly have been more impressive when coming home unchallenged on his debut at Sandown.

He made a slouch out of Maths Prize and has continued to go the right way at home, especially in his latest piece of faster work.

MEHMAS given plenty of time to get over the hard race he endured in the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood.

Sheer tenacity bagged him that Group Two and he's among three interesting colts Hannon has entered in the Champagne Stakes.

At this time Mehmas looks a likely starter but EQTIRAAN in different ownership and could join him after some pleasing work at the weekend.

He lost his unbeaten record to South Seas in the Solario Stakes but didn't lose any credibility.

MAJESTE his maiden in a decent heat at Newbury and looks progressive, but he might find the Champagne a baptism of fire at this stage.

GRIZZEL like representing the yard in the Flying Childers Stakes and she moved menacingly in some good work that suggests it was a good decision to skip a race last week with her.

Of the older brigade, TOORMORE his usual sparkle and is likely to head for Saturday's Park Stakes, while VENTURA STORM ticking along nicely towards a shot at the St Leger.

Newmarket, September 3

MIDTERM up to the plate in style with a pleasing workout on the Al Bahathri Polytrack this morning.

The one-time Investec Derby favourite, who broke his pelvis in the Dante, shone in this latest of a series of recent workouts that indicate he's back in business.

Ted Durcan teamed up with the Khalid Abdullah-owned colt, who was accompanied by

The pace quickened between the seven and the eight and in contrast to his usual manner, Midterm went past his lead horse and then came back on the steel.

KHAIRAAT be among the Stoute raiding party on Doncaster after his equally satisfactory gallop with

Cut in the ground would be good news for the Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned colt, who stretched three to four clear.

KINGS FETE going from strength to strength and he cut the mustard maintaining a length-and-a-half advantage over

MUSTASHRY well himself as he came up the strip in a solo spin.

HADDAJAH PLAYFUL SOUND PERCY'S ROMANCE none of these fillies came off the bridle.

SHALL WE in similar light work with

Richard Hills partnered Shek Hamdan's TAMOOL the unbeaten colt was much too sprightly for the filly

Ryan Moore was aboard the Doncaster-bound POET'S WORD, worked to the mile pole with

Lambourn, September 2

DANEHILL KODIAC in good heart breezing up the main all-weather this morning ahead of a second consecutive visit to Ascot.

The three-year-old plundered a race at the Shergar Cup last month and Richard Hannon is keen to utilize his liking for that venue.

Also working up the strip was PARIS PROTOCOL, accompanies him to post as a twin spearhead in the mile-and-a-half contest.

FAST AND HOT a win and a second in recent outings and looks a possible winner at Windsor on Monday as part of a strong raiding party from this yard.

NOSEY BARKER looks set to run in a mile-and-a-half handicap after posting a best run of the season so far at Sandown last time.

He looked in good order in a piece of stronger work.

Much of the other work concerned two-year-olds and CARDUCCI amongst them.

He landed the odds of 20-1 laid on him at Goodwood and will now go down the nursery route.

A of unraced juveniles came up the strip including PRIMADONIA Bated Breath), CASTELLATED Teofilo) and AL MANSOR Dark Angel).

Kingsclere, September 1

DANCING STAR up for a tilt at the Sprint Cup with a pleasing piece of speed work at Kingsclere.

The Stewards' Cup heroine has been supplemented into this Saturday's Haydock Group One by owner Jeff Smith.

Connections are hopeful she will produce similar improvement with age as her relative Lochsong, one of the best sprinters of the last three decades.

Franny Norton replaces the injured David Probert on the filly, who relishes her work at home just as much as a battle on the racecourse.

HERE COMES WHEN the Superior Mile in his sights.

He has not looked a Pattern-class performer of late but should he encounter quagmire conditions he is a stone better horse.

He looked happy and alert in his winding-up gallop midweek.

MONTALY few miles on the clock this year and is getting better race by race.

Cut in the ground will not inconvenience the five-year-old, who worked zestfully ahead a shot at the Old Borough Cup.

Veteran DUNGANNON in the money in a class two last time, a revival that suggests he could prove effective in the Be Friendly Handicap.

THE GRADUATE served Andrew Balding well with three wins this season and looked in good heart completing his preparation for a class three handicap on Saturday.

DROCHAID valuable experience of the Haydock terrain and could try to follow-up his course and distance win in the Ascendant Stakes, a Listed race over a mile.

Newmarket, August 31

MIDTERM further evidence that he is ready for a return to the track after winning his gallop on the Round gallop this morning.

Ryan Moore partnered the one-time Investec Derby favourite, who fractured his pelvis when going on trial for the Premier Classic in the Dante Stakes at York.

Accompanied by GALVANIZE DIVISIONIST, was Midterm that had the clear edge at the business end before the action moved onto the Al Bahathri Polytrack.

Here QUEEN'S TRUST in good order working solo ahead of a trip to Ireland for a Group Two contest at Gowran Park.

SHALL WE moved happily in some solo work.

HADDAJAH in bridle work with

EL HAYEM DU MOTO been sidelined and it was pleasing to see the pair stride along in unison without any questions being asked.

FORGE ahead of his conditions race at Haydock. He will be equipped with a different bit after throwing away his chance in the City Of York Stakes by hanging.

Lambourn, August 30

Richard Hannon will distribute a handful of talented two-year-olds around the country at the weekend and one to keep an eye on is

The twice-raced colt left his debut form a long way behind when trouncing his Newmarket rivals, displaying just how much an educational first outing is worth in terms of mental improvement.

He looked in very good order working on the main all-weather strip ahead of a possible crack at Haydock's Ascendent Stakes on Saturday.

DEVIL'S BRIDGE the same engagement and has also progressed since breaking his maiden at Newcastle.

Hannon is of a mind to bring him back to turf following some encouraging work at the weekend.

Several unraced juveniles have been showing up well in their preparatory work and this number includes

The daughter of Invincible Spirit could surface at Ascot on Saturday and has abundant potential.

Others with Ascot as a possible introductory venue include CARAMURU, SUFI

Of the older horses, DANEHILL KODIAK worked pleasingly. The Shergar Cup-winning horse could also return to Ascot.

Newmarket, August 27

AUTOCRATIC figure in Sir Michael Stoute's plans for Doncaster and showed himself in good order in some work on Long Hill this morning.

He was accompanied by MIDTERM GRAND INQUISITOR, the tempo raised in the final 400 yards.

Autocratic kept on strongly to out point Midterm by half a length, with Grand Inquisitor sat quietly on their tails.

POETS WORD some good bets at Goodwood and is finally finding his forte.

He looked in good order working alongside STARGAZER no questions asked of either.

Stoute had a number of fillies strutting their stuff and this number included

She kept high profile company coming up the strip with ARISTOCRATIC

Honorina had the call by a couple of lengths over Aristocratic, with Dubka a length back.

PLAYFUL SOUND an unbeaten filly with a bright future and she looked on the case in her stretch with LABYRINTH

Stoute saddles a total of eight on Bank Holiday Sunday and among that number to breeze in eyecatching fashion was CONVEY, out ahead of the Supreme Stakes at Goodwood.

Lambourn, August 26

Mick Channon has OPAL TIARA at the top of her game and the recent York winner delighted connections in some work at West Ilsley today.

Having authoritatively landed a class two handicap for distaffers on the Knavesmire, Channon is stepping his charge into Pattern company on Sunday.

She heads to Goodwood and will take on male rivals in the Group Three Supreme Stakes, for which she could hardly be in better form.

VISAGE BLANC tantalised with a couple of near-misses but after breezing beautifully this morning, could be a force in a mile-and-a-half handicap at Goodwood on Saturday.

KING CRIMSON his racing well and after scoring at Brighton the other day, could head to Epsom on Monday.

The lightning-fast five furlongs is ideal for this capable sprinter.

DIAMOND JOEL off the boil after a promising start to the campaign but worked well to indicate a good run might be in the offing in Epsom's Amateur Derby.

MOTDAW up well and is another runner with a potential Epsom assignment, while unraced filly TARA CELEB shown promise.

Newmarket, August 25

Ryan Moore has been a welcome addition to the Sir Michael Stoute work force and returns to track action at Newmarket tomorrow.

No doubt he will swell the holiday crowd on the July course on his comeback mount SPATIAL showed abundant promise on her debut at the same track.

His midweek conveyance in a staged gallop on the Al Bahathri Polytrack was one-time Derby favourite

The colt fractured his pelvis when going on trial for the Classic in the Dante Stakes.

It's been a slow and steady road back for the Khalid Abdullah-owned colt, who only does just enough and has never been impressive at home.

Here his workmate GALVANIZE going much the better at the business end, but appearances can be deceptive.

The work moved on to Long Hill where POETS WORD happy and alert in bridle work with AUTOCRATIC, TRANSMITTING GRAND INQUISITOR has been gelded since his latest start at Haydock.

Next up was STREET POET got the better of

ROSTOVA a filly to conjure with and she looked happy moving alongside

Next was a trio of very much in-form fillies comprising ARISTOCRATIC, DUBKA

Several two-year-olds blew out and the Frankel colt RAINBOW LEGACY in good heart in a group consisting of stablemates ADAMANT, KARAWAAN

Lambourn, August 24

SOUTH SEAS the most exciting two-year-old at Park House Stables since Elm Park and understandably connections are encouraged he could reach for the stars in Pattern company before the end of the season.

The unbeaten colt showed what he can do with an authoritative triumph in the Solario Stakes at Sandown, his first taste of Group racing.

He has taken those exertions in his stride and Andrew Balding can now contemplate a handful of options including the Dewhurst Stakes and the Racing Post Trophy, the latter a route he travelled with Elm Park, who carried the same colours.

SUMMER CHORUS an in-form horse with a choice of options at Newmarket on Saturday.

After a narrow win on the July Course last time, the filly will either stick to six furlongs at the same value or move up to seven.

Her subsequent work suggests the extra yardage will be no problem.

REAL DOMINION creditably at the Shergar Cup, finishing third to Danehill Kodiac.

His previous visit to Ascot resulted in a success and his latest stronger work suggests going 13 furlongs won't be an issue at Newmarket on Saturday.

INTRANSIGENT getting long in the tooth but travelled strongly for a long way at his favourite Chester last time.

The gelding looked in good order breezing on the all-weather ahead of a seven-furlong handicap at Goodwood.

Lambourn, August 23

TOORMORE up for a crack at the Group Two Celebration Mile with a pleasing stretch on the main all-weather, signalling he is in good order for the trip to Goodwood on Saturday.

The five-year-old has enjoyed mixed fortunes in his previous visits to the course but after putting paid to his lead horse, he goes to post as a viable winner of the Bank Holiday weekend feature, having returned to form at the same venue on his latest start.

That excellent effort came in the Group One Sussex Stakes in which Richard Hannon's charge was beaten only a shade over three lengths by The Gurkha.

Hannon has two possibles for the Prestige Stakes in the shape of PROMISING

Both fillies have had to chase the shadow of Partitia - Promising at Newbury and Grizzel at Chester.

Promising got going late and has had longer to get over her exertions than Grizzel, but both looked in good heart in routine breezes up the strip.

OH THIS IS US marked time since winning at the Newmarket July meeting.

However, conditions should be ideal for the three-year-old in the big handicap on Saturday.

Several juveniles are set to run over the weekend and SILVER MIST one of them.

The daughter of Kyllachy has shown promise in her preparatory work.

Newmarket, August 20

POET'S WORD a fair gamble at Goodwood and Sir Michael Stoute's colt was back in action on the gallops as he visited the Long Hill sand.

One of a number of horses under consideration for Doncaster, he came up the strip with STREET POET, MASTER GUNNER SHABBAH all these workers were kept on a tight rein.

CONVEY responded positively to the fitting of cheekpieces and he galloped out strongly in a solo spin.

GRAND INQUISITOR to disappoint when popular in the market at Haydock. The Sir Alex Ferguson-owned four-year-old also enjoyed himself in a freshening solo breeze.

ULYSSES done well since Goodwood and might well stay at a mile and a half or revert to a mile and a quarter for his next outing.

He worked in a group that headed to Racecourse Side.

Back on Long Hill, PLAYFUL SOUND the eye stretching out with

This unbeaten filly looks to have a bright future with Doncaster a possible future port of call.

LABYRINTH in routine bridle work accompanied by ROSTOVA

The final pairing of ALYDAY CANONBURY up in tandem with no questions asked of either.

Lambourn, August 19

EQTIRAAN an immensely promising colt who has pleased Richard Hannon in his work since making an impressive racecourse debut at Ascot.

High hopes are held at Herridge for the son of Helmet and he gets the chance to further state his case at Sandown tomorrow.

After delighting Hannon in his final gallop midweek, Eqtiraan looks all set to turn on the style in the Solario Stakes.

He looks the best we have seen from Sheikh Hamdan's team of juveniles with Hannon.

The trainer fields two in the nursery in the form of DOURADO

They respectively broke their maidens at Lingfield and Newbury.

Dourado, a son of Dark Angel, looks ready to go down the handicap route and that comment applies equally to Monoshka, a son of Kodiak.

BLACK CHERRY a change of luck and she looked sprightly breezing up the main all weather this morning.

She also heads to Sandown for a tilt at the Atalanta Stakes.

SHELL BAY up in a swinging canter ahead of an imminent engagement and us another that seems in good order.

Lambourn, August 18

TULLIUS in his winding-up gallop for the Strensall Stakes at York on Saturday.

The eight-year-old is raring to get back onto the racecourse, having been forced to skip an intended outing in the Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury last week.

However, that might end up being a blessing in disguise as Tullius put in another solid bit of work on grass at the weekend and looks an absolute picture.

This Group Three assignment will be his first outing since landing the Diomed Stakes at Epsom in early June.

MAX ZORIN always been well thought of by Balding and his team at Park House Stables.

He showed abundant promise when troubling the judge on his debut at Sandown - a run that is thought to have brought him on a long way.

He caught the eye in his final strong work and again when breezing ahead of tomorrow's Convivial Maiden Stakes on the Knavesmire.

EMPEROR NAPOLEON his copybook last time but connections hope a step up the distance ladder will assist the horse when he tackles the Melrose on Saturday.

BALLYNANTY to erase from the record book a poor run last time, but takes his chance in the Ebor, having returned home with a valid excuse.

DANCING STAR the undoubted star of the Park House academy and she is impressing in her work, with the Haydock Sprint Cup a likely next objective.

Newmarket, August 17

STARGAZER up for a York assignment on Saturday when working first lot on the Al Bahathri Polytrack.

Possibly a gallop short when going to Glorious Goodwood, the Michael Tabor-owned colt nevertheless acquitted himself well, finishing best of all.

Here he gave short shrift to SKY SHIP he pulled five lengths clear of that stablemate.

MIDTERM continuing along a path back to the racecourse having been off since the Dante in May.

He looked on good terms with himself coming up strongly with

ULYSSES be in Sir Michael Stoute's plans for Doncaster and the Gordon Stakes hero looked keen and alert in his stretch with

PLAYFUL SOUND in bridle work travelling smoothly with HADDAJAH

COMMODITY in a different league to MOKHALAD, eight clear of that one.

LABYRINTH done well since her Salisbury win and looked the part travelling strongly.

Lambourn, August 16

Andrew Balding loves to point his big guns at York and by far the biggest day for the Kingsclere trainer is tomorrow when all three of his runners appear to hold good each-way chances.

GALACTIC PRINCE a colt with scope for abundant improvement and should go well in the Acomb Stakes after delighting connections in his weekend work on grass.

He looked better the further he travelled when opening his account at Salisbury and has the progression to make a mark in this Group Three.

MONTALY quite lived up to his early potential but remains a stayer of interest.

He is worth more than a second look in the two-mile handicap, having looked all over a winner before getting tired at Newbury last time.

He glided up the all-weather strip in his final blow out this morning.

FARLEIGH MAC off a poignant triumph when landing a big on-course touch in a race run in memory of Andrew's late uncle Toby Balding at Salisbury in June.

Although well beaten since, he could run well at a big price in tomorrow's nursery.

MAX ZORIN do well for owners Chelsea Thoroughbreds having shown immense promise when second on his Sandown debut when far from fully wound up.

He looked sprightly and alert in his work on Saturday and can run well in Friday's Convivial Maiden Stakes.

Newmarket, August 13

DARTMOUTH one of Sir Michael Stoute's big names in action on the Al Bahathri Polytrack as he worked with

Freshened up since running with credit in the King George, Dartmouth finished upsides his younger stablemate as the pace quickened between the seven- and the eight-.

FORGE target the Celebration Mile at Goodwood on bank holiday Saturday.

Still babyish but burgeoning with talent, he worked nicely in behind YANGTZE

Both Forge and Shraaoh were moving menacingly as Yangtze dropped away.

ULYSSES for next week's Great Voltigeur Stakes and is in very good order for that York Group Two.

The St Leger is not in his remit but the traditional trial for the final Classic could be his if he travels like he did behind THIKRIYAAT KHAIRAAT morning.

MUSTASHRY benefited from being equipped with a different bridle and he has done well since his Ascot win.

DIPLOMA one for the notebook after her impressive work with

COMMODITY up ahead of ROSTOVA the latter was travelling the better.

Lambourn, August 12

TEXAS KATIE been a filly in a hurry and will not be resting on her laurels.

Mick Channon saddled her to break her maiden at Wolverhampton soon after she finished fifth at Glorious Goodwood and she has now run six times in total since her debut less than two months ago.

The West Ilsley trainer points her at a competetive fillies' nursery at Newmarket on Saturday and was pleased with her midweek work and the way she floated up the all-weather strip in her final breeze.

AMELIA DREAM down the road to Newbury for her introduction.

The daughter of Kyllachy has shown abundant promise in her preparatory work and looked sharp and alert in her stretch this morning.

After a spell in the wilderness, LINCOLN he is on the way back with a solid run at Ascot on his latest appearance, finishing fast at the business end.

He seems to be bouncing ahead of a weekend assignment at Doncaster.

SIXTIES SUE for a sprint handicap on the July Course and looked well in herself in bridle work this morning, while WILLSY seems in good order for his run in a seven-furlong handicap at

HARRISON kept good company of late and after pleasing in some stronger work, is under consideration for a tilt at next Wednesday's Great Voltigeur Stakes, a Group Two trial for the St Leger on the first day of York's Ebor Festival.

Lambourn, August 11

RAJAR beautifully up the main all-weather strip this morning ahead of another step up the class ladder at Newbury.

The Archipenko filly began her three-race winning sequence in class five handicaps before successfully jumping into a class two at Newmarket.

Now Richard Hannon will let her loose in the St Hugh's Fillies' Stakes, a Listed race in which she will seek to obtain some black type.

Hannon is relying on first-time cheekpieces to bring out further progression in KISMET HARDY, is proving to be a perennial bridesmaid.

Kismet Hardy looked keen and alert in a breeze ahead of the apprentice handicap at Newbury.

BOYCIE well midweek and looks on the mettle for a seven-furlong three-year-old-only handicap at Newmarket on Saturday.

At the same fixture, SNAN go well if trying to supplement a recent win at Haydock.

FASHAAK a liking for Newmarket when second there last time and heads for a three-year-old handicap back at the July Course in good order.

Several juveniles went through their paces ahead of imminent engagements and this number included PLANT POT POWER FLYING NORTH, of whom run in the first at Newbury tomorrow.

Lambourn, Wednesday 10th August

TULLIUS worked with

éclat since coming back into full work from a mid season break.

The eight-year-old makes his annual short trek to Salisbury for its marquee race of the year to contest the Sovereign Stakes tomorrow.

Winner of the Group Three two years ago but not at his best when fifth to Kodi Bear 12 months ago, he breezed beautifully this morning to show himself to be fresh and well for his return to the track.

VANISHING POINT a much-travelled individual that also breezed to the pleasure of Andrew Balding this morning.

She is due to tackle a highly competitive three-year-old-only handicap on the same card, but looks dangerous, getting weight from her rivals.

SCORCHING HEAT well on his debut to trouble the judge at Kempton when going off a well-backed favourite.

He worked well with some in form stablemates at the weekend and has a good chance in tomorrow's maiden at Salisbury.

Less obvious is the chance of MAKKADANGDANG his own maiden although he improve on his last effort.

SHONGOLOLO to kick on to land the mile handicap but will go to post in good fettle.

Lambourn, Tuesday 9 August

TEXAS KATIE proving an industrious performer for Mick Channon.

Having opened her account a few days ago she could make a quick reappearance in a fillies' nursery at Newmarket.

Channon has kept her ticking away and she looked in good heart in her breeze this morning.

SARMADEE with something in hand at Brighton and could reappear under a penalty.

KING OF SPADES to have opened his account by now, but after pleasing in his work at the weekend that winning opportunity could present itself at Salisbury on Thursday.

KING CRIMSON been kept busy and looked focused and alert in some speed work ahead of a Bath assignment tomorrow.

ARNOLD LANE soon get the chance to bounce back from a couple of below-par runs and the seven-year-old galloped out strongly in his weekend work.

SIXTIES SUE a choice of engagements but could go for a 'grey horse' race at Newmarket on Saturday.

LINCOLN to be getting back into gear and a decent handicap might await him if he gets some luck in running.

Lambourn, August 6

MOBSTA Mick Channon in a piece of fast work before setting sail for a tilt at tomorrow's Deauville feature.

The speedster enjoys cut in the ground and despite drying conditions in Normandy this morning he looks set to get it in the Prix Maurice de Gheest.

He put in a career-best when notching a first Pattern-race triumph at the Curragh and goes into battle with all guns blazing.

His owner Billy Parrish has much to look forward to with LINCOLN can pick up a decent handicap.

He demonstrated with a strong finish at Goodwood that he's on the way back after spending time in the doldrums.

KING OF SPADES go to Salisbury next week and after a couple of near misses is worth following.

He looked in good form In his latest full gallop on the grass at West Ilsley.

Also in line for Salisbury is JAYWALKER, has worked well with Mobsta and this ultra-consistent sprinter should delight in the five furlongs there.

Lambourn, August 5

Richard Hannon is making a dual attack on Newmarket's Sweet Solera Stakes and his candidates for that Group Three fillies' contest breezed beautifully up the main all-weather strip this morning.

GRIZZEL third in a Listed race at Sandown, while NATIONS ALEXANDER at that level before a close-up third in the Cherry Hinton, and both seem in very good order.

PREROGATIVE gone close more than once and after winning his gallop, he looks in a good spot to go well in the nursery at this meeting.

Hannon fields two newcomers in the two-year-old maiden and FOREST ANGEL shown sufficient to go there with fair claims whilst KITSEY, filly by High Chapparal, will be better over further later in the season.

HIMSELF one to watch for nurseries and will get a handicap mark after another run in a maiden.

All the stable's Shergar Cup candidates breezed ahead of the Ascot extravaganza.

BURNT SUGAR in good order for the opening Dash, while SILVER QUAY not be underestimated in the Challenge.

EMELL out nicely ahead of the Mile, with PAPA LUIGI good in faster work earlier in the week ahead of the Sprint.

Classic contenders DANEHILL KODIAK KESSELRING seemed well in themselves.

Newmarket, August 3

With Sir Michael Stoute on a short break in Spain, a lot of the horses worked solo on the Al Bahathri Polytrack.

The number included DANNYDAY, prospects of making the cut for the Ebor are not good.

However, the improving four-year-old has done really well since his win in the Northumberland Plate consolation race at Newcastle.

ACROSS THE STARS on course for the St Leger and could turn up in the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York.

The King Edward VII winner also came up solo.

SHALL WE better than her latest run indicates and she looked in good order working on her own.

MIDTERM to move towards a return to the track. He looked in good heart leading

DUBKA ARISTOCRATIC JANTINA this trio came up single file with no buttons pressed.

RUSCOMBE ROSTOVA the final pair up moving well upsides in bridle work.

Lambourn, August 2

Richard Hannon looks like having a good shot at the Sweet Solera Stakes and sent his possible candidates for the Newmarket race through their paces at Herridge.

GRIZZEL as though she wants to go further as she was doing all her best work at the end of a seven-furlong Listed prize at Sandown last time.

The stiff uphill finish suited her and she should experience a similar end to Saturday's race on the July Course, where they race uphill in the final furlong.

The filly stretched out encouragingly but that is also true of NATIONS ALEXANDER, also holds the Solera entry.

Her form stands up to the closest inspection and she appears to be firing on all cylinders.

NAYEL already scored at one major track and has been consistent since that York triumph in May.

He worked well ahead of an all-aged mile-and-a-quarter handicap at Headquarters.

TABARRAK progressive and has done well since scraping home at Ascot last time. He looked in good heart in his work ahead of a seven-furlong handicap, also at Newmarket.

Hannon could have the odd runner at the Shergar Cup for which BURNT SUGAR SHELL BAY SILVER QUAY all appear ready for Ascot duty if getting the green light.

Newmarket, July 30

ABDON like he will soon put the memory of his Royal Ascot run behind him based on his impressive work with two admittedly inferior stablemates on the Al Bahathri Polytrack this morning.

The colt was found to have been struck into in the King Edward VII but having recovered as quickly as could be expected he was way too good for TRANSMITTING

As the three quickened the pace Abdon readily pulled five clear.

ACROSS THE STARS, of the King Edward, could take his chance in the St Leger and he looked in good order travelling up with

BALLET CONCERTO better than MASTER GUNNER this pair came up in unison.

AUTOCRATIC the pick of the trio that also numbered ARAB POET

One-time Derby favourite MIDTERM his second piece of light work back since fracturing his pelvis in the Dante at York.

He was accompanied by COMMODITY, pair quickening the tempo between the seven and the eight.

ABERLADY a willing worker and was moving better than HONORINA the end of their stretch.

Lambourn, July 29

EMPEROR NAPOLEON beautifully on the main strip at Park House ahead of a trip to Goodwood tomorrow The colt appears to have gained a confidence boost from his recent win and will be a leading light in the mile-and-a-half three-year-old-only handicap.

DANCING STAR led a charmed life going into the featured Qatar Stewards' Cup She made the cut as the last of 28 acceptors and looks to have everything in her favour.

Her trainer Andrew Balding was also afforded the choice of what should be a favoured low draw.

This winner of all but one of her four outings this year, she has the look of a 'Lochsong' and could easily start favourite.

She breezed happily away on the sand this morning.

MANOLITO DE MADRID getting his act together and pleased in his midweek work ahead of the two-year-old maiden He will bid to give Balding a second juvenile scorer at the Glorious meeting this week.

HIGHLAND COLORI to Newmarket and looked in good order working ahead of that seven-furlong handicap.

Lambourn, July 28

Richard Hannon has plenty of juvenile ammunition to fire over the weekend, including RAJAR, looks to be improving at a rate of knots.

The Archipenko filly opened her account at Kempton and then followed up in a better race, beating Spiritous.

Her midweek work suggests she could bid for the hat-trick in a Newmarket nursery at the weekend.

GROUPIE also giving off some positive signals in her faster work and could also be one to follow in the same Newmarket nursery.

GHAYYAR make his introduction in a Goodwood maiden on Saturday and is a promising individual by Power who is well worth a market check.

PLANT POT POWER much from an encouraging debut effort to place at Sandown and can soon open his account.

WAHASH knocked on the door a couple of times, and worked well on the main all-weather strip.

TONY CURTIS in good heart in his winding up spin ahead of Friday's Group Three Thoroughbred Stakes, while GEORGE WILLIAM also been moving well and runs at Goodwood on Saturday.

Newmarket, July 27

KINGS FETE amongst a handful of Sir Michael Stoute's horses that blew out solo on the Long Hill clippings.

The five-year-old went down as a most unlucky loser when hampered 50 yards out in his race at Royal Ascot.

He appears to have overcome the training setbacks that dogged him earlier in his career and is in good form for Goodwood on Friday.

FORGE in similar work and this mercurial individual will also head to the Glorious meeting, where he should be a match for the best of them if his temperament holds together .

THIKRIYAAT worked with Forge but he also went solo this morning, swinging along over four furlongs. The pair will clash in Friday's Thoroughbred Stakes.

ESTIDRAAK yet another lone wolf as he came up the strip on his own, a remark that also applies to

GRAND INQUISITOR in a solo spin and is in good heart while GALVANIZE MASTER GUNNER

ARAB POET St Leger hope ACROSS THE STARS no buttons pressed.

Lambourn, July 26

DANCING STAR reaped a rich harvest for owner Jeff Smith this year and the Andrew Balding-trained filly looked on top of her game in some fast work at Kingsclere that has put the edge on her for a visit to Goodwood.

The Stewards' Cup consolation race could await the daughter of Aqlaam, who showed she is still improving when landing a class two event at Newmarket.

Smith has owned a number of sizzling sprinters, with Lochsong springing to mind, and Dancing Star is making a rapid move through the handicap ranks.

PERFECT ANGEL to have a good chance in the fillies' maiden tomorrow and she breezed beautifully this morning on the main all-weather strip.

She has done well since her pleasing Newbury debut.

COMMUNICATOR looked in good heart as he breezed up the strip blowing out ahead of the Goodwood Stakes.

REAL DOMINIUM taken Saturday's Ascot exertions well and could make a quick reappearance.

EMPEROR NAPOLEON won in good style last time and will not be resting on his laurels.

Newmarket, July 23

ACROSS THE STARS on the Al Bahathri Polytrack facility this morning as Sir Michael Stoute put a refreshing blow to the King Edward VII winner.

Although out of the money in the Investec Derby, the Saeed Suhail-owned colt redressed the balance with a surprise victory in the Royal Ascot Group Two.

At this stage of the season he looks the most likely of his trainer's colts to be pointed at the St Leger.

He came up with ABDON emerged from the Tercentenary Stakes with a genuine excuse, having got struck into early in that contest.

GALVANIZE small in stature but has an engine and he looked in good heart in some work with two others.

With Goodwood in mind, QUEEN'S TRUST sharp and alert in her work getting the better of one other, the progressive

THIKRIYAAT also bound for next week's Qatar Festival and he was entitled to overwhelm STREET POET, he achieved it by only a couple of lengths.

HADDAJAH gone on since opening her account but is a filly that should pick up another race at a smaller track.

ULYSSES now recovered from minor injuries picked up in the Derby and could run in next week's Gordon Stakes.

Lambourn, July 22

PAPA LUIGI been a revelation this year and the three-year-old breezed beautifully on the main all-weather strip ahead of a valuable sprint handicap at Newmarket.

The Middleham Park Racing-owned colt was the perennial bridesmaid as a juvenile but has put that record straight with a vengeance this season.

He goes from strength to strength for Richard Hannon, whose horses are peaking in time for Goodwood.

TOORMORE in some pleasing work to suggest he could be a contender for the Qatar Sussex Stakes next Wednesday.

The Godolphin-owned colt went out quite quickly on his latest start but is capable of raising his game.

MUTAWATHEB well last time and will start as one of the favourites for the Pat Eddery Stakes at Ascot tomorrow.

He has done well since that Newbury conversion and breezed along bright and alert this morning.

BAHAARAH a fillies' handicap at Newmarket and showed her well-being for that race in a pleasing stretch with no buttons pressed.

DUBAI'S SECRET found a nice vein of form and is in good heart for a mile handicap, also at Newmarket.

Lambourn, July 21

BOSSY GUEST in some midweek work at West Ilsley ahead of the International Stakes at Ascot.

The four-year-old has been threatening to land a decent prize and his form figures disguise the ability of Mick Channon's charge.

He was not beaten far in a class two handicap at the Newmarket July meeting and after finishing off his work well, goes into battle in good order.

KING OF SPADES an interesting recruit from Channon's juvenile academy.

He brings Clairefontaine form to the table in the inaugural running of the Pat Eddery Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Although that race will represent a step up the class ladder, he has done everything expected of him.

GRATZIE in good heart ahead of a possible trip to Pontefract on Sunday.

She is giving off some encouraging signals ahead of a Listed race there.

DIVINE unlucky in the Hackwood Stakes, finishing strongly after going down on her knees as the gates opened.

That is not to say she would have beaten The Tin Man, but the form has a particularly strong look to it.

ICONIC BELLE Channon's only runner at Thirsk tomorrow and has worked as if her first run has done her the power of good.

Newmarket, July 20

MUSTASHRY in line for a tilt at a valuable three-year-old handicap at Ascot on Saturday and the colt again pleased Sir Michael Stoute in his preparation.

Although unable to make his mark in the massively competetive Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot, Mustashry has worked with abundant sparkle subsequently and is more than worth another look at the straight mile in a race that will involve less runners.

EL HAYEM the same engagement having been caught out when the pace quickened in a recent trip to Sandown.

Wherever he goes, this lightly-raced colt will have learned something from a race that turned into a three-furlong sprint to the line.

He looks as if the race took little out of him, while the form has a solid look to it.

DELVE up for her visit to Ascot on Friday with a pleasing stretch that indicates she has gone forward since her decisive first career win.

That seems to have boosted the confidence of this filly who now steps up into Listed company in search of black type.

Lambourn, July 19

Mick Channon's workers encountered sweltering summer conditions on the grass gallops above West Ilsley Stables this morning with the trainer preparing a posse of horses for racecourse duty later in the week.

Newbury on Thursday is the next port of call for SAYESSE, has been a good servant to the yard this year.

Having finished a creditable fourth in a hot heat at Ascot last time, Sayesse looks in good order for a handicap assignment at his local course.

WHITELEY her account in good style at Lingfield and has taken those exertions in her stride. She is one to look out for in the coming days.

JAYWALKER a name to conjure with at Sandown tomorrow and breezed beautifully up the main all -weather strip.

The five-year-old has had more than his share of training issues but all credit to Channon for bringing him back at a high level on the sprint handicap ladder.

He showed a liking for Sandown's five furlongs with a game victory there earlier in the season.

MASTERSON operated with effect in a dual-purpose mode and looked keen and alert in some light exercise ahead of Bath tomorrow.

Another three-year-old handicapper worth monitoring is THE GREEDY BOY, stepped up on previous efforts to catch the judge's eye at Newbury last time and will be all the better now handicapping.

VISAGE BLANC go well at Bath as she is taking a minor class drop in the fillies' handicap.

Newmarket, July 16

Sir Michael Stoute worked a posse of horses on the Round gallop including several that have Ascot and Goodwood targets on the close horizon.

MUSTASHRY likely to return to Ascot having underperformed in the Britannia there last month.

His subsequent work has been most encouraging and it was much the same this morning as he worked with DARTMOUTH STARGAZER Moore).

The three joined issue at the eight pole and by the end of the work at the nine, Mustashry was two clear of Dartmouth, with Stargazer a further two and a half back.

Dartmouth remains on track for a tilt at the King George VI Queen Elizabeth Stakes, while Stargazer has a number of options.

DIPLOMA step up in trip at Ascot next weekend and she looked in good order in her stretch with PLAYFUL SOUND

Connections are hopeful she will be more effective over a mile and a quarter.

DELVE enjoyed a massive confidence boost with her clear-cut Doncaster triumph and was in a different league to THETIS, five clear.

THIKRIYAAT a Goodwood target and excelled in his work with

He really found his stride in the final 200 yards to go a couple clear.

ULYSSES MIDTERM on the way back from the injury list.

The former came back wrong from the Derby but was not extended to go clear of SKY SHIP

Midterm wasn't out with this lot but is being considered for the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood.

Lambourn, July 14

FARLEIGH MAC beautifully this morning to keep his eye in for a tilt at the juvenile Listed race at Newbury tomorrow.

Andrew Balding has a high opinion of his recent Salisbury winner who was completely dominant in that race, having his rivals under control fully three furlongs out.

Admittedly the opposition will be tougher this time, but Farleigh Mac has continued to excel in his work, whether on Canon Down or the all-weather strip at Park House.

SOUTH SEAS another two-year-old colt that can do well for Balding this summer.

An ultra impressive scorer on his debut, he heads to Haydock tomorrow and could hardly be in better form.

MONTALY a horse that didn't quite live up to his form as a four-year-old but is now knocking on the door in races where the emphasis is on stamina.

He worked enthusiastically ahead of the two-and-a-quarter-mile handicap at Newbury.

PREDETERMINED head to Haydock for a first run in a handicap and has given off some pleasing signals.

DUNGANNON one to look out for in the next couple of weeks after pleasing at home.

Newmarket, July 13

Sir Michael Stoute took his workers to the Limekilns Short gallop this morning.

KINGS FETE progressing beautifully towards either Goodwood or Haydock.

He travelled in the slipstream of ARAB SPRING seven furlongs, with the tempo picking up inside the final furlong.

Ted Durcan was understandably pleased at the way Kings Fete quickened to shade the work.

MUSTASHRY next up, leading SHRAAOH

Richard Hills got a nice tune out of the former, who had the call on this occasion.

STARGAZER bags of potential and looked in good heart engaging in bridle work with

POETS WORD like he so often does at home to power three clear of

Next up with no questions asked were YANGTZE

MUTAMAKKIN proceedings, leading THIKRIYAAT bridle work.

Lambourn, July 12

Richard Hannon has a strong entry for the Rose Bowl Stakes at Newbury on Friday and could play LEGENDARY LUNCH, REPTON STERLING SILVA his hand.

Legendary Lunch showed his track craft to land the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom and although failing to get into the money at Royal Ascot has the ability to bounce back.

He worked with plenty of zip, while Salisbury scorer Repton is a colt with only two races under his belt and plenty of scope for progression.

Sterling Silva impressed at Chepstow and has indicated in his work that further successes are not far down the line.

DEVIL'S BRIDGE another juvenile on the brink of a win and he gave short shrift to the others in his group to suggest he can run well at Haydock on Saturday.

Meanwhile, ILLUMINATE in some faster work ahead of the Hackwood Stakes at Newbury.

One of the top juvenile fillies of last season, she was not disgraced at the Breeders' Cup and looked to be running into form when just out of the money in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, form that now looks rock-solid.

DANEHILL KODIAC a couple of weekend entries and is worth siding with to step up on what he has done so far this year as he has been giving off encouraging signals at home.

Newmarket, July 9

KINGS FETE one of a big team of horses Sir Michael Stoute afforded leisurely work on the Al Bahathri Polytrack this morning.

An unlucky loser at Royal Ascot, he looked in good heart coming up the strip in company with

After four bits of work since coming off the injury list, the latter is getting closer to a run back.

Kings Fete has taken his race well and could now head for York.

DANNYDAY a tricky draw to land the Northumberland Vase and this promising stayer is surely a Cup horse of the future.

He looked on good terms with himself blowing out with

SHRAAOH Royal Ascot all too much but returned with a clean bill of health.

He came up with ABDON, was struck into in the Tercentenary Stakes and that run is best forgotten.

POET'S WORD a promising colt. He travelled in single file with

ULYSSES from the Investec Derby with back problems and engaged in a first bit of work since Epsom in company with two other horses.

SHALL WE in good heart and looked the part travelling kindly with

Lambourn, July 8

TOORMORE out to cash in on a class drop and the five-year-old worked enthusiastically for Richard Hannon in his winding up gallop for the Summer Mile.

It will be the same course and conditions for Toormore at Ascot tomorrow save for the fact that he's dropping into a Group Two from a Group One.

That saw him perform creditably when fourth to Tepin in the Queen Anne Stakes.

Always a willing worker and a credit to Hannon and owners Godolphin, he stretched away from his lead horse earlier in the week and looked strong and assured in his final breeze this morning.

EMELL a tough task in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket but indicated he's in good order for that valuable handicap when floating up the main all-weather strip.

The six-year-old has been around the block a time or two but is still effective in this type of contest.

PALAWAN sprightly as he limbered up for the bet365 Mile at Headquarters and should progress from previous offerings this year.

Several juveniles were on show with MR SCARAMANGA out well ahead of the Group Two Superlative Stakes at Newmarket.

He appears to have done well since his placed effort in the Chesham.

KREB'S CYCLE keen and alert breezing ahead of the nursery on July Cup day whilst PAULOWNIA a filly that should figure prominently at Ascot.

Lambourn, July 7

BLOND ME an Ascot date at the weekend and worked pleasingly at Kingsclere ahead of the Summer Mile.

Andrew Balding's filly gained match practice for her bid for that Group Two prize when unplaced behind Usherette at the Royal meeting last month.

However, she has worked with aplomb since what was only her second outing of the year and has room for improvement on faster ground on Saturday.

HALA MADRID a fillies' handicap on her radar at the same meeting and looks in good order for that assignment.

Her below -par run at Brighton last time does not paint a true picture as she had to be snatched up at a crucial stage towards the business end.

REAL DOMINION always been highly rated by her trainer and catches the eye at Chester on Friday.

The hooded filly breezed beautifully this morning ahead of that mile-and-a-quarter three-year-old-only handicap.

At the same fixture MAN LOOK for a hat-trick in the mile-and-a-half all-aged handicap and he looks in good heart for that having also breezed splendidly on the main all-weather strip.

Newmarket, July 6

DARTMOUTH up for a possible shot at the King George VI Queen Elizabeth Stakes with some pleasing work on the Limekilns Round gallop.

The Hardwicke Stakes hero led the work with ARAB SPRING Moore) in tow.

DARTMOUTH a lead of around three lengths throughout the mile work but unsurprisingly no buttons were pressed on Arab Spring who is getting ready to come off the injury list.

SCOTTISH SUMMIT earlier the master of BALLET CONCERTO the same distance.

Steve Donoghue got a good response from his mount who pulled a couple clear.

DARSHINI KINGS FETE, latter surely one of the unluckiest losers at Royal Ascot. There were no questions asked.

The action then moved onto the Trial Ground where the recently gelded ARAB POET

PELOPONNESE came up in identical fashion with

On the Short Gallop SHALL WE YARROW, latter looking as if she's getting close to an overdue win.

Herridge, July 5

NATIONS ALEXANDER encounter contrasting going to that of a recent course win at Newmarket this week, but looked in good form ahead of her Cherry Hinton Stakes mission when working on Richard Hannon's main all-weather strip.

The filly handled heavy ground - rarely seen on either course at Headquarters - to break her maiden but conditions have dried up considerably since then.

Showing herself to be in good heart ahead of her Group Two objective, she readily put paid to her lead horse at the end of this work.

CHIEF WHIP start in the Bunbury Cup consolation race and deserves a change of luck.

Not many three-year-olds take on their older rivals in the big handicap, but this colt has thrived since the latest in a strong of solid efforts to place at Royal Ascot.

PALAWAN a good candidate for the bet365 Mile following a good run at Salisbury, while ATLANTIC SUN in top trim before the Henry Cecil Stakes on Thursday.

MEHMAS as one of the stable's bets of the week in the Group Two July Stakes.

A colt, he won his gallop impressively and looks set to atone for a close defeat in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot.

TERESAR, FRANCISCO WILEY POST showed themselves to be in good form ahead of potential weekend engagements.

Newmarket, July 2

ARISTOCRATIC enthusiastically this morning ahead of a trip to Kempton next Wednesday.

The form the filly showed behind Persuasive at Goodwood was given a substantial boost when the winner scored emphatically at Royal Ascot.

Aristocratic looked better the further she went here and is clearly in good heart.

LABYRINTH promise on her debut, also at Kempton, and showed herself to be in good order working in a three-strong group.

She is worth monitoring for a race next week.

EXOSPHERE out lively and is better than his poor showing in the Hardwicke Stakes.

He is set to return to racecourse duty in the a Princess Of Wales's Stakes at the Newmarket July meeting.

DARTMOUTH done well since his dramatic Hardwicke Stakes triumph and looks a possible for the King George meeting at Ascot.

The hooded four-year-old has shown abundant improvement to cut the mustard at Group level this year.

ACROSS THE STARS a surprise victory in the King Edward VII and looks to have taken his race well.

There is a possibility his sights may now be pointed towards one of the St Leger trials.

Lambourn, July 1

Richard Hannon has a smart sprinter in LOG OUT ISLAND, looked razor sharp in some speed work on the main all-weather gallop.

The colt stole a high-profile race at Newbury before running in an ultra-competitive Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.

He looks in good order for tomorrow's Coral Charge at Sandown.

WAR GLORY KESSELRING up the main all-weather strip and look in good heart ahead of the three-year-old handicap on the same card.

The lightly-raced War Glory has abundant scope for improvement.

INLAND SEA another three-year-old handicapper that has been catching the eye in his work with recent winners and is another one to look out for at Sandown.

Several juveniles came up the strip and these included HIMSELF, appears to have learned much from his promising debut.

BLACKOUT to work well and this prolific money spinner could have further improvement in him.

CHIEF WHIP a solid race when third at Royal Ascot and he could have a trip to Goodwood on his agenda.

Newmarket, June 29

Sir Michael Stoute took his workers to the Al Bahathri Polytrack, the destination of the majority of trainers in the town.

FIDAAWY always been a well regarded colt and he took the eye in some work over a mile with

As the pair quickened between the seven and the eight, Fidaawy readily skipped four lengths clear and looks in particularly good form.

MUSHTASHRY disgraced in the ultra-competitive Britannia Stakes and has taken those Royal Ascot exertions in his stride.

He worked as part of a four-horse group in which ARAB POET, disappointing at Sandown last time, also caught the eye.

EL HAYEM up the strip in company with the Richard Hills-ridden

EL HAYEM the call by a couple of lengths as the pair quickened up in the final furlong.

YANGTZE been found wanting on his last two outings when attracting support.

He remains a name to conjure with and enjoyed his breeze ahead of a Newbury assignment on Thursday.

Lambourn, June 28

BLACKOUT an upwardly mobile member of Richard Hannon's three-year-old academy and he showed he's ready for an imminent bid to complete a hat-trick with a solid workout at Herridge.

The three-year-old showed with a decisive win at Newmarket that he's got the bit between his teeth. He is looking sharp and focused for a seven-furlong handicap at Sandown's Eclipse meeting.

Another three-year-old showing plenty of gusto at home is KESSELRING, appears to have done extra well since his recent Goodwood win.

He could tackle a Sandown handicap in which wide-margin maiden winner WAR GLORY also entered.

Hannon casts his net far and wide and ALTARSHEED worth monitoring for a race at Haydock at the weekend having looked in good heart in his latest piece of stronger work on the all-weather strip.

COULSTY fare badly finishing in mid-division in the Wokingham.

He will struggle from his mark in handicaps, but could raise his game if tackling a conditions race at Haydock.

HIMSELF a once-raced juvenile to keep an eye on if running later in the week. He's done well since troubling the judge when not fully tuned up on his first outing.

Lambourn, June 25

BLUE SUEDE looked progressive in her work since defying her protracted odds with a near-miss on her Sandown debut.

Richard Hannon's filly breezed beautifully on the main all-weather strip this morning and appears to have a strong chance of going one better in the fillies' conditions race at Windsor on Sunday.

TERESAR an interesting addition to the yard as a horse with few miles on the clock and scope for further improvement.

The Dandy Man filly was a speedy juvenile, breaking her maiden stylishly at Kempton, but failed to cut much ice on her return to the track at York.

Her recent work suggests she's settled in well to her new surroundings and she looked in good heart in her final breeze for a sprint handicap at Windsor.

OWER FLY need to raise his game if he's to prevail in a six-furlong handicap on the same card, but he moved well enough in his latest piece of faster work.

SKEAPING cut in the ground and just needs to enjoy the rub of the green to end a frustrating run of near misses.

He posted his latest frame finish at Windsor and worked well this morning with a race at the same track in his sights.

GLANCE MY WAY a pea out of the same pod and has worked encouragingly ahead of a possible visit to Brighton next week.

Lambourn, June 24

Two juveniles that had to play second fiddle to progeny of Frankel worked pleasingly for Richard Hannon midweek and both DEVIL'S BRIDGE NATIONS ALEXANDER run well this weekend.

Devil's Bridge was no match for Frankuus at Haydock but this colt is displaying zestful qualities in his work on the main all-weather strip and should soon open his account.

Nations Alexander will chase black type when contesting the Empress Stakes, a Listed fillies' race on the July course.

She's done nothing wrong in two racecourse visits, latterly chasing home the ultra-smart Fair Eva at Haydock.

In her work this filly looks like she's learned plenty and is operating with a professional edge.

PUSSY GALORE a filly to note when making her introduction for Chelsea Thoroughbreds.

The daughter of Harbour Watch has put in some pleasing preparatory work and is worth noting when she turns up.

LOGI well in defeat at Chepstow and breezed handily ahead of a run in the novice stakes at Windsor.

NAYEL a progressive individual and ran particularly well when just out of the money in a competitive race at York.

ATLANTIC SUN gone close on both 2016 starts and he worked well ahead of the Midsummer Stakes, a Listed race at Windsor.

Newmarket, June 22

Sir Michael Stoute's small but select bunch of workers headed for the Al Bahathri Polytrack this morning and it was good to see ARAB SPRING in action.

The talented six-year-old looked as good as ever when landing last season's John Porter Stakes at Newbury but then picked up a hock injury in the Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown the following month.

That reverse has kept him under wraps for more than a year, but fingers are crossed at Freemason Lodge that Arab Spring, who went solo today, can come back at the top level.

Ryan Moore was on board YANGTZE, has shown a tendency to hang in his last two outings at Sandown and Musselburgh.

He came up alongside HAMMER GUN Durcan) with no buttons pressed.

DELVE in good order in a spin with one other and can pick up a race soon.

SCOTTISH SUMMIT in light work as part of a four-horse group that also numbered EL HAYEM, JUSTICE SMART

GRAND INQUISITOR the cut in the Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot, but has remained in good order at home and could run at Windsor on Sunday, ground permitting.

Lambourn, June 21

Richard Hannon might have drawn a blank at Royal Ascot last week but the trainer is gearing up some strongly fancied two-year-olds for racecourse action in the coming days.

The Hannons have always loved sending out winners at their local track of Salisbury and GROUPIE her case for a race there on Wednesday as she breezed beautifully up the main all-weather strip.

This filly is suited by race conditions and can enjoy having 3lb taken off her back by champion apprentice Tom Marquand.

LEXINGTON SKY another upwardly-mobile filly and she looked strong in her winding-up work for the novice fillies' stakes at Bath.

After two frame finishes on turf, she showed a liking for an all-weather surface when opening her account last time.

LARCHMONT LAD shown plenty of promise ahead of his imminent debut at Newmarket, for which Ryan Moore is booked.

PREROGATIVE one to watch at Kempton on Wednesday evening as he bids to make it third-time lucky

WAHASH ability on his introduction and subsequent homework indicates he's come on for that. He heads to Newmarket on Thursday.

SWIFT MOVER another interesting filly with untapped potential.

Newmarket, June 18

DANNYDAY up for the next Saturday's Northumberland Plate with some pleasing work on the Limekilns short gallop.

The promising stayer worked from the seven pole with

The pair quickened the tempo between the six and the seven to finish upsides.

Sir Michael Stoute can sleep easily in the knowledge that Dannyday is proven on a synthetic surface for what will be a first all-weather version of the Pitmen's Derby.

STARGAZER figure in the stable's Royal Ascot plans but he is showing a good attitude and worked well with

However, even though the pace was stepped up towards the finish, both horse were never fully unleashed.

MUSDAM from the front in his stretch with MASTER GUNNER one other.

BALLET CONCERTO been a shade disappointing but looked in good heart in a stretch with KHAIRAAT which there were no questions asked.

HADDAJAH done well since her recent win. She looked in good order moving with ARISTOCRATIC

Lambourn, June 17

ISOMER a good prospect for top honours through the summer and has worked with aplomb at Kingsclere.

Andrew Balding's colt found only Cunco his master when making his introduction at Newbury.

He has strengthened up and, judging from the level of his work with more experienced horses, he has learned a great deal from that first foray onto a racecourse.

He could play a big part in the outcome of the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot tomorrow.

ABSOLUTELY SO with plenty of gusto ahead of his shot at the Wokingham.

He is possibly more effective at seven furlongs, but will be given a waiting ride in the big sprint handicap.

FARLEIGH MAC taken Sunday's Salisbury exertions in his stride and is another exciting prospect.

His high cruising speed will serve him well when connections step him up in class.

Lambourn, June 16

ILLUMINATE shown encouraging speed in her work since failing to get the mile on her return to action in the 1000 Guineas.

Richard Hannon's filly was close to the top of the pecking order as a juvenile and rounded off a successful year with a satisfactory effort at the Breeders' Cup meeting.

Hannon has given her plenty of time to get refocused since Newmarket and she looked in energetic form in her winding-up spin for the Commonwealth Cup.

LOG OUT ISLAND join her in that three-year-old-only sprint.

His recent Newbury triumph owed much to the quick-witted James Doyle, who managed to slip the field and keep Log Out Island going for a clear-cut triumph.

In his faster work, Log Out Island has proved very hard to get past.

COULSTY Hannon a good yardstick with which to measure the talent of his younger sprinters and Lord Vestey's charge looks in good heart for a tilt at the Wokingham.

GRIZZEL possibly better than her win at Beverley indicates and she has shown plenty of gusto in her readying work for the Albany Stakes.

Hannon has three juveniles pointing towards the Chesham Stakes, for which ADMIRALTY ARCH shown abundant promise.

Newmarket, June 15

KINGS FETE himself in some light work on the Long G ahead of the Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap at Royal Ascot.

A up in trip from a Goodwood comeback race that posed more questions than answers will assist the five-year-old on Friday.

Aside from a tendon issue, he's had to traverse other minor problems but Ted Durcan has restored some confidence to the horse.

He came up the strip solo as did ESTIDRAAK, also strode out in pleasing fashion.

DANNYDAY matured into a useful staying horse and he looked in good heart leading one other.

SONG OF NAMIBIA to have taken his debut exertions well and moved encouragingly with

ABERLADY out willingly with JANTINA, MUSDAM up with

ARISTOCLES himself to be in good form as he overhauled HAMMER GUN quickened three lengths clear.

Lambourn, June 14

GRIZZEL defend an unbeaten record in the Albany Stakes and the dual scorer worked well towards that Group Three contest watched by trainer Richard Hannon.

The Hilary Needler winner has got stronger furlong by furlong and looks for all the world as if the stiff uphill finish will suit her at Royal Ascot on Thursday.

She really grabbed the ground to gallop out strongly in her latest bit of stronger work on the main all-weather strip.

LEGENDARY LUNCH both good track craft and tenacity to land the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom and is in good order ahead of the Norfolk Stakes.

The colt's sizzling pace should prove a major asset in Thursday's Group Two, for which he easily won his final gallop.

OH THIS IS US on an upward curve and will bid to extend his impressive sequence in the Britannia.

That three-year-old-only race is possibly the most competitive individual contest of the entire week, but connections are more than hopeful of a frame finish.

HUMPHREY BOGART set for a crack at the King Edward VII and he appears to have taken little out of himself in his Investec Derby exertions, having finished just out of the frame but in the money.

Newmarket, June 14

DARTMOUTH in good order in his final piece of work ahead of the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Sir Michael Stoute utilized the Al Bathathri Polytrack to give a bunch of his end-of-week runners a final blowout. Dartmouth came up the strip with KINGS FETE the former, owned by the Queen, would be a totally appropriate winner of next week's Group Two.

EXOSPHERE undoubtedly improved a long way from three to four and he looked in good heart in his stretch with DANNYDAY, pair coming up the strip alongsides.

STARGAZER not have an entry next week after meeting with a minor reverse, but it was good to see this impressive Sandown scorer out with

PELOPONNESE hardly have been more impressive last time and she looked in good order striding out with

The latter found taking on colts and geldings a tall order at Chester, but is undoubtedly a better filly when equipped with headgear.

PERCY'S ROMANCE in bridle work with ROSTOVA ARISTOCRACY, HAMMER GUN MAINSTREAM no buttons pressed.

A trio to blow out in bridle work consisted of ABERLADY, TRIATHLON

Lambourn, June 9

SECRET HINT connections in some work on the grass gallops above Kingsclere ahead of a possible visit to York.

The five-year-old appeared to come of age when scoring at Chester where she was impressively dominant in the closing stages.

Andrew Balding has his eye on a seven-furlong handicap on the Knavesmire, a track where the Park House trainer is always strongly represented.

HERE COMES WHEN not quite cut the mustard in a Haydock Group Three the other day and has become hard to win with.

Extreme conditions give him an advantage and connections always keep their fingers crossed for rain.

Having been scratched from the Ganton Stakes at York, he could instead head over to Ireland next week.

DANCING STAR the type of rapidly-improving horse Balding does well with and can have a say in the 888sport Charity Sprint at York.

She produced a smart turn of foot when landing a fillies' handicap at Goodwood last time, since when she has maintained a high level in her fast work.

Although the York race is always massively competitive, Dancing Star looks in the right frame of mind to put in a big run.

Lambourn, June 10

MEHMAS one of Richard Hannon's main arrows to fire at Royal Ascot next week, and the colt indicated he's at the top of his game with a pleasing workout on the main all-weather strip at Herridge.

Frankie Dettori will look to Mehmas as one of his better rides on the meeting's first day when teaming up with him in the Coventry Stakes.

NIBRAS BOUNTY done well since breaking his maiden and after a satisfactory bit of work, could accompany Mehmas to post.

TOMILY a couple of outings to get his act together but has shown with back-to-back successes that the penny has now dropped.

He looked in good order in some faster work designed to keep his eye in for a crack at the Windsor Castle Stakes.

BLACK CHERRY consistency personified and has looked in good heart in her preparatory work for the Duke of Cambridge Stakes.

She looks fine-tuned for a good showing in that Group Two distaffers' prize on Wednesday.

CHIEF WHIP had the best of luck in valuable races and could jump into Pattern company for a shot at the Group Three Jersey Stakes.

He's always worked like a colt that can land a decent prize at some stage of the season.

COULSTY been a fine servant and looked in good order and could feature at Ascot.

Lord and Lady Vestey's much-travelled five-year-old has the Diamond Jubilee and Wokingham as options at this stage.

Newmarket, June 8

Sir Michael Stoute worked several members of his team for Royal Ascot, including

This former winner at the Royal meeting has endured his share of problems and has been lightly raced over the past two years.

However, his triumph in last season's Canadian International was another feather in Stoute's overseas cap and Cannock Chase looked as good as ever when scoring at Chester.

He appears more likely to head for the Prince of Wales's Stakes than the Hardwicke Stakes next week, having travelled the last seven furlongs of the Round gallop in company with Hunt Cup-bound

MUSTASHRY his Britannia Stakes claims with a confidence boosting stretch with STREET POET one other.

QUEEN'S TRUST the call over YARROW these fillies came up together while RUSCOMBE well alongside PERCY'S ROMANCE

Hunt Cup-bound CONVEY enjoyed some three-quarter speed work and is set to run in that big handicap.

FORGE one to look out for as he once again demonstrated what an effective operator he is at home.

Partnered by Ryan Moore, he willingly pulled three clear of THIKRIYAAT the tempo really picked up in the final 200 yards.

Lambourn, June 7

MADRINHO shaping up into a smart sprint handicapper for Richard Hannon and the colt looked ultra-sharp in some readying work for a possible trip to York on Saturday.

A first run back at Leicester shows that Madrinho has done well through the winter and he is going to be a lot sharper for his second 2016 outing.

OH THIS IS US has a York option ahead of others at Royal Ascot and could take his chance in a class two over seven furlongs on the Knavesmire.

He produced a smart turn of foot to score decisively at Goodwood last month, a performance that greatly impressed his trainer Richard Hannon.

He was another to shine in a workout on the main all-weather strip.

SHWAIMSA a lightly-raced filly with room for progression and she looked keen and alert in her latest piece of stronger work.

Connections could chart a course to Chester with her.

Hannon has some precocious juveniles by Harbour Watch, amongst them OPENING TIME, after some encouraging work heads to Newbury later in the week.

WEFAIT another of that stallion's progeny that has displayed promise in his readying work for an imminent first run on the track.

Newmarket, June 4

FORGE demonstrated his natural talent with a pleasing workout on Racecourse Side.

Sir Michael Stoute orchestrated a first lot that was shrouded in fog, although at the business end Forge had pulled three to four lengths clear of

The Khalid Abdullah-owned Forge has clearly taken his Heron Stakes exertions in his stride and will form part of his trainer's tip-top team for Royal Ascot.

MULK a progressive individual and the Chester winner moved smoothly with PLATITUDE ABDON bridle work.

Hardwicke Stakes-bound DARTMOUTH on the up and up, and the John Porter winner engaged in some stronger work with DANNYDAY, just had the call.

MUSTASHRY training towards the Britannia Handicap and he looked in good order in his spin with

KINGS FETE the trip and sedate pace against him at Goodwood last month and will be more effective over further.

He was on good terms with himself in some work with

Lambourn, June 2

TULLIUS with added verve in his winding up gallop for the Diomed Stakes at Epsom tomorrow.

The eight-year-old will be the old man of the party in the Group Three contest, but Andrew Balding believes his charge has not deteriorated and the addition of a first-time visor can spark better than he's shown so far this season.

Tullius wasn't beaten that far in a similar race at Sandown last time and looks to have solid each-way claims after breezing beautifully on the all weather this morning.

DURETTO with a solid first run back that he will be a force in valuable handicaps this summer.

He was doing his best work at the finish of that Ascot class three event and the hood he wears is not a sign of being ungenuine.

He heads for Saturday's Investec Asset Finance Handicap at Epsom and looks a leading player.

MERRY ME needs to raise her game, but she's been training well ahead of the Group Three Princess Elizabeth Stakes.

Similarly out of form has been MAKE FAST, also tackles Listed rivals in the Surrey Stakes. She worked well last weekend.

MELVIN THE GRATE little wrong when a gamble on him was foiled at Lingfield.

He's been popping his corks to indicate a bold run can be expected in the Investec Mile.

Lambourn, June 3

HUMPHREY BOGART himself in a strictly routine breeze this morning to complete his preparation for the Investec Derby.

Richard Hannon could not be happier with the demeanour of the Chelsea Thoroughbreds-owned colt.

The Lingfield Derby Trial winner gives connections the impression he is getting better with racing and will relish the track and trip at Epsom tomorrow.

His work after Lingfield was of a sufficiently high standard to warrant a

£75,000 supplement into the Classic.

DANEHILL KODIAC breezed well this morning ahead of his trip to Doncaster for the classified stakes.

He ended last year on a high and produced a run to build on his reappearance.

DECRUZ, filly by Dark Angel, has worked encouragingly and has an entry at Salisbury next week.

SHELL BAY a couple of entries in the next few days but takes his chance at Epsom.

A winner last year, he has at last been given a little respite by the assessor and is off a mark to run well.

Lambourn, May 27

BERKSHIRE BOY in some encouraging work at Kingsclere midweek ahead of a trip to Chester.

Andrew Balding rarely fails to send a number of horses to the Roodee and tomorrow is no exception.

Berkshire Boy sprang a surprise on his debut and had given out the best signals before going to Newbury earlier this month.

However, in a freak incident the colt swerved leaving the stalls and unseated his pilot.

That hasn't adversely affected him and he is showing all the sparkle that was evident ahead of the Newbury race.

HERE COMES WHEN welcome testing conditions should there be further rain at Haydock.

He was unfortunate that Windsor was rained off minutes before he was due to compete there earlier in the month.

He's not the most straightforward of performers but worked with enthusiasm on the grass gallops midweek.

SECRET HINT like a filly getting close to a win and she should soon better her near miss in a good race York.

She breezed beautifully ahead of a Chester assignment, as did LOADED, has a good chance of getting off the mark having been stepped up in trip.

Balding will have runners at Windsor on Bank Holiday Monday. Watch out for VERNE CASTLE should relish dropping to the minimum distance.

Newmarket, May 28

ULYSSES his upwardly mobile march towards the Investec Derby with a pleasing workout on Racecourse Side.

On a clement morning, Sir Michael Stoute sent the son of Galileo and Light Shift along the Cambridge Road Polytrack in company with

The latter is a progressive stayer but Ulysses answered Andrea Atzeni's call to quickly draw several lengths clear as the pace increased in the final 400 metres.

All looks set for a bold run from the Niarchos Family's colt at Epsom next Saturday, with ACROSS THE STARS also set to take his chance.

He came up the strip under big race pilot Kieren Fallon, the combination readily drawing a couple clear of

SCOTTISH SUMMIT more to offer than that afforded so far and he looked in good heart in his stretch with

MULK a colt with an air of confidence about him which was evident in his stretch alongside

SHABBAH done well for the stable and he looked on good terms with himself coming up in the final batch, accompanied by EL HAYEM

Lambourn, May 31

CHIEF WHIP a major player in whichever Epsom race Richard Hannon decides to point the Coolmore-owned son of Giant's Causeway this weekend.

The colt worked exuberantly on the main all-weather strip and is popping his corks after getting chinned in the valuable Silver Bowl at Haydock.

Two races inside a fortnight demand much of the horse's constitution, but he seems in good order and will most likely show up again in either the Investec Surrey Stakes or a seven-furlong handicap.

HUMPHREY BOGART a marquee runner for Chelsea Thoroughbreds, who have stumped up

£75,000 to supplement the colt into the Investec Derby.

He's looked better the further he's travelled and on the basis of his Lingfield Derby Trial win, he is more than worthy of a place in the field for what is a wide-open race.

His work has been very encouraging and connections are hoping for a strong pace on Saturday.

NAYEL an improving performer on the basis of his triumph in a class two handicap at York.

He's shown plenty of gusto in his subsequent work and could also turn up in a valuable handicap later in the week.

INLAND SEA a recent win to his name and heads to Chelmsford on Wednesday after a pleasing spin with another winner, while two-year-old HAKEEM in some speed work ahead of the Woodcote Stakes in which the Hannon team usually fields precocious individuals with Royal Ascot also on their close horizons.

Newmarket, June 1

MUSTASHRY a date at Royal Ascot and the upwardly mobile colt looked in good order in some work on the Al Bahathri Poltrack this morning.

He came up the strip with THIKRIYAAT appears to be progressing nicely towards a tilt at the Britannia Handicap at next month's big meeting.

SHALL WE very good form from her runs in maidens.

The Niarchos family-owned filly stretched out beautifully in company with QUEEN'S TRUST the tempo stepped up in the final 200 yards.

ALYDAY with plenty of gusto that took him a length and a half clear of

ATONE a beautifully bred individual and a full sister to

She could reach for the stars later in her career, and judging from her blow out with PERCY'S ROMANCE clearly done very well since her recent Goodwood triumph.

Lambourn, May 26

LEONTES one of the better juveniles at Park House Stables and the colt looked strong and assured in some midweek work for Andrew Balding.

He was far from fully wound up for his debut, but nevertheless he acquitted himself well with a near miss.

Having taken the measure of his lead horse, he is on course for a trip to Salisbury on Saturday.

OPERA LAD be a promising stayer and looks to have done well from three to four.

He also hit the woodwork on his first outing of 2016, an effort on which he can surely build and he worked well at the weekend.

DARK SHOT speedily bred and should soon break his maiden.

He has been highly tried but has shown ability that can stand him in good stead in handicaps.

HERE COMES WHEN rain and the inclement conditions at Haydock yesterday will be well received by Balding.

The six-year-old would come right into the argument in the Timeform Jury Stakes if getting plenty of cut in the ground.

He is a completely different horse when conditions get testing, as they often do at this course.

Newmarket, May 25

Andrea Atzeni teamed up with his Investec Derby mount ULYSEES some work on the Al Bahathri Polytrack.

There has been a big market run on ULYSEES week so that he is now as short as 6-1 for Epsom glory, and Atzeni was duly pleased with the son of Galileo and Light Shift as he eased past GALVANIZE the end of the mile exercise.

The tempo quickened between the seven and the eight, but the bottom line was that no buttons were pressed.

Kieren Fallon is getting himself back under the spotlight and in a separate workout he teamed up with his Derby mount ACROSS THE STARS came up behind

Fallon will look to post a fourth Derby triumph on Across The Stars, having already landed the premier Classic for Stoute on Kris Kin and North Light.

CANNOCK CHASE done well since his Chester win and he looked on good terms with himself in a solo spin.

A at Royal Ascot two years ago, he will be heading back there next month as an integral part of the Stoute team.

FORGE out ahead of tomorrow's Heron Stakes at Sandown while other solo workers included AUTOCRATIC

DUBKA up in close proximity to DELVE HADDAJAH well.

Lambourn, May 24

HUMPHREY BOGART giving off favourable signals for an Investec Derby tilt and the colt looks certain to be supplemented for the Classic by Richard Hannon and owners Chelsea Thoroughbreds.

Not beaten far in his Epsom trial, his connections share the view of many that we are set for one of the most wide-open Derbys for years, with a field of around 20 runners a real possibility.

Not only did the Tagula colt win the Lingfield Derby Trial but he has the added advantage of having chased home So Mi Dar in the Blue Riband Trial over the Derby course and that form looks rock solid after what his conqueror did in the Musidora Stakes.

Furthermore, Humphrey Bogart has put in some very encouraging workouts at various parts of the Hannon

Hannon is looking to take REPTON Royal Ascot, but this colt might have another run beforehand and is entered at Chelmsford later in the week.

He ran Yalta to a couple of lengths at Goodwood last week to give encouragement that he is one of the more precocious juveniles in the Hannon academy.

On the distaff side, RAJAR showing promising things in her work since a solid debut effort when second at Wolverhampton.

She looked strong in her breeze this morning and is one to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.

Hannon won't field any of his Ivy League horses this week but BIGGER AND BETTER worth a look if going to Bath, having put in a solid enough run at the track last time.

Newmarket, May 18

FORGE in some work on the Limekilns Round gallop with Ryan Moore in the plate.

The well-related colt, owned by Khalid Abdullah, covered nine furlongs with

Their pilots got down into the drive position in the final furlong where Forge drew two to three lengths clear.

Sir Michael Stoute's other workers on a relatively quiet morning came up in batches of three on the Long Gallop.

DANNYDAY well on his reappearance and he looked on good terms with himself accompanying DARSHINI

The latter took his connections by surprise when winning a Group Two at Newmarket and remains a fascinating prospect for longer distance races.

ABDON one of the next three up, going to the pull-up in a bunch with COMMODITY

Another three-horse group travelling seven furlongs consisted of EL HAYEM, HAMMER GUN

POET'S WORD going forward at a rate of knots and he looked in good heart.

Lambourn, May 19

ORMITO in good heart breezing on the main all-weather strip at Park House Stables this morning.

The Chelsea Thoroughbreds-owned colt looks to have done well since his creditable run behind US Ranger in the Chester Vase.

Andrew Balding appears to have located a perfect winning opportunity for Ormito in the Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood on Friday.

IAN FLEMING out willingly in some work on the Canon Down grass gallops and is in good order for his hat-trick bid in a seven-furlong handicap at Goodwood on Saturday.

HAINES proved a valuable link for the Baldings in his all-weather travels, picking up a handful of long-distance races on sand.

However, his attention will now be turned to turf and he worked encouragingly ahead of a race at Haydock on Saturday.

KINGSTON KURRAJONG also bound for Merseyside after his readying run in the Dee Stakes.

The colt should appreciate dropping into a handicap for the Silver Bowl.

EMPEROR NAPOLEON nothing wrong when chasing home Primitivo at Newbury and looked keen and alert working towards a mile-and-a-half handicap at Haydock.

Lambourn, May 20

FRANCISCO like shaping into a useful sprint handicapper for Richard Hannon and he seemed in good order working ahead of a possible visit to Kempton next week.

He was progressive in a select campaign last year and indicated he'd carried on in that direction with a fine run in defeat on his reappearance at Newbury.

Warming up on the main all-weather strip, the colt is in good form for his next assignment.

BURNT SUGAR smart company last season and he galloped out strongly in some readying work.

He is in fine shape for the Listed Leisure Stakes at Windsor.

JAYJINSKI soon break his maiden and he limbered up for a race on the same Monday card with a swinging canter up the strip.

BLACK CHERRY the eye on her latest start, a race that looks to have teed her up perfectly for the Festival Stakes at Goodwood.

She enjoyed herself in a light breeze ahead of that contest.

OH THIS IS US reaped a rich harvest already this season, and looks in fine form ahead of his hat-trick bid at Goodwood.

Newmarket, May 21

Gallops report for Saturday, May 21

News from Newmarket. Includes Forge, Stargazer and others.

FORGE up for the Heron Stakes at Sandown on Thursday with another pleasing workout this morning.

The Khalid Abdullah-owned colt did what was required to break his maiden at Doncaster and looks to have gone the right way subsequently.

He came up the Round gallop strip with DARSHINI readily pulled three to four clear of that workmate under Kevin Bradshaw, with the tempo quickening in the final 200 yards.

A of Sir Michael Stoute's other workers engaged in bridle work, the first trio consisting of MUTAMAKKIN, SHRAAOH another, while Chester winner MULK up leading ABDON

STARGAZER a colt to have on your side judging from his impressive win at Sandown.

Michael Tabor's charge was partnered by Ryan Moore in routine bridle work with

ACROSS THE STARS like figuring in Stoute's Investec Derby raid and he looked on good terms with himself stretching out with GALVANISE

After the swap over, three fillies came up the strip with PLAYFUL SOUND PELOPONNESE

Lambourn, May 17

VIREN'S ARMY well in some strictly routine work to give impetus to the possibility of another outing ahead of a possible tilt at the Investec Derby.

Richard Hannon's colt showed his mettle with a battling triumph in the Dee Stakes at Chester that opened up the Epsom avenue to this progressive individual.

Hannon is keen to have another look at his charge in racecourse action ahead of the Premier Classic, for which he will need to be supplemented, and the Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood on Friday offers an opportunity.

BLACK CHERRY also compete at Goodwood and went well in her winding-up spin for the Festival Stakes.

Having finished in the money on her reappearance in Listed company at the same track last month, this filly is cherry ripe to deliver.

OH THIS IS US looked progressive individual and was especially impressive in scoring at Newmarket.

He has a choice of options for his hat-trick bid and warmed to the task with a pleasing spin on the main all-weather.

Newmarket, May 14

Sir Michael Stoute took his workers to the Round gallop on a sunny morning as conditions proved perfect for the Freemason Lodge and Beech Hurst gallopers.

DIPLOMA a good servant to the Queen last year and she looked in good heart coming up the strip with ARISTOCRATIC

The three distaffers quickened the tempo at the end, where Diploma came a length clear of Aristocratic and it was a similar margin back to Barleysugar.

The unraced PROFUSION in some upsides work with MUTAMAKKIN the pair flashed past together.

YANGTZE the call by a neck from ARAB POET SKY SHIP lengths back in this workout.

A of fillies were led home by the promising POLITION had a length in hand of PLAYFUL SOUND. was the same distance back to LOLWAH another two to

KINGS FETE a Newbury owing to unsuitable ground and he is ticking over with a visit to Goodwood next week in the offing.

Lambourn, May 10

LOG OUT ISLAND plenty of zip in his winding-up gallop ahead of a possible run at Newbury on Saturday.

Richard Hannon's colt returned to action in the Greenham Stakes, switched to Chelmsford, but clearly failed to see out the seven furlongs.

Hannon is training him as a sprinter and he should relish a return to six furlongs if he runs in the Listed Carnarvon Stakes.

TUPI not have much to find with Magical Memory following their clash in the Abernant Stakes that required a picture to decide the outcome.

The colt engaged in some pleasing speed work at the weekend and looked focused and alert when breezing up the main all-weather strip this morning ahead of the Duke of York Stakes tomorrow.

CHIEF WHIP in a satisfactory first run of the year in a class two at Sandown that could have put him spot-on for a three-year-old handicap on the same York card.

He also caught the eye with his pleasing demeanour in a routine breeze this morning.

LIGHT UP OUR WORLD for the Musidora Stakes and could be a shade out of her depth, but Hannon's nothing-ventured-nothing-gained policy has been known to reap dividends in such circumstances.

She appears to have taken her recent Ascot exertions in her stride.

NAYEL with abundant promise on his return to the fray and looks as if he has benefited from that eyecatching run ahead of the opener at York tomorrow.

LOGI a well related colt who debuts at York tomorrow. He shows ability and could be up to taking the novice stakes in spite of his lack of previous racecourse experience.

Newmarket, May 11

FORGE a decent prospect when opening his account earlier in the month and the colt was in good form on the Long Gallop as he worked with

The well-related Forge had no trouble in bounding four to five lengths clear at the end.

STARGAZER landed what looked a tough handicap at Sandown and was also seen to good effect in his stretch with one other on the Round Gallop.

He appears to have thrived from two to three and is another to follow.

MUSDAM part of a five-horse group that came up in single file on the same strip. This group also numbered MAINSTREAM, SUPERYACHT, HAMMER GUN, EL HAYEM

Earlier KINGS FETE in some pleasing work on the Round Gallop. Led by MUSTAAQEEM, cruised up to that one's girth at the business end.

ULYSSES at Newbury on Friday where testing conditions are unlikely to hinder him. He looked strong and assured in his solo breeze.

SCOTTISH SUMMIT better than his Nottingham run indicates and he appeared in good heart.

Lambourn, May 12

SUNFLOWER in some readying work for the Toronado Carnarvon Stakes at Newbury under the watchful gaze of Andrew Balding.

The well-related filly raced only twice in her juvenile season but after an encouraging debut, she was not disgraced in the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes, won by Lumiere.

Sixth in that Newmarket contest, she has developed through the winter and has every chance of handling the likely testing conditions at her local course.

DARK SHOT from a family the Baldings have done well with and catches the eye in the Price Rush Trophy at Newmarket on Saturday.

There was much to like about the overall speed this three-year-old showed in a Salisbury maiden last time.

BOTH SIDES scope for improvement and put in some pleasing work on the Canon Down grass gallops high above Park House Stables.

The London Gold Cup at Newbury now awaits Both Sides, who easily justified strong on-course backing when breaking his maiden at Chelmsford.

BERKSHIRE BOY up at 20-1 on his Bath debut. He has definitely gone forward for that and won his gallop ahead of the two-year-old conditions race at Newbury in which he will meet other previous winners.

HERE COMES WHEN, to miss out on ideal going when Windsor was washed out halfway through Monday's card, is one to side with when similarly testing conditions prevail.

Lambourn, May 13

LOG OUT ISLAND in some speed work and looked in good order in his final breeze for the Toronado Carnarvon Stakes.

The Listed contest is one Richard Hannon would dearly love to win, being named in honour of a horse his family enjoyed prolific success with.

Log Out Island couldn't cut the mustard in the Greenham Stakes at Chelmsford, patently failing to get the seven furlongs.

Back a furlong on the distance ladder he should be far happier sprinting.

KING OF ROOKS last year running on the all-weather and should not be inconvenienced by a return to turf in the same race.

He also looked calm and assured in his final breeze this morning.

DANEHILL KODIAC 2015 on a roll and he has worked encouragingly ahead of his own Newbury return tomorrow.

He is in the right frame of mind to cut a dash in the three-year-old handicap.

HAIL CLODIUS had a few training issues and will not mind the cut in the ground in the mile all-aged handicap.

Indications from two outings this year is that he has retained his ability.

TORCH to Newmarket and appears to have gone forward since his pleasing first run back.

Lambourn, May 5

Andrew Balding will saddle a cluster of high-profile horses over the weekend that have caught the eye in their work on the Watership Down and Canon Down gallops high above Kingsclere.

SCOTLAND a fascinating staying prospect who will make Ascot's Buckhounds Stakes a launching pad to the big Cup races this year.

Balding looks at the Listed prize as an ideal start for the five-year-old, last seen finishing a creditable sixth in the Gold Cup in June.

He's had his share of problems but with few miles on the clock, he still possesses room for progression in his division.

DURETTO endured similarly frustrating training issues and raced only five times last season.

The four-year-old has done well through the winter and will turn out in a mile-and-a-half handicap at Ascot after pleasing connections in his preparatory work.

ABSOLUTELY SO seven furlongs his optimum distance but can also be a force as a sprinter.

He delighted in some fast work to put the cutting edge on him for the Spring Trophy, a Listed race at Haydock this weekend.

KINGSTON KURRAJONG beautifully ahead of tomorrow's Dee Stakes at Chester, where his trainer boasts an impressive strike-rate.

He may need to improve in order to win the Listed trial, but goes there in good order.

MAKE FAST last seen running in Italy last autumn but stays closer to home for her seasonal comeback in a Group Three affair at Lingfield on Saturday.

Lambourn, May 6

Richard Hannon sent the majority of his workers up the main all-weather strip at Herridge.

SHAIYEM to Haydock and looked in good order breezing ahead of the mile handicap there.

Frankie Dettori's mount should have no problems switching back to turf after an encouraging run on the Lingfield Polytrack.

COULSTY been a fine servant to the Vesteys and he stretched out willingly ahead of the Spring Trophy at the same course.

His recent near-miss has teed him up perfectly for the Listed prize.

EMELL a light spin and looks well in himself ahead of his bid for the Victoria Cup at Ascot.

ALDAIR shown a liking for Nottingham and after working great guns in midweek, he should prove hard to beat in the three-year-old handicap there tomorrow.

GREAT PAGE getting nearer to a win race by race and she also looked in good order in her lighter paces ahead of the Listed heat at Nottingham tomorrow.

MARSH HAWK the same Listed prize for distaffers and seems in similarly good form.

Newmarket, May 7

MIDTERM connections in some work on Racecourse Side earlier in the week and is now primed for his big acid test in the Dante Stakes at York next Thur sday.

Even though he continues to work conservatively, he looks sure to start favourite for the Investec Derby if impressing next week.

Sir Michael Stoute will keep him simmering and hopes are high that Midday's son will turn on the heat in Yorkshire.

QUEEN'S TRUST a possible date in the Musidora Stakes after pleasing connections with the way she has wintered and her work levels leading into next week's Oaks trial.

She impressed in her latest piece of faster work and should be suited by both track and ground if heading to York.

Another of Stoute's distaffers, CRYSTAL ZVEZDA, also in good form in some work to put the cutting edge on her for the Middleton Stakes.

She appears to have gone forward from her comeback offering and will need to have done so in order to take this Group Two.

CONVEY had his share of problems but remains a horse with potential for improvement.

He's been going well in work designed to put him spot on for the Hambleton Stakes, a Listed handicap on the Knavesmire next week.

POET'S WORD a progressive individual and he appears to have taken yesterday's smooth Nottingham triumph in his stride. He looks one to follow.

Lambourn, April 26

BLOND ME in good order in her latest piece of faster work on Canon Down and is set to reappear in the Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket at the weekend.

Andrew Balding did well with this filly to gain a place in a Grade Two at Belmont Park as a highlight of her three-year-old campaign.

She has progressed well physically and her connections are hoping she is good enough for a shot at the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot later in the season.

HAINES been a proper money-spinner for Balding on the all-weather but his connections want to switch him to grass.

Hopes of him making the cut for the Chester Cup could be raised if he wins at Chelmsford later in the week.

He certainly gives the impression in his buoyant work that he is ready for a return to turf racing, even though he has never won on it.

PEARL SPECTRE to Ascot tomorrow and looked keen and alert in his winding-up breeze.

It is fingers crossed amongst his connections that the ground does not dry up for the concluding apprentice handicap.

IAN FLEMING scope for further progression after not quite living up to expectations as a juvenile.

He worked well at the weekend and could head for Chester, where Balding has excelled with his runners in recent years.

REAL DOMINION soon break her maiden and is another to have flourished through the winter.

She left off with a good run in defeat at Kempton, and is ready to switch to three-year-old handicaps.

Newmarket, April 27

ABDON enthusiastically to advertise his claims for a Listed prize for Sir Michael Stoute at the Guineas meeting this weekend.

The once-raced colt has done well between two and three, working well with different partners on Waterhall.

The son of Cacique delivered in a Newbury maiden last August, surprising his connections at the time.

However, he is now showing a level of work that indicates his debut triumph was no fluke.

PLATITUDE compete at a similar level this season and he also looked in good order in his readying exercise.

Although disappointing on his final juvenile start at Chelmsford, he had good form in Listed company and is bred to improve with age.

GALVANIZE the campaign with a deserved triumph at the same course and can make further progress going down the handicap route.

He caught the eye in some stronger work and has an entry in a three-year-old race over a mile.

EXOSPHERE showing he's ready to step into Pattern company and has an entry in the Jockey Club Stakes.

He saved the best until last with a solid frame finish in Ayr's Doonside Cup and has the potential to do well this summer.

Stoute has two possibles for the nine-furlong handicap at Newmarket in INTIMATION

The latter was a big eyecatcher at the Craven meeting and enjoyed himself in his final blow out.

Lambourn, April 28

Richard Hannon is hoping two of Zoffany's offspring can bring him important spring success after ILLUMINATE VENTURA STORM up lively in their midweek winding-up gallops.

Illuminate requires good or faster ground and if getting that could prove a big player in the Qipco 1000 Guineas.

Having been taken out of her trial owing to testing underfoot conditions, Hannon has readied the Denford Stud-owned filly at home.

She has a score to settle with Lumiere in Sunday's Classic but seems in very good order.

Ventura Storm ran out a convincing winner on his return to the fray in a Listed race at the Craven meeting.

He is definitely one to follow after producing some eyecatching work both before and after than win, and could run in the Dante at York on May 12.

DANEHILL KODIAC another jewel from the Hannon three-year-old arsenal.

He scraped home on his final 2015 outing at the St Leger fixture but that was his second win on the bounce.

Furthermore, he has clearly gone forward this year.

Other three-year-olds to watch out for include the Doncaster-bound ATLANTIC SUN BAHAARAH, runs at Newmarket on Saturday.

The Hannon duo are in good nick and have been shaping with plenty of zip on the main all-weather.

Lambourn, April 29

VOLUNTEER POINT beautifully at West Ilsley to advertise her well-being ahead of a shot at the Conqueror Stakes at Goodwood.

The four-year-old has proved a fine advertisement for Mick Channon this year, already boasting victory on All Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield and getting mugged on the line in a fillies' Listed prize at Kempton last time.

She is really coming in her coat now and should acquit herself well tomorrow.

SHORE STEP another runner with whom Channon has excelled and is worth looking out for in the coming weeks.

He looked sharp and alert in some fast work and is worth monitoring when he reappears.

FITZWILLY head to Bath on Bank Holiday Monday and he is worth supporting if he turns out at that venue.

The strong stayer has looked in good order in his preparatory work for what would be a return to the fray.

OCTOBER STORM a shade after a comeback win, but in current mood could bounce back.

Newmarket/Lambourn, April 30

CRYSTAL ZVEZDA herself in a breeze on the all-weather ahead of her seasonal return at Newmarket on Qipco 1000 Guineas day.

Last year Classic aspirations were held for the daughter of Dubawi and after scoring stylishly at Newbury, she went off as one of the favourites for the Investec Oaks.

Epsom ended up being her worst run and a disaster for Sir Michael Stoute's filly, but she rallied at the end of the year to go down fighting in a Listed event on the Rowley Course.

She's enjoyed an uninterrupted preparation and is in the pink of condition for Sunday's Group Two Dahlia Stakes.

GALVANIZE his duck in pleasing style at Chelmsford on his seasonal return and also moved happily in his final breeze for the three-year-old handicap on Sunday.

He's looking much more the finished article this year, having matured and grown into his frame.

STRINGYBARK CREEK one of the fastest juveniles seen this year when scoring in convincing fashion at Kempton's Easter fixture.

He blitzed his foes from the front that day and has subsequently shown similarly impressive speed in his work at West Ilsley.

He is sure to be competitive in the Lily Agnes Stakes, the traditional curtain raiser of the Chester May meeting on Wednesday.

RAFFLE KING another juvenile Mick Channon can do well with.

He impressed in some faster work on Friday that indicates he's learned much from his Brighton debut, a venue where he may well return next Tuesday.

At the same meeting note JAYWALKER he returns from a two-year absence in an all-aged handicap.

The now five-year-old convincingly landed some good bets on his career debut in 2014 but hasn't been seen since that Lingfield triumph.

Lambourn, May 3

HUMPHREY BOGART a date in one of the Derby trials and looked sharp in his stronger work for Richard Hannon, utilising the trainer's compendium of all-weather gallops.

The Chelsea Thoroughbreds-owned colt was unlucky not to land a big sales race at Doncaster last year and showed he had trained on with a solid second in the Derby Trial at Epsom.

He has the balance and brawn to handle the unique Chester turns if contesting Friday's Dee Stakes or the Lingfield Derby Trial on Saturday.

VIREN'S ARMY holds an entry in the Dee Stakes and looks to have gone forward since finishing third in that Epson Trial.

He looked cool and relaxed in his latest breeze up the main all-weather.

The Hannons are not always prolific with their runners at Chester but have a handful set for duty this week.

STORM RISING set for a big run in the three-year-old handicap on Thursday.

He was an impressive winner of his first two starts before being found out in a class two at Newmarket.

However, he has developed into an imposing individual and his top connections are greatly looking forward to his return.

HAIL CLODIUS another to monitor for a bold run this week.

He troubled the judge in a race at Nottingham that has worked out and won his latest gallop showing a bit of authority.

The Hannon juvenile juggernaut is getting to gear and VENTURA BLUES LEXINGTON SKY appear to have gone forward for their encouraging debut efforts.

Newmarket, May 4

CANNOCK CHASE in good heart in his final breeze for the Huxley Stakes at Chester.

Knee problems hampered the progress of the talented five-year-old after his success at Royal Ascot two years ago.

Sir Michael Stoute demonstrated his considerable skill to get the horse back to gain Grade One honours in the Canadian International at Woodbine.

Cannock Chase came back with excuses following a below-par effort in Hong Kong and has worked encouragingly for this Group Three return.

DARTMOUTH out ahead of the Ormonde Stakes, one of the Friday highlights at Chester.

This could be a weak renewal and DARTMOUTH done well since his clear-cut win at Chelmsford.

He should make up into a fine standard bearer for The Queen this summer.

STARGAZER with the style of his victory in a warm heat at Sandown and has clearly done well.

He put his best foot forward and is one to keep on the right side of as he elevates through the ranks.

POET'S WORD showing his usual

éclat and is possibly a bit better than his recent run at Chelmsford indicates. He is worth following at Nottingham on Friday.

Lambourn, April 23

PEARL SPECTRE in some pleasing work at Kingsclere ahead of a possible trip to Ascot next week.

The one time Kentucky Derby hope is at the right end of the handicap to do well this summer, having gained a second career win at Southwell last time.

The way he is working suggests he can cope with a step up the ladder if sent for an apprentice handicap next Wednesday.

ABSOLUTELY SO shortly return to the fray after recovering from a hairline fracture.

Andrew Balding hopes the easy conditions will continue for this horse who is a rare seven furlong specialist. The Lennox Stakes at Goodwood in August is a long range target for the six-year-old.

SCOTLAND returned to fast work and is another that experienced a training setback last summer.

He's giving the right signals for a seasonal return in the Yorkshire Cup, a race that connections hope will put the edge on him for the Ascot Gold Cup in which he ran well last year.

DARK SHOT showing plenty of zip in his fast work and could develop into a useful sprinter this summer.

His dam Dark Missile won the Wokingham and a gelding operation appears to have made a big difference to the Jeff Smith-owned three-year-old.

MONTALY had surgery on a cracked cannon bone and is a good prospect for long distance handicaps such as the Ebor.

He's by Yeats and has the profile of a horse that can make up for last time providing he enjoys a clear run.

Lambourn, April 22

Richard Hannon worked some lightly-raced horses that will shortly contest three-year-old handicaps and the batch included

He broke his maiden on the Chelmsford Polytrack and looks one to follow if he turns out at Lingfield next week.

He turned in a solid bit of stronger work with SHAIYEM, has also progressed well physically and mentally.

Shaiyem also has entries at Lingfield and a speculative engagement in the Irish 2,000 Guineas.

Hannon's two-year-olds are taking a run to put them spot on and LEXINGTON SKY be all the better for her pleasing frame finish at the Newmarket Craven meeting.

LEGENDARY LUNCH a recent opportunity on account of unfavourable ground but goes well and could soon boost the profile of rookie sire Dragon Pulse.

NAYEL very interesting amongst the older horses, having had his career hampered by injury.

He got his act together with a vengeance last backend and judging by the way he's working, he can carry on where he left off.

A setback has forced TAQWAA miss his intended engagement at Doncaster on Saturday, but he is certainly one to look out for in the coming weeks having has grown and strengthened into his frame over the winter.

Midlands, April 21

THE NEW ONE with his customary panache in an exercise that put the cutting edge on him for a final outing of the campaign at Sandown on Saturday.

Nigel Twiston-Davies' charge hasn't enjoyed the rub of the green for much of the time this winter and after a couple of mistakes, he fell in the Aintree Hurdle.

Jumping issues haven't helped his cause but if he can sharpen up that part of his act, connections believe he can have a say at the business end of the bet365 Select Hurdle.

Chasing is unlikely to ever be a viable option for the gelding who may be tried over longer distances next season.

BALLYPOINT a confidence-building triumph at Ffos Las and has been in good form on the steep Fibresand gallop at Guiting Power.

He looks the type that can win again.

OSCAR MAGIC shown plenty before a recent defeat at Uttoxeter.

He went out tamely that day but has the ability to convert his good home form on the racecourse in a middle-distance handicap chase.

BALLYRATH in a competitive race at Newbury and also went well in his latest bit of stronger work. He is ready to step up off his current mark.

BALLY BEAUFORT COGRY try to emulate the stable's Whitbread winner Beau in the bet365 Gold Cup.

They looked in good order blowing out for that prestigious race at Sandown - if they make the cut.

Newmarket, April 20

UNDER ATTACK among Sir Michael Stoute's workers and looked in good order stretching out ahead of a possible visit to Ripon later in the week.

Stoute and his team have put a lot of work into getting Under Attack to relax, which has gone a long way to correcting the three-year-old's aversion to starting stalls.

He gave just a slight cause for concern on his reappearance at Chelmsford which caused him to miss the break, but he quickly recovered that lost ground and kept on strongly all the way to the line.

His ability to 'find' under pressure is also prevalent in his work and it won't be long before he opens his account.

ARAB POET the journey to Beverley and will be hard to beat under Ryan Moore in the three-year-old handicap.

The Saeed Suhail-owned Arab Poet has accompanied Investec Derby hope MIDTERM work on Waterhall and on the evidence of that, he is definitely one to follow.

A win at Lingfield last back end appears to have given the colt a confident edge that he can transmit to the racecourse through the summer.

SHALL WE out on Newbury but continues to work promisingly and is a filly with a bright future. She is worth supporting at Sandown on Friday.

POETS WORD behind MUSTASHRY Chelmsford but is better than that effort indicates.

Lambourn, April 19

TULLIUS in good order in some light work that has cleared his passage to run at Sandown on Friday.

Andrew Balding's eight-year-old hasn't found it easy competing under a Group Two penalty but having shown plenty of resolve to place in the Earl Of Sefton Stakes last week, he is now targeting either the Gordon Richards Stakes or the bet365 Mile.

He retains all his enthusiasm and after this pipe-opener, he should be better suited by Sandown than Newmarket.

ELBERETH beautifully ahead of the Investec City And Suburban Handicap at Epsom on Wednesday.

Having improved a stone last year, Balding is hoping she can graduate from handicaps to Listed races.

HERE COMES WHEN be out soon because he's a horse for whom cut in the ground is absolutely imperative.

Things didn't work out for the gelding last season, but a problem was detected and connections believe corrective surgery for a wind issue has been successful.

He worked with plenty of gusto and is entered in Saturday's King Richard II at Leicester.

KINGSTON KURRAJONG looked alert and focused in his breeze ahead of the Investec Derby Trial at Epsom.

The Authorized colt has done well physically from two to three but might have something to find in a warm heat.

Newmarket, April 16

With the grass gallops saturated, all the action happened on the communal Al Bahathri Polytrack facility.

Sir Michael Stoute is hoping CANNOCK CHASE consolidate on his good international haul of 2015 when he came off the injury list to land the Grade One Canadian International.

He is gradually nearing a return outing and this time came up the strip with

ABDON best in his group, going half a length and the same up from HAMMERDUN SIR GEORGE SUMMERS the tempo quickened.

STARGAZER worked with some decent tackle and he was again in august company stretching out with AUTOCRATIC

UNDER ATTACK to have gone a long way to overcoming an aversion to the stalls.

He caught the eye on his reappearance at Chelmsford and today came up in meaningful fashion with DE MOTO recent turf winner

PETRUCCI been showing promise and again stepped out lively in a stretch with EXOSPHERE

Lambourn, April 15

SIMONSIG he is back in the game with a pleasing piece of work on the Faringdon Road midweek.

The former champion two-mile novice chaser has been sidelined with a niggling injury since his seasonal reappearance in which he showed much of his old sparkle.

Now Nicky Henderson is harbouring hopes of taking the grey for the big two-mile conditions chase at the Punchestown Festival.

SPRINTER SACRE work over the weekend before a final decision is made whether he has one more outing this season.

The dual Queen Mother Champion Chase winner is likely to run in Sandown's Celebration Chase, as long as the ground at the Esher track is not too soft.

VYTA DU ROC just out of the money in the RSA and now takes the eye as a novice against seasoned handicappers in the Scottish Grand National.

He has a touch of class to his demeanour and is not to be underestimated.

THOMAS CAMPBELL better than he showed on his Huntingdon debut at the start of the year and should pick up a bumper on good ground judging from the quality of his recent work.

Lambourn, April 14

Richard Hannon utilized various parts of his bases at Herridge and East Everleigh to keep his ready-to-run army of horses ticking over.

Having been forced to scratch ILLUMINATE the Nell Gwyn owing to inclement conditions that made the ground testing at HQ, trainer now puts the spotlight onto MARENKO is set to run at Newbury on Saturday.

Marenko scored with such authority at Kempton over Easter that connections felt she had earned a tilt at one of the 1,000 Guineas trials.

Following a pleasing three-quarter speed breeze on the main all weather, Marenko takes her chance in the Fred Darling.

Hannon has a precocious two-year-old on duty at Newbury on Friday in the shape of

This colt by Dragon Pulse shows plenty of zip.

LOG OUT ISLAND done well from two to three and looked strong in his latest piece of faster work ahead of the Greenham.

He's shown ability in easy conditions and must not be underestimated in the traditional Guineas trial.

AL HAFFANAH in the fillies' maiden on Friday and she looked alert and focused in her final breeze for that.

Newmarket, April 13

MIDTERM a high profile horse amongst Sir Michael Stoute's workers on the Al Bahathri Polytrack this morning.

Midday's son is amongst the ante-post favourites for the Investec Derby but is showing himself to be a lazy individual at home.

His pilot had to roust him to hold the call by a length over ARAB POET this pair worked to the eight ahead of his return to action at Newbury on Friday.

MASTER GUNNER going along nicely and looked on good terms with himself in his stretch with PLATITUDE

KING'S FETE in a gentle warm up with

The latter, who gave Stoute one of his biggest triumphs of 2015 in the Canadian International at Woodbine, has few miles on the clock and should be worth following in Group races.

YANGTSE by far the best at the business end of his group as he and SIR GEORGE SUMMERS clear of ABDON

Finally it was the turn of the fillies as ALIDAY along with BARLEYSUGAR

Lambourn, April 12

ROBINS REEF giving every indication that she can pick up a decent prize before the end of the season, having raised her game to place in the mares' novices' hurdle at Cheltenham.

Better ground will not come amiss to Robins Reef if she takes up one of her engagements back at Prestbury Park over the next couple of days.

Nicky Henderson habitually does well with his distaffers at this time of the season, and Robins Reef moved beautifully in her latest bit of faster work on the Faringdon Road.

MIGHT BITE a very well-related horse who has very few miles on the clock and is open to a stack of improvement.

He impressed at Kempton and, given a nice break subsequently, can strike again at Cheltenham on Wednesday.

He's a good-looking individual with a work ethic to match and will be in his element jumping fences next season.

LOUGH KENT to menace in the Grand Annual and found that Festival finale way too competitive.

However, racing in the silks of Sprinter Sacre, he should not be underestimated on the better going at Cheltenham and has always been a willing worker at home.

SUGAR BARON how much he appreciates better ground when scoring with some authority at Doncaster last month.

He has been given a nice break since in order to have him fresh for a productive spring campaign and he could also return to the track later this week.

Newmarket, April 9

Sir Michael Stoute visited the Waterhall gallop this morning where STARGAZER amongst those on duty.

The Michael Tabor-owned colt came up with ISTADRAQ readily put that one in his place, quickening a couple clear.

CONVEY be kept away from easy ground and is a colt with abundant talent who is better than he showed last year.

He was in a group that also consisted of MUTAMAKKIN GRAND INQUISITOR, three quickening together in the final 200 yards.

FORGE his problems and disappointed on his only start on the July Course.

However, he undoubtedly has ability and he looked happy in himself working alongside ARAB POET

PETRUCCI himself to be on the mettle in some stronger work and readily came three clear of DARTMOUTH. pair were whipped in by EXOSPHERE

ABDON in good order in a stretch with

AUTOCRATIC a lovely filly and she quickened from the front to have the call over

PLATITUDE up with HAMMERDUN KHAIRAAT there was little between them at the pull-up.

Lambourn, April 8

MIGHT BITE an interesting prospect from Nicky Henderson's yard who looks worth following on the better ground through the spring.

The Scorpion gelding has very few miles on the clock and looked alert and on his game warming up for a possible trip to Cheltenham next week.

Already a winner there, he showed his prowess with a clear-cut triumph at Kempton, where the further he travelled the better he looked.

As a close relative of Beat That he has much to live up to, but in current form is unlikely to disappoint.

VANITEUX to make a race of it with Douvan in the Arkle and duly paid the price when unseating his pilot two out when already booked for minor honours.

Rather than take his charge to Aintree, Henderson has allowed the gelding to quietly forget that incident and may give him a confidence restorer in a two-mile novice chase at Cheltenham next week.

DIFFERENT GRAVEY a leap in the dark when pitched against Thistlecrack at Aintree tomorrow.

The assessor showed him no mercy for a runaway Ascot victory and although very highly regarded at Seven Barrows he could well be chasing at least one shadow in the Aintree Hurdle.

He looked in good order breezing on the all-weather this morning.

NESTERENKO a horse that does his winning at this time of year. He has done well since returning from the injury list and runs in a handicap hurdle tomorrow.

MAESTRO ROYAL to go handicapping sooner than connections wanted, but after being given a select campaign is in very good order and looks another to follow on the better going - possibly at Cheltenham next week.

Naunton, April 7

Nigel Twiston-Davies knows what it takes to win a Grand National and in DOUBLE ROSS a horse that he hopes can emulate Earth Summit and Bindaree.

The chestnut proved himself a good novice and then handicap chaser over two and a half miles before experiencing a blip in his progress.

Previous visits to Aintree have met with mixed fortune, but after a better effort at Cheltenham last time connections are hoping for a continued revival.

The big question mark against Double Ross is his ability to get four miles-plus in easy conditions, but his work on the stable's steep Fibresand strip has indicated he is in as good order as for quite a while.

He has also excelled in a recent schooling session.

BLAKLION beautifully on the strip this morning ahead of tomorrow's Betfred Mildmay Novices' Chase.

His tough-as-teak approach to jumping fences met its just reward with a hard-fought victory in the RSA at the Festival.

Twiston-Davies was delighted with the way Blaklion came out of that and does not envisage this test over the Mildmay fences as a possible "bridge too far".

ASTRACAD his best form for Cheltenham but has looked in good order working ahead of the Crabbie's Topham Chase, for which he will go off a rank outsider.

In contrast, BALLYANDY going to start favourite for the Aintree Bumper after showing in his demeanour since Cheltenham that he is more than ready for another championship race.

He displayed gritty determination to prevail in the Festival Bumper and looks a very smart prospect for hurdling next season.

Newmarket, April 6

Investec Derby hope MIDTERM a prominent member of Sir Michael Stoute's team that visited the Waterhall gallop this morning.

The son of Group One winner Midday has done well for his winter break, having strengthened up since his Newbury maiden victory in October, and Ted Durcan put him through his paces as part of a three-horse group.

Stoute has used the Waterhall to good effect already, as his first runner was a winner, and though it isn't a conventional gallop it's renowned as being ideal for getting horses ready.

Midterm was accompanied by STREET POET EL HAYEM. joined issue at the seven-furlong marker and the trio worked at a quicker tempo to the eight, finishing close together but never off the bridle.

Ryan Moore will play a big part in operations from Freemason Lodge and Beech Hurst and he got a feel of ULYSEES, came up with

AUTOCRATIC a nice prospect and he looked in good order accompanying SUPER YACHT. pair also worked on the bridle to the eight.

The hooded MAINSTREAM followed by MOUSTACHERIE SHABBAH a routine spin.

Then BALLET CONCERTO had the call over MULK

Moore jumped on to The Queen's DARTMOUTH, had the edge by a length over

Lambourn, April 5

BUVEUR D'AIR been elevated to favouritism for the Top Novices' Hurdle following the surprise re-routing of ALTIOR that prize.

Nicky Henderson's charge lost his unbeaten record when third to his stablemate in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle but has taken those exertions well, working with great energy and aplomb on the Faringdon Road.

Buveur D'Air very patiently ridden at Cheltenham and is better coming from off a strong pace that he will almost certainly experience at Aintree.

Altior, meanwhile, will engage in a practice session over fences in front of his owners before Henderson decides whether to point him at the Champion Hurdle or go for the Arkle next season.

COCKTAILS AT DAWN bid to provide Henderson with an unprecedented fourth successive Topham Trophy and he schooled beautifully for that over an Aintree fence on Mandown.

The good-looking Cocktails At Dawn also excelled in his latest bit of faster work and looks more than ready for his Friday assignment.

HADRIAN'S APPROACH to have garnished a new and more effective jumping technique that mirrored itself in his schooling over the Grand National fence.

That exercise was also taken by TRIOLO D'ALENE, has the advantage of already having won over the famous fences.

DIFFERENT GRAVEY forced by the assessor to ditch handicapping and he has worked beautifully ahead of the Liverpool Stayers' Hurdle, his first crack at a Graded race.

L'AMI SERGE his game to place at the Festival and has shown a willing attitude in his work ahead of either the Maghull Novices' Chase or the Manifesto Novices' Chase.

West Country, April 2

COPPER KAY well on Philip Hobbs' compendium of all-weather gallops this morning ahead of a possible trip to Aintree.

The six-year-old failed to build on her reputation at Sandown last time, having previously impressed at Cheltenham, but connections are hopeful she can put the record straight in the mares' bumper at the Grand National meeting.

LITTLE MISS POET a good winner last time and holds the same engagement next Thursday.

She has scope for improvement after just two career starts and looked solid in her work with another winner.

WISHFULL THINKING in his teenage years but could return at the next Cheltenham fixture.

He has been purposefully rested to come back in a conditions chase over two miles and five furlongs.

GARDE LA VICTOIRE being nudged along when falling at the top of the hill in the JLT Chase at the Festival.

His pilot believes he was just starting to get competitive and he has schooled with aplomb subsequently, showing no ill effects from the tumble.

He is gearing up for a shot at the Manifesto Novices' Chase on Merseyside.

ONENIGHTINVIENNA in excellent order ahead of his tilt at the Crabbie's Grand National.

Success for the seven-year-old would be highly poignant, given that his late owner Peter Luff also owned the 1986 winner West Tip.

Lambourn, April 1

LOCAL with runners over the famous Grand National fences at Aintree have utilised the temporary National-style fence erected on Mandown, with Nicky Henderson schooling TRIOLO D'ALENE

Both horses are definite runners in the Crabbie's-sponsored National on Saturday week, and Henderson finds it hard to split them.

They each have a certain class edge to them, with Triolo D'Alene won a Hennessy Gold Cup and Hadrian's Approach a bet365 Gold Cup in recent seasons.

Triolo D'Alene also boast a victory in a Topham, for which Seven Barrows will rely upon COCKTAILS AT DAWN year.

Triolo D'Alene a wide-margin victory on his return to action this season and is thought of as a spring horse, while Hadrian's Approach has been lightly raced since his Sandown success almost two years ago.

However, he shaped with abundant promise when returning to action in the BetBright Chase at Kempton, a race in which his seventh placing fails to convey the promise shown. Henderson is convinced the gelding has retained a great deal of his ability.

Cocktails At Dawn is one of the best looking horses in the yard and also a good jumper and judging from the way he has operated over the mock-up fence erected by the Jockey Club, he could make a splash in next Friday's Topham.

MY TENT OR YOURS to be in top order following his creditable run behind Annie Power in the Champion Hurdle.

That was the gelding's first run for almost two years and Henderson reports his JP charge to be showing every sign that he is almost as good as he was.

ALTIOR set to head for the big two-mile novice hurdle at the National meeting along with BUVEUR D'AIR, both horses have worked encouragingly on the Faringdon Road since coming home first and third in the Supreme at the Festival.

Minehead, March 31

GALA BALL been a revelation for Philip Hobbs and the gelding showed with a pleasing spin on the all-weather at Sandhill Stables that he could be ready for further pickings.

Hobbs has the improving six-year-old primed for a two-mile handicap hurdle at Newbury tomorrow and better ground should not be any inconvenience.

EARDISLAND to have lost his way until bouncing back last time and is worth following in two-and-a-half-mile handicap hurdles through the spring.

He put in some searching work on the steep all-weather strip.

AL ALFA always better at this time of year and can pick up a handicap chase before the end of the season based on his latest work with a recent winner.

BINCOMBE well and likes Newbury, where he will be in action tomorrow.

FILBERT an in-and-out character but can raise his game without warning.

On the better ground he is capable of bouncing back in a handicap chase on a left-handed course.

ONE COOL SCORPION lightly raced, has shown improved work at home, and can be placed a win a handicap hurdle at Newbury tomorrow.

ONENIGHTINVIENNA bouncing ahead of the Crabbie's Grand National in which he will carry the colours made famous by 1986 winner West Tip.

Despite being barely out of the novice bracket, he is a horse with the track craft and jumping aplomb to go well around Aintree.

Naunton, March 30

In-form gelding FLORRIE BOY trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies' in a workout at Guiting Power this morning.

The five-year-old ran away with a handicap hurdle at Chepstow last week and connections are keen to strike quickly under a penalty. He holds entries at Fontwell, Newbury and Wetherby on Friday.

THUNDER SHEIK the same bill, having dotted up at Haydock last Saturday.

He is under consideration for a two-mile handicap hurdle at Newbury and looked strong and focused in his work up the steep Fibresand gallop.

ROBINSHILL shown ability in minor company but could also turn out at Newbury.

He showed improvement on his latest start at Southwell and should pick up a novice or maiden hurdle soon.

BLAKLION that lean and hungry look of a horse eager to supplement his battling success in the RSA

He looked better the further he travelled at the Festival, and connections may look to an equivalent race at Aintree next week.

The same is true of BALLYANDY, appears to have taken little out of himself after his game triumph in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham.

Lambourn, March 29

ROBINS REEF pleasingly on the Faringdon Road in preparation for a valuable mares' race at Newbury on Saturday.

She is among a handful of Nicky Henderson's Cheltenham Festival team that will target big prizes in the closing weeks of the National Hunt season.

The six-year-old ran creditably to finish fourth in the mares' novices' hurdle at Prestbury Park and appears to have taken those exertions in her stride. She looks one to follow, with few miles on the clock and scope for further improvement.

LOUGH KENT each-way support for the Grand Annual, but could never get into the hunt in that fiercely competitive race.

He is worth siding with on better ground in two-mile handicap chases.

The Queen's CLOSE TOUCH be a late entrant to the racing stage this season, having been off the track since pulling up at Aintree last April. He is likely to reappear in either a handicap hurdle or a handicap chase at Newbury.

He is another that would be happier on better ground, with the recent inclement conditions a hindrance rather than a boon.

In spite of his problems, he's been showing plenty of his old sparkle.

SPECIAL AGENT make his mark in three-mile handicap chases in the spring period.

Novices PREMIER BOND WHAT'S THE SCOOP going well at home and will also be kept going through the closing weeks.

Naunton, March 25

THE NEW ONE come out of his Champion Hurdle exertions in flying form and could head to Aintree.

The talented gelding will not be sent novice chasing owing to his low trajectory and tendency to hang when coming under pressure at the end of his races.

However, big hurdling prizes over longer distances await Nigel Twiston-Davies' charge, although he will first head to the Grand National meeting in search of another Aintree Hurdle win, having triumphed in the race in 2014.

BALLYBOLLEY worked and schooled well ahead of a date at Haydock tomorrow.

He looks worth following in handicap chases in the closing days of the season.

BALLYANDY shown himself to be in good order since getting home by the skin of his teeth in the Champion Bumper.

Connections are considering another run before the end of the season.

BLAKLION sheer grit to land the RSA and has a similar race at Aintree in his sights.

He looked better the further he travelled at the Festival and is running at a higher level than ever, looking a possible Gold Cup prospect for next season.

DOUBLE ROSS hints of his smart old novice form when running in the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.

The chestnut's display has encouraged connections that a shot at the Grand National may be worthwhile.

Meydan, March 24

On the last morning of work that means anything to the preparations of runners at the Dubai World Cup, CALIFORNIA CHROME commanded eagle-eyed attention from a plethora of observers encamped along stable bend.

The chestnut was pursued by a posse of photographers and was easy to spot with his heavily bandaged legs.

Art Sherman instructed a single lap of the main track in a workout that only early arrivals at Breakfast With The Stars were privileged to observe.

There is a very strong Japanese presence here at Meydan, with a lot of attention focussing on DURAMENTE, record speaks volumes for his chance in the Sheema Classic.

Duramente looked keen and alert in his exercise along with LAST IMPACT ONE AND ONLY, both moved stylishly to round off their own preparations for the same race.

Connections of the Aga Khan duo of VAZIRABAD Gold Cup) and DARIYAN Classic) were on hand to watch those horses go through strictly light paces.

Hong Kong trainers John Moore and Caspar Fownes supervised the work of NOT LISTENIN'TOME

The latter is attracting plenty of shrewd money for the World Cup, while Moore was bullish in his assessment of Al Quoz Sprint hope Not Listenin'tome after heading to the track straight off the plane.

Meydan, March 23

POSTPONED, hot favourite for the Sheema Classic at Meydan on Saturday, paid a first visit to the turf course this morning.

Big race pilot Andrea Atzeni teamed up with the Roger Varian-trained colt who galloped one lap behind a lead horse.

Having worked on the all-weather training track yesterday, Postponed's preparation is now complete and it is up to him to do the talking.

INTILAAQ Varian a not inconsiderable second string to his bow in the Dubai Turf.

The colt moved beautifully under Paul Hanagan this morning and looks to be at the top of his game.

CALIFORNIA CHROME according to his trainer Art Sherman "five lengths" better than when beaten by Prince Bishop in the 2015 Dubai World Cup.

His presence trackside adds an essential ingredient to the overwhelming sense of bonhomie amongst media figures gathered for the richest single day's racing in the world.

Having worked on the main track, California Chrome just needs to tick over in the final three days before the Dubai World Cup.

FROSTED worked privately at the Godolphin Marmoom training track.

The grey delighted all connected to him with a pleasing 2,400-metre stretch on Tuesday.

KEEN ICE had six weeks to settle into the general scheme of things at Meydan and looks composed and relaxed.

He breezed and galloped 3,200 metres in a final sharpener for Saturday.

Lambourn, March 22

Several trainers spent the early part of the week readying their horses for the All-Weather Championships fixture at Lingfield on Good Friday.

Andrew Balding is taking the meeting very seriously and will dispatch a team of five to the 'leafy' course.

BERNIE'S BOY an age to break his maiden but at odds of 1-4 finally got that job done at Kempton.

The win merely shows him to be in good order, and he will have to be to make his mark in what looks a highly competitive three-year-old conditions race.

However, he looked in good order stretching out on the all-weather strip at Park House, finishing off his gallop strongly.

BALLYNANTY well and there is no surprise to see Balding pointing him at the Lingfield Marathon.

He was doing some sterling work at the business end of his latest start at Wolverhampton.

MAN OF HARLECH a choice of engagements at Lingfield.

His versatility means connections can choose between conditions races over a mile as well as a mile and a quarter, and he looked keen and alert in his latest piece of faster work.

INTRANSIGENT consistency but on a turning track can always throw in one of his better efforts. He's had a short break to be in tune for the Sprint.

SECRET HINT work to do if she's to lift the Filly And Mare Sprint, but appears to have gone forward since troubling the judge first time back this year.

Lambourn, March 19

Andrew Balding worked some of his all-weather squad at Park House Stables.

PICKAPOCKET soon break his maiden after a string of good efforts and is pointing at Southwell or Kempton next week.

He stretched out willingly on the main strip and should be hard to beat.

COOL STRUTTER not quite come up to expectations but appears in good order.

The four-year-old showed a bit more last time to indicate he can return to form soon.

HAVISHAM eventually go down the handicap route, but Balding will persevere in maidens, with a trip to Kempton on the cards next week.

LADY BLANCO a semblance of promise on her debut and has worked like a filly that has learned plenty from that initial experience.

Lambourn, March 18

BRAIN POWER in some encouraging midweek work for Nicky Henderson and looks one to follow at Kempton on Saturday.

Aintree could also be a port of call for the Michael Buckley-owned gelding, who caught a tartar in Charbel at Musselburgh.

Given plenty of time to recover from those exertions, the five-year-old takes aim at a confidence-booster in a novice hurdle at the Esher circuit.

NEWSWORTHY another novice hurdler that should not be inconvenienced by better going, as he is by Presenting.

Fifth in a Punchestown bumper last year and in the same ownership as Brain Power, he shaped with abundant promise at Doncaster last time and has been waiting for the ground to dry up.

He looked in very good order on his latest visit to the Faringdon Road grass.

ARGANTE capable of picking up a race at one of the smaller tracks and is entered at Taunton.

He was easy to back on his first run over hurdles but nevertheless shaped well to place against decent company.

SILVERHOW become a lot more interesting after events of this week owing to the fact he is a half-brother to Supreme Novices' Hurdle victor

He showed plenty of promise in his only career start at Huntingdon and is considered an exciting prospect.

ONE FOR THE GUV'NR soon be running again, having needed his first run back.

He ran at Aintree last spring and could end up returning there, although he has an entry early next week.

Midlands, March 17

With two winners at this week's Cheltenham Festival, there is a growing sense that the final weeks of the season could become memorable for Nigel Twiston-Davies' Guiting Power operation.

Both BLAKLION BALLYANDY run again, possibly at Aintree, while DOUBLE ROSS a bit of his old sparkle in cheekpieces and is an interesting outsider for the Crabbie's Grand National.

THE NEW ONE disgraced in the Champion Hurdle but is now at a point where a change of direction looks the sensible course of action.

One of the best handicapped horses in the yard is COUNT GUIDO DEIRO after romping home at Newbury, has his sights set on a weekend engagement.

The nine-year-old gave the impression in this pleasing work that there could be more to come.

COGRY another young staying horse for whom there may be better things ahead.

He failed to cut the mustard in the Welsh National but signalled with a more encouraging effort last time that he's on the cusp of a return to winning ways.

He really grabbed the ground, striding out willingly on the testing Fibresand gallop in midweek.

FLYING ANGEL put in a big contribution to the well-being of the stable with his victory in the Imperial Cup.

He's come out of that absolutely bouncing, and should be competitive under a penalty in tomorrow's Martin Pipe race at the Festival.

West Country, March 16

IF IN DOUBT the potential to be one of the day three steamers at Cheltenham, and the JP gelding showed himself to be in very good order working on the woodchip strip at Sandhill Stables at the weekend.

The eight-year-old looked strong and assured in his final breeze this morning ahead of the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle Final.

Richard Johnson's mount failed to cut the mustard over fences but seems happy in this arena and with his stamina and liking of the ground, he looks certain to put in a big run.

GARDE LA VICTOIRE tuned to the minute for the JLT Chase, the opener on tomorrow's card.

The seven-year-old defends a three-race unbeaten record over fences and after Douvan's demolition of the two-milers in Tuesday's Arkle, Philip Hobbs is pleased he elected to go down the longer distance route with this impressive individual.

The gelding breezed beautifully up his trainer's compendium of all weathers this morning.

VILLAGE VIC a baptism of fire as he moves into conditions races with a shot at the Ryanair Chase.

The nine-year-old will try to stretch his winning sequence to five and has worked like an improved horse since his clear-cut victories in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and on New Year's Day at this course.

CHAMPAGNE WEST goes into the deep end against Vautour and co in the Ryanair and although something of an enigma on the track, has always shown plenty at home, as was the case in his winding-up gallop for the Grade One contest.

Lambourn, March 15

It was easy-breezy for Nicky Henderson's Day Two runners at the Festival as they floated along the all-weather strip on the Faringdon Road.

SPRINTER SACRE that 'Black Aeroplane' side of his demeanour back in abundance and looks as fresh and full of raw power as on his return to the racecourse for his first of two winning outings this season.

The 10-year-old put in some spectacular schooling at the weekend to give the impression he is popping his corks for what could be the most vocally-received triumph of the week.

VYTA DU ROC one of the main protagonists for the RSA but drying ground is a slight cause for concern.

The former French-based seven-year-old showed battling qualities on this return to winning ways at Ascot and with his work maintaining its high level, he looks another good chance for Seven Barrows.

FIXE LE KAP not appreciate faster conditions in the Triumph Hurdle which is a pity, as the grey is working especially well.

He suffered a shock defeat at Haydock last time but a pleasing bit of stronger work suggests he can bounce back, even if the Festival does not pan out in his favour.

CAPTAIN CONAN a rank outsider for the Ryanair Chase, but this powerful individual has definitely improved a long way for his latest run and could surprise a few people.

WHISPER go to post for the World Hurdle with the recommendation of Henderson himself as one of the liveliest outsiders from the stable. He is working just as well as before his excellent form at this time last year.

West Country, March 12

GARDE LA VICTOIRE on his A-game some work at Sandhill Stables, giving every indication he will be a force to be reckoned with in the JLT Chase at Cheltenham next week.

Philip Hobbs looks set to field last season's Greatwood Hurdle winner in the longer JLT of Tuesday's Arkle, as connections expect the ground to become drier.

Garde La Victoire has always been an imposing presence on the home gallops and soared up the woodchip strip to show himself in top order.

BALTHAZAR KING doing everything right ahead of the Cross-Country Chase.

Now completely recovered from the nasty injuries he suffered when falling in last year's Grand National, he is in cracking form as he tries to go back-to-back in the Glenfarclas-sponsored race.

VILLAGE VIC Cheltenham and has been freshened up for the Brown Advisory

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He positively thrives on the Prestbury Park undulations and looked focused and alert traversing the strip a couple of times.

SAUSALITO SUNRISE improving and could put it up to Grand National hero Many Clouds in the totepoolliveinfo.com Premier Chase at Kelso on Sunday.

He has been in fine form at home and will not mind any cut in the ground at the Borders circuit.

Sausalito Sunrise's owners will have a few runners at next week's Festival, with progressive handicap hurdler ROCK THE KASBAH to go particularly well in the Coral Cup.

Lambourn, March 11

Nicky Henderson has worked a large contingent of his Cheltenham team this week and launches a five-pronged assault on the Champion Hurdle.

With the likelihood of some cut in the ground on the first day, TOP NOTCH been strong in the market and is currently trading at 16-1.

The former French-based five-year-old comes into the equation as a lively and popular outsider along with

The latter would probably benefit from dry weather over the next three days as his action lends itself to a quicker surface.

MY TENT OR YOURS been trained with a kid glove. Undoubtedly the most talented of the Henderson quintet, he's coming back off the injury list and has a fragile mind that connections hope will be harnessed by the fitting of a new bit.

Certainly the former Champion Hurdle runner-up has looked more settled in his work and schooling since wearing the new device.

PEACE AND CO the champion juvenile in an unbeaten season but seems to have failed to go on. He is the enigma in the team and even though in good form at home, needs to prove his critics wrong.

SIGN OF A VICTORY also worked encouragingly, but appears outclassed.

VANITEUX the obvious main threat to Douvan in the Arkle. H will enjoy the underfoot conditions and has remained in super form in his work which has always been a pleasure to behold.

SPRINTER SACRE combined work on the grass and all-weather facilities in Lambourn without having an away day.

Henderson looks to have succeeded in his mission to bring jumping's former top-rated horse back as fresh as paint for the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Equally, both the stable's Supreme Novices' Hurdle candidates ALTIOR BUVEUR D'AIR in top order.

If there is cut in the ground on Tuesday it could suit the latter a shade more, although he is much more a chasing type than his stablemate.

Naunton, March 10

THE NEW ONE in his winding-up work for the Champion Hurdle that he will mean business in next Tuesday's feature at Cheltenham.

Nigel Twiston-Davies has the gelding at concert pitch for what promises to be one of the races of the Festival.

Although The New One struggled to land the odds in the Haydock Park Champion Hurdle Trial there is a view that the Merseyside course is not his happiest hunting ground.

Furthermore, he has worked with all his old zest on his trainer's steep Fibresand gallop.

Twiston-Davies has a number of staying chasers heading for various races at the Festival, including

He repaid shrewd each-way investment with a frame finish in the BetBright Chase and has scope for further improvement in the Ultima Handicap Chase on Tuesday.

He also worked willingly at home this week along with ALGERNON PAZHAM, could also tackle the Ultima race or the Kim Muir on Thursday.

BALLY BEAUFORT to put a disappointing run at Ascot behind him in the four-mile National Hunt Chase.

He is better than that effort indicates and has abundant stamina to take to post in the amateur riders' marathon.

BALLYANDY put in some pleasing work since running away with a Newbury bumper, a performance that labels him Britain's best hope in the prestigious Champion Bumper.

West Country, March 9

COPPER KAY herself to be in good order when working on the steep woodchip gallop at Sandhill.

Traversing the strip a couple of times, the six-year-old appears to have thrived for a short break since her impressive triumph at Cheltenham.

Philip Hobbs holds her in the highest regard and her form profile alone gives her a fine chance of at least being in the money in Saturday's mares' bumper at Sandown.

WISHFULL THINKING enjoyed his winter break and will soon return to racecourse duty. However, the teenager will skip both Cheltenham and Aintree.

Hobbs is targeting a race over two miles and five furlongs at the Cheltenham Spring meeting.

BALTHAZAR KING a fairytale waiting to happen after his courage to come back from what looked a career-ending injury sustained in a crashing fall in the Grand National.

The gelding seems made for the cross-country course at Cheltenham and looks to offer the best home hope of a victory in the Glenfarclas-backed race next week.

ALLEE BLEUE need to be on his mettle if he's to win the ultra-competitive Imperial Cup.

The confirmed pacesetter will have abundant competition for early supremacy in the Sandown feature, but he has looked in very good order at home since going all the way in heavy ground at Taunton in January.

OZZIE THE OSCAR well on his debut over jumps at Taunton and after pleasing in his work, he could head for a race at Taunton that should be well within his compass.

Lambourn, March 8

BRAIN POWER with his customary alacrity at the weekend ahead of a possible visit to Sandown's Grand Military meeting.

The Michael Buckley-owned gelding is still learning the rudiments of jumping, and was slightly let down by that side of his make up when beaten at Musselburgh by Charbel.

Regardless of that, Brain Power remains one of the highest-rated novices at Seven Barrows and connections could take him to Aintree granted some better ground there.

Some of the stable's big guns went through their paces and it's good to see both ALTIOR BUVEUR D'AIR at concert pitch ahead of what is a very important dual assault on the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham next week.

CLONDAW BANKER be one of the lesser lights in the yard, but he looked in good order in his stretch. He could head for a handicap hurdle at Sandown on Friday.

ARGANTE in a pleasing display at Newbury where he was competitive for much of the way before being outclassed by a couple of well-regarded foes.

He is another that may be more effective on better going, and can pick up a race at one of the smaller tracks.

RED HAMMER, over at odds-on at Ludlow, has shown himself to be in good order on the grass gallops and should soon make amends.

CUP FINAL some good bets on trials day at Musselburgh and has continued to work well ahead of a probable crack at the Coral Cup.

Lambourn, March 4

SAINT CHARLES a name to conjure with in handicap hurdles through the spring.

Nicky Henderson's charge had the misfortune to run into Thistlecrack when last seen at Ascot.

Owing to some training issues, he has spent the last year marking time.

But following some encouraging work on the Faringdon Road grass he should be ready to go in the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday.

Henderson elected not to send SPRINTER SACRE Kempton for a racecourse gallop.

The reason is that the former two-mile champion chaser is amazingly fresh following a deliberate mid-season break.

Henderson wants him to stay that way for the Queen Mother Champion Chase, and will complete his preparation at home.

Clement weather in the next two weeks would be good news to HARGAM, is part of a possibly multiple Seven Barrows challenge on the Champion Hurdle.

The grey has been giving off all the right signals both at home and on away gallops.

In contrast, should conditions come up testing at the Festival TOP NOTCH enter calculations.

The Morebattle Hurdle winner's action lends itself to plenty of cut and he has done well since that Kelso triumph.

For the combined Henderson challenge at the Festival, much depends on the outcome of the opening Supreme Novices's Hurdle.

It has proved a lucky race for the stable in the past, and with ALTIOR BUVEUR D'AIR popping their corks, a lot of emphasis is being geared towards this exciting contest.

West Country, March 3

GARDE LA VICTOIRE showing all his customary verve working towards one of the novice chases at the Cheltenham Festival.

Last season's Greatwood Hurdle winner has a choice of engagements in either the Arkle Challenge Trophy or the JLT Chase.

He looked alert and focused in his latest work on the steep woodchip gallop at Philip Hobbs' Sandhill base.

Hobbs would not run Garde La Victoire in the longer JLT if the ground remains soft.

BALTHAZAR KING giving off the right signals as he limbers up for another shot at the Glenfarclas Chase over the banks course.

His trainer has his fingers tightly crossed that underfoot conditions improve in the next fortnight.

DUKE DES CHAMPS to skip the Festival following a disappointing run at Haydock.

He wasted a lot of ground in going wide in the testing conditions and will most likely be given a confidence booster in a novice hurdle. If successful, he could then run at Aintree.

GALA BALL done well since a dogged triumph at Wincanton and worked zestfully up the strip ahead of a handicap hurdle at Newbury on Saturday.

COPPER KAY in good order and worked well ahead of a big-race assignment at Sandown on Saturday week.

Naunton, March 2

ALDEBURGH shortly revert to the other side of a dual-purpose role for Nigel Twiston-Davies, having schooled well over hurdles at Guiting Power.

The seven-year-old has proved a good servant to veteran owner Wally Sturt, first with Jim Old and now with Twiston-Davies, who has him entered in a novices' handicap hurdle at Newbury on Saturday.

In the colours popularised by Champion Hurdle winner Collier Bay, Aldeburgh can prove effective for the remainder of the winter switching between jumps and the all-weather.

LITTLE JON shown a liking for Newbury and could head there for the Greatwood Gold Cup on Saturday.

The gigantic gelding has enjoyed a short break since failing to justify market support at Cheltenham in January. He sailed up the steep Fibresand strip a couple of times and is clearly in good heart.

BENBENS disappointed in a recent run behind Saint Are and needs to bounce back. He has taken those exertions in his stride and could reappear in a veterans' chase at Newbury.

MUCKLE ROE a change of luck after a couple of near-misses and looked in good order stretching out ahead of a novices' limited handicap chase at Newbury on Friday.

BALLYCASH better than a poor run at Warwick indicates and may well improve if he takes up one of three engagements at the weekend.

TWIST OF GINGE shown promise and will shortly make his debut for the stable in a bumper.

Lambourn, March 1

With most of the on-course action for his Cheltenham runners done and dusted, Nicky Henderson will employ the services of some of his slower burners to keep the pot boiling in the run up to the Festival.

SUGAR BARON a case in point and has a couple of entries at the weekend, although when the six-year-old has his attention switched to fences, he could climb a lot further up the ladder.

Not disgraced in a hot handicap hurdle at Ascot in January, Sugar Baron is by Presenting and would therefore appreciate the better ground in the spring. He's been working with plenty of enthusiasm and will be kept to hurdling for the time being.

CLOSE TOUCH the EBF two years ago and is an exciting prospect for fences, having looked seriously good on his chase debut at Wincanton.

The gelded son of Derby winner Generous hasn't enjoyed a clear run of things in training this season but worked nicely at the weekend.

BEAR'S AFFAIR adopted a dual role mixing hurdling with chasing. Another son of Presenting, he's fresh and well and has been keeping his powder dry for the top of the ground he much prefers. Whether he will get it this weekend remains uncertain.

CULTIVATOR smart when scoring at Ascot and this highly-regarded son of Alflora has done well subsequently. He could reappear at Newbury on Saturday.

ARGANTE well on his Newbury debut to indicate races can be won with him. He started 16-1 that day and after working satisfactorily, he might figure in the novices' hurdle at Doncaster on Saturday.

West Country, February 27

CHELTENIAN up for a first visit to Fontwell with a swinging canter on the woodchip all-weather facility at Sandhill this morning.

Philip Hobbs' grand servant has shown himself to be as good as ever this winter, with a staying-on effort in the Betfair Hurdle that took him on to the coat tails of the principals in that valuable Newbury handicap.

The 10-year-old will find the figure-of-eight Fontwell course a different proposition but has the balance and brawn to excel there when lining up for the National Spirit Hurdle tomorrow.

Several horses that have already done their stuff ahead of Cheltenham went through their paces including

In the belief that the gelding is better fresh, Hobbs has given him a break since his latest bloodless triumph and has his charge in tip-top order for the Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase.

BALTHAZAR KING charting a course towards the Glenfarclas Cross-Country Chase.

He has worked well at different locations and won't lack for anything in fitness in spite of his lengthy absence from the track.

SADDLERS ENCORE the Pertemps Final in his sights and seems to have taken his recent Sandown exertions in his stride.

With few miles on the clock, he has scope for further progression.

VILLAGE VIC Cheltenham and he worked encouragingly ahead of the old Mildmay of Flete Challenge Cup.

Lambourn, February 26

Nicky Henderson will unleash some well regarded bumper horses over the next few days of whom BERCE showing abundant promise in his work at Seven Barrows.

The Doncaster Sales purchase didn't come to hand in time to run last season and has been given the time required to fill into his frame.

Always a willing worker, he looked in very good order in a strong stretch on the Faringdon Road grass and can start to make up for lost time at Kempton tomorrow.

THOMAS CAMPBELL the subject of strong market support but failed to menace on his introduction.

The son of Yeats is bred to go a long way and has definitely come on a bundle to suggest those losses are merely lent.

HADRIAN'S APPROACH more than a year out of the spotlight after straining a ligament behind.

He's showing plenty of his old gusto and with few miles on the clock, he could do well in valuable staying chases through the spring.

Connections are keen to get a run or two under his belt to find out whether a Crabbie's Grand National tilt is realistic and he is worth watching at Kempton tomorrow.

WHISPER to please in his work to confirm his status as Henderson's personal pick for Cheltenham.

He's a horse that will also be suited by the better ground we are almost certain to experience during Festival week.

KHEZERABAD the same bill as HARGAM that he is a former French-based horse who was bred by the Aga Khan.

The chestnut is entering the Triumph Hurdle arena very late in the game but has certainly got ability, in the same manner as Hargam, Dawalan and Zaynar, who arrived at Seven Barrows along similar routes.

Naunton, February 25

TEMPLEROSS among a talented team of bumper horses that Nigel Twiston-Davies has nurtured through the winter into a formidable outfit.

The five-year-old gained many friends when landing some good bets at Uttoxeter before Christmas, coming home unchallenged in the testing conditions.

He has developed during a short mid-season break and worked heartily up the steep Fibresand strip at Guiting Power midweek.

Connections may let him loose again at Kempton on Saturday, where better ground would not be a problem.

WEST WIZARD proved an enigma for all connected with him and is something of a work in progress.

He wowed work watchers when originally based in Lambourn, and despite problems, he still knows how to showboat in his work at his new home.

After a disappointing run at Kempton at Christmas, the gelding looks set to return to that course for a two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase on Saturday and he looked happy in himself striding twice up the steep strip.

ASTRACAD almost exclusively at Cheltenham but could visit new territories at the weekend.

Twiston-Davies looks set to take the 10-year-old to the limit of his stamina powers in the BetBright Handicap Chase. However, this is the easiest three miles in racing, and the gelding looked on good terms with himself in a spin with BALLYKAN, also takes his chance at Kempton.

West Country, February 24

CHELTENIAN with great gusto at Sandhill midweek to show he's fit and firing after a run in the Betfair Hurdle that offered more questions than answers.

In spite of his welter-burden, the gelding travelled smoothly in a hood and went past beaten horses to finish close to the money, though at no stage did he ever look like taking a hand in the finish.

Should Philip Hobbs elect to run him in the National Spirit Hurdle at Fontwell on Sunday, it will be interesting to see how the 10-year-old copes with the tight turns on the switchback course. But he is a versatile operator and seems in especially good heart.

ST SAVIOUR looked in good order working ahead of Saturday's Adonis Hurdle at Kempton.

Although he's unbeaten in the juvenile hurdle spectrum, St Saviour was workmanlike when scoring on his latest visit to Ludlow and may have to raise his game in a Triumph Hurdle trial that looks particularly strong.

CHAMPAGNE WEST an expensive failure at Cheltenham at the end of last month and is still living on his novice reputation.

However, he works with real

éclat at home and has done so again in his build-up to a shot at the BetBright Chase, the highlight of Kempton's fixture at the weekend.

MENDIP EXPRESS in the style you would expect of a 1-2 chance at Warwick last month and is one to follow in the hunter chase arena, with his next port of call looking like Fontwell on Sunday.

Lambourn, February 23

Nicky Henderson took the opportunity to work a batch of his Cheltenham team on grass ahead of the threat of hard frosts later in the week.

PEACE AND CO reacted well to the cauterising of his palate, having made a noise in his latest outing at Sandown.

Having bolted through the first mile of his first run back at Cheltenham, Henderson is facing a tough task getting last season's Triumph Hurdle hero to post for the Champion Hurdle, which will effectively be the gelding's first 'proper' race of the campaign.

However, along with MY TENT OR YOURS, is giving his connections hope that he can form part of a five-pronged Seven Barrows attack on the Festival's first-day highlight.

Henderson has pinpointed the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle as the right race for O O SEVEN, showed gritty determination to win at Musselburgh and has worked encouragingly since.

The trainer is hoping for a strong pace for ALTIOR the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

He can take a keen grip but, along with BUVEUR D'AIR, the yard perhaps it's best overall chance of a winner at the Festival.

Both horses are in good order and may work on Polytrack at Kempton early next week.

Naunton, February 20

BENBENS trying his hand in the veteran chase arena and looked on good terms with himself warming up for such a contest at Doncaster next week.

The out-and-out stayer has gone close to landing a couple of valuable handicaps and operates well in very testing conditions.

However, he will encounter somewhat better going on Town Moor, which is a free-draining course and always a happy hunting ground for the leading trainers at this stage of the winter.

MAJOR MALARKEY another warrior with whom Nigel Twiston-Davies should have plenty of fun in the remainder of the season.

The old stager has the hunter chase spectrum at his feet, starting with such a race on the same Doncaster card.

He worked enthusiastically up the steep Fibresand strip at Guiting Power.

BALLYANDY a live chance for this stable in the Festival Bumper, having greatly impressed with a clear-cut triumph at Newbury last week.

He has taken those exertions in his stride and all roads lead to Cheltenham for his next outing.

BALLYHILL nicely up the strip ahead of an imminent bumper assignment, while BALLYOPTIC in similarly non-exacting work and appears to be in very good order ahead of a race at Ffos Las on Sunday.

HOLLOW BLUE SKY on the door at Doncaster and the next port of call for him is likely to be a two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase at Huntingdon.

THE NEW ONE suddenly back in the Champion Hurdle picture following the exit through injury of his nemesis Faugheen.

This top-class hurdler is the forgotten horse in the race, but is working as well as ever.

Lambourn, February 19

MY TENT OR YOURS beautifully on the all-weather strip this morning, but he will not be heading to Wincanton's Kingwell Hurdle tomorrow on account of the testing ground.

With the Champion Hurdle picture blown wide open with the exit of odds-on Faugheen, My Tent Or Yours is viewed by many as a possible challenger despite not having run in nearly two years.

He looked very much like the super-talented horse of old in a strong piece of work at Kempton and has adapted well to the fitting of a new bit in his work at Seven Barrows.

VYTA DU ROC running out of time for important match practice over fences but is due to run at Ascot tomorrow.

Unsuitable ground has scuppered his movements since a defeat at 2-5 at Doncaster.

Placed in the Neptune Novices' Hurdle last season, the seven-year-old has worked with

éclat and remains a live outsider in the betting for the RSA at the Festival.

TRIOLO D'ALENE sighting the famous Aintree fences over which he has already plundered a Topham Trophy.

The chestnut worked well in midweek ahead of the Betfair Ascot Chase, a contest he's taking in en route towards a shot at the Crabbie's Grand National.

FIXE LE KAP pleased Henderson in his work since his convincing triumph last time and he heads to Haydock tomorrow.

DIFFERENT GRAVEY just that when waltzing home in a valuable novice race at Ayr but has been marking time, mainly due to the bad ground.

He takes his chance in the two-and-a-half-mile handicap hurdle at Ascot and is one to keep on the right side.

Naunton, February 17

ARCTIC GOLD been a good servant to Nigel Twiston-Davies this winter and the gelding is getting ready for a trip to Ascot at the weekend.

The five-year-old's winning run ended at Warwick last month but his work on the steep Fibresand strip at Guiting Power indicates he is capable of bouncing back.

Twiston-Davies has the gelding entered for two races on the card, where cut in the ground will not inconvenience him.

BALLY BEAUFORT in a pleasing piece of work traversing the strip a couple of times.

He also holds double entries on Saturday, including in the prestigious Reynoldstown Chase at Ascot.

BALLYPOINT lightly raced and open to improvement.

He looked on good terms with himself and could take in an Albert Bartlett Hurdle qualifier at Haydock.

BALLYANDY to near the head of the Champion Bumper market when sauntering home in the mud at Newbury.

He appears to have taken those exertions in his stride, and will head straight to Cheltenham now.

COLIN'S BROTHER a couple of near-misses to his name and, in current mood, is capable of winning at one of the smaller tracks.

Lambourn, February 16

FIXE LE KAP with aplomb at the weekend and looked in good order limbering up for a possible tilt at Haydock's big Triumph Hurdle trial on Saturday.

Hock-deep conditions for the Victor Ludorum Juvenile Hurdle wouldn't bother the gigantic Fixe Le Kap, who looks a lot stronger than when he scored the first of his two victories for Nicky Henderson at Newbury.

PROTEK DES FLOS Henderson a talented alternative string to his bow at Haydock.

Another former French-based four-year-old, he posted a big shock when scoring at Cheltenham at the end of last month.

He's worked well and given out positive signals to indicate he could graduate into a player for the juvenile championship.

VYTA DU ROC a number of engagements owing to bad ground but Henderson is desperate to get a run into him.

The grey needs further match practice ahead of the RSA and has an entry in Ascot's Reynoldstown Novices' Chase.

TRIOLO D'ALENE targeting the Crabbie's Grand National.

The former Topham Trophy and Hennessy Gold Cup hero came back to jump his rivals silly at Kempton, and he's the type that will relish better ground in the spring.

MA FILLEULE also take in the Betfair Ascot Chase and has thrived since her Doncaster win, working especially well.

DIFFERENT GRAVEY another who has been waited with for more suitable underfoot conditions and has given off pleasing signals.

He could run in the two-and-a-half-mile handicap hurdle at Ascot if conditions improve.

Lambourn, February 13

PEARL SPECTRE amongst a small but select band of horses Andrew Balding is planning to campaign on the all-weather during what remains of the winter.

The five-year-old is a fascinating member of that team, having been a highly promising performer in his juvenile season with victories at Lingfield and Kempton.

Injury consigned the gelding to the sidelines and he was briefly based in the USA, creditably in a race at Golden Gate Fields.

Since returning to the UK taken a while for Pearl Spectre to recapture his form, but Balding is planning to drop him a couple of rungs on the class ladder.

He is superbly bred for sand, being by Street Cry out of a Storm Cat mare.

He looked in good form in some work on the Park House all weather strip, and may run in a Class 4 handicap at Chelmsford next week.

BERNIE'S BOY one to note as he's knocked on the door several times.

Beaten in a photo at Lingfield last time, he also looks set to try his luck at Chelmsford on Thursday and worked satisfactorily ahead of a one-mile median auction maiden.

DANCE OF FIRE probably move up the class band at Wolverhampton next week, having shaped well to place in a Class 4 at Chelmsford.

Connections may run him in a Class 2 on the Tapeta at Dunstall Park.

Lambourn, February 12

CAPTAIN CONAN keen and alert in his final breeze ahead of a return to racecourse action at Newbury tomorrow.

Racegoers are looking forward to seeing this exciting two-miler contest the Betfair Exchange Chase, a race used by many high-class performers on their way to the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

The nine-year-old suffered a quite serious injury in that race two years ago, and has spent much of his recuperation in Ireland.

Nicky Henderson has been pleased with the level of the Triermore Stud-owned gelding, who still has time to endorse all the promise of his novice season, when he won three Grade One races.

Henderson is keen to see VYTA DU ROC himself back on track for a tilt at the RSA

The grey performed with credit in last season's Neptune Novices' Hurdle in which he would have finished closer without a slip on landing at the last.

Although turned over when long odds-on in a novice chase at Doncaster, he has worked and schooled well subsequently and would be assisted by drying conditions in the run up to Cheltenham.

L'AMI SERGE looked sharp as he breezed on the all-weather ahead of the Kingmaker at Warwick.

Last season's Gerry Feilden, Kennel Gate and Tolworth Hurdle winner has made a smooth transition to fences and along with VANITEUX up an enviable Seven Barrows hand for the Arkle Trophy.

Vaniteux appears to have taken his Doncaster exertions in his stride, and is not certain to have another run before the Festival.

Naunton, February 11

SPLASH OF GINGE a readying spin on the Fibresand gallop at Guiting Power ahead of a big-race assignment at Newbury on Saturday.

The eight-year-old is to return to the scene of his shock Betfair Hurdle triumph two years ago to contest the Denman Chase.

It is a race that has acted as a Gold Cup trial over the years, but there are no horses in this year's renewal that have pretensions of even coming close in chasing's blue riband.

Consequently, Splash Of Ginge has a chance of gaining a first success for a long time, and one that should put some confidence under his belt.

BALLYANDY a promising individual who worked well midweek ahead of a shot at the Newbury bumper.

He lost his unbeaten record in a warm race last time but went down fighting. A in the making, he looks a horse to follow.

THE NEW ONE a 20-1 shot for the Champion Hurdle after making such hard work of winning the Haydock trial.

However, he is giving off pleasing signals for what is likely to be a final attempt at the big one.

BRISTOL DE MAI the stable's best chance of a winner at the Festival and has taken his Sandown exertions well.

The grey jumps, stays and handles cut in the ground ahead of a likely tilt at the

BLAKLION landed the spoils at Wetherby and that Towton Chase triumph puts him in the picture for the RSA as a horse with a definite each-way squeak.

He appears to have come out of his race well.

Minehead, February 10

Philip Hobbs put the finishing touches on a powerful three-pronged team, headed by WAR SOUND, the Betfair Hurdle.

The seven-year-old is near head of the market for the Newbury handicap and demonstrated that testing conditions hold no perils for him at Haydock.

He looks attractively weighted and with few miles on the clock, has scope for further progress.

War Sound was full of himself traversing the compendium of all-weather gallops at Sandhill, his work being replicated by CHELTENIAN

Cheltenian has to shoulder top weight on Saturday but this classy individual cannot be easily ignored.

Owing to training problems, his engine is relatively new, and even at the age of 10 he shows no obvious sign of regressing.

That was evident in his cracking run at Cheltenham at the end of last month.

A worker, he looked in especially good form in his latest bit of stronger work.

Sternrubin is Richard Johnson's choice of mount and that will sway many people towards this rapid improver.

He takes a keen grip both at home and on the racecourse, with his pilot employing forcing tactics to telling effect when he dead-heated for first place in The Ladbroke at Ascot.

Sternrubin is likely to be a hard horse to catch, as, at the age of five, he has the world at his feet.

SYKES also run at Newbury and he looked strong in his work, while WESTEND STORY be interesting in the bumper, having been hugely impressive in such a race at Huntingdon.

Lambourn, February 9

JOSSES HILL rank as one of the biggest under-achievers in the country, and Nicky Henderson is keen to get a win into the talented eight-year-old ahead of Cheltenham.

Jumping issues have clouded the gelding's chase career, with a third in the Arkle Chase and fourth at Aintree the undoubted highlights sandwiched between defeats at Kempton and on his seasonal reappearance at Sandown, since when he's been given a lengthy break.

Recent evidence suggests Josses Hill has benefitted from the expertise of jumping coach Yogi Breisner, and Kempton racegoers can look forward to seeing him in a graduation chase on Friday.

HADRIAN'S APPROACH another Seven Barrows inmate who hasn't had a smooth run of things in the past season and a half.

After landing the old Whitbread at Sandown, the nine-year-old strained a ligament after running on soft ground back at that course.

He's come back with the Crabbie's Grand National at the top of his agenda and after shaping nicely in his preparatory work, he could run over hurdles at Newbury on Saturday.

He is considered an altogether better jumper than in days of yore and has abundant stamina, while enjoying the spring ground that usually manifests itself at Aintree.

The stable will have several lower-profile horses out at the back end of the week including OK CORRAL, has worked encouragingly towards a run in a bumper.

PEPPAY LE PUGH promise on his debut and will also resurface in a bumper before the end of the month.

ARGANTE shortly run in a novice hurdle and has shown an affinity for jumping and worked well at home.

Lambourn, February 6

HAINES proved a consistent money-spinner for Andrew Balding and the five-year-old worked well on the Kingsclere Polytrack this morning ahead of a trip to Wolverhampton on Monday.

Balding likes to keep the pot boiling during the winter, and HAINES to the seasonal income with a clear cut win on his 2016 reappearance at Kempton.

He appears to be in very good order for his next mission in an interesting race at Dunstall Park.

BREAKHEART be the most consistent of performers, but looked strong in a breeze that completed preparations for a run at Chelmsford on Sunday.

DUNGANNON heads to Essex after engaging in similar work on the 'Park House Poly'.

The now nine-year-old remains an effective operator in Class Three sprints, while not as good as he was.

DEEP DREAM shown promise and will shortly make her debut in public.

The daughter of July Cup winner Dream Ahead caught the eye in her spin ahead of a potential trip to Kempton on Wednesday.

COOL STRUTTER each-way support last time only to disappoint, but in spite of experiencing training problems along the way, he's capable of winning a race before long and has an entry at Southwell on Tuesday.

Lambourn, February 5

PEACE AND CO in good order breezing on the all-weather this morning to complete his preparation for the Contenders Hurdle at Sandown.

The Triumph Hurdle hero blotted his copybook and with it his unbeaten record over jumps when racing far too freely in the International Hurdle at Cheltenham before Christmas.

Nicky Henderson has given the five-year-old plenty of time to forget those antics and this willing worker looked as good as ever in his latest piece of stronger work on the Faringdon Road.

BIRCH HILL a lot more ability than his record indicates and is an interesting runner for the stable at Sandown.

He looked alert in his breeze ahead of the novices' handicap hurdle on the card.

It's incredible that Musselburgh on Sunday is a hugely important day for Henderson, who sends a lorry-load of horses for the Edinburgh course's trials day.

BRAIN POWER the services of Barry Geraghty in the opener and is a fascinating runner, having shown a bundle of ability both at home and on his occasional visits to the racecourse.

He was still green when scoring on his jumps debut at Kempton and while having a lot more to learn, he will be hard to beat.

CALL THE COPS CUP FINAL Henderson a very strong twin arrow in the Pertemps Hurdle Qualifier.

Both have been waiting for the better ground they will encounter in Scotland and both worked well midweek.

CARDINAL WALTER enjoy the tight track when he returns in the Scottish County Hurdle, which could act as a readying mission for the Betfair Hurdle should conditions dry up at Newbury.

Naunton, February 4

BRISTOL DE MAI go to Sandown with all guns blazing following a pleasing midweek workout at Guiting Power.

Nigel Twiston-Davies has a choice of races at Cheltenham for the former French-trained grey, who has been targeted at the Scilly Isles Novices' Chase on Saturday.

He really grabbed the ground traversing his trainer's steep Fibresand gallop twice in quick succession, and looks in peak condition for the two-and-a-half-mile contest.

COGRY his copybook in the Coral Welsh National, but nothing could be found as an excuse for that poor run, for which he started favourite.

Importantly, he worked well the other day and may be given the opportunity to show his true colours in the West Wales National at Ffos Las on Saturday.

GOODBYE DANCER in line to tackle what looks a wide-open Welsh Champion Hurdle.

He has shown an affinity for plenty of cut in the ground, including when finishing second over three miles at Haydock last time.

The testing conditions should alleviate a drop on the distance ladder at the weekend.

ANOTHER FRONTIER getting better with each race and moved zestfully in his work up the strip.

He may also appear on Saturday, and looks to have a good chance in the maiden hurdle on this fascinating card.

West Country, February 3

BOLD HENRY shown an affinity for the Esher bowl that is Sandown and the gelding looked in good order limbering up for a possible return to that venue at the weekend.

He appears to have thrived since his recent win and looked full of beans working up the steep woodchip facility at Sandhill.

SADDLERS ENCORE for a valuable handicap hurdle on the same card.

He's not been without his problems but shaped encouragingly when returning from a lengthy absence at Wincanton.

His subsequent work indicates that outing has brought him forward.

DESERT RETREAT abundant experience of Chepstow, having finished second in two bumpers at that course.

The five-year-old breezed beautifully this morning ahead of a return to the same place and a bid to make it third-time lucky.

BRISE VENDEENNE suffered three defeats over hurdles so far, but she's been competitive on each occasion and also looked happy and alert in her breeze ahead of a trip to Wincanton tomorrow.

ALLE BLEUE a name to conjure with and after making all to score in desperate ground at Taunton, he is readying himself for an imminent hat-trick bid.

GALA BALL stablemate CASPER KING mercy at Wincanton and having been given time to get over those exertions, he is one for the notebook.

Lambourn, February 2

Nicky Henderson continues to be quiet with testing conditions prevalent at most of the courses in the South and Midlands, but good ground at Musselburgh could see the Seven Barrows trainer launch a team north of the border.

That card features a number of Cheltenham trials, and amongst the Henderson possibles is the exciting

The Michael Buckley-owned gelding was as green as grass when scoring on his jumps debut at Kempton.

Having been given plenty of time since that pre-Christmas outing, the five-year-old worked well ahead of the two-mile novice hurdle that opens proceedings on Sunday.

Henderson has 13 horses entered and could support every race bar the hunter chase. HADRIAN'S APPROACH another interesting name to crop up, albeit in the Pertemps Hurdle Qualifier.

The nine-year-old was restricted to just a couple of outings last season after straining a ligament. However, the former bet365 Gold Cup winner has fully recovered and could still shape up into a candidate for this year's Crabbie's Grand National.

CALL THE COPS the 2015 Pertemps and is engaged in the same Qualifier along with the promising and unexposed

The Pertemps would have been his objective last season had he not suffered a minor reverse just before the Festival.

After recuperating in Ireland, the gelding strengthened up and has been giving off encouraging signals at home. It now looks as if his switch to fences will be delayed until next season.

CARDINAL WALTER some smart form on the Flat and managed to convert a lot of his ability to jumps for owner Fitri Hay.

He is ready for a return and could take in the Scottish County Hurdle en route to the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury, though good ground is important to him and conditions at the Berkshire course have been anything but that.

Lambourn, January 30

Andrew Balding has his team of winter all-weather horses in tip-top form and the Park House trainer can maintain his impressive momentum next week.

Both SCARLET MINSTREL BERKSHIRE BEAUTY in their work on the main strip to indicate they can keep up the good work.

Scarlet Minstrel was a popular order when running at Chelmsford City earlier in the month but wasn't quite able to deliver.

However, a solid frame finish that day appears to have brought the four-year-old forward ahead of another visit to the Essex track.

Berkshire Beauty ran out a convincing scorer at Southwell, appearing to relish the deeper Fibresand surface.

She has looked sharp and alert in her subsequent lighter work and looks set to return there under a penalty.

INTRANSIGENT unfortunate not to land the spoils at Kempton last time.

He arrived just a couple of strides too late and is now back on his

Connections will seek another conditions race over seven furlongs as this appears to be the gelding's optimum distance.

He also prefers to go round a bend, even when contesting over the shorter sprint distance of six furlongs.

Lambourn, January 29

Nicky Henderson has a handful of two-mile handicap hurdlers on the cusp of a return to the track, among them

The free-going gelding scored impressively as a novice at Doncaster and is in his trainer's thoughts for a tilt at the Betfred Hurdle.

That Newbury race has been a gold mine for Henderson in previous years and granted better ground Cardinal Walter could emerge as a serious player.

CLEAN SHEET very highly regarded in his novice season and returns at Cheltenham on Saturday.

He would also prefer better ground but has come to hand after a later start to his training schedule than is the norm.

SAINT CHARLES in his better efforts towards the back end of last season and can follow a similar route to his stablemates before being diverted towards chasing.

He worked nicely on the Faringdon Road grass, while ONE FOR THE GUV'NR also giving off favourable signals.

BADEN at Cheltenham and breezed beautifully ahead of that Neptune Novices' Hurdle.

CONSUL DE THAIX PROTEK DES FLOS Henderson added weight to his juvenile hurdling bow and make their UK in the JCB Hurdle Trial.

Both showed promise in France, similar to FIXE LE CAP has taken Thursday's bloodless victory in his stride.

Minehead, January 28

CHELTENIAN with

éclat at Sandhill midweek ahead of another visit to Cheltenham, scene of his biggest career triumph, on Saturday.

Plenty of water has flowed under the bridge since Philip Hobbs' talented gelding posted a shocker in the Champion Bumper in 2011.

But owing to training problems, the 10-year-old has few miles on the clock.

Indeed, he demonstrated that he can cut it with the best when landing last season's Scottish Champion Hurdle, and was not disgraced when out of the money in the International Hurdle back at Cheltenham before Christmas.

CHAMPAGNE WEST another to please in his work and looks a live contender for the two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase on trials day at the weekend.

The former high-class novice was arguably unlucky not to get closer to stablemate VILLAGE VIC the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup when making a costly mistake at a crucial stage of the contest.

There is no Village Vic to worry about this time around, while Champagne West seems to have come close to the boil.

WAIT FOR ME winning his share in the novice playground and looks a certain member of his trainer's team for the Festival in March.

He appears to have taken his bloodless victory at Kempton on Monday in his stride.

BALTHAZAR KING's from life-threatening injury is a tale of triumph over adversity.

The cross-country and Aintree specialist is in good order and should return soon in a campaign geared towards the Cheltenham Festival.

Midlands, January 27

ASTRACAD set for his customary visit to Cheltenham at the weekend and went well in his midweek winding up gallop at Guiting Power.

The gelding hasn't been done any favours by the assessor but loves Prestbury Park.

He finished tired behind Pearls Legend when last seen on the track but has been given a nice break.

At a big double-figure price, he could be a value pick in the two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase.

KILRONAN HIGH to be travelling well within himself when falling at his local course last time.

Nigel Twiston-Davies has been pleased with the gelding's subsequent work and schooling.

BALLYCASH an interesting addition to the stable from the point to point circuit in Ireland.

He has worked promisingly ahead of a debut for the yard that's scheduled to happen later in the week.

THE NEW ONE a habit of making hard work of winning at Haydock and did so again with his second successive triumph in the Champion Hurdle Trial.

He's come out of his race well to remain firmly on course for a shot at the Champion Hurdle.

Lambourn, January 26

CALL THE COPS been waiting for better ground and is one of an array of horses at Seven Barrows that should soon return to the track.

The JP seven-year-old was campaigned selectively on the way to a victory at the Cheltenham Festival last season and it looks as if Nicky Henderson is keen to serve up a repeat.

His Presenting gelding has been working well towards a Pertemps Hurdle Qualifier at Huntingdon later this week.

BUVEUR D'AIR a name to conjure with and is highly regarded by all connected with him.

Fourth in the Aintree Bumper last spring, he beat Wait For Me on his debut over hurdles at Newbury and that form has been endorsed.

The former French-based gelding has entries at Doncaster and Huntingdon on Friday and worked promisingly ahead of a possible outing.

VYTA DU ROC have found the trip shorter than ideal when turned over in a recent novice chase on Town Moor.

He looked sprightly in his latest stronger workout and could return to that Yorkshire track for a three-miler. Connections are hopeful he will develop into a contender for the RSA

BLOODY MARY unbeaten in France and this recent addition to the string has abundant potential.

BIRCH HILL disappointing in the main last season but is far better than some of his formlines indicate.

He has worked with his customary

éclat and should do better going down the handicap route.

West Country, January 23

ONENIGHTINVIENNA shaping into a very useful staying novice for Philip Hobbs.

The seven-year-old was amongst a handful of in-form horses that pleased in their work at Philip Hobbs' Sandhill stables this morning.

A individual that gallops and stays, Onenightinvienna could reappear at Kempton on Monday at a meeting that gives a shot in the arm to a normally quiet start to the week.

Richard Pitman was instrumental in finding the gelding for the late Peter Luff, and a crack at the RSA could be in the offing later in the season.

GARDE LA VICTOIRE and obvious Arkle type, although Hobbs will look at more than one race for this talented individual at the Festival.

Following a smooth triumph at Leicester, Garde La Victoire will possibly have one more outing ahead of Cheltenham.

He really grabbed the ground striding up the steep woodchip gallop and seems in good heart.

WAIT FOR ME another progressive individual and he worked powerfully up the strip.

The smooth Newbury scorer could also head for Kempton next week and is one to follow.

SCORESHEET ability in Ireland and this former pointer is catching the eye in his work ahead of a possible debut for the stable next week.

Lambourn, January 22

PREMIER BOND denied a good winning opportunity when Newbury fell foul of the elements but Nicky Henderson's gelding has a choice of engagements next week at Kempton and Leicester.

A scorer at Newbury's Christmas meeting, he has worked encouragingly on the Faringdon Road grass.

BADEN a name to conjure with for a novice hurdle and is a willing worker at home.

He should build on his promising first run over hurdles, when second at Cheltenham.

CAPTAIN CONAN giving off the right signals ahead of a return from a lengthy period on the sidelines.

This bull of a horse has taken time to recover from an injury picked up in the 2014 Champion Chase, but seems ready for his return to the fray over hurdles at Haydock tomorrow.

KILCREA VALE in some sterling work on the grass gallops above Seven Barrows and looks ready to atone for a most unlucky defeat at Ascot.

He has looked seriously impressive when winning and remains a big hope for a novice hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Minehead, January 21

PHILIP worked a batch of horses at his Sandhill base this morning, several of whom are set for a return visit to Ascot this weekend.

MOUNTAIN KING, ROYAL REGATTA DUKE DES CHAMPS acquitted themselves creditably at the Berkshire course before Christmas, and are poised to run in separate races on Saturday.

Mountain King moved zestfully up the steep woodchip rise and seems in good order ahead of an amateur riders' handicap chase.

Royal Regatta's forcing tactics soon had his rivals toiling and he might well employ a similarly bold strategy in the bet365 Handicap Chase after also working well.

Duke Des Champs went down by inches against Masterplan, also at the December meeting, and it looks like Hobbs is engineering a masterplan of his own in taking the gelding back to the same place in a long-distance novices' hurdle.

FINGAL BAY up the woodchip to show that he is in rattling good shape for the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock.

The 10-year-old gave his all when third at Ascot last month and jumped superbly from fence to fence.

VIEUX LILLE proving a useful moneyspinner for the stable and worked particularly well ahead of the Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle at Haydock.

Midlands, January 20

Nigel Twiston-Davies is preparing to unleash his big guns in the latter part of this week and h is possible big players for Saturday's Haydock meeting went through their paces on the Fibresand strip at Guiting Power.

BRISTOL DE MAI made a smooth switch to fences and hopes are high he can be a force in one of the novice chases at the Cheltenham Festival.

The grey engaged in a confidence-boosting triumph at Leicester, where the fences are a test for the best of them.

He skipped along and was almost foot-perfect in coming home unchallenged, and looked in customary top order working twice up the steep gallop today.

He should be hard to beat if he lines up in the two-and-a-half-mile novice chase on Saturday, although he also has an entry at Market Rasen on Friday

THE NEW ONE have to jump better if he's ever to hold a chance of beating Faugheen in the Champion Hurdle.

In the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton, he made a couple of errors that are simply not afforded to horses that carry off the hurdling crown.

His trainer has worked on that side of his make-up and The New One looked happy and alert in his winding-up spin ahead of Haydock's Champion Hurdle Trial, in which he was also successful 12 months ago.

ALGERNON PAZHAM to be travelling kindly when exiting at Warwick on Saturday.

His departure happened too far out to suggest he would have won, but he remains one to treat seriously in long-distance handicap chases.

BALLYPOINT well this morning and could take in the Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle.

ROBINSHILL well when an unconsidered 33-1 chance here and has done well subsequently to indicate he can put in a forward showing in Saturday's fixed brush race.

Lambourn, January 19

One noticeable feature of the New Year racing has been the dearth of Nicky Henderson runners, but with a considerable portion of the marquee races up ahead, there is little doubt the master of Seven Barrows will soon be making up for lost time.

Some of the Henderson team were laid low with a bug before Christmas, but the reason for the recent quiet spell has been totally down to the bad ground that has prevailed over the entirety of the

The trainer's patience will surely be rewarded and followers of the Henderson horses can look forward to seeing a number of exciting performers back in action very soon.

Amongst that number are CAPTAIN CONAN

Captain Conan was kept on the sidelines throughout the 2014/15 campaign following an injury that originally happened in the Champion Chase.

But this winner of three Grade One races has been working well and could reappear at Ascot, either in a hurdle or in Saturday's featured Clarence House Chase.

Kilcrea Vale is a possible star of the future and is now fully recovered from an unexpected fall at Ascot, when he had the race at his mercy.

The Beneficial gelding may return to that venue at the weekend and looked very good in his latest piece of stronger work on grass.

DIFFERENT GRAVEY last season in the form of his life and looks poised to do just as well over fences this winter.

He has schooled beautifully, whilst his work has been of a high order and wherever he goes, he's one to follow.

DERKSEN a typical Trevor Hemmings jumper with tremendous size and scope.

Having taken time to develop into his frame he is now close to a first run, while Hemmings' highly promising chaser LESSONS IN MILAN soon return to the fray.

A track is an important ingredient for this old fashioned type, already looked upon as a Grand National horse of the future for a man who has owned three winners of that great race.

Lambourn, January 16

INTRANSIGENT one to follow through the remainder of the winter following his slightly unlucky defeat at Kempton this week.

Andrew Balding's versatile gelding is a seven-furlong specialist and finds more opportunities over that distance on sand.

He took just a few strides too long to pick up after hitting a flat spot last time, otherwise would have won.

He has taken his race well and is always a more potent force when negotiating a bend.

ROYAL NORMANDY also cut the mustard after shaping well in defeat on his first outing of 2016.

The blinkered four-year-old went down in a photo after being backed into favouritism.

He moved impressively on the Kingsclere main all-weather strip and is due to return to Kempton tomorrow.

HAINES a good servant to the stable with several successes last season and following some equally pleasing work at Park House, is ready for his own first venture of the year which will also happen at Kempton tomorrow.

Kempton is his favourite course but he also operates going left-handed and was a tad unfortunate not to finish closer when beaten just a length into fourth at Dunstall Park last month.

Lambourn, January 16

FIXE LE KAP progressed since his game Newbury victory for Nicky Henderson and could be set for a return to his local course next week.

The gigantic ex-French-based gelding is still weak, but Henderson was pleased with his latest work on the Faringdon Road grass.

He has further mental improvement in him and is progressing all the time.

DIFFERENT GRAVEY one of the trainer's top prospects for novice chasing and also worked well ahead of a planned debut over fences at Newbury.

The gelding impressed on his latest outing at Ayr and has been given plenty of time.

He's schooled well, and is considered a Cheltenham Festival prospect in chrysalis.

BADEN like running in a novice hurdle after pleasing Henderson at Cheltenham.

His tendency to hang left cost him valuable ground up the final hill that day.

He has look in good heart subsequently.

PREMIER BOND outpaced early in the home straight when heavily backed last time, only to put the race to bed easily when getting his act together at the finish.

He has done well since that first vicinity and could also figure among the powerful Henderson team for Newbury next week.

Minehead, January 14

ONENIGHTINVIENNA amongst a handful of novice chasers Philip Hobbs will run this month that have aspirations to contest races at the Cheltenham Festival.

Richard Pitman helped with the purchase of this progressive individual for the late Peter Luff, and Onenightinvienna has displayed battling qualities both when winning and in defeat.

That was mirrored in his fine run against Blaklion at Cheltenham, a race that gave him valuable experience of Prestbury Park.

The gelding impressed in his work on Hobbs' compendium of all-weather gallops at Sandhill, and has a couple of entries in two-and-a-half-mile novice chases in the coming week.

THREE FACES WEST Hobbs with a big reputation and was made favourite to score on his first outing of the season at Haydock.

He ran well for a long way before tiring in the closing stages, and will be fitter at Huntingdon tomorrow.

He has worked and schooled well, and should give a good account when he returns to the course.

ROLLING DYLAN a decisive winner at Wincanton, and after missing a recent opportunity will not be marking time.

He looks sure to go in again under a penalty.

JABOLTISKI's took a slight knock when he could finish only fourth in a Grade One juvenile hurdle at Chepstow.

However, that was run in bottomless ground and he has taken the race well to indicate he might run again soon.

Midlands, January 13

ARCTIC GOLD proving a top money-spinner for Nigel Twiston-Davies, and was in sprightly form at Guiting Power this morning.

Having made all of the running and having come home unchallenged at Ludlow last time, the five-year-old gelding is poised to further extend his winning sequence at the weekend.

He floated up his trainer's Fibresand strip ahead of a tilt at the Pertemps Handicap Hurdle Qualifier at Warwick.

His rate of progress suggests he can become a contender for the final of the series at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

ALGERNON PAZHAM the size and strength to develop into a Grand National horse one day.

However, his early experience with the Aintree fences resulted in him departing at the Foinavon fence in the Becher Chase in November.

The seven-year-old has schooled happily since that reverse and could take in Saturday's Betfred Classic Chase.

BALLY BEAUFORT a shade out of his depth against Tea For Two in the Feltham Chase at Kempton but has the ability to bounce back.

He looked in good order working up the steep gallop ahead of a novice chase at Warwick.

BALLYBOLLEY a sound race when trying to go from the front in a competitive two-miler at Ascot.

He kept on the make the frame and after pleasing in his work and has a host of options in the coming days.

BALLYPOINT improvement from his debut to finish second on his next start at Towcester. There was a lot to like about the run and he is set to run at Ffos Las next week where easy conditions should not pose a problem.

Lambourn, January 9

WAR GLORY in good heart in some work on the main all-weather strip and should pay to follow in the early part of the year.

Richard Hannon has indicated the colt will continue in action on sand following a promising first effort in which he didn't go unbacked and chased home a more experienced rival.

He has gone on from that and takes his chance at Wolverhampton on Monday.

SHAAN foiled in a photo on her introduction at Kempton and has given the impression in subsequent work that she will soon go one better.

After swinging up the main strip, she is booked for a return to the Sunbury course next week.

NOSEY BARKER an eternity to get his head in front, but that recent first triumph has put a new spring in his step and he might also reappear next week.

TOLEDO from race to race last year to suggest he will now do well handicapping. He looked in good order in some work this morning and has an entry at Lingfield.

Lambourn, January 8

BADEN a novice to follow and Nicky Henderson's charge worked well on the Faringdon Road ahead of a probable run at Ludlow next week.

The five-year-old impressed in his only point-to-point in Ireland and shaped with a deal of promise when second on his first run for Nicky Henderson at Cheltenham.

He has subsequently worked and schooled with plenty of enthusiasm and will be very hard to beat if going for a novice hurdle at one of the country tracks.

BIVOUAC beautifully this morning and is one to look forward to as a novice chaser.

A with great size and scope, he might not have been fully tuned up but was nevertheless impressive in scoring at Huntingdon.

Before making the switch to fences he has other fish to fry, starting with a tilt at the Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton.

STOWAWAY MAGIC another novice hurdler that should appear soon after showing promise in his work.

He also impressed in his only point in Ireland and has schooled proficiently.

SPRINTER SACRE taken his recent Kempton exertions sufficiently well for Henderson to now consider a tilt at the Clarence House Chase at Ascot.

However, the most coveted asset Henderson has had in his stable will not go back into battle in very testing conditions.

MA FILLEULE her tail up after a game win at Doncaster and will have some high-profile options later on.

Naunton, January 7

TOUR DES CHAMPS the mustard in his winding-up gallop for the Coral Welsh National when he worked at Guiting Power.

Along with COGRY, nine-year-old forms part of a double attack on the rescheduled marathon.

Nigel Twiston-Davies is heartened by the way Tour Des Champs revelled in heavy going when scoring in the Welsh National trial at Chepstow last time.

He carries a 4lb penalty but looks reasonably handicapped.

Cogry shaped well on his Cheltenham comeback to trouble the judge and that appears to have done him the power of good, bringing him forward both physically and mentally.

The seven-year-old has always been regarded as an ideal candidate for this prestigious race and Twiston-Davies must have been rubbing his hands at how well he went in his final gallop on the steep Fibresand.

BALLYMALIN a point winner who has shown promise ahead of a run in a bumper at either Chepstow or Ludlow.

BALLYPOINT one too good at Towcester, while shaping well, and he has caught the eye in his work.

BALLYRATH entries over hurdles and fences, and looked alert and happy in his spin up the steep strip

West Country, January 6

JABOLTISKI well at Sandhill this morning, pleasing Philip Hobbs ahead of the rescheduled Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow.

Hobbs could send the gelding into battle as an unbeaten contender for Saturday's prestigious race and his Triumph Hurdle claims would undoubtedly be boosted if he can claim the Grade One prize. However, he holds an alternative engagement at Kempton.

Jaboltiski, whose Huntingdon and Exeter triumphs stamp him as useful, powered up the woodchip incline to show himself in top fettle for one of these recognised Festival trials.

BERTIE BORU caught the eye in his work and looks set to tackle the Coral Welsh National.

He looked like he was getting closer to his peak when staying on into the money in a big field at Sandown last time, and has gone forward in his subsequent work.

WISHFULL THINKING in line for a run in a two-and-a-half-mile chase at Kempton and is in sprightly form as he prepares to take on rivals, some of whom are less than half his age.

The 13-year-old has shown with solid runs in graded chases at Aintree and Huntingdon that he is certainly no back number, while he takes to his work with the enthusiasm of a horse of much leaner years.

TAPACULO looked progressive and would probably have won anyway had his closest pursuer not capsized at the final flight at Chepstow.

He looks set for his hat-trick bid in a novice hurdle at Kempton and worked beautifully for that on the woodchip.

Lambourn, January 5

LESSONS IN MILAN getting close to a return to the track for owner Trevor Hemmings and trainer Nicky Henderson.

Hemmings has enjoyed prolific success in the Crabbie's Grand National and harbours hopes that the giant Lessons In Milan can develop into another contender for that great race.

Whether the gelding can follow in the hoof prints of Hedgehunter, Ballabriggs or Many Clouds remains to be seen, but he has worked well on the rain-sodden grass on the famous Faringdon Road gallop and has an entry at Doncaster this week.

BADEN a named pronounced the same as the village of Baydon just outside Lambourn.

He put up an encouraging first run of the year for his trainer when second in a novice hurdle at Cheltenham.

He would possibly have finished closer but for hanging left in the closing stages.

Henderson has worked on that trait and Baden could reappear at Doncaster this week.

STOWAWAY MAGIC unbeaten and would be a formidable arrow for Seven Barrows should Henderson elect to also run him on Town Moor, as he's been working well.

DIVINE SPEAR in his only bumper outing last season and is another that has sparkled in his preparatory work.

SPRINTER SACRE poised to head straight to the Queen Mother Champion Chase without a prep outing.

Midlands, January 2

MISS TONGABEZI encouragingly until getting tired at Warwick on New Year's Eve and is an interesting member of Paul Webber's team for 2016.

The mare is the last existing relative of Webber's grand race are Auntie Dot, who made the frame in two Grand Nationals.

She appears to have taken her decent recent effort in her stride and should give her sporting owners plenty of fun through the remainder of the winter.

JUST A FEELING another distaffer that is showing promise in her work.

She placed a couple of times last season and worked well on her trainer's all weather strip midweek.

GLENLYON one to note in bumpers and is also giving off encouraging signals.

He has the distinction of having Henry Candy as one of his owners.

Webber felt the ground might have been too testing for KOOLALA Sandown today, so she did not take up her entry.

After a disappointing effort in a Huntingdon novice chase this talented mare may revert to hurdling and target more mares' races.

FIRM ORDER skipped the Sandown meeting as he wants decent ground. He can pay his way in veterans' chases.

CANTLOW be a good candidate for veterans' races should connections ever decide to pursue that course.

Lambourn, January 1

OO SEVEN out beautifully in his final breeze ahead of the Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown.

Nicky Henderson's gelding is progressing well since his attention was switched to jumping, having scored at Huntingdon and Sandown.

He needs to find further improvement if he is to land tomorrow's Grade One contest but he could hardly be in better order.

FRENCH OPERA in good shape in some similarly light work ahead of the valuable veterans' chase on the same card.

He signalled with a good run in defeat at Leicester that there is still ability under the bonnet.

POLLY PEACHUM a rather costly runner at Kempton when turned over at short odds but the race was not run to suit her.

She has trained well in some good work on the Faringdon Road grass and looks a big player in the mares' race tomorrow, in which there is almost certain to be a decent pace.

The yard will have runners at some of the smaller meetings next week and one to note is

The unbeaten Towcester bumper winner has schooled proficiently and has an entry at Ludlow and Huntingdon.

WALT well in a Lingfield bumper and is another to monitor for a novice hurdle over the next few days.

West Country, December 31

BRISE VENDEENNE threatened to win since joining Philip Hobbs from France and looks one of the Sandhill trainer's best chances over the New Year period.

The mare worked powerfully on her trainer's network of all-weather gallops midweek.

Although turned over when odds-on at Musselburgh, she has subsequently run better while not managing to get her head in front.

She skipped a race at Warwick but is worth monitoring for an alternative contest.

TOOWOOMBA among a handful of in-form handicap chasers Hobbs has to go to war with.

Having slugged it out to score at Warwick, the gelding worked well on the woodchip facility ahead of a probable trip to Sandown at the weekend.

DRUMLEE SUNSET taken on smart company for much of the season.

He lost no caste in defeat in a hot race at Cheltenham and returns there for a novice hurdle on New Year's Day.

VILLAGE VIC the spotlight when plundering the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham's pre-Christmas fixture.

Now on a hat-trick, he has taken those exertions in his stride and worked enthusiastically up the main strip.

BROTHER TEDD a couple of wins to his name this season and has also taken on smart company, including when third at Ascot last time.

He stepped to it traversing the woodchip a couple of times and looks in very good order.

Midlands, December 30

COGRY bright and alert in his midweek spin for Nigel Twiston-Davies on the all-weather gallops at Guiting Power.

Twiston-Davies has brought the lightly-raced gelding along specifically for a tilt at the Coral Welsh National.

That plan looked to have been threatened when the Chepstow feature was called off last week, but thankfully the event has been rearranged for Saturday week.

Cogry shaped well in his latest outing to trouble the judge and will be more the finished article in Wales, where testing conditions are sure to suit.

BENBENS past form in this race as well as having been campaigned in many of the most valuable long distance handicap chases last winter.

His best effort was a near-miss in the Peter Marsh at Haydock but now his sights are set on a valuable veterans' chase at Sandown on Saturday.

Benbens really grabbed the ground as he strode up the steep Fibresand strip and looks in very good order for his weekend assignment.

COLIN'S BROTHER been in the money on both starts this season, with an especially good effort in defeat at Newbury last time.

He is one to look out for based on a pleasing breeze this morning.

MUCKLE ROE amongst the stable's strong team of staying handicap chasers and after working well the other day, he is worth noting for a novice event at Warwick.

THE NEW ONE's was far from perfect at the business end of the big hurdle at Kempton, but in finishing second to Faugheen when needing the racecourse experience he did little to dent his Champion Hurdle claims and he appears to have taken the race in his stride.

Lambourn, December 29

BADEN up a promising display on his debut for Nicky Henderson and worked encouragingly on the Faringdon Road ahead of a possible return to Cheltenham on New Year's Day.

Pronounced Baydon, as in Henderson's neighbouring village, the gelding was having a first run over hurdles after winning an Irish point before arriving at Seven Barrows.

He works with plenty of zest and would have gone closer but for veering off a true course in the closing stages.

TRIOLO D'ALENE a couple of options as he prepares to return from a lengthy absence, with entries over hurdles and fences at Cheltenham.

The former Topham and Hennessy winner wouldn't want conditions to be too soft, but he's looking fitter and ready to go back onto a trail geared specifically for a tilt at the Crabbie's Grand National.

VOLNAY DE THAIX more workmanlike than impressive on his chase debut at Doncaster, but he's looking in super form ahead of a possible run in the old Dipper Chase, which is now run at Cheltenham.

His third to Jezki in the Aintree Hurdle stamps him as a classy addition to the novice ranks over fences and he is definitely one to follow.

WHISPER blew out against Thistlecrack at Newbury but bringing the Festival winner back on the distance scale is sure to stand him in good stead in the Relkeel Hurdle over two and a half miles and he's worked encouragingly towards that Grade Two contest.

Lambourn, December 26

VANITEUX at Seven Barrows this morning ahead of his second run over fences in the Wayward Lad Novices' Chase at Kempton.

The gelding never quite reached the level expected of him as a hurdler, but what we saw on his introduction to chasing at the Sunbury course suggests he could go right to the top in this discipline.

His jumping was a joy to watch and another triumph would take him further up the pecking order for the Arkle Challenge Trophy.

SPRINTER SACRE engaged in a routine spin with connections hoping the ground doesn't deteriorate too much more.

After displaying a great deal of his old

éclat in the Shloer Chase at Cheltenham, the former champion two-miler is going to be at prohibitive odds in the Desert Orchid Chase.

O O SEVEN a name to conjure with for Newbury next Tuesday.

This progressive individual won well at Huntingdon and followed up with a decisive triumph at Sandown, where he was in control early in the straight.

He worked well on grass the other day, an exercise that has teed him up for the prestigious Challow Hurdle.

PREMIER BOND a horse worth noting and he's engaged in a couple of places next week.

He caught the eye in a nice bit of work, while CLEMENCY shown plenty of gusto and should be monitored for a mares' novices hurdle before the end of the month.

COOLE CHARMER come up to expectations at Cheltenham but is better than the run suggests and has an entry at Haydock next week.

Lambourn, December 24

ALTIOR focused and assured in his final breeze for a Kempton date on Boxing Day.

The three-times winner will encounter testing ground in the two-mile novices' hurdle that opens the King George VI card but connections are more than hopeful he will handle the conditions.

The five-year-old went well in his latest piece of work on the Faringdon Road grass.

VANITEUX beautifully on his debut over fences at the Sunbury course and will return there on Sunday.

He has delighted Nicky Henderson in his subsequent work and has always been a willing participant in that department.

He went over the Kempton fences like a bird last month and is a genuine contender for the Arkle Challenge Trophy.

Although a flop on his chase debut, FULL SHIFT worked with

éclat ahead of the novices' limited handicap chase.

He's not been without his problems but is the type that could pop up in a decent contest like this, if the cards fall right.

SUGAR BARON his handicap debut in Saturday's finale but the fact that he's by Presenting casts a slight doubt over his happiness with cut in the ground.

That said, the dual winner has worked enthusiastically in preparation for this return to the fray.

HARGAM out on the all-weather this morning along with

This duo give their trainer a twin line of attack on the Christmas Hurdle, but Hargam is possibly better equipped to go on the ground.

Midlands, December 23

CANTLOW well on grass at Edgecote with Tony McCoy in the plate as Paul Webber readied the gelding for a trip to Ireland.

Cantlow enjoyed a routine spin on Webber's all-weather gallop at Cropredy Lawn this morning before leaving for his Leopardstown mission.

It's a race in which owner JP is sure to be well represented.

FIRM ORDER up the strip with one other and has an important date at Sandown on the close horizon.

He's being aimed at a valuable veterans' chase at Sandown in the New Year.

JUST A FEELING with

éclat and could be one for the holiday notebook when she heads for Wetherby on Boxing Day.

PRETTY MOBILE in good heart engaging in a solo spin and has schooled well over fences, giving her connections options.

GWAFA his maiden by a double-figure margin for Marco Botti and has settled in well at Cropredy Lawn.

The half-brother to Australia Day looked in good order in a couple of spins up the all-weather but would not appreciate very testing ground at Kempton, where he's entered on Saturday.

Naunton, December 22

COGRY angling towards a crack at the Coral Welsh National and worked pleasingly ahead of that marathon at Guiting Power this morning.

The dour stayer loves to get his feet into the ground and is looking a lot more forward in his condition than when shaping promisingly to trouble the judge on his return to the fray at Cheltenham.

He really grabbed the ground as he made two traversements of his trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies' Fibresand strip.

THE NEW ONE popping his corks ahead of a tantalising clash with Faugheen in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton.

He appears to have thrived for his break since trotting up at the same course in October.

Although his campaign fell a bit flat last season, the talented gelding is poised to become a high-profile comeback kid in light of his excellent home form.

BALLYANDY shaping like a high-class bumper horse and did nothing wrong when placing in the best race of its kind run this season at Ascot.

He lost his unbeaten record but went down fighting, and has come out of the race with all guns blazing.

MILLICENT SILVER done the stable proud and is one that could win again at one of the smaller courses over the holiday period.

Lambourn, December 18

MAN OF HARLECH enthusiastically on the Park House circular all-weather strip to advertise his claims for the Coral Quebec Stakes at Lingfield on Saturday.

Having done most of his racing on the grass, the four-year-old opened his account on Polytrack with victory in a Class Two handicap at the track three and a half weeks ago.

He looks a fine prospect for owners Elite Racing and is one to follow amongst Andrew Balding's winter team.

INTRANSIGENT head to Chelmsford on Monday where his target is a conditions race over seven furlongs

Based on previous runs around a bend, the Essex course should bring out the best in this able gelding, who has displayed his best form at Chester He also looked in good order working on the main all-weather strip

BURMESE WHISPER well last time only to get worried out of it but holds a strong chance at Lingfield this weekend.

He's competing at claiming level and breezed beautifully ahead of his assignment this morning.

Naunton, December 17

BALLYANDY a useful prospect for Nigel Twiston-Davies following straight wins.

The four-year-old will shortly put his unbeaten record on the line and worked enthusiastically at Guiting Power midweek.

He showed a willing attitude as he traversed the steep Fibresand gallop several times ahead of a Listed bumper at Ascot on Friday.

GOODBYE DANCER moving stylishly when crashing out at Bangor and has showed no ill-effects for that uncharacteristic spill.

The penalised hurdler returns in a conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle on the same Ascot card.

MILLICENT SILVER go to Lingfield next week.

Having run well in handicap company, his trainer has his eye on a beginners' chase at the Surrey course.

MINI MUCK another possible for Lingfield.

She showed a sprightly attitude in her midweek work ahead of a mares' handicap hurdle.

BALLYBOLLEY not cut much ice in a disappointing run last time but is better than that.

He is enjoying his work and schooling and can step up on the run at Ascot.

THE NEW ONE seeing some of his Champion Hurdle rivals endure reverses, and is without doubt the forgotten horse for this season's renewal.

He may not have done anything more than confirm his well-being when scoring at Kempton, but is working with all his usual panache.

Lambourn, December 16

BLUE FASHION proved adept at jumping on the schooling ground and will shortly be asked to do the same on the racecourse for Nicky Henderson.

A scorer in France, the six-year-old has not enjoyed a completely clear run since joining Nicky Henderson but is doing everything right at home.

Having run his best race for Henderson behind Faugheen in the Ascot Hurdle of last season, he's undergone successful surgery to correct a breathing problem and is likely to make his debut over fences back at Ascot.

SIGN OF A VICTORY in the Ladbroke Hurdle and has an alternative opportunity on the Flat should the ground become testing at Ascot.

He was silky smooth in landing the odds at Wolverhampton last time and is developing into a useful dual-purpose operator.

ALTIOR gone from strength to strength, showing a real aptitude for jumping in novice hurdles.

He's worked well this week and might take up an engagement at Ascot or Haydock. His bumper form stamped him as useful and he's always had a big reputation at home.

MA FILLEULE manage to win last season but her second in the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham is top-class form.

She has looked good in her work both on the Faringdon Road grass and on the all-weather gallop at Seven Barrows.

West Country, December 15

FINGAL BAY showing all his old panache ahead of a shot at Saturday's big handicap chase at Ascot, the Sodexo Silver Cup.

The former Cheltenham Festival winner appears to have come out of his cracking run in the Hennessy with all guns blazing.

He attacked his fences at Newbury before getting tired and has been dropped in the weights for his efforts.

He didn't have a hard race when clearly beaten, and that sympathy is mirroring itself in his work at Sandhill which this morning was very encouraging.

STERNRUBIN Philip Hobbs another big-race chance in The Ladbroke.

There are few more progressive individuals in this area of the National Hunt spectrum and this four-year-old, who needs just one rival to come out to get a run, looks likely to make the field in what will be a hat-trick bid.

He's been going great guns working up his handler's compendium of all-weather gallops.

MOUNTAIN KING also run at Ascot and has worked encouragingly since a solid frame finish at Newbury last time.

ROYAL REGATTA another in-form horse who has put in some satisfactory schooling ahead of a graduation chase.

STRONG PURSUIT settled in well at Sandhill after impressively landing an Irish point-to-point in the spring.

He has jumped well ahead of an imminent debut under Rules in a maiden hurdle.

DUKE DES CHAMPS guts and determination to score at Market Rasen at the start of the month and has done well subsequently.

West Country, December 12

FOR GOOD MEASURE a handicapper worth following after his smooth triumph at Uttoxeter last time.

The gelding could be named the winner some way out and worked beautifully up his trainer Philip Hobbs's steep woodchip gallop ahead of an assignment next week.

EARDISLAND also be bound for Exeter and after a couple of solid efforts in defeat, he signalled his turn is close at hand with a similarly pleasing stretch.

RISK A FINE proved a fine servant and almost succeeded in slipping his field when second at Kempton last month.

He's done well subsequently and has a couple of options at Ludlow next week.

ICONIC STAR to have room for improvement and she strode out powerfully ahead of three different possible engagements in the coming days.

BILBROOK BLAZE an early casualty in his latest racecourse visit but has schooled well in preparation for a novices' limited handicap chase next week.

CASPER KING shown ability and is another that should open his account shortly after galloping out strongly in his work this morning.

WISHFULL DREAMING being given a bit of time to get over his defeat at Wincanton, when heavily supported.

SAUSALITO SUNRISE one to follow in long distance handicap chases after being taken out of his race at Cheltenham yesterday.

Lambourn, December 11

PEACE AND CO getting that lean and hungry look that should spell danger for his International Hurdle rivals tomorrow.

Last season's champion juvenile has lost a lot of the conditioning that threatened to hold back the start of his campaign.

Trainer Nicky Henderson had been worried he might not make his intended comeback race but he has made good progress in recent weeks.

HARGAM much to find with his stablemate and has worked with

éclat, something the team at Seven Barrows have come to expect from the grey.

However, any significant rain, which is forecast, would put a severe dent in his chances.

Henderson is convinced he would have pushed his stablemate all the way in March had it not rained on the morning of the Triumph Hurdle.

TOP NOTCH being given a softly softly training routine after two quick outings in which he was arguably most unlucky not to deliver, especially on his comeback outing at Haydock.

That day he was mugged close home by Irving, who had the benefit of a run, and then he was caught in the dying strides by Identity Thief in the Fighting Fifth, though in fairness his Irish rival would have won easier had he not fluffed the last.

There are still some very nice prizes to be picked up with this one.

BROXBOURNE a silk-smooth win at Ludlow and seems in the mood to add to her laurels after serving it up to her workmates on the Faringdon Road.

CLEMENCY likely to run next week, carrying a penalty for winning at Ffos Las. Watch out for her at either the same course or Plumpton next week.

Midlands, December 10

Nigel Twiston-Davies mounts a strong numerical challenge at his local course Cheltenham this weekend, including LITTLE JON the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup.

The lightly-raced gelding has experienced ups and downs but showed with a battling win at Newbury last time that he is charting a course towards tranquil waters.

One very nasty fall threatened to undermine his confidence but in his work and schooling this week, Little Jon has looked relaxed and assured ahead of his big-race assignment.

ASTRACAD a regular at Prestbury Park and ran well when just out of the money in a competitive race at The Open fixture last month.

He looked in good heart in two traversements of his trainer's steep Fibresand gallop at Guiting Power ahead of his Saturday return.

BLAKLION held in high regard and might have won his novice chase at The Open meeting but for blinking at the third-last.

The six-year-old has shown no ill effects from the spill in his subsequent work and schooling and returns in an intriguing contest on Friday.

BALLYCROSS like a horse that could have more to offer and worked well in midweek ahead of a shot at Saturday's Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.

His two efforts this season show him to have a progressive profile and he now looks ready to deliver.

THE NEW ONE waiting for a Christmas assignment, almost certainly the big hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day.

West Country, December 9

CHELTENIAN that he's in good heart for a high-profile Cheltenham assignment with a pleasing workout at Sandhill.

The Scottish Champion Hurdle winner proved at Ayr that he can be a horse for the big time, recording then his first major triumph since landing the Cheltenham Bumper.

Philip Hobbs is ready to upgrade him into the Grade Two International Hurdle on Saturday, having seen his charge improve since a solid comeback run at Haydock.

Hobbs can choose to either stick to the hurdling route or go back chasing with the immensely talented but injury-prone gelding.

DUNRAVEN STORM showing no ill effects from a busy first half of the season.

He skipped happily up the steep woodchip facility and looks on his mettle for a two-mile handicap chase at the weekend.

CHAMPAGNE WEST VILLAGE VIC possibles for the featured Caspian Caviar Gold Cup.

The pair breezed happily on the newest of the Hobbs sand facilities and give the trainer an enviable hand for what looks a competitive but very winnable contest.

ONENIGHTINVIENNA a horse to keep on the right side and is worth following.

Richard Pitman helped in recruiting this one and he's really found his feet of late. He looks as if he could take high rank amongst the staying novices this winter.

He's answered all questions since beating a good yardstick at Exeter and is now bound for the three-and-a-quarter-mile novices' chase at Cheltenham.

WISHFULL THINKING have a short break following his dogged effort in the Peterborough Chase. Forcing tactics proved unsuccessful at Huntingdon and there are not many obvious races around Christmas to suit him, a point that was ruthlessly exposed in last year's King George.

Lambourn, December 8

PEACE AND CO benefited from the inclement weather that has prevailed in most parts of the UK the early winter, enabling Nicky Henderson to fine tune the unbeaten four-year-old, who had done extra well during the close season.

The horse that led home a Nicky Henderson 1-2-3 in the Triumph Hurdle has visited the Farringdon Road grass gallops on several occasions and after a cracking piece of recent work is ready for his return to the fray at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Henderson is targeting the International Hurdle, which has always been Peace And Co's intended port of call, as a race that should tell the Seven Barrows trainer whether he has a proper Champion Hurdle prospect on his hands.

TOP NOTCH to have taken two quick races in his stride but will sensibly be kept back for the Relkeel Hurdle at Cheltenham on New Year's Day.

He looked decidedly unlucky not to prevail at Haydock before running another very solid race in defeat at Newcastle.

COCKTAILS AT DAWN one of the best-looking chasers you will ever see and will attempt to better his recent Cheltenham run in the Paddy Power Gold Cup when returning for the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup on Saturday.

Since gaining a first chasing success at Sandown at the end of last season the seven-year-old has added a race at Chepstow to his laurels.

His work has been of its usual high standard but he needs to go and show he can cut it in the big handicaps.

ONE FOR THE GUV'NR interesting in the two-mile handicap hurdle at Cheltenham on Friday as he was highly regarded before going onto the injury list. His work suggests he's retained much of his old ability.

BADEN the apple of his trainer's eye, and after working promisingly is worth a second look in the novice hurdle at the same meeting.

Midlands, December 5

Nigel Twiston-Davies worked a posse of horses up his step Fibresand gallop at Guiting Power, including

The staying chaser appears full of beans and approaching his peak after two readying runs at Uttoxeter and Ffos Las.

He has an entry in a three-mile handicap chase at Warwick next week and should go well if taking up that engagement.

BALLYCROSS head for Leicester after some encouraging work up the steep strip.

The gelding looks to have gone forward since his frame finish at Warwick, a run that has brought him close to the boil.

MUCKLE ROE a costly casualty at Stratford last time, but has shown no I'll-effects the spill and schooled well.

He seems in good order and has Leicester's two-and-three-quarter-mile handicap chase on Wednesday in his sights.

KERISPER his game to go close at Southwell last month, a run that has put him spot-on for a maiden hurdle at Warwick.

KOOLALA proficiently in a schooling session at Cropredy Lawn on Friday ahead of her chasing debut on Sunday at Huntingdon.

Paul Webber expects his mare to come on for her first run since January, but she seems in good heart.

ALHAMAREER an interesting juvenile hurdle recruit from this yard and could debut over jumps next week.

Lambourn, December 4

MAESTRO ROYAL pleasing in his work ahead of an imminent return to the fray in handicap hurdles.

Nicky Henderson has endured anything but a clear run with the six-year-old who, after scoring on his debut over hurdles at Huntingdon, suffered a training setback.

It was a costly one, as the gelding had already lost his novice status for the future and connections have no choice but to go down the handicap route.

NEWSWORTHY surely better than his Cheltenham comeback effort indicates, and can soon put the record straight after working encouragingly in midweek.

The five-year-old has schooled just as well as he did before that faux pas and appears to have developed both physically and mentally during the summer.

PREMIER BOND abundant promise in bumpers, with two frame finishes and a victory on his final start in that sphere.

He has schooled proficiently and can make his mark in a novice hurdle at Sandown on Saturday.

SIMONSIG in good heart in his final breeze ahead of the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase.

The spring-heeled grey will bring excitement to Sandown as a deputy for the on-hold Sprinter Sacre, while JOSSES HILL trained with his usual

éclat ahead of the same race.

The latter appears to have greatly benefited from extensive tutelage in the jumping department from Yogi Breisner.

Minehead, December 3

WISHFULL THINKING his stuff with a pleasing midweek workout aimed at fine-tuning him for a big assignment at Huntingdon on Sunday.

Now rising 13, the chestnut seems in good form ahead of his attempt to gain back-to-back triumphs in the Peterborough Chase.

He has always thrived on his work on Philip Hobbs' compendium of all-weathers at Sandhill and after his narrow defeat in the Old Roan Chase at Aintree, looks just as good as he did 12 months ago.

COPPER KAY a mare with a bright future and has worked well since her clear-cut win at Cheltenham's Open fixture.

She will do well in mares' races both in bumpers and, possibly, novice hurdles.

She looked bright and alert breezing up the woodchip facility.

BRIS VENDEENNE's defeat remains a mystery, but this ex-French mare has subsequently worked with aplomb.

She should give a good account if contesting the mares' handicap hurdle at Sandown on Saturday.

CHELTENIAN be relied upon to serve his connections well in two-mile handicap hurdles and has a touch of class about him, as you would expect of a former Champion Bumper winner.

He is working especially well, indicating his comeback race has done him the world of good ahead of a possible visit to Sandown.

West Country, December 2

TAPACULO looked in good heart in his work since scoring a clear-cut triumph at Chepstow and is one of Philip Hobbs' novices worth following.

He really grabbed the ground working on his trainer's network of all-weather facilities at Sandhill.

Hobbs is looking at a Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle at Sandown as a possible next port of call for the lightly-raced gelding.

CHELTENIAN his comeback run at Haydock, and although finishing out of the money, he shaped with immense promise.

Hobbs is keen to continue down the hurdling route with the talented but injury-prone gelding.

WOODFORD COUNTY as if needing the race when returning to the fray at Sedgefield.

His midweek work suggests that has put him spot on for a tilt at the London National at Sandown this weekend.

BRISE VENDEENNE a stinker when 4-11 favourite for her recent run at Musselburgh.

However, the filly is better than that and after showing herself to be in good heart in her work, she can soon go one better.

BILBROOK BLAZE sure to progress from his latest near miss and he worked encouragingly, while SCOOP THE POT himself to be in good order ahead of a possible crack at a Pertemps Hurdle Qualifier.

Lambourn, December 1

SIMONSIG showing plenty of zest in his work and appears to have gone forward from his comeback outing over hurdles.

A by stablemate Bobs Worth in that Aintree contest merely served to put the edge on Nicky Henderson's grey, who could represent the stable in Saturday's Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown.

Simonsig has pleased in his schooling and put in a good bit of work on the Faringdon Road, while JOSSES HILL served notice that he's ready for a race and that could be the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon on Sunday.

The former top two-mile novice hurdler and chaser has always given plentifully in his stronger work and looks in especially good form ahead of a run at the weekend.

O O SEVEN nicely on Saturday and could return to the track for the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle at Sandown on Friday.

He hardly took anything out of himself when scoring at Huntingdon and is the sort that should have more to offer.

BROXBOURNE a ready winner at Aintree where she came home with something up her sleeve.

She went well in her winding up work for a Pertemps qualifier at Sandown on Saturday.

FIXE LE KAP an interesting addition to the string from France.

He has both worked and schooled well, and should leave his French form behind in juvenile hurdles.

West Country, November 28

ONEFITZALL an engagement at Newbury to wait for a more straightforward opportunity at Leicester tomorrow.

The impressive Uttoxeter scorer has trained well since that success and after a solid midweek gallop on the woodchip facility breezed beautifully this morning.

WISHFULL THINKING back the clock with a good run at Aintree that suggests he is no back number.

The chestnut has remained in good form at home ahead of a possible crack at the Peterborough Chase.

WISHFULL DREAMING a costly favourite last time but that Wincanton defeat probably doesn't do him justice.

This willing worker has been in good order subsequently.

SAUSALITO SUNRISE no mistake at Cheltenham and is a fine long-distance handicap chase prospect.

He's come out of it with all guns blazing and can be aimed at some valuable prizes over marathon distances, possibly the Welsh National.

AL ALFA better ground but is one to keep on your side when those conditions prevail.

Lambourn, November 27

FULL SHIFT strong in his breeze this morning ahead of a novice chase assignment.

The lightly-raced gelding looks one of a number of novice chasers worth following out of Seven Barrows this winter.

He has not enjoyed a clear run but has impressed in his work and schooling as he gears up for a novices' limited handicap chase at Newbury on Saturday.

BRAIN POWER to have taken Monday's Kempton exertions in his stride along with

Both horse have the potential to be Cheltenham horses, and few novices have jumped with the natural

éclat of Vaniteux on their chase debuts.

It seems all roads will lead to the Arkle Trophy with this supremely accurate jumper.

BOBS WORTH on the all-weather after connections watched his Hennessy Gold Cup bid suffer a potential hitch with the rain that has hit Newbury.

The extremely testing conditions are sure to make life hard for him in Saturdays feature.

ROBINS REEF likely to handle such conditions and she went especially well in her midweek spin ahead of her assignment at Doncaster.

WHISPER a good-actioned horse and he looked on good terms with himself in a routine breeze this morning, completing his preparation for the Long Distance Hurdle.

Midlands, November 26

COGRY pleased Nigel Twiston-Davies since a solid run at the Cheltenham Open meeting.

He looked a possible winner for much of the trip and looked good in his midweek stretch up the all-weather strip.

Twiston-Davies' strength looks to rest with the staying chasers and Cogry is definitely one to follow.

ARCTIC GOLD done well since opening his account at Stratford.

He took a good hold of the deep surface when working up the Fibresand gallop at Guiting Power and can go well in another novice hurdle.

BENBENS enjoy the rub of the green last winter but after gaining a decisive win last time out, he is pitched into Saturday's Hennessy Gold Cup.

COLIN'S BROTHER nicely when a well-backed favourite last time and has looked in good heart in his subsequent work.

He is in a conditional jockeys' chase at Newbury tomorrow and should certainly be on the shortlist.

LITTLE JAMES been blessed with a straightforward run of things but looks like he retains much of his ability after coming off the injury list.

He seems to be coming to hand and is due to run again in the next few days.

Lambourn, November 25

BOBS WORTH full of beans in his winding-up work for the Hennessy Gold Cup as the former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner prepares to go back over fences in Saturday's Newbury feature.

The 10-year-old, who landed three Festival wins in different races, has been targeted at the Hennessy for some time.

Although never one to showboat on the home gallops, he's looked in particularly good form since his hurdling victory over stablemate Simonsig at Aintree.

WHISPER be targeted at a third Aintree Hurdle as well as the World Hurdle and polished off his prep for Saturday's Long Distance Hurdle with a pleasing spin on the Faringdon Road.

Connections have decided to hold back from putting the seven-year-old over fences again until next season.

MA FILLEULE her first run back at Wetherby and her work indicated she'll be much more the finished article if contesting a handicap hurdle at Newbury.

FULL SHIFT due to debut over fences at the meeting and has schooled proficiently in readiness for that.

He's had his problems but has always been held in the highest regard.

ROBINS REEF one to follow after smoothly landing the spoils on her return, while O O SEVEN his Huntingdon win in his stride and could make a quick return to action.

WILLIAM HENRY one to bear in mind for a maiden or novice hurdle after two bumper wins. His schooling suggests he is a natural jumper.

West Country, November 24

MENORAH in pleasing style at Sandhill to complete his preparation for a return to hurdling later in the week.

After being pulled up on his return to the fray in the Charlie Hall Chase, Philip Hobbs has elected to give the gelding an opportunity to show what he can do in the other jumping discipline.

The top-class Menorah has been giving out pleasing signals in his work on Hobbs' network of all-weather gallops and is being targeted at the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury's Hennessy fixture.

STERNRUBIN interesting in the Intermediate Hurdle at Newbury on Thursday.

Having frustratingly finished second four times last season, the gelding returned to post a convincing success at Exeter.

With that confidence booster under his belt, Sternrubin is ready to take another step up the class ladder and he went beautifully in his latest bit of stronger work.

ONEFITZALL an unbeaten novice who is well thought of by his trainer. He has gone forward since coming home unchallenged at Uttoxeter and is one for the notebook.

FINGAL BAY earned a shot at the Hennessy with his satisfactory effort to chase home Smad Place at Kempton.

The former Cheltenham Festival winner had problems when pulled up in the corresponding race 12 months ago, but has undoubtedly entered the current season with a clean bill of health.

BINCOMBE knocked on the door and after a solid run at Aintree last time, he is one to note in the conditional jockeys' handicap chase at Newbury.

Minehead, November 21

ONENIGHTINVIENNA pleased in his schooling ahead of a first run over fences at Exeter on Sunday.

The six-year-old, bred by Richard Pitman and owned by the executors of the late Peter Luff, encountered a select campaign last season, when he won two of three starts.

He has room for any amount of improvement now that chasing is his domain, and worked enthusiastically on the steep woodchip gallop midweek before breezing this morning.

JABOLTISKI breezed routinely ahead of the juvenile hurdle at the Haldon course.

He appears to have done well since converting at the first time of asking for Hobbs at Huntingdon.

GEORGIE LAD out willingly ahead of the three-mile handicap chase at Exeter.

The seven-year-old got his season off to the perfect start at Bangor and will be hard to beat as he goes to post with his confidence on a high.

STAR TROUPER impressive on his only start and has gone well in schooling sessions over hurdles.

He is a willing worker that shone in his latest piece of faster work.

WISHFULL THINKING himself with credit on his return to action at Aintree and looks in good heart, with another crack at the Peterborough Chase a possible line of attack.

Lambourn, November 20

Nicky Henderson is about to launch the campaigns of top hurdlers TOP NOTCH SIGN OF A VICTORY, of whom came through midweek workouts in good heart.

Henderson is keen to keep them apart and Top Notch in particular is a horse to have on your shortlist.

One of the leading juvenile hurdlers of the 2014-15 season, he beat all but stablemate PEACE AND CO the Triumph and is returning slightly later than planned owing to an absence of suitable ground.

He is likely to be in his element over distances in excess of two miles this winter.

SIGN OF A VICTORY worked pleasingly on the Faringdon Road and connections are pleased they skipped the Greatwood Hurdle with this good-actioned individual.

MINELLA AWARDS well on the all-weather strip and this scopey sort is giving out encouraging signals.

Henderson's patient policy with him should reap its rewards.

CLEMENCY set for victory at Warwick back in September before crashing out two fences from home.

She duly made no mistake at Ffos Las next time and can build on that after flowing along in her breeze.

HUNTERS HOOF unbeaten over hurdles and looks in particularly good form ahead of an imminent assignment.

He is one to follow at Haydock, as he works as if the best is yet to come.

Lambourn, November 18

SIGN OF A VICTORY up for a visit to either Ascot or Haydock with a pleasing midweek workout.

Nicky Henderson's inmate holds entries in the Coral Hurdle and the Betfair Price Rush Hurdle, with his work on the Faringdon Road displaying his customary zip.

JOSSES HILL working well and has schooled satisfactorily ahead of his return to the fray .

Things did not quite work out for the Alan Spence-owned gelding last season, but he did not run many times and is a horse that still possesses scope for improvement in his new field.

BLUE FASHION not been the easiest to train and his racecourse appearances were restricted last winter, culminating in a run at Aintree.

Chasing has always promised to bring out the best in the gelding, whose preparation for his return at either Ascot or Haydock looks to have gone to plan.

Also in action this weekend could be O O SEVEN

Both have worked and schooled beautifully ahead of a switch to hurdling from bumpers.

West Country, November 17

MENORAH encouragingly at Sandhill to suggest he's ready for a return to the big stage at Haydock on Saturday.

The gelding has pleased his trainer since a much-needed comeback run. He was clearly ring-rusty in the Charlie Hall Chase, being pulled up but having enjoyed himself nonetheless.

His work on Hobbs' compendium of all-weather gallops indicates he can raise his game in the Betfair Chase, when he will clash with several of the country's leading staying chasers, including Silviniaco Conti.

DUNRAVEN STORM enthusiastically up the steep woodchip strip and could head to Ascot at the weekend.

He acquitted himself well in the Haldon Gold Cup and should enjoy a drop down the class ladder.

ROCK THE KASBAH made great strides since his Chepstow comeback.

He worked with his usual

éclat and with that readying run under his belt, he should be hard to beat wherever he goes.

ICONIC STAR to Warwick tomorrow and has been giving off the right signals in her work and schooling.

STAR TROUPER worth monitoring for a maiden or novice hurdle after showing abundant ability to score readily on his only start in a Wincanton bumper last season.

Lambourn, November 14

SIGN OF A VICTORY beautifully this morning ahead of the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham on Sunday.

Nicky Henderson will be keeping an eye on the weather with regard to the Kayf Tara gelding and Shloer Chase candidate SPRINTER SACRE, also engaged in a routine piece of light exercise this morning.

Sign Of A did no enjoy an uninterrupted campaign last winter but has done very well physically and might have his attention switched to fences after Sunday's race.

DAYS OF HEAVEN chart a similar course after the Greatwood.

Connections seem to have dealt with his tendency to hesitate at the start, and he has been working great guns on grass at home.

Sprinter Sacre adds a fascinating slant to the third day action of the Open meeting but the nine-year-old would not want the ground to become testing.

It is imperative that after the events of last winter he gets off to a satisfactory start in his latest campaign.

ALTIOR beginning to live up to the positive billings that followed him onto the track.

The five-year-old looked on good terms with himself in some work last week and must have a good chance of completing a hat-trick in the Supreme Hurdle Trial.

COOLE CHARMER definitely one to keep on the right side after his smooth Towcester win and a run in Sunday's bumper could be his last in that sphere as he has schooled especially well over hurdles.

West Country, November 13

GARDE LA VICTOIRE popping his corks ahead of a second outing over fences at Cheltenham on Sunday.

Exactly a year to the day that he won the Greatwood Hurdle, Philip Hobbs' charge will tackle the Arkle Trophy Trial Chase in which he must defend an unbeaten record over the larger obstacles.

He is the undoubted apple of Hobbs' eye and produced a polished display on his chase debut at Uttoxeter to score with any amount in hand.

His exuberant work at home has been a hallmark of his demeanour and a slick schooling session the other day also adds weight to his claims.

DRUMLEE SUNSET another exciting novice from the Hobbs academy set for imminent action.

He worked beautifully midweek ahead of the Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle.

He appears to have done well since his satisfactory comeback run at The Showcase meeting last month.

ROCK THE KASBAH another talented horse from the Diana Whateley ownership and he has been catching the eye at home.

He is set for a run in the next few days along with SAUSALITO SUNRISE will be fitter for his comeback at Chepstow.

On that occasion the gelding made a big move only to stop abruptly in the straight, coming back with a genuine excuse that Hobbs believes has been eradicated

Naunton, November 12

DOUBLE ROSS powerfully in his winding-up work for the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

Nigel Twiston-Davies sent the chestnut up two laps of his steep Fibresand gallop at Guiting Power.

After a campaign in which he was highly tried, including tilts at the King George and the Gold Cup, Double Ross lost his form last season.

However, he ran a blinder when second to Pendra on his return to the fray at Ascot, and is young enough to realise his undoubted potential.

BLAKLION one to follow from this yard now that his attention has been turned to fences.

The exuberant Blaklion grabbed the ground as he powered up the strip in his midweek spin ahead of an assignment at Cheltenham on Saturday.

He seems to have improved since his reappearance behind Cocktails At Dawn at Chepstow when he might have been ring-rusty.

COGRY one to note in long-distance handicap chases this season, most notably in the Murphy Group race on Saturday.

He has stamina in abundance and took the eye as he worked up the hill.

BENBENS a deserved victory in October and is a similar type to Cogry that can do well over marathon distances.

FOXBRIDGE a spin up the strip and looks in good form ahead of the amateur riders' handicap chase at Cheltenham on Friday.

Lambourn, November 11

COCKTAILS AT DAWN with plenty of enthusiasm as he completed his preparation for the Paddy Power Gold Cup, the feature event of The Open meeting at Cheltenham.

Nicky Henderson's horses are clearly approaching a better level of form as the higher-profile meetings loom large and this naturally gifted jumper has benefited from different tactics this season.

When winning at Chepstow last time, he made all and though that it very difficult to successfully achieve in a race like the Paddy Power, the gelding has a new confidence level to bring to the table.

ALTIOR realising his potential and he moved well ahead of the Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle.

He converted the most recent of his victories at Ascot with plenty of authority, and can develop into one of the big hopes for Seven Barrows this winter.

SPRINTER SACRE not have quite so much pressure on him these days, having been beaten on all three of his starts last season.

Regardless of this, he is working and has schooled to a similar level of old, and at the age of nine should actually only now be at the peak of his powers.

It will be fascinating to see how he fares on his return in Sunday's Shloer Chase.

DAYS OF HEAVEN definitely one to follow no matter what happens in the Greatwood Hurdle. The plan is to put him over fences and the way he's schooled suggests he'll make into a high-class novice in that sphere.

West Country, November 10

Philip Hobbs utilized his extensive network of all-weather gallops to prepare a strong team for The Open meeting at Cheltenham.

Amongst the workers was ROCK THE KASBAH, is ready to graduate into an intermediate handicap hurdle.

The gelding sports the popular colours of Diana Whateley, whose GARDE LA VICTOIRE also giving off all the right signals ahead of a possible run in the Arkle Trophy Trial Novices' Chase.

Last season's Greatwood Hurdle winner impressed on his first attempt over fences, running out an easy winner at Uttoxeter.

COPPER KAY an interesting prospect who could tackle the bumper following a silky-smooth comeback triumph at Newton Abbot.

Lightly raced, she relishes her work and looked in good order traversing the steep woodchip strip.

CLOUD CREEPER his copybook at Newton Abbot but after pleasing in his work, he could have a shot at the Paddy Power Gold Cup.

BOLD HENRY always be relied upon to perform best when fresh and after some pleasing preparatory work, he is an interesting candidate for a two-mile handicap chase.

SAUSALITO SUNRISE out like a light on his Chepstow reappearance but came back with a genuine excuse.

This talented individual could attempt to redeem himself in the long-distance handicap chase and has been in good form at home.

INK MASTER in a handicap hurdle at Worcester and is now set to contest a novices' handicap hurdle.

Lambourn, November 7th

Nicky Henderson has a posse of novice chasers limbering-up for imminent action and DAYS OF HEAVEN one of this number that is worth following.

He had a slight starting issue last season but nevertheless proved a useful money spinner for Seven Barrows.

He has schooled proficiently even though it was only recently that Henderson opened up his main set of schooling fences.

Always a willing worker, he is showing promise in his preparatory work.

LESSONS IN MILAN an old framed stamp of jumper whose future is as a long distance handicap chaser.

He came home unchallenged in the mud over hurdles at Lingfield but will be seen in at least as good a light as a novice over fences.

The gigantic Lessons In Milan has schooled nicely and if there's deep ground in the run up to Christmas it won't bother him.

SUGAR BARON caught the eye and should be fit enough to go well on an imminent return to the fray.

The five-year-old ended last season on a high and shouldn't lack for much fitness-wise when engaging in a handicap hurdle.

SPRINTER SACRE looked as good as at any time in the past year in his preparatory work and will most likely come back before the end of the month.

Although not able to win since Punchestown 2013, he goes into this fourth season over fences with little pressure on him.

Midlands, November 6th

BENBENS at the top of his game when notching a battling success at Aintree and the gelding has looked good in his training since that deserved triumph.

The out-and-out stayer was unlucky not to plunder a decent handicap last winter, but with this comeback success under his belt, he has built a platform from which to further develop.

Nigel Twiston-Davies has given him an entry in the Hennessy at Newbury later this month and he looked in good form working on the steep Fibresand gallop at Guiting Power.

COUNT GUIDO DEIRO a pea out of the same pod - a horse whose whole gameplan is built around a proper stamina test.

Having rattled-off a sequence of wins, he was an early casualty in a four-miler at Newcastle on his final start last season.

However, he looks to have come to hand quite quickly and is definitely one for the notebook at Ffos Las on Sunday.

BALLYRATH be able to build on his promising comeback run when troubling the judge at Uttoxeter.

He got a bit tired at the end of that contest but is working as if the run has done him any amount of good.

He can be competitive in a novices' limited handicap chase at Ffos Las.

COGRY progressive last winter and is another that connections believe can prove a money spinner this season.

He has both worked and schooled well and will shortly surface in a three-mile handicap chase.

THE NEW ONE come out of his traditional Kempton comeback race in good order. His connections are heading towards another crack at the Champion Hurdle in March.

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GOLDEN DOYEN enthusiastically in midweek ahead of another run over fences.

Philip Hobbs hasn't wasted any time with the four-year-old in setting out on a novice chase campaign that began with a solid enough effort at Market Rasen.

Golden Doyen has schooled with aplomb and could return to the track in a beginners' chase at Sandown on Sunday.

ROALCO DE FARGES strong in the market on his return to action at Cheltenham but failed to menace.

The 10-year-old shows abundant enthusiasm and moved well in his winding-up spin for a veterans chase on the same card.

DESERT RETREAT a winner waiting to happen after his prominent showings in bumper company.

He looks to have improved for those initial experiences and has an entry at the weekend.

Lambourn

SHELL BAY proved a good servant to Richard Hannon this year with his successes including one at the Shergar Cup.

He looked in good heart working up the main strip for an all-weather assignment.

CRYSTAL MALT enjoyed too much luck, but also looked in good order in a stretch ahead of a possible Kempton run next week.

Lambourn, November 4

VOLUNTEER POINT zestfully at West Ilsley ahead of a possible Doncaster date at the weekend.

The ultra-consistent filly is entered for a Listed race in which she would take a step up the class ladder.

However, she has looked much improved and after finishing off her work strongly, she will go to post with plenty in her favour.

Mick Channon enjoyed success at this meeting last year and his runners are always worth a second look.

That winner was MOBSTA is effective with plenty of cut in the ground.

He made a belated return to the fray but is making up for lost time.

Having returned to winning ways last time, he is set for a final run in the Wentworth Stakes, a Listed race over six furlongs.

POPESWOOD good the other day and may have one more outing before the end of the season.

This is another sprinter that needs easy conditions to give of his best. He isn't the most consistent, but always wins his share and has proved a good servant to the Channon stable.

Lambourn, November 3

NICOLAS CHAUVIN to revert to hurdling and the seven-year-old looked lively in his weekend work ahead of a probable run this week.

Nicky Henderson has the gelding entered at Sandown and Wincanton.

Nicolas Chauvin spoiled his chance on both novice chase starts at Newton Abbot by running too freely.

The intention is that he will be more chilled over smaller obstacles and the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton is a possibility.

BROXBOURNE a 10-race winner that is highly regarded at Seven Barrows.

After a sequence of victories on the Flat she won two novice hurdles and then ran well in the Ascot Stakes back on the Flat.

She worked well ahead of the mares' handicap hurdle at Wincanton on Saturday.

CARACCI APACHE sidestepped a possible return outing after showing himself to be progressive in novice hurdles.

He has schooled proficiently over fences and should be out soon.

BEWARE THE BEAR to have taken his Uttoxeter exertions in his stride and his trainer believes there may well be improvement to come.

HARGAM working well ahead of his next engagement, having delighted connections on his Cheltenham reappearance.

The grey is earmarked for the Greatwood, Betfair or Fighting Fifth Hurdle.

KILCREA VALE one to follow and is showing plenty of enthusiasm ahead of a probable return at Ascot later this month.

Minehead, October 31

DUNRAVEN STORM in good heart in a swinging canter on the woodchip all-weather ahead of a possible tilt at the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter.

Philip Hobbs has two possibles for the biggest race of the season at the Haldon course, with ROYAL REGATTA under consideration.

Strictly on the book, this duo will struggle to make an impression, but Dunraven Storm has the advantage of being iron fit, having had three outings already this year.

Royal Regatta also looked good in his latest stronger work and is ready for his seasonal return.

SYKES the spoils in a handicap hurdle at Aintree and will continue going down that route.

He is lightly raced, open to further improvement and has taken that race in his stride.

He worked with plenty of gusto this morning, and is clearly in cracking form.

Hobbs has a wealth of untapped potential amongst his novices and, hurdling wise, it may be worth keeping an eye on GALA BALL, has schooled proficiently.

He had decent form in Ireland and could debut for his new trainer at Chepstow.

ONE COOL SCORPION his Newton Abbot exertions in his stride and looks ready to build on that effort.

TAPACULO promise to place at Exeter and has done similarly well.

ANTIPHONY entries next week, having worked and schooled with aplomb.

Lambourn, October 30

Nicky Henderson worked a bunch of horses at Seven Barrows this week and the trainer will field his customary strong hand at Kempton on Monday.

BEWARE THE BEAR shown ability in points and also schooled adroitly at home.

He looked on good terms with himself in some routine work on the Faringdon Road.

BROXBOURNE a classy juvenile hurdler that has done well through the summer.

His last appearance saw him finish just out of the money at Royal Ascot and he can make his mark in handicap hurdles through the winter.

He has an entry next week and his work indicates he should not improve too much for a run.

A to Ludlow could be the order of the day for LEADEROFTHEDANCE, blew out ahead of another handicap hurdle assignment.

Having won well first time back at the Shropshire course, there could be more to come.

CARACCI APACHE over hurdles last season and has schooled well over fences.

He is about to switch codes into the novice chase division and is entered for Exeter next week.

SIMONSIG up a flawless record before injury forced him onto the sidelines.

The grey has done everything right in his preparatory work and connections are considering next week's Haldon Gold Cup as a starting point.

West Country, October 29

FINGAL BAY pleased Philip Hobbs with his work and schooling ahead of a planned return to the track at Kempton.

Arguably the most talented horse in the Hobbs yard, but beset with training problems, Fingal Bay disappointed in the Hennessy Gold Cup a year ago and also on his latest start at Exeter.

Hobbs knows there is still potential for improvement from the gelding, who heads for a graduation chase at the Sunbury course next week.

RISK A FINE proved a solid money spinner for the stable recently and after working zestfully up the woodchip strip could head to the same Kempton meeting.

He impressed with his authoritative win at Worcester last time and should be suited by the track in the novices' limited handicap chase.

BROTHER TEDD returning soon in handicap hurdles and is fit and fancied for his return from a break.

When last seen in the spring the gelding won well at Sandown. He has done well through the summer to suggest there could be improvement to come.

DUKE DES CHAMPS well thought of at Sandhill and with very few miles on the clock is capable of raising his levels this winter.

He has worked and schooled satisfactorily and looks one to follow from his in-form stable.

Lambourn, October 28

VOLUNTEER POINT well on the winter ground at West Ilsley and could be set for a step up the class ladder at the weekend.

His trainer Mick Channon has an eye on the Listed Ben Marshall Stakes with the recent Newmarket scorer.

Having shown a liking for the Rowley course with that class 2 win last time, Volunteer Point is in good shape for this assignment.

MOBSTA run well on all three starts since his belated return to the fray.

He loves to get his toe into the ground, so the recent inclement conditions will not in any way faze him.

He also looked in good order doing some speed work up the main all-weather strip and with so few miles on the clock, could put one on the board before the close of the season.

POPESWOOD engaged in some routine work and has an entry at Newmarket.

He went off the boil after a recent near-miss at Goodwood but remains sufficiently well handicapped to bounce back.

SIXTIES SUE a daughter of Channon's own stallion Sixties Icon who is proving a model of consistency.

She looked in good heart in her routine work this week, and is taking her racing well.

West Country, October 27th

Philip Hobbs has done well with AL ALFA worked enthusiastically on the woodchip all-weather at Sandhill.

The gelding is likely to go in search of a hat-trick at Stratford this week, having shown a liking for sharp left-handed courses.

He proved very effective when scoring at Newton Abbot last time out back over hurdles and is set to revert to fences. He keeps defying the handicapper.

DUKE DES CHAMPS promise and is an interesting entry for this yard at Wetherby on Friday.

He has schooled well ahead of a novice hurdle and is fighting fit for this first venture of the season.

MOUNTAIN KING the money behind last time but has schooled well to suggest improvement is on the cards.

He is entered for a two and a half mile handicap chase at Wetherby, Stratford and Ascot in the coming days and is worth keeping on side.

Another bright prospect is BRIS VENDEENNE has both schooled and worked well and could run in a mares' maiden hurdle later in the week.

WISHFULL THINKING to have taken his fine comeback run at Aintree in his stride and Hobbs will look to strike with him in the run up to Christmas.

Minehead, October 24

Philip Hobbs sent his team of workers up his two all-weather facilities at Sandhill, including

The veteran embarks upon another season with an attempt to gain back-to-back successes in the Old Roan Chase at Aintree on Sunday.

He showed plenty of enthusiasm in his latest work and although facing a stiffer task than last year could still figure at the business end of his first run back.

SYKES an interesting prospect that should run well in the conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle on the same card.

Although beset with injury, he shaped well on his Newton Abbot reappearance and in his work gives the impression there should be more to come.

MIDNIGHT VELVET another with plenty of scope for progression off one solid career run.

He caught the eye with the way he grabbed the ground in his final blow-out for a bumper at Aintree.

WISHFULL DREAMING not go through last season without the odd hiccup and was not seen after scoring at Cheltenham.

He looked the real deal when successful upon his return to the fray and is a willing worker.

DRY OL'PARTY been in good form of late and was another to blow out on the woodchip ahead of a handicap hurdle assignment at Wincanton.

Newmarket, October 23

Sir Michael Stoute enjoyed a birthday winner on Thursday and TOP TUG keep up the good work when he next appears.

He looked in good order in his work with one other and could go to Leicester next week.

Connections are eyeing the Sir Gordon Richards Handicap, with cut in the ground a likelihood at the Oadby course.

The long straight should play to Top Tug's strengths, as in recent outings he's stayed on without showing a turn of foot.

His jockey might want to make it a test by going for home at an early stage.

CANNOCK CHASE have further overseas options after giving Stoute a third Canadian International in quick succession.

Derby winner GOLDEN HORN his Breeders' Cup build-up with a workout on Warren Hill.

John Gosden's charge is due to jet out to Keeneland on Saturday and he is a hot favourite for the Breeders' Cup Turf, which is his intended swansong.

Lambourn, October 22

SCRUTINEER a smart prospect for Mick Channon and runs in a nursery at Doncaster on Saturday.

The colt hosed up last time and worked enthusiastically on the winter ground grass ahead of his return to action.

He has bags of scope for improvement and is one to follow.

POPESWOOD to get his toe into the ground and runs at Newbury on Friday.

He was unlucky to get chinned at Goodwood but has been unfazed by a subsequent reverse.

He is one to keep on the right side of, having worked well on the main grass strip.

ZUZINIA a habit of getting behind in her races but she is certainly not badly treated and floated up the all-weather, seemingly in good heart.

Lambourn, October 21

RAWAKI up for a tilt at the St Simon Stakes with a pleasing workout on grass at Kingsclere.

The talented but far from straightforward performer has only three runs under his belt this year, and if lining up for the Newbury Group Three will have a freshness edge on his foes.

Although a tad disappointing in Listed company at Goodwood last time he is better than the bare bones of the formline indicates, and Andrew Balding likes to target this race, named after a champion that was trained out of his own stable yard.

STORM FORCE TEN be interesting if he runs this week as he made a successful appearance at Chester and is trying to make up for lost time following a lengthy absence.

He has not been seen since the big May meeting on the Roodee but loves to get in the ground and should have conditions to suit at Doncaster.

He also went well in his stretch on the Watership Down gallop high above Kingsclere.

DUNGANNON out like a light after looming on the outer and looking dangerous on his latest outing.

This is his time of the season, and while he is leaving it late to score points, he looked sharp in a bit of speed work on the all-weather and is another entered at Doncaster.

Lambourn, October 20

CHIEF WHIP a fine prospect for Richard Hannon to look forward to and moved well in his weekend gallop.

The trainer also has strong candidates in STORM RISING

Storm Rising has built up an unbeaten record in the silks of Michael Tabor's wife, Doreen, including a resounding victory at Newbury last time.

He looked sharp and alert in his latest stretch up the main all-weather strip, easing clear of his lead horse ahead of his date at Newmarket on Wednesday.

ATLANTIC SUN his maiden at Ffos Las and is also progressive.

He had pleased in his subsequent progress at home and runs in the same race as Storm Rising.

A worth monitoring later in the week is

The son of Sea The Stars has shaped with aplomb and could surface at Newbury on Friday.

Newmarket, October 17

Sir Michael Stoute took his horses onto the Limekilns.

TOP TUG engage in a valuable handicap before the end of the season.

He worked well in a mixed gallop on the Short Gallop.

HOORAYFORHOLLYWOOD out half a length up on MOONLIGHT SONATA Top Tug sat in behind those fillies.

He's a keen-going sort who has acquitted himself well in good class races this summer an deserves a change of luck.

VAUNTING a beautifully-bred individual that worked with the more-experienced

Vaunting's rider looked to have plenty of engine underneath him at the finish.

SHALL WE the next up along with

ALYDAY took the eye accompanying

On the Trial Ground ULYSSES on good terms with himself in a spin with MID TERM, CLEAR EVIDENCE

At the business end it was Ulysses by three-quarters of a length from Mid Term with six back to Clear Evidence.

Lambourn, 16 October

COULSTY in good heart blowing out on the main all-weather strip ahead of the Qipco Champions Sprint at Ascot.

The four-year-old drops back to six furlongs but showed abundant pace on his latest start over a slightly longer trip at Newmarket.

LOADING shown promise on grass and he worked well ahead of a possible switch to Polytrack.

He has an entry at Lingfield next week.

ATLANTIC SUN to have thrived since breaking his maiden.

He floated up the strip and could target the Houghton Conditions Stakes at Newmarket next week.

Hannon has multiple entries in this seven-furlong contest, including the hugely promising STORM RISING, went clear of his lead horse and could defend a two-race unbeaten record.

CHIEF WHIP useful when converting on his debut and is another contender.

SNAN hints of ability on his debut and looks to have progressed, while PRESS GANG in the form to pick up a small race at Bath on Sunday.

Midlands, October 15

CANTLOW well on the all-weather at Cropredy Lawn this morning ahead of a first UK of the season at Ascot.

Paul Webber is to target the Ascot Gold Cup Handicao Chase with the JP gelding, who was balloted out of the Galway Plate.

Having run over hurdles at the Galway Festival, last season's Irish National sixth ran with credit at Listowel so will not lack for match fitness.

Cantlow was accompanied in his spin by VERY LIVE, has filled out and developed but will require good ground to be seen to best effect.

GLENYON a nice prospect in whom trainer Henry Candy has a share.

The almost 17 hands giant came up the strip with MERRY DANCER

Merry Dancer could tackle an amateur riders' race at Windsor while Burma, a winner in France after joining Webber, wore a hood in her work.

The daughter of Charming groom could return to France for a race at St Brienc.

BAYLEY'S DREAM come back well from a wind operation to score in convincing style at Warwick.

He didn't enjoy the rub of the green last winter but has time to put things right in the colours of the now-retired Time For Rupert.

Having taken a 6lb hike in the ratings, Bayley's Dream is earmarked for another handicap hurdle at Bangor towards the end of the month.

Newmarket, October 14

Sir Michael Stoute dispersed his workers to different parts of the Limekilns with INTEGRAL her final blow out for the Queen Elizabeth II on the Trial Ground.

The mare covered the last half a mile of a six-furlong exercise with a gradual increase of the acceleration pedal and she looks in good order for her final salvo on the race track.

ONDA DISTRICT up the Short Gallop in company with

The pair covered seven furlongs with HAKKA out to go a length and a half up.

DARTMOUTH the next up as he was accompanied by TOP TUG. former went three clear and looks in good heart.

The action moved onto the Round Gallop where Arab Spring's half-brother PETRUCCI in a solo spin.

GALVANIZE win before the end of the season and he looked good in his stretch with

CAT SILVER the edge on SWIFT RESPONSE threequarters of a length with a further two and a half back to

MIDTERM a well-regarded juvenile that came up with AUTOCRATIC POETS WORD. three colts are worthy of inclusion in your notebook.

Lambourn, October 13

ELM PARK TULLIUS popping their corks ahead of Champions' Day at Ascot.

Andrew Balding's pair could clash with each other, as Elm Park probably heads for the Qipco Champion Stakes and Tullius has the same entry.

Elm Park appears to have thrived since a confidence-boosting triumph at Sandown, working with aplomb on the Watership Down gallop at Kingsclere.

He returned from a break on that occasion and is still a fresh horse.

Tullius hasn't quite run up to his smart 2014 form this year but seems in good order judging from his recent spin on the grass gallops high above Kingsclere.

MERRY ME deserving of a victory this year and moved in positive manner ahead of the Balmoral Handicap, the concluding race on Saturday.

The four-year-old has looked most unfortunate not to get his head in front with a sequence of three near-misses.

FIELD OF FAME act on what became gluey ground at York and will race on good or softer ground before the end of the season.

He came from the rear off a sedate pace and was a bit keen for his own good, but he's looked as fresh as paint in light exercise this week and is not one to give up on.

Lambourn, October 10

MOBSTA a name to conjure with in the final weeks of the season.

Mick Channon's colt has scope for plenty of improvement following a satisfactory comeback run at Beverley.

He blew up before staying on again up the final hill and will be much more the finished article in a conditions race at Salisbury on Monday.

He worked well on the winter ground grass at West Ilsley.

TIDAL MOON too good a filly to remain a maiden for long.

She has been highly tried, and worked well this week ahead of a race next week that could be within her compass.

MINDBENDER scope for progression from a satisfactory introduction, while SIXTIES IDOL shown promise ahead of her imminent debut.

LINCOLN managed to rediscover the form he showed in the spring, but as a consequence he is being given a chance by the assessor.

POPESWOOD capable of picking up a soft ground sprint handicap before the end of the season.

Lambourn, October 9

FORGOTTEN WISH lean and hungry for her race at Newmarket when breezing up the main strip this morning.

She has done well since finishing third at Newbury and is poised for a big run in the fillies' nursery at Headquarters on Saturday.

Forgotten Wish travelled strongly for much of the trip before tiring in the final 150 yards at Newbury, but her trainer Richard Hannon has a good line onto the form as he was also responsible for the winner.

Hannon will also saddle WINTER ROSE, breezed confidently to advertise her well-being.

Another two-year-old that should go well on Saturday is

He steps into Listed company for the Zetland Stakes after breaking his maiden in a photo at Sandown.

TADAAWOL for the maiden at York and could prove hard to beat there in the silks of Sheikh Hamdan.

He beat all but one on his promising Goodwood introduction and has shown plenty of gusto in subsequent workouts.

He has also strengthened and developed physically since that win.

MARSH HAWK not come up to scratch so far this year but she looks in good order for her tilt at the Boadicea Stakes, a Listed race for fillies at Headquarters.

She displayed abundant promise in her juvenile season and it may be that the autumn brings out the best in her.

Lambourn, October 8

HERE COMES WHEN been training with plenty of enthusiasm since appearing to throw away certain victory on his latest racecourse outing.

Andrew Balding's charge gradually wore away at So Beloved in a Goodwood Group Two, wrested the lead from him 50 yards out, but was then chinned on the line as his rival rallied.

Prior to that, the Fitri Hay-owned colt appeared to have had an off-day when heavily supported for Newbury's Hungerford Stakes.

He is undoubtedly a shade kinky, but when there is cut in the ground, his engine turns over with greater ferocity.

He looked in excellent shape in his winding-up gallop for the Group Two Challenge Stakes at Newmarket, readily going past his lead horse and enjoying the slightly easy underfoot conditions on Cannon Down.

DURETTO on a roll and he caught the eye in some separate work on the grass.

Having gamely landed his last two races, including a dead-heat at Ascot, his hat-trick bid will happen in the Old Rowley Cup.

COMMUNICATOR to post a fresh horse in the Betfred Cesarewitch.

He ran well to a point in the 2014 race and now has 7lb less to shoulder under Hayley Turner.

He looks to be peaking at just the right time, following a very encouraging third run back this year.

ORMITO well regarded and worked pleasingly ahead of a possible run in the Zetland Stakes.

The one thing we know about this fellow is that cut in the ground will not be a problem as it was soft when he broke his maiden in good style at Haydock.

Lambourn, October 6

MARENKO her best foot forward to indicate she will be a player in the Dubai Fillies' Mile at Newmarket on Saturday.

Having tried to make all in the May Hill Stakes, Richard Hannon's charge looks ready for a step from a Group Two into a Group One.

She has taken those Doncaster exertions in her stride and is buzzing with enthusiasm for her weekend assignment.

LIGHT UP OUR WORLD served the yard well and worked with

éclat ahead of the Oh So Sharp Stakes.

She has mixed it with some decent tackle and should be right at home in Saturday's Group Three.

FORGOTTEN WISH another juvenile filly that has a weekend target and she moved stylishly ahead of a crack at the fillies' nursery .

She finished third behind stablemate Storm Rising at Newbury after travelling best for much of that contest.

WHATDOIWANTTHATFOR in good order and looks poised to take in the Cornwallis Stakes.

She troubled the judge in an Ayr Group Three last time and has abundant speed to take her a long way in Saturday's sprint.

ATLANTIC SUN step up the ladder if he gets green-lighted for the Autumn Stakes.

He broke his maiden at Ffos Las, but has worked well subsequently.

He also holds the Zetland Stakes engagement with stablemate, TASKEEN has done well since scoring at Sandown.

Newmarket, October 3

Foggy conditions again restricted viewing on the Limekilns with visibility down to half a furlong.

Sir Michael Stoute has an interesting entrant at Nottingham next week in ACROSS THE STARS, worked in a three-horse group on the Trial ground.

The colt had to give best to the more experienced ABDON, is a nice horse in the making and holds a Derby entry next year, as does Abdon, who is one from one having won his maiden at Newbury in August.

BARLEYSUGAR QUEEN'S TRUST won snugly at Kempton last week and have taken their races well.

They engaged in bridle work and will probably have one more outing before the end of the season.

STERLING WORK his game with a near-miss last time, and he looked in good form in a solo spin.

MUNTADAB PLANE SONG to the seven, with Muntadab holding sway by half a length.

CRYSTAL ZVEZDA hood-less in her work with MUSTARD. wasn't much between them at the end.

Lambourn, October 2

WINDSHEAR lean and alert in his final breeze for the Cumberland Lodge Stakes at Ascot.

Richard Hannon takes a strong team to the Berkshire course and Windshear has done well since his return from Turkey.

He failed to fire in a Group Two at Veliefendi but would be a strong fancy for tomorrow's Group Three if able to recapture his old form. NINJAGO in contrast taking a step up the class ladder to engage the Group Three Bengough Stakes.

He had no luck when a big morning mover for the Stewards' Cup.

Hannon wouldn't be raising his sights unless he thought he could mix it at this level.

Furthermore his midweek work was encouraging.

LOG OUT ISLAND faced tall orders on his last two starts at Doncaster and Newbury but gave every indication he is the one to beat in the Redcar 2YO Trophy.

He readily pulled clear of his lead horse when working up the main strip.

BURNT SUGAR caught the eye in her blow-out.

And PACK TOGETHER zestfully in her breeze ahead of the fillies' Listed race at Ascot.

Lambourn, October 1

MALABAR in good heart as she worked at West Ilsley ahead of the Group One Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes.

Mick Channon's filly has experienced a season of mixed fortunes, showing all her undoubted ability to score easily at Goodwood, but then finishing well back in a valuable race in New York.

That venture might have proved fruitless, but Malabar has few miles on her clock this season and her work suggests she could have something to bring to the table at Newmarket.

HARLEQUIN STRIKER been a good servant to the yard this year, and he looked bright and alert in his breeze ahead of a seven-furlong handicap at Ascot tomorrow.

Andrew Balding gave INTRANSIGENT speed work ahead of his big assignment at Ascot on Saturday.

The gelding usually produces his best going round a bend, but at big double-figure odds, he looks a possible surprise package for the heritage handicap.

ABLE JACK his chance in the Tattersalls Millions 2YO Trophy at Headquarters after looking sharp in his midweek spin.

He will take Chepstow form into battle but this looks one of the weakest sales races run this year.

ROYAL WARRANTY an absolute model of consistency and is one to look out for after a pleasing blow out on the Winter Ground.

Newmarket, September 30

INTEGRAL her preparation for the Sun Chariot Stakes when blowing out on the Trial Ground.

Patchy fog restricted visibility in the first three furlongs of most of the work that took place at separate locations.

However, Integral was in full swing as she came past on her own.

Foot problems have interrupted her campaign since the Lockinge Stakes but her current demeanour suggests she is close to being back to her best.

Ryan Moore partnered the promising ACROSS THE STARS some good work on the Round Gallop.

Ted Durcan led this group on HAMMER GUN ABDON CLEAR EVIDENCE in attendance.

At the business end, it was Across The Stars that held the call as he inched ahead of Hammer Gun. Abdon also worked well.

MUSTAAQEEM a very nice prospect who has been lightly raced since an encouraging introduction at the Craven meeting in April.

He's being brought to the boil and advertised his well being by edging ahead of

The action concluded on the Long Gallop where INDIAN MONSOON up in unison with

Lambourn, September 29

NINJAGO sprightly and alert in his work ahead of the Bengough Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

The gelding was the subject of a hefty on course gamble in the Stewards Cup, but didn't enjoy the rub of the green in that Goodwood contest.

He has always produced some of his best form in the autumn, and Richard Hannon reckons it's worth trying him at Group Three level.

Three-year-old fillies get opportunities to gain black type in abundance at this stage of the season, and both PACK TOGETHER MARSH HAWK be doing that at the weekend.

They breezed beautifully ahead of the October Stakes at the Berkshire course.

BURNT SUGAR the ability to win before the end of the campaign and he looked in good order stretching out ahead of a valuable seven-furlong handicap at the same meeting.

Several of the Hannon juveniles could go on duty in Sales races, amongst them SKEAPING

Skeaping was well supported when runner-up in a maiden and will now go of a sales race at Newmarket, while Receding Waves in under consideration for the same race, having won well at Haydock.

WALL OF FIRE improvement to come off just two career starts and worked nicely ahead of the Tattersalls Million 2yo Trophy at Newmarket.

PARIS PROTOCOL enthusiastically ahead of a hot-looking maiden at Salisbury tomorrow.

OUR QUEENIE into claiming company at the same fixture. She breezed happily having won a handicap on her latest racecourse visit.

Newmarket, September 26

MUSTARD on good terms with himself as Sir Michael Stoute's workers visited the Al Bahathri Polytrack.

Having gone forward since his gelding operation, Mustard quickened from the front between the seven and the eight to pull a couple of lengths clear of

INTEGRAL been affected by foot problems since the Lockinge and hasn't raced since disappointing at Royal Ascot.

She showed her well-being ahead of the Sun Chariot Stakes in a pleasing solo spin.

QUICK DEFENCE engaged in solo work up the strip, as did

SHOAL lightly raced and with scope for improvement, and she came out best in her stretch.

Accompanied by MOONLIGHT SONATA, had the call at the finish by half a length.

Several two-year-olds went throughout their paces including the Newmarket scorer

She came up with ENGAGE was well on top of that rival at the pull-up. It looks like she is being readied for a tilt at the Fillies' Mile.

ACROSS THE STARS progressing in the right direction judged on his work with a couple of stablemates.

This was a routine exercise by Across The Stars, who was clearly going best as they came past.

ENTITY quietly picked away and notched a couple of wins at smaller courses.

She floated up the strip in a solo spin, a remark that also applies to

Lambourn, September 25

MADRINHO on top of his game as he stretched out pleasingly in his final breeze ahead of the Middle Park Stakes.

Richard Hannon's colt will start amongst the outsiders in a race that has cut up, but his doughty attitude can gain him brownie points.

AL SAILIYAH an interesting newcomer in the fillies' maiden and is definitely worth a second look.

She stretched out willingly in her breeze and looks to have a bright future.

ILLUMINATE the stable's key runner of the day when she defends her three-race unbeaten record in the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes.

The Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes winner appears to have thrived for her mid-summer break and is clearly operating near the top of her game.

LIGHT UP OUR WORLD an experienced card into the nursery and seems ready to put her best foot forward after working well with winners this week.

NOT TOUCH promise on his debut and he is one to keep in mind despite missing an intended run at Haydock.

Lambourn, September 24

Andrew Balding loves his visits to Chester, where STAR SYSTEM an interesting entry from his Park House team on Saturday.

You can't get much more of a soft ground pedigree than being by Whipper out of a Monsun mare, and Star System appeared to revel in the testing conditions when making his latest outing at Newbury a third career triumph.

He looked in good order in his midweek blow out and should give a good account in the SportingBet Handicap on the Roodee.

ELM PARK his mid-season break and gave every indication that he has got good races in him when smoothly converting in a conditions event at Sandown.

The former ante-post favourite for the Derby has not enjoyed the smoothest of campaigns and was way too lit up to do himself justice in the premier Classic.

Balding has adopted a softly-softly approach which, judging from the quality of the colt's work, is now paying off. He is certainly a runner to look forward to on Champions Day at Ascot.

KINEMATIC also head to Chester after a couple of readying runs this year.

He breezed nicely this week and any rustiness appears to have been shaken off ahead of his Chester run.

MR QUICKSILVER been quite quick enough on the trigger but nevertheless proved the ultimate model of consistency to be placed in each of his last six outings.

He moved nicely in a midweek spin on grass ahead of a trip to Chester, where he ought to acquit himself well in a maiden.

Lambourn, September 22

Richard Hannon is all set to fire the heavy artillery from his impressive juvenile team at the major races at Newmarket's Cambridgeshire fixture this weekend.

TONY CURTIS done well for the Chelsea Thoroughbreds 'Saint Tropez' syndicate and could target the Royal Lodge Stakes.

The Rock Of Gibraltar colt moved stylishly in his work up the main strip and looks poised to build on a campaign that has seen him score at Epsom and in Listed company at Salisbury.

HUMPHREY BOGART, also holds an entry in the Royal Lodge, was controversially denied in the big sales race at Doncaster and has taken those exertions in his stride.

The son of Tagula races as if he will not mind cut in the ground, always an asset at this late stage of the season.

GUTAIFAN speed to burn but also displayed battling qualities and a will to win when fighting off several challenges in the Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster.

He has done well ticking over since his successful visit to Town Moor, and may step back up to six furlongs for the Group One Middle Park Stakes.

Others under consideration for this, and who worked pleasingly at the weekend, are ORVAR

LOG OUT ISLAND also entered but has raced twice in successive weekends.

ILLUMINATE the stable's main hope for next year's 1,000 Guineas and will return from a mid-season break in the Cheveley Park Stakes.

Unbeaten in her races at Salisbury, Ascot and Newmarket, she only just held on in the Cherry Hinton Stakes but her form stamps her as ultra smart.

She looked sharp and alert breezing up the main strip.

GREAT PAGE acquitted herself adequately in Group On company and after working with plenty of enthusiasm could take in the Group Two Rockfel Stakes on Friday.

Lambourn, September 19

IAN FLEMING looked one of the better juveniles at Park House Stables and the Chelsea Thoroughbreds-owned colt worked well on grass ahead of a possible run at Goodwood next week.

He's been unfortunate to run into a couple of decent foes but should find a conventional track more to his advantage than the tight turns of Chester where he was overturned when a warm favourite last time.

WYNFORD with some promise on his debut and could also run next week with improvement expected.

He has also worked pleasingly since that initial visit to the racecourse.

CALLIOPE moved well with David Probert on board and appears to handle cut in the ground, so important for runners at this time of year.

She is a relaxed filly who seems to have moved on nicely from her own promising introduction.

HIGH ADMIRAL few miles on the click and boasts a win from just three outings in 2015. He has pleased in his recent work and could head to Kempton next week.

WHIPLASH WILLIE shortly return from an enforced absence but is one to note in staying handicaps.

He has an entry in Listed company at Newmarket next week.

KINEMATIC another with little recent public form to his name, but has moved enthusiastically on the all-weather strip and may run at Chelmsford.

ELM PARK to have taken this week's confidence-boosting success in his stride, a race that has put him near spot on for a tilt at the Champion Stakes.

Lambourn, September 18

LOG OUT ISLAND beautifully up the main all-weather strip ahead of tomorrow's Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury.

The colt is taking his racing well and has not turned a hair since chasing home stablemate Gutaifan in the Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster.

He gives every impression in his work that six furlongs, the distance of this Group Two prize, will suit him perfectly.

STORM RISING another good winning chance for the Richard Hannon team in the nursery.

He showed a liking for the Berkshire course when scoring on his debut and has pleased connections in subsequent workouts, including this morning's strictly routine blow out.

Several two-year-olds have limbered up for action in the coming days, including

He battled on well to place at Salisbury and could go to the Kempton Polytrack to try to break his maiden.

BAY OF ST MALO been knocking on the door and this filly may also run on the all-weather next week.

POLDARK in a maiden after attracting support last time. That Salisbury race is working out well, and the son of Dick Turpin could get a chance of a first career win in claiming company next week.

Newmarket, September 17

CANNOCK CHASE pleasingly in midweek amongst Sir Michael Stoute's team that took to the Limekilns.

Although coming up short in the Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor, won by Godolphin's Racing History, Cannock Chase has shown much of his former ability in recent gallops.

He looked a useful prospect when scoring at Royal Ascot last year but went down with a bout of knee trouble and it's all credit to his trainer for getting him back.

HILLSTAR also come off the sick list this year but is yet to show that he's retained the bulk of his old ability.

After a career highlight in the Canadian International at Woodbine, the former Royal Ascot winner suffered a bout of pneumonia that came close to ending his career as a racehorse.

He was beaten fair and square at Goodwood last time, but could still have been ring rusty. After pleasing in some work on the Al Bahathri Polytrack, he takes his chance in the Arc Trial at Newbury.

MUSHARRIF an unknown quantity that also worked with plenty of gusto midweek.

The lightly-raced colt, owned by Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, has thrived since breaking his maiden at Catterick, and faces a potentially bountiful autumn in handicaps, starting with a seven-furlong race at Newbury.

MUSTAAQEEM an imposing individual by Dynaformer who, after breaking his maiden at Doncaster, has been quiet.

However, he worked with

éclat on the Trial Ground on Wednesday, signalling that he'll be a force in the closing weeks of the season.

Lambourn, September 16

FIELD OF FAME in good shape working ahead of a big handicap engagement at Newbury.

Andrew Balding appears to have his four-year-old in good order for the

£75,000 Dubai Duty Free Handicap.

The Thurloe Thoroughbreds-owned gelding has a preference for some cut in the ground, and looks certain to get that following some inclement weather at the start of the week.

SPECTATOR an entry on Saturday and was another to go well after a run that was ultimately disappointing last time.

Newmarket:

Sir Michael Stoute worked a batch of horses on the Limekilns Trial ground.

GRAND INQUISITOR in good order and showed it with the way he pulled three or four clear of

MUSTAAQEEM getting closer to a run back and he quickened in unison with DARK DEED the five and the six.

DANNYDAY get competitive after a slow start at York, but looked well in himself in a solo spin.

RUSSIAN HEROINE had the call on RADDEH she edged a neck up at the business end.

Lambourn, September 15

TASHAAR quite cut the mustard in the Great Voltigeur Stakes, but the promising colt has done well since his first Group race outing and could return to the track at Newbury on Saturday.

His connections have the option of running him in the Group Three Arc Trial which is a trial for that hallowed contest in name only.

Importantly for TASHAAR, would provide a nice stepping stone on only his fourth career start, and represents a slight drop on the class ladder into a Group Three.

TASHAAR in good order in his latest piece of stronger work and remains one to follow.

On Friday, HUMPHREY BOGART take strong Doncaster form into the Haynes, Hanson And Clark Stakes.

Runner-up in a big sales race on Town Moor, he is among three his trainer has put into a race won in the past by such giants as Shergar.

Sandown winner CHIEF WHIP the useful maiden PARIS PROTOCOL also possibles after pleasing in their work this week.

GUITAIFAN LOG OUT ISLAND appear to have taken their Doncaster exertions without turning a hair.

They hold the same entry in the Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury and Hannon must decide whether to bring one of these talented colts out again in this Group Two.

STORM RISING everything right on his debut at the course and after a good blow out on the main strip, he could defend that unbeaten record in the nursery on Saturday.

However, the stable has a number of possibles for this valuable heat, including recent scorers BLACKOUT FORGOTTEN WISH, also went well.

Newmarket, September 12

Sir Michael Stoute diverted his workers to the Long gallop where recent scorer ONDA DISTRICT with RIB RESERVE PETERHOF tempo quickened between the six and seven poles with little to choose between the trio at the end.

MUSHARRIF also involved in a three-horse workout together with IZANGARY Arab Spring's half-brother

The latter shaped well without any questions being asked.

MUSTAAQEEM had a light campaign and will soon return from a break. He came up the strip with

On the Trial Ground HILLSTAR with EXOSPHERE. pace increased from the five to the six with both horses urged as they came past together.

INTEGRAL in good heart in her build up to the Sun Chariot Stakes.

She readily pulled three to four clear of ROYAL SEAL was being scrubbed along.

TOP TUG with CANNOCK CHASE bridle work. The latter held the call by a length and looks set for a good autumn.

HAKKA solo ahead of an engagement at Wolverhampton on Monday.

Lambourn, September 11

PALAWAN thrived since gaining a confidence-boosting victory at Goodwood.

Richard Hannon's colt steps back into the major league tomorrow for a crack at the Champagne Stakes.

This doesn't look a vintage renewal of the Doncaster Group Two, and PALAWAN his well being with a pleasing midweek spin on the main all weather strip.

EMELL been highly tried, including when third to So Beloved in a Goodwood Group Three last time.

He breezed beautifully this morning and looks in good order for what will be a drop in class into a conditions race at Bath.

PROPOSED the complete outsider in some St Leger books.

However, the colt looked on good terms with himself in a routine breeze this morning, and faces one of the smallest fields for the final Classic of the season.

BE BOLD unfortunate to be nailed in the final strides at Goodwood last time.

He worked with plenty of panache in his winding up spin ahead of a trip to Brighton next week.

NINEPINS the look of a horse that can come good at any time. He looked strong in his breeze and will contest a long distance handicap at Bath.

DANEHILL KODIAC the type that can do well in the nursery arena and seems to have gone forward for a recent win.

Lambourn, November 10

IAN FLEMING shaped as though he is one of the better juvenile prospects at Park House Stables, to the extent that there will be disappointment in the ranks if he fails to break his maiden at Chester tomorrow.

The son of 2000 Guineas winner Makfi had beaten only one home on his debut before finishing second to what could be a very smart prospect at Sandown.

He has the balance and brawn to handle the tight Roodeye turns and following a very pleasing midweek spin looks primed to open his account.

HAVANA BEAT improvement to make if he's to take a hand in the outcome of the Doncaster Cup, but he looked bright and alert in his final breeze for that Group Two this morning.

KINGSTON KURRAJONG another with previous experience of Chester, where he returns over the weekend.

It was only by half a length that he broke his maiden, but that was a big step up on anything he'd achieved previously and he appeals as one to follow now sent handicapping.

COMMUNICATOR it in him to pick up a race but is getting hard to predict.

He shaped encouragingly on his latest visit to the grass.

HANNINGTON, after a radio mast that towers over the Park House estate, could well in the mile handicap at Salisbury after showing verve in his winding-up spin for that.

Newmarket, September 9

MIDTERM been the subject of ante-post support for the 2000 Guineas and the Khalid Abdullah-owned colt looked in good heart on the Al Bahathri Polytrack this morning.

The compact son of Galileo and Midday came up the strip and is getting close to a run.

ARAB POET disappointing last time, having shaped well on his debut. He looked happy and alert in his stretch with

QUEENS TRUST also well-regarded and shaped well in her spin.

She skipped an engagement the other day and is getting close to an introductory run.

Other juveniles on show included DELVE LABARINTH, BARLEYSUGAR promisingly in company with

Several order horses came up the strip solo, including INTEGRAL target is the Sun Chariot Stakes.

GOSPEL CHOIR another solo worker, as was

ABSEIL shortly return from a mid-season break and he looked well in a spin with

TOP TUG be out again soon and moved powerfully in company with

PETERHOF INDELIBLE INK up in unison between the seven and the eight, while EXOSPHERE to be travelling better than

Lambourn, September 8

Richard Hannon marshalled a posse of two-year-olds that are set for duty at Doncaster and WALL OF FIRE one individual that seems sure to state his case.

The son of the Hannons' champion miler Canford Cliffs created a favourable impression on his debut at Ascot when delivering as a well-supported favourite.

He looked on good terms with himself as he blew out on the main all weather strip and has entries later in the week.

DANEHILL KODIAC pleased in his winding-up spin and appears to have moved forward since breaking his maiden. He is entered in a nursery on Saturday.

HUMPHREY BOGART the eye in separate work and is one to consider for tomorrow's Weatherbys Hamilton

£300,000 2-Y-O

JET SETTING down by inches at Newmarket last time but looks set to get the chance to go one better in the fillies' nursery on Thursday.

Hannon also has PINKY PROMISE GREENFYRE that event.

Pinky Promise strode out purposefully and looks hungry ahead of her hat-trick attempt.

Of the older horses, GIBEON in good order ahead of an imminent engagement while MARSH HAWK beautifully and could tackle the Group Three race for fillies at Doncaster on Thursday.

Newmarket, September 5

INTEGRAL one of the high-profile horses Sir Michael Stoute worked on the Al Bahathri Polytrack this morning.

The Cheveley Park Stud standard bearer stretched a couple clear of ROYAL SEAL no buttons were pressed.

HILLSTAR on good terms with himself in a solo spin.

He suffered from a bout of pneumonia that set him back but much of the ability is still there.

SNOW SKY up with MUSTARD could have one more outing before heading off to Australia.

Connections are considering the Irish St Leger which is also an option for

ABSEIL back in full work and looked happy and alert in his stretch with PLANE SONG one other.

KIP ENTITY ANGEL VISION single file bridle work.

SHOAL ALLA BREVE and seems in good order following a satisfactory run in hot company at York.

TOP TUG like he has a decent handicap in him, and was another solo worker.

Two-year-olds MIDTERM MASTER GUNNER also in action in readying work.

South, September 4

TWILIGHT SON been green-lighted for a giant step up the class ladder and will defend his unbeaten record in the Haydock summer feature, the Betfred Sprint Cup.

Henry Candy's progressive colt was last seen landing a handicap at York in the middle of June, but was forced to miss a subsequent engagement when suffering from sore heels.

He will therefore return from an enforced lay-off, but his work with a recent winner midweek suggests he is fighting fit for his biggest task so far.

LIMATO in line to join in but is has been decided the ground is too soft again.

He came from off the pace to do his best work at the finish of the Commonwealth Cup and Candy plans to step him up to seven furlongs in the Park Stakes at Doncaster.

He worked separately from Twilight Son, pleasing in a solo spin.

Andrew Balding can surely win a race or two with HERE COMES WHEN looked sure to win a Group Three at Goodwood until being worried out of what looked certain victory.

He is not straightforward, but has come out of his race well, and likes the easy conditions he will enjoy through the autumn.

DARK SHOT a name to conjure with from this stable, and moved well in his midweek spin ahead of a race at Kempton.

He displayed plenty of ability on his second start at Salisbury.

Newmarket, September 2

With the Limekilns closed, Sir Michael Stoute took his workers to the Long Hill grass where INTEGRAL her stuff.

She came along in a solo spin having been off since disappointing at Royal Ascot. She has been troubled by a foot problem that prevented her contesting the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket.

TOP TUG another solo worker. He ran well to trouble the judge in a competitive handicap at York and his sights may be set on a similar contest at Newbury later in the month.

HAKKA in some bridle work and looked very well in himself. He travelled sweetly with INDIAN MONSOON ONDA DISTRICT

ABSEIL not had a straightforward time since Epsom but is on his way back and enjoyed himself in a solo spin.

HILLSTAR be in action through the autumn seeking a first success of 2015. He also moved nicely in solo work.

SHOAL well to a point when thrown in the deep end at York. She was another to come up the strip alone.

Lambourn, September 1

Richard Hannon worked a bunch of horses that are lined up for weekend duty including CANFORD CROSSING, looks set for a trip to Kempton.

A of rookie stallion Canford Cliffs, Canford Crossing looked in good order breezing up the main strip and will take solid credentials to post.

GIBEON SHELL BAY interesting entries for Ascot on Saturday and both went well in their midweek spins.

Gibeon delivered in smooth fashion at Goodwood to become one of Richard Hughes' last winners.

He then ran well in a Listed race at Windsor last week, while Shell Bay has gone from strength to strength, including scoring at the Shergar Cup meeting where he gained valuable experience of the course.

DARK FOREST grazed the woodwork last time and is giving every sign of being capable of going one better.

ALTARSHEED a very interesting possibility for the mile maiden at Kempton on Friday after showing abundant promise on his debut for champion owner Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum.

He has clearly gone forward and will know more of what is required.

BAY OF ST MALO getting more streetwise with racing and worked encouragingly ahead of the seven-furlong conditions race at the same track.

STROKE OF MIDNIGHT take a string of seconds to post at Ascot but is too good to remain a maiden for long and moved zestfully in her midweek stretch.

NINJAGO enjoyed the rub of the green but has the ability to net a decent handicap before the end of the season.

Newmarket, August 29

Glorious Goodwood winner DARTMOUTH a name to remember for the back end of the season and he worked well as Sir Michael Stoute took his horses to Racecourse Side.

His spin involved three others but it was Dartmouth who took them along, followed by HAKKA, DISSOLUTION

As the pace quickened as they sped along the top, Dartmouth controlled things with his rider holding the aces. Hakka was rushed up to join issue but couldn't match the leader and it was four lengths back to the other two.

QUICK DEFENCE be one of a handful of Bank Holiday runners from the stable and looked in good order in his latest stretch ahead of a trip to Ripon on Monday.

Several juvenile colts also took to the grass including

He set the pace in a trio that also involved SKY SHIP

Midterm is a likeable sort and he had the edge by half a length from Ballet Concerto, with Sky Ship another three back.

In separate work, PERCY'S ROMANCE the eye and looks to have improved.

TOP TUG taken his good York run in his stride and will target another valuable handicap, with the possibility of a drop back on the distance ladder.

Lambourn, August 28

IVAWOOD his claims for the Supreme Stakes at Goodwood with a pleasing bit of midweek work and Sean Levey gets the chance to partner one of Richard Hannon's marquee horses in the Group Three race on Sunday.

Frankie Dettori reported that IVAWOOD to have lost some of his early speed in the Prix Maurice De Gheest at Deauville and the colt should appreciate going back up the distance ladder.

MAGIC CITY to Goodwood tomorrow and looked happy and alert in his breeze this morning.

This three-times course winner can never be ruled out at his favourite hunting ground.

NINJAGO the subject of a heavy late gamble for the Stewards Cup, only to get no sort of run in the race itself.

He steps into Listed company for the Hopeful Stakes and blew out in good style for that.

PROPOSED be a three-year-old taking on older horses in his stayers' handicap but he appears to be improving and has to be taken seriously in an open race.

ROYAL TOAST enjoyed the rub of the green, but moved zestfully in a recent three-quarter speed blow out.

BELVOIR BAY in tip-top order for the Prestige Stakes and deserves to have a crack at a Pattern race.

She ran well in the Super Sprint before bolting up in a Goodwood nursery. That course form should stand her in good stead.

Lambourn, August 27

RAWAKI in his winding-up gallop for a shot at Goodwood's March Stakes on Saturday.

The seven-year-old has found some of his best career form late in life, and looks sure to be a factor in a race that used to play its part as a valuable trial for the St Leger.

His liking for Goodwood is evident from a cracking run in defeat there when he finished second in another Listed race.

He worked with plenty of gusto on the Canon Down grass the other day.

INTRANSIGENT quite got into the thick of things at York last week, but has taken those exertions in his stride.

He will be more effective back on a turning track such as Chester.

FIELD OF FAME give in the ground and has shown that in his work during the inclement spell.

Any give will assist his cause in the mile-and-a-quarter handicap on the July Course on Saturday.

SPECTATOR to bounce back from a recent disappointing run, but has signalled that he can ahead of a race on Saturday.

NORTRON looked well in his blow-out for weekend duty at Newmarket.

Newmarket, August 26

Sir Michael Stoute utilised the Limekilns short gallop to work a bunch of horses that are due to run later in the week.

HAKKA the good ground in a mixed gallop with DARTMOUTH

The former led the work and readily stretched between two and three lengths clear of the other pair.

Symphony is getting close to a run and this highly-rated filly seems in good heart.

FORGE, makes his debut at Newmarket on Friday, has looked promising in his educational work and again shone in his stretch with STERLING WORK, SWIFT RESPONSE KOKONI, are all similarly in action on Friday.

Leading throughout, he quickened on the bridle to go three clear of Sterling Work, with a length back to the other pair.

SKY SHIP the call by a couple of lengths over GALVANISE BALLET CONCERTO this trio came up next.

ENTITY a tad too sprightly for CHAPEL CHOIR, two lengths clear at the end.

PETERHOF in good order as he went a couple clear of

SNOW SKY unsuited by the testing ground in the King George VI Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

He looked on good terms with himself in a solo spin and may have his sights set on an overseas campaign.

Lambourn, Tues 25

COULSTY been an admirable servant to Richard Hannon and the colt has taken so little out of himself from his cracking run at Newbury that he could make a swift return to the track this weekend.

The four-year-old is as game as they come and served up his customary willing effort when chasing home Adaay in the Hungerford Stakes.

He is ready to take a class drop into the Listed Hopeful Stakes at Newmarket and showed his well being for that with a three-quarter speed workout on the main all-weather.

FRANCISCO a horse with potential for further improvement after winning two of his last three.

He is showing plenty of natural speed in his work and blew out impressively ahead of a possible Goodwood outing.

Also bound for the Bank Holiday action are several in-form juveniles, including

He appears to have done well since finishing second at Windsor, though the form has been devalued.

HUMPHREY BOGART in a creditable effort at York to trouble the judge. He has ticked over since and may turn out again in a nursery at the final meeting on the July course this year.

Plans for the Group Three Prestige Stakes at Goodwood are in the melting pot as the stable has a handful of fillies that could take their chance.

BELVOIR BAY working particularly well and looks ready for a step up the class ladder, LIGHT UP OUR WORLD progressed for being given time since her debut win at Newmarket and WINTER ROSE shaping with abundant promise at home after readily opening her account at Kempton.

Newmarket, August 22

Sir Michael Stoute took a posse of horses to the Round Gallop which has been a popular destination for the Freemason Lodge workers through the summer.

Among the team were SNOW SKY GOSPEL CHOIR each engaged in solo work.

Snow Sky seems fresh and well following his run in the King George and has much to look forward to towards the back end of the season when the likelihood is he will be campaigned overseas.

Gospel Choir will relish any give in the ground for middle-distance targets in the autumn.

DARTMOUTH in good order and proved far too good for PETERHOF he stretched four clear.

He has come out of Goodwood with all guns blazing.

In a total mismatch, CANNOCK CHASE past MAKZON the steel to pull three clear, a good exercise in confidence boosting if nothing else.

DISILLUSIONED also in good form as he served it up to

RIB RESERVE got the better of INDELIBLE INK the pair joined up at the seven and a half and worked to the nine.

QUICK DEFENSE next up, moving alongside

FORGE a nice colt and the brother to talented filly Radiator looked the part clearing five to six clear of KOKONI still on the bridle. The son of Dubawi looks to be going the right way but is from a family with attitude.

Lambourn, August 20

Andrew Balding will cast his net far and wide with runners at York, Chester and Sandown over the weekend.

His team worked on the grass and the all-weather, including the progressive BLOND ME, has a Pattern race assignment at Sandown.

An impressive scorer over the same course and distance last time, the hat-trick-seeking filly strode out zestfully on Canon Down and looks in a good place for a tilt at the Atalanta Stakes.

That Group Three race will tell connections how fast she is improving.

INTRANSIGENT as fit as a fiddle and blew out with a stretch on the main all-weather before his City Of York Stakes bid tomorrow.

Although his best form is on turning tracks like Chester, he is in the best form he has been for some time.

CHESIL BEACH seek a pay-off in a valuable staying handicap and she looked on good terms with herself working ahead of a Listed handicap at Chester.

HALA MADRID in fine order for a fillies' handicap at Sandown on Friday, while several two-year-olds went through their paces.

DANCING STAR out strongly ahead of a Chester conditions race for fillies on Saturday, while BROROCCO to have learned something from his educational introduction at Sandown and runs in the Solario.

Lambourn, August 21

KING OF ROOKS himself in a swinging canter on the main all-weather strip at Herridge to show Richard Hannon he is in good form for a trip to York tomorrow.

The Gimcrack Stakes awaits this speedy individual, stepping up to six furlongs after solid placed efforts at Royal Ascot and Goodwood.

The son of Acclamation travelled well for a long way in the Norfolk Stakes and then went within an ace of landing the Molecomb Stakes.

He has worked with admirable restraint since Goodwood and connections hope he can settle in order to get the extra 200 metres of the Gimcrack.

Several other juveniles are warming up for imminent racecourse duty, including

He ran into one at Lingfield but could go to Newbury next week.

Others in the same race with an almost identical profile that have gone well at home are DANEHILL KODIAC IN THE RED, latter already having experience of the Newbury course.

Another youngster who should acquit herself well in nurseries is NOVEMBER, is now qualified for a mark and can raise her game.

RING OF TRUTH to Chester tomorrow and has pleased connections in her speed work ahead of that fillies' conditions race.

SILVER QUAY JAKODIMA have handicap assignments on their radar next week and seem in good form, while SUNSET SAIL back in action at Sandown tomorrow.

Newmarket, August 19

After rain that was welcomed by all in the town, Sir Michael Stoute distributed his workers to more than one location this morning.

The Trial Ground saw Friday runners TOP TUG GRAND INQUISITOR out ahead of their York engagements.

Both looked in good order and will not mind some cut in the ground.

HAKKA not be in action this week, but he looked on decent terms with himself in a solo spin.

The one-time Guineas hope SYMPATHY in bridle work with RUSSIAN HEROINE Stoute will be keeping his fingers crossed this talented filly can run soon.

She has had her share of niggles that initially disrupted her Classic campaign and have popped up subsequently to torment her connections.

On the Short Gallop it was the turn of Goodwood winner DARTMOUTH travel six furlongs with

Next up were RIB RESERVE

ANGEL VISION small but has gears, and she moved well with MONASADA, runs at Sandown on Friday, as they stretched away from

Several two-year-olds were in action, including the attractive STARGAZER, edged out PLATITUDE SATWA JEWEL. first two of the trio also run in Esher on Friday.

ABDON in good form and this son of Cacique was just too strong for

Lambourn, August 18

Richard Hannon cannot disguise his admiration for TASHAAR, under Frankie Dettori jumps from handicaps into a Group Two at York on Wednesday.

The Great Voltigeur Stakes will be a different test completely to the class three at Goodwood in which this attractive individual came home with his jockey pulling the proverbial bus.

However, Tashaar looked in scintillating form in his latest stronger bit of work at Herridge and could have a surprise in store for some of his more experienced foes.

IVAWOOD said after a below-par run in the Prix Maurice de Gheest to have lost some of the natural speed he possessed as a two-year-old.

That was Dettori's view, but this week this imposing colt could drop out of Pattern company and into the Listed Sky Bet City Of York Stakes.

After showing no ill effects from Deauville, he should prove a big player over the slightly longer trip of seven furlongs.

Hannon will have his usual strong contingent of juveniles in action on the Knavesmire.

HUMPHREY BOGART especially interesting in the Group Three Acomb Stakes on Wednesday.

He has worked with aplomb, and that comment also applies to ORVAR, is heading for a sales race on Thursday with all guns blazing.

Newmarket, August 15

CONVEY in good order in his winding-up work for York as Sir Michael Stoute took his horses to the Limekilns Round gallop.

The colt, who looked green on his comeback at Goodwood, was accompanied by TOP TUG when given the office readily went three lengths clear.

He did not display the tendency to lug-in that was evident last time, and will take his chance in the Strensall Stakes.

DANNYDAY went through his paces and came home on top in his gallop with INDIAN MONSUN

This horse will soon return to the track, while Exosphere also pleased his connections.

PLANE SONG next up, accompanied by DISSOLUTION CANNOCK CHASE. latter is gradually finding his feet following a period on the injury list, and looked full of running at the end.

SYMPHONY well regarded and she did everything asked of her in stretching four clear of INTIMIDATION the Long gallop.

There were several juveniles in action on the Round gallop.

GALVANIZE a colt with a future and he looked in good form in his spin with MIDTERM

The former went a couple clear, and seems in good order ahead of an imminent engagement.

Herridge, August 14th

PALAWAN in good shape as he breezed on the main strip for Richard Hannon ahead of the Washington Singer Stakes at Newbury.

This colt made a shaky start to his career but has got better with each race and was not far off landing a Group Two at Goodwood last time.

That form to go down by less than a length to Galileo Gold may entitle him to start favourite for what is a pronounced drop in class.

DHEBAN another juvenile to be put through his light paces and he looks in good shape for an assignment on the July course.

He takes very solid York form into battle and should be hard to beat.

BAY OF ST MALO her debut at Newbury, representing emergent sire Canford Cliffs whose first crop are doing so well.

She has put in some encouraging work and could prove the pick of the stable's three runners in this race.

WINDSHEAR moved impressively in his winding-up gallop for the Geoffrey Freer Stakes.

He did not do much wrong behind Dubday at Goodwood to suggest he is ready to regain the winning edge.

COULSTY himself in a routine breeze and appears to have taken little out of himself on a recent trip to France.

He finished out of the money in the Prix Maurice de Gheest but is lightly raced this season and could bounce back in the slightly longer Hungerford Stakes.

Hannon runs several handicappers with chances, including EXCHEQUER enjoyed himself in a strictly routine breeze up the strip.

Newmarket, August 13

GOSPEL CHOIR that he is in good shape for Newbury on Saturday with a pleasing solo spin in the Al Bahathri Polytrack facility.

Last year's Yorkshire Cup winner will not be going the Group One route this time, connections preferring to point him at the Group Three Geoffrey Freer Stakes.

The chestnut is a heavy-topped individual that hits the ground hard, and after some injury niggles, cut in the ground would assist his cause at the weekend.

TOP TUG in good form in his stretch with CANNOCK CHASE what looked decent work.

The tempo quickened markedly in the final furlong with Top Tug, another who likes cut, easing a length and a half clear.

EXOSPHERE up at the head of a group of four that also included DANNYDAY, INDIAN MONSUN

PLANE SONG came up the strip ahead of

Engaging in bridle work was MUNAASER, MAKZON

SHOAL great in her coat and blew out ahead of a Nottingham fillies' handicap with two stablemates.

Several two-year-olds took to the Polytrack, including DIVISIONIST, Khalid Abdullah-owned colt who runs at Newbury on Friday, and

Lambourn, August 12

TULLIUS he is in cracking form ahead of the Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury with a pleasing gallop at the weekend and a more than satisfactory breeze on the all-weather this morning.

The seven-year-old is popping his corks ahead of Salisbury's only Pattern race, a Group Three race trainer Andrew Balding likes to target.

Having been highly tried during the first half of the season, Tullius landed a Group Two at York and will go to post with his tail up on Thursday.

ELM PARK been given plenty of time to get over his Investec Derby exertions.

The one-time favourite for the premier Classic has just resumed light work and is being brought along with a drop back in distance in the offing.

His high profile entries consist of the Champion Stakes and the Queen Elizabeth II over a mile.

OPERA LAD stamina to burn and will be looking to resume winning ways at Salisbury.

The lightly-raced individual worked pleasingly and looks poised for a big run in the long-distance handicap for three-year-olds.

KINEMATIC been quiet for much of the season, but can build on a satisfactory first run back at Newbury on Friday.

BERNIE'S BOY strong credentials for a race at Newmarket's Friday evening fixture and worked with

éclat for that contest.

He has experience on his side and hasn't done anything wrong.

Lambourn, August 11

There are some valuable nurseries at this time of August and BAHAARAH one to note if going to Newmarket for Richard Hannon on Saturday.

Her defeat of Honorina at Doncaster wasn't advertised by the second, but she has continued training well and looks progressive.

Furthermore, she has the scope to carry a big weight in a handicap.

TIDAL WAVE with abundant promise to trouble the judge on his introduction and appears to have taken that in his stride, putting in some solid work subsequently.

He tried to go gate to wire, and was only gunned down late, so with normal improvement should soon open his account.

Hannon has several three-year-old handicappers limbering up for duty, including

This progressive colt contested the same race as GIBEON Goodwood, in which his stablemate was such an authoritative scorer.

However, he got behind early and when that happens at Goodwood it's always tough to get out of jail. BNEDEL strongly when finding racing room and compensation awaits.

Both he and GIBEON in good order training midweek and could run at the weekend.

BEACON managed to quite live up to the form he displayed as a two-year-old when winning a dramatic Flying Childers Stakes, but put in some pleasing speed work on the main all-weather strip to suggest he could acquit himself well if contesting a handicap at HQ Saturday.

Lambourn, August 7th

SHELL BAY looked the part in light work since a good run behind much-vaunted stablemate TASHAAR Goodwood and looks a good winning chance for Sammy Jo Bell in the Shergar Cup.

The American-bred colt was beaten less than three lengths by a rival that looks destined for high honours.

He moved smoothly in his breeze this morning, and with few miles on the clock has scope for further improvement in the Shergar Cup Classic.

Also Ascot-bound is

He stretched out willingly in some speed work ahead of the Shergar Cup Sprint.

AZMAAM not enjoyed the rub of the green, but the Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned colt looked sharp and alert in his breeze ahead of a mile and a quarter handicap at Newmarket.

MISTERIOSO going to Newmarket along with MUTASAYYID a mile handicap in which the latter could prove hard to beat.

His close run in a class two at Ascot stands up to the closest inspection, and he went especially well in his latest piece of faster work.

BASATEEN not cut much ice on his York return, but subsequent work indicates that it has done him the world of good.

He could leave the form behind at Haydock, where BLACK CHERRY the eye in the Dick Hern Fillies' Stakes.

MARENKO her maiden stylishly at Ascot and has done everything right ahead of the Listed Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket.

Lambourn, August 6

COLLABORATION up for a Pattern-race assignment at Haydock with a pleasing midweek gallop for Andrew Balding that shows he has come out of Goodwood with all guns blazing.

The gelding has proved a fine money-spinner for his connections with victories at Windsor, Chester and Epsom being followed by solid efforts in better company.

In a class two handicap at Goodwood he was beaten just over four lengths into ninth, and might have finished closer with better luck in running.

Collaboration now steps into a Group race for the first time and in current mood could go well in the Group Three Rose Of Lancaster Stakes.

While Collaboration worked well on grass, the same can be said of

She has hit the woodwork twice running but seems in especially good form ahead of the Dick Hern Fillies' Stakes.

Balding likes to support the Shergar Cup and will field plenty of runners there on Saturday.

DUNGANNON on good terms with himself in some speed work ahead of the Shergar Cup Dash.

He has shown a liking for Ascot, and is a course-and-distance scorer.

COMMUNICATOR abundant stamina and can use that to good effect in the Shergar Cup Stayers after pleasing his trainer midweek.

ELBERETH in goof form for the Shergar Cup Challenge, for which reserve SPECTATOR also worked well.

Newmarket, August 5

With Sir Michael Stoute on a short holiday in Spain, midweek work was marshalled by Ted Durcan and GOSPEL CHOIR well in his solo spin on the Round Gallop.

He has acquitted himself well this year, with the form of his Newmarket win working out, and he could head to York.

MUNTADAB the side down a bit on his latest start but this promising individual can bounce back and also moved well in a solo spin.

HORSESHOE BAY done well for connections and could add to those gains. This good actioned individual strode out well in another solo stretch.

INTEGRAL to put her season back on track and after moving well in a solo spin, she can soon regain the winning thread. She wasn't at her best at Royal Ascot but there is an opportunity for her overseas.

Lambourn, August 4

PAPA LUIGI himself well at Goodwood and is ready to step up the distance ladder at the weekend.

The colt was given a lovely waiting ride by Richard Hughes and did all his best work at the finish of a six furlong maiden.

He looked much more settled than in previous outings and the ability to relax will serve him well if he runs on the July course on Saturday.

He engaged in a swinging canter on the all weather and appears to have taken last week's exertions in his stride.

Richard Hannon will unveil some promising juveniles in the next few days including PATENT, colt by Paco Boy.

He's shown he has ability and that remark also applies to TIDAL WAVE, son of Canford Cliffs.

FEED THE GOATER with distinct promise on his debut at Lingfield and with the benefit of that experience under his belt, he will be hard to beat when he next turns out.

He has floated up the main all-weather strip and looks a winner waiting to happen.

NAYEL proving a good servant to the yard and after straight successes will make a bold bid to complete his hat-trick in a three-year-old handicap.

ROYAL TOAST run well without finding that winning feeling but will surely convert sooner rather than later.

Lambourn, August 1

STAR SYSTEM up for a possible run at Kempton next week as Andrew Balding utilized different areas of the Kingsclere estate.

A winner from only three career starts, the three-year-old is set to have his first outing on Polytrack in a race over 11 furlongs at the Sunbury-on-Thames track.

SPECTATOR in good form limbering up for a trip to Pontefract.

The lightly-raced gelding is in line to run over a mile and a half at the Yorkshie course.

Balding likes to target Haydock and COSMIC RAY he is in good spirits for a trip there next week.

He's a recent all-weather winner that troubled the judge on turf last time as if getting ready to win.

CAPE SPIRIT also entered at this meeting and after knocking on the door last time, will not need to raise his game too much to go one better. He is certainly giving off the right signals at home.

MODERN TUTOR been disappointing since arriving from another high profile yard and is certainly handicapped to win if recapturing his old form.

He looked happy and alert in his latest piece of stronger work.

TULLIUS come out of last weekend's York triumph looking like a horse that can do well through the autumn.

He needed a confidence boost and got it on the Knavesmire.

Lambourn, July 31

Richard Hannon will put the spotlight on a bunch of two-year-olds over the weekend, with HUMPHREY BOGART the eye in the seven-furlong maiden at Doncaster.

He shaped well on his debut at Chelmsford and should readily adapt to turf. He looked sharp and alert in his breeze this morning.

SKEAPING for the same race and gives his trainer an excellent chance of plundering the prize.

He also exuded ability on his own debut at Salisbury when following home stable companion

LIGHT UP OUR WORLD do just that if transmitting her home form to the racecourse in the fillies' maiden at Newmarket.

She indicated she could be one to follow with a bold effort on her Ascot debut. She floated up the strip this morning and is clearly in good heart.

ALSAADEN the type that could do well in handicaps and took the eye in her breeze ahead of a fillies' nursery.

HAIRDRYER a good-actioned individual that holds obvious claims in the Goodwood maiden tomorrow, for which WHITE ENSIGN JARIR limbered up.

Of the older horses, FRANCISCO in very good form as he gets set to return to Goodwood, the scene of his recent triumph over six furlongs.

Lightly raced and with scope for improvement, he steps up to seven tomorrow.

Lambourn, July 30

MALABAR back on the distance ladder at Goodwood on Friday and limbered up for that assignment with a swinging canter on the all-weather at West Ilsley.

The talented filly did not get the trip when out of the money in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly last time.

Mick Channon runs her against colts in the Group Three Thoroughbred Stakes and that should prove much more her cup of tea.

LINCOLN not enjoyed the rub of the green and has been campaigned with industry by his connections.

He failed to menace in the International Stakes at Ascot but has come out of that well enough to have a crack at the Betfred Mile.

He is a horse that comes from behind and requires all the luck going, but after working well midweek he could surprise a few people competing from an OK

UNILIT well in some speed work ahead of what appears to be a hugely competitive nursery.

TIGERWOLF another juvenile worth a mention, and the son of Dream Ahead has worked well in the build-up to his introduction on Saturday.

GRATZIE plenty of ability and that's why Channon is running her in the Group Three Oak Tree Stakes.

She worked enterprisingly for that in midweek.

SHORE STEP in the Stewards' Cup consolation race and looks ready to fire after knocking on the door last time when his saddle slipped.

Newmarket, July 29

Sir Michael Stoute sent his workers to the Limekilns short gallop with the enigmatic MUNAASER out over six furlongs ahead of a Goodwood date on Friday.

The make and shape of the Betfred Mile should suit the Sheikh Hamdan-owned four-year-old, who looked unlucky in his latest outing at Sandown.

He covered six furlongs as part of a trio that also numbered HILLSTAR

All three will be on duty on the same Goodwood card, with Hillstar set for the mile-and-a-half Glorious Stakes.

Convey impressed in his maiden on the all-weather but is a late entrant to the current campaign.

He has scope for improvement at looks in good shape for his Group Three assignment, the Thoroughbred Stakes.

PETERHOF heading to the West Sussex course and he blew out with

He is not the most straightforward of characters, but definitely has ability.

APPROACING SQUALL next up, with RIB RESERVE bridle work.

PROVENANCE on good terms with herself in a solo spin.

MUSIC AND DANCE ENTITY

CRYPTONYM next up, giving a tow to

ROYAL SEAL come back in trip after fading at Newbury and she was also unaccompanied in her work.

Newmarket, July 28

MUNAASER always been the easiest horse to predict, but the four-year-old pleased in his weekend work under the watchful eye of Sir Michael Stoute.

Those who backed him at Sandown last time can feel a little aggrieved at not collecting, as he tried to come from last to first in a bold run up the fence.

He finished with great gusto but was hampered at a vital stage.

CONVEY an eyecatching winner of his only 2014 start and is working well ahead of a planned Goodwood return.

The colt got the better of MUKHAYYAM HILLSTAR is set to run on Saturday. He is definitely one to keep on the right side of.

MUSTARD to have benefited from a gelding operation.

A worker that often shows more at home than on the track, he looked in good fettle engaging in bridle work with the promising

The latter, a gigantic son of Dynaformer, is a fine long-term prospect who will win more races and should appreciate galloping tracks.

DANNYDAY another that didn't enjoy the rub of the green when heavily supported last time.

He worked resolutely with APPROACHING SQUALL, the upper hand at the business end.

PROVENANCE well at Royal Ascot but didn't produce her best when downgraded at Sandown. The small field didn't suit her, and she is better than the form suggests.

Lambourn, July 25

KING OF ROOKS thrived since losing his unbeaten record at Royal Ascot.

The colt was amongst a posse of juveniles Richard Hannon worked ahead of the five-day Goodwood meeting next week.

He went down fighting in the Norfolk Stakes and will seek to get back to winning ways in the Molecomb Stakes on Wednesday.

Goodwood is a track that lends itself to speed and King Of Rooks looks one of the stable's best bets of the week.

He could go down as one of the last winners for stable jockey Richard Hughes before his retirement at the end of the week.

Hannon will throw more than one runner at the six-furlong maiden on Tuesday.

PAPA LUIGI showing plenty of spirit in his work and looks on course for that along with INLAND SEA, has progressed since his debut outing.

PHANTOM FLIPPER caught the eye in his latest piece of stronger work and should break his maiden sooner rather than later.

Hannon is uncertain whether he will be represented in the Vintage Stakes on Tuesday, but both PALAWAN HUMPHREY BOGART pleased in their recent work and hold entries for the race.

PROPOSED in good shape in a swinging canter and could take his chance in the Gordon Stakes on Wednesday which could be a target for the inexperienced

TUPI been running with consistency and enthusiasm and pleased in a spin this morning that could secure a run in the Lennox Stakes on Tuesday.

Lambourn, July 24

TOORMORE popping his corks ahead of the Qatar Sussex Stakes which will be the most valuable mile race ever staged in the

Although playing a supporting role in the top races over that distance so far this season, Richard Hannon is adopting a 'nothing ventured, nothing gained' attitude and will send his stalwart into battle against Solow and Gleneagles.

The colt looked in fine form in his midweek work and looks like being Hannon's only runner in next Wednesday's Group One, with NIGHT OF THUNDER for easier ground in France.

MANAAFIDH a promising individual and he looked in good heart breezing up the main all-weather strip this morning.

The once-raced and unbeaten colt showed battling qualities to get home in a photo on his Newmarket debut and heads to Ascot tomorrow.

MUTASAYYID contest a three-year-old handicap at Ascot and has worked encouragingly ahead of that.

Hannon will be double-handed in the Princess Margaret Stakes with GREAT PAGE

Great Page engaged in a swinging canter as she is ultra-fit having run just out of the money in the Weatherbys Super Sprint six days ago.

WHATDOIWANTHATFOR on a hat-trick, having converted with something up her sleeve at Windsor.

ORVAR an interesting runner at Newmarket, reverting to a conditions race after finishing fifth in the July Stakes at the same track.

He looked fresh and alert in his breeze this morning, while DESERT FORCE taken the eye with his speed work ahead of a sprint handicap at

Lambourn, July 23

Andrew Balding introduces a couple of well-regarded juveniles at Ascot on Friday that looked in good order breezing on the all-weather at Kingsclere.

CALLIOPE in the seven-furlong fillies' maiden and is one for the notebook whatever befalls her on this occasion.

DARK SHOT from a family Balding knows all about and has also shaped with promise ahead of his introduction in the six-furlong maiden.

FIELD OF FAME not yet encountered the easy underfoot conditions that he prefers.

This injury-hit four-year-old would appreciate rain ahead of the mile-and-a-quarter handicap, and may find his forte in the autumn.

GUIDING LIGHT to Chepstow and looked good in his breeze on the all-weather for the seven-furlong handicap.

ROCKET PUNCH on a roll and a name to conjure with.

He took the eye in some midweek work ahead of the three-year-old handicap at Ascot on Saturday.

Newmarket, July 21

Sir Michael Stoute worked the bulk of his team on the Watered Gallop at the weekend, with CONVEY in particularly good order.

The beautifully-bred Dansili colt impressed on his only juvenile start at Kempton, but had his 2015 campaign put back by a minor reverse.

However, the way he is going at the moment suggests there could still be rich pickings ahead.

In this exercise in which he was led by TOP TUG, quickened impressively in the final furlong and a half to go five clear, and he is clearly in great heart.

DISEGNO part of a four-horse group and had the edge in that particular workout.

He stretched out willingly to hold EXOSPHERE a neck, with PLANE SONG STOMACHION rear but not far behind.

Exosphere looks like forming part of the Stoute team at Goodwood, while Stomachion is on the road back.

HAKKA looked on good terms with himself working with the impressive

ROYAL SEAL come back in trip after running too freely in a hood at Newbury

Newmarket, July 22

SNOW SKY himself in some light work on Long Hill this morning.

Following Telescope's defection from the King George with a leg problem, the four-year-old will carry the flag as Sir Michael Stoute's only runner in Saturday's Ascot showpiece.

He usually works solo but on this occasion was accompanied by HAKKA EXOSPHERE, blew out for an Ascot date and seems in good order. He has done well since scoring at Doncaster.

CRYSTAL ZVEZDA a lot more relaxed in her work since being equipped with a hood, and will come back on the distance ladder at York.

MUSTAAQEEM a promising type, and the gigantic son of Dynaformer moved well in a solo spin.

ASYAD MUSIC AND DANCE some routine work.

DARTMOUTH also in action in the Al Bahathri facility and went well with

Lambourn, July 18

Soon-to-retire jockey Richard Hughes can look forward to a couple of fancied rides for his boss Richard Hannon at Sandown next week.

Hughes will, however, need all his cajolery to pay off on MIRACLE NINETYNINE the seven-furlong handicap on Wednesday.

This perennial bridesmaid looked happy and alert in some work this morning, but is a handful when it comes to putting his head in front.

A traveller that does not find much off the hurdle, he will need to be delivered late in trademark Hughes fashion.

BNEDEL an entry in a mile-and-a-quarter handicap at Sandown on Thursday.

This lightly-raced individual moved menacingly in his gallop this morning.

He has scope for improvement, and should be suited by Sandown with its stiff finish.

SHELL BAY out strongly this morning ahead of a mile-and-a-quarter handicap at Windsor on Monday.

He looks to have gained a confidence edge since putting his head in front for the first time.

WINTER ROSE promisingly on her debut to trouble the judge, and has gone forward subsequently.

She looked sharp in her breeze ahead of the fillies' maiden at Windsor.

BAG OF DIAMONDS shown promise ahead of his impending debut, and looks another good ride for Hughes at Sandown.

Lambourn, July 17

TULLIUS a welcome drop in class and worked like a horse that could make the best of that Newbury opportunity in a pleasing midweek spin.

Andrew Balding's charge has kept company with the cream of the crop but will drop into Listed company for the JLT

His latest foray with the elite saw him beaten 10 lengths by Golden Horn in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes.

Although there will be nothing of that ilk in opposition, the three-year-old Consort sets a good standard to aim at.

However, Tullius is taking his racing well and looked in good heart working on the grass at Kingsclere.

CHESIL BEACH the opposite to Tullius in moving into Listed company from handicaps to tackle the Aphrodite Stakes at Newmarket.

She is a strong stayer and can improve on what she achieved at Ascot last time.

She really seemed to hit her stride in the second half of the 2014 campaign so is perhaps coming to her favourite time of the year.

SECRET HINT shown promise and this lightly-raced sprinter must be taken seriously in a Class Three handicap, also on the July course.

She placed in a similar contest at Ascot, and eased away from her lead horse in some speed work.

MAKE IT UP to enhance Balding's already impressive record at the track when going to Chester.

He faced a baptism of fire in the Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot but will be more at home breaking from a favourable gate close to the rail on the turning Roodee course.

Newmarket, July 16

Sir Michael Stoute will be double-handed in the King George VI Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot after TELESCOPE SNOW SKY the trainer in separate work on the Round gallop.

Telescope had a rare off-day in the Hardwicke Stakes, when unable to cope with enterprisingly-ridden stablemate Snow Sky.

But he was on top form here, storming six lengths clear of CANNOCK CHASE the pace quickened between the seven and the nine.

This was to the delight of Kevin Bradshaw, deputising for the sidelined Ryan Moore on the Highclere-owned colt.

That was followed by Snow Sky taking to the grass and breezing along happily in a solo spin to advertise his well-being ahead of Ascot's summer showpiece.

GRAND INQUISITOR going from strength to strength and he looked the part in his work with

Joining that stablemate at the seven, Grand Inquisitor went readily clear to tee himself up for a shot at the International Stakes, a valuable handicap on the King George card.

STOMACHION been swimming his way back to fitness following a break, and the Doncaster winner was a welcome addition to the workers as he engaged in a solo spin.

HAKKA progressive and moved well in bridle work with INDELIBLE INK

Lambourn, July 15

FARLETTI an improving filly that Andrew Balding can do well with in the second half of the season.

She has thrived since opening her account for 2015 at Chepstow and came out on top when working in a strong group in midweek.

Should she go to Newbury on Saturday, she will receive weight from all her rivals.

MAKE IT UP be an interesting runner for the stable at Chester on Saturday.

He served it up to a recent winner in a visit to the grass gallops high above Kingsclere.

Always well thought of, he is set to run in an apprentice handicap, with Ed Greatrex in the hot-seat.

BRANDON CASTLE to be getting his act together and may also target Chester, where he has abundant stamina for a mile-and-three-quarter race.

INTRANSIGENT come out of his recent close second in flying form and could return to Chester before the end of the summer.

He operates well on turning tracks like the Roodee.

Lambourn, July 14

Richard Hannon will showcase some of his fastest two-year-olds at Newbury with his traditional strong assault on the Weatherbys Super Sprint this Saturday.

His possible protagonists for the five-furlong charge went through their paces on the all-weather strip this morning, with BELVOIR BAY the part.

The Equiano filly was hugely impressive in breaking her maiden by a wide margin and looks in the mood to follow in the hoof prints of the stable's 2014 Super Sprint winner

RECEDING WAVES also bid for a race the Hannon team has dominated and he caught the eye this morning, grabbing the ground and finishing with plenty in the tank.

The Dick Turpin colt has clearly done well since his Redcar and Chepstow triumphs and looks ready to step up.

GREAT PAGE done much wrong, and she also moved determinedly in her winding-up spin up the strip.

Tiggy Wiggy may herself return to action at this meeting, with a tilt at the Group Three Hackwood Stakes.

The 1,000 Guineas third failed to fire in the Commonwealth Cup but looked her old self skipping along at three-quarter pace.

MUSICAL COMEDY well in a Class Two last time and is also under consideration for the Hackwood.

PACK TOGETHER capable of improvement as she is lightly raced and she looked a happy filly in her gallop ahead of a fillies' handicap at Newbury.

DIAMOND RIDGE progressed and after hitting the crossbar at Wolverhampton, he will step up for the Newbury maiden at the weekend.

Lambourn, July 11

Mick Channon has done well with LINCOLN, could have Pattern races on his schedule after a solid first effort in that division.

His staying-on performance in the Criterion Stakes probably signals the end of handicaps for the five-year-old, who was unlucky to be drawn on the wrong side in the Hunt Cup.

He has worked with enthusiasm since his recent run at Newmarket and could figure in his trainer's Goodwood plans.

BRUTUS a nice handicap prospect for Richard Hannon, and the colt is getting close to a return to the track.

Having gone close on a couple of occasions in his juvenile season, the son of Desert Style looked in good heart doing some routine work up the main strip.

He has an engagement next week and should soon open his account.

BAHAARAH shown promise and should soon break her maiden.

The Iffraaj filly placed on her Newmarket introduction and is giving out strong signals that there may be better to come.

MIRACLE NINETYNINE proving hard to win with despite the addition of headgear.

He works well and is the kind of horse that needs to be kidded and produced late.

STROKE OF MIDNIGHT shaved the crossbar the last twice, but after floating up the strip this morning, she may be offered a gilt-edged chance to convert next week.

Lambourn, July 10

SPONGY the eye in some midweek work and is amongst a handful of interesting juvenile runners for trainer Richard Hannon over the weekend.

The Leicester scorer should acquit himself well in a Newmarket nursery.

HOLLAND PARK usurped at Newmarket last time but after floating up the main all weather strip, he must have a good chance of breaking his maiden at Salisbury on Saturday evening.

PALAWAN outstanding claims into his maiden on the same card.

This colt, who went clear of his lead horse in a midweek spin, troubled the judge in a Listed race at Royal Ascot and has to be taken very seriously.

MUTASAYYID on good terms with himself breezing ahead of the bet365 Mile at Newmarket .

He is lightly raced and could have a fair bit more to offer in the silks of Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum.

WHO DARES WINS well last time and might be able to follow up at Salisbury.

TOORMORE out beautifully in his breeze this morning, but he will bypass the Summer Mile at Ascot and return refreshed at Goodwood at the end of the month.

Lambourn, July 9

Andrew Balding put some midweek work into a team of horses heading to the John Smith's Cup meeting at York, and COLLABORATION the trainer's hope for the Saturday feature.

Despite having his impressive sequence halted at Royal Ascot, Collaboration has worked well and came out of his race in good order.

MONTALY stamina to burn and looks to be getting his act together judging from a pleasing recent workout on grass.

For his third run of the season in the Silver Cup he can be competitive at a working man's price.

The Yeats gelding seems in very good order.

SPECTATOR the Mill Reef silks now sported by jockeys on horses owned by Kingsclere Racing Club.

As a son of Passing Glance, he looks better the further he travels and his latest placed effort indicates he is running into form at just the right time.

The stayers' handicap at York should be right up his street.

HUSBANDRY shown promise in both career starts and runs in a maiden on the Knavesmire.

The attractive son of Paco Boy went down in a photo-finish at Salisbury last time.

He looked to be full of enthusiasm in his winding-up gallop for a weekend assignment and can go one better.

INTRANSIGENT shown some of his best form at Chester and can go well in the seven-furlong Listed race on the Roodee after doing some speed work on the all-weather strip.

Newmarket, July 8

Sir Michael Stoute has a nice balance of runners at the July meeting and a good number of them worked this morning.

ANGEL VISION a lightly-made filly but she could do no more than win as she liked last time.

She is in a seven-furlong handicap later in the week and gave off some encouraging signals ahead of that.

GOSPEL CHOIR to have strong claims in the Princess Of Wales's Stakes and he breezed well ahead of the Group Two.

The powerful galloper has had his share of problems and connections are keeping their fingers crossed for rain.

He moved strongly in his breeze and is a horse that always gives his best.

MUNTADAB breezed in order to keep his eye in for the competitive Unibet Handicap tomorrow. The Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned colt is on a hat-trick after landing gambles at Lingfield and Sandown.

He steps up the class ladder but has worked with aplomb since Sandown.

DISSOLUTION the same contest and he looked bright and alert in his breeze.

INTEGRAL Stoute a top-class string to his bow in the Group One Falmouth Stakes on Friday.

She proved a costly failure in a distaffers' race at the Royal fixture but is capable of bouncing back.

The yard will be quiet on July Cup day, but QUICK DEFENCE worked encouragingly ahead of that day's opener.

Lambourn, July 4

Richard Hannon is building up his team for the marquee meeting at Glorious Goodwood, with NIGHT OF THUNDER TOORMORE themselves to have thrived since Royal Ascot.

Lockinge Stakes winner Night Of Thunder has top mile targets ahead, with the Sussex Stakes one potential jewel in his itinerary.

The feature of the Goodwood summer fixture is, with Qatar backing, one of the most coveted prizes in the world and Night Of Thunder's inclusion along with Gleneagles and Solow adds lustre to the race.

Toormore has fallen short in the Lockinge and Queen Anne, but not by that far.

He put in some pleasing work on the main all-weather strip and has shown a liking for Goodwood, though he has the versatility to be able to drop back to seven furlongs for the Lennox Stakes if necessary.

PEACOCK it hard work against Time Test at Royal Ascot but has come out of his race bucking and kicking.

The Queen's colt is another for whom opportunity awaits at Goodwood, while he shone in a strong piece of work on the main all-weather.

ILLUMINATE, Albany Stakes winner, is in equally good order and worked with great panache ahead of a possible bid at the Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket.

That form looks very strong and Hannon has a potentially top-class filly on his hands in this unbeaten individual.

Newmarket/Lambourn, 3rd July

ROYAL SEAL beautifully on the Polytrack ahead of a return to the track at Haydock tomorrow.

The filly has endured complex training issues that affected the back end of her 2014 campaign, but ran well in defeat on her reappearance.

Lightly raced and with few miles on the clock, she has the ability to more than pay her way for the remainder of the current campaign.

MUNAASER breezed up the strip ahead of his race at Sandown.

Dane O'Neill the reins on Sir Michael Stoute's four-year-old, who was scuppered by a poor draw in the Hunt Cup.

HAKKA that impressive in breaking his maiden at Wolverhampton, but has room for improvement and looks to have a good opportunity stepping into handicap company tomorrow.

Lambourn

LINCOLN taken his first foray into Pattern company well and should be a member of Mick Channon's teams for the Newmarket July and Glorious Goodwood meetings.

He ran on steadily at the business end of the Criterion Stakes and seems to be operating as well as ever.

HARLEQUIN STRIKER in good heart breezing up the strip ahead of a weekend assignment.

Lambourn, July 1

Richard Hannon will field a potent team for the two-day Coral Eclipse meeting at Sandown, with BEACON of his chief protagonists.

Last season's dramatic Flying Childers Stakes winner floated up the main all-weather in some speed work today.

The Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-owned colt looks in good heart for the Group Three Coral Charge on Saturday.

It will be his third run on 2015, following on from two races in better company.

BLACK CHERRY a filly making fast progress and is a name to conjure with at the same meeting.

The daughter of Mount Nelson is on a hat-trick after impressive triumphs at Goodwood and Sandown.

As a course winner she will go into battle with all guns blazing for the Coral Distaff.

PACK TOGETHER not shown the same recent well-being but she looked in good heart breezing up the strip and could tackle the same race.

BALTIC KNIGHT be another Hannon raider in the Coral Challenge and has indicated with good work amongst seasoned stablemates that he is ready to come good at any time.

EJAAZAH a Dragon Stakes engagement on Friday. The lightly-raced individual did a pleasing midweek spin on sand and looks a leading player for the Listed contest.

MIRACLE NINETYNINE had a touch of 'seconditis' but will surely come good soon based on a good bit of work at the weekend.

TAQWAA also be taken seriously if going for a seven-furlong maiden on Friday's Sandown card.

BELGRADE another who has caught the eye, along with

Lambourn, June 30

HAINES been a real money-spinner for Andrew Balding with his prolific successes on the all-weather.

The Shirocco gelding has enjoyed a break since having his bid for a fifth victory thwarted last time.

Odds-on to complete the feat, he lost no caste in defeat and worked beautifully on the main all-weather strip at Kingsclere this morning.

This confirmed front runner will be looking to get back in the winning groove at Kempton tomorrow.

MODERN TUTOR downgraded at the same Polytrack fixture and should go well in the apprentice handicap.

The six-year-old hasn't cut much ice since joining his trainer, but has the ability to win off his mark.

Balding has done well with DESERT COMMAND DANDY will be out to further recent gains later in the week at Epsom.

Both horses made all to score in good style on their recent outings and both moved well in work at the weekend.

Desert Command will bid for a six-furlong handicap at the Surrey course, while Dandy is to carry a 6lb penalty over a mile and a quarter.

BOTH SIDES just out of the money on his debut and has shown improvement in his subsequent work to suggest he can be competitive in a maiden.

Lambourn, June 27

Richard Hannon will run a handful of fancied fillies at Windsor on Sunday and Monday.

BELVOIR BAY very interesting in her maiden on Monday, having shown plenty of gusto in her work since a highly-promising debut effort.

The daughter of Equiano didn't quite manage to win on her Leicester introduction, but is more forward now and readily went away from her lead horse in her latest stretch on the main all weather.

FORGOTTEN WISH entered for the same maiden and this unraced filly is worth keeping an eye on.

A of Lilbourne Lad, who the Hannons trained, she's been showing a fair bit of panache and should do owners Middleham Park Racing proud.

WHATDOIWANTTHATFOR the job done well enough on her debut at Leicester.

She will go up the ladder for a conditions race tomorrow, but looked sharp and alert in her breeze this morning.

NOSEY BARKER one to note on Monday after giving off good signals on his own debut outing.

The Rip Van Winkle colt wasn't beaten far at Lingfield, and can improve on that to open his account.

Others to catch the eye included ANWAR

Lambourn/Newmarket, June 26

AZMAAM beautifully this morning ahead of the mile-and-a-quarter handicap on Newmarket's Criterion Stakes card on Saturday.

Having looked unlucky not to have won this season, he's been given plenty of time to get over his latest exertions and that patient policy can pay off.

EMELL Richard Hannon's representative in what looks a fairly weak Group Three for the featured Criterion.

He needs to raise his game, but worked well in midweek and is one of many that could prevail if doing so.

The Hannon juveniles are pinging as the big summer festivals approach.

BOURNEMOUTH BELLE impressive track craft and zipped along ahead of the Listed Empress Stakes.

ALBE BACK an Archipenko juvenile that breezed well ahead of the maiden on the July Course tomorrow.

Newmarket

MUSTARD to have taken a gelding operation in his stride and again shone on his spin with two others.

Sir Michael Stoute's customary willing worker quickened five clear of TRADEMARK

PERFECT GLANCE out best in a group that also included SHOAL

ABSEIL unlucky not to win at Epsom before side-stepping Royal Ascot.

He moved smoothly in a solo spin and has the ability to plunder a decent mile handicap.

CHRISTMAS HAMPER also in action with one other.

Newmarket, June 25

GOSPEL CHOIR in good order in his winding up work for the Fred Archer Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.

Sir Michael Stoute's strong staying chestnut has not been without his problems but looks set fair for a good second half to the season, especially if there is a bit of cut in the ground.

He strode out powerfully in the manner you might expect from a former Yorkshire Cup winner.

The Listed prize at the weekend is designed to serve the purpose of teeing him up for richer pickings later in the year.

ANGEL VISION a name to conjure with when she tackles a fillies' handicap over a mile on Saturday.

She hadn't enjoyed the perfect preparation for her latest start when she ran into a decent type, but when on her A-game, is a hard filly to beat.

Her homework has always stamped her as smart and with her trainer enjoying a brief sojourn in Spain, she demonstrated her finer points by going clear of her lead horse.

Stoute will soon reveal some of his juvenile team and one to bear in mind is UNDER ATTACK, has an entry at Newmarket.

He's been showing up well in his educational visits to the gallops and should give his trainer a line on others waiting to run.

ASYAD another distaffer who is worth keeping an eye out for.

She's run well in defeat and is giving the impression she's now ready to come good.

Lambourn, June 24

LINCOLN the price for being drawn on the wrong side of the track at Royal Ascot last week, but Mick Channon's charge will seek equally rich pickings as he steps up in grade at the weekend.

The confirmed hold-up horse had no chance when trying to go gate-to-wire in the Doncaster race his name remembers, but has done well subsequently for owner Billy Parish.

He looked a shade unlucky not to win the Victoria Cup, and when returning to Ascot last week had the ideal jockey in Richard Hughes but the wrong high draw to be able to get competitive.

However, he has come out of that well and worked like a dream on the grass at West Ilsley this morning. Connections feel the time is right to step him up for a shot at Newmarket's Group Three Criterion Stakes.

Channon is never shy of tilting at windmills and in SIXTIES SUE has a filly primed for that purpose.

She didn't cut the mustard last week but has worked promisingly and might have a crack at the Empress Stakes as she goes in search of some black type. If not, there is an alternative race for her at Windsor.

Channon could be busy with fillies as both VOLUNTEER POINT WEE JEAN shown themselves in good order for imminent returns to the racecourse.

Volunteer Point has answered more questions than have been asked of her, while Wee Jean looks to have worked herself on to a fair handicap mark.

The money for KING CRIMSON west when he ran at Windsor last time out, but after possibly not enjoying the rub on the green, he moved nicely in some speed work today. He could return to the riverside course on Sunday.

FITZWILLY gone well in preparation for another long-distance handicap, and could have the Goodwood Stakes as a future target.

Lambourn, June 23

BOURNEMOUTH BELLE sharp in some speed work at the weekend designed to put the edge on her for a Listed race at Newmarket on Saturday.

The recent Goodwood winner, who is named after a famous steam locomotive and owned by barrister Jeremy Gompertz, looks to have done particularly well since opening her account.

She takes an experience edge to the table in the Empress Stakes on the July course.

The emphasis was firmly on two-year-olds as ALSAADEN beautifully up the strip. This daughter of Acclamation was beaten just a short-head on her Doncaster debut and is among a strong team of juveniles Sheikh Hamdan has stabled with Hannon. She has multiple entries later this week as she looks to get off the mark.

JARIR similar merit and looked on good terms with himself in half-speed work ahead of an imminent racecourse bow. Owned by Al Shaqab Racing, this son of Oasis Dream is one for the notebook.

HAIRDRYER a son of Investec Derby winner Motivator and has also put in some promising work to give part-owner Sir Alex Ferguson something to look forward to.

Most of the stable's Ascot runners have taken their races well, with NIGHT OF THUNDER TOORMORE consideration for races at Glorious Goodwood.

It will be a surprise if one or both of those colts don't back up from the Queen Anne to the Sussex Stakes, especially taking into account the increased prize money on offer for what would be a rematch with Royal Ascot conqueror Solow.

Newmarket, June 20

Sir Michael Stoute took his workers to the Al Bahathri Polytrack and it was good to see GOSPEL CHOIR action, albeit in a solo spin.

Ted Durcan partnered the top stayer who looks to be well on the way towards another race.

PLEIADES the next up, the Beverley winner accompanied by twice-raced CALL OUT LOUD. pair came up the strips with their pilots keeping a strong hold on them.

Newmarket scorer HORSESHOE BAY in bridle work with HAKKA CHRISTMAS HAMPER this trio travelled single file with no questions asked.

Ryan Moore partnered CONVEY this attractive individual took the eye as he covered seven furlongs with

The latter, who has been gelded since his last start, joined Convey at the six-marker before the duo quickened to the seven.

Both jockeys were into the drive and finished with inches between the pair.

ANGEL VISION in good heart in her spin with

They came along upsides, and went to the pull up in unison.

Then came a quartet led by YET AGAIN of MUSIC AND DANCE, INTIMIDATION

The final workers were TRADEMARK led

Lambourn, June 19

Several juveniles went through their paces at different locations of the Richard Hannon's territory and PALAWAN to have come on a long way from his disappointing debut at Leicester.

The colt strode out generously in his winding-up gallop for the Chesham Stakes and looked sharp and alert in his breeze this morning.

BOYCIE promise on his debut and with that experience under his belt, will be hard to beat next time.

This fellow has an entry next week and is razor sharp to get the job done.

GROUND CONTROL steadily getting his act together and now has the experience card to play.

After troubling the judge on all three outings, he can open his account before perhaps taking the nursery route.

HERRIDGE, after Hannon's main location, improved on his introduction to post a frame finish last time and looked to have an edge on him in his latest piece of stronger work up the main all-weather strip.

MADRINHO also gone forward in the expected manner after making the frame on his first foray on to the racecourse and will reappear shortly.

POLDARK another destined for juvenile handicaps and will gain a mark after running at Lingfield tomorrow. He looked happy in his breeze this morning.

FASHAAK amongst a number of youngsters Hannon has entered at his local course of Salisbury next week and is definitely one for the notebook.

Lambourn, June 18

CHESIL BEACH a useful staying prospect for Andrew Balding and she is showing every indication she can enjoy a bountiful season.

She worked in eyecatching fashion at Kingsclere in midweek ahead of a visit to Goodwood at the weekend.

Having rattled off an impressive four-timer at the end of her three-year-old campaign, the daughter of Pheonix Reach shaped well with a frame finish on her return at Bath.

Balding has excelled with stayers and no doubt will have a race like the Cesarewitch in mind as a long range target for this filly in 2015.

COLLABORATION been a real money-spinner for the stable with his three straight wins at Windsor, Epsom and Chester.

Given a deserved break since completing the hat-trick, he bounded along in enthusiastic style in a pleasing breeze ahead of the Wolferton handicap at Ascot.

INTRANSIGENT shown his best form on turning tracks but looks in good order as he prepares for Royal meeting duty on Saturday.

He moved well in some speed work ahead of the Wokingham.

MYMATECHRIS up the ladder to tackle the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes, but has given off some encouraging signals in some work on Cannon Down.

HAVISHAM out willingly and will tackle the Queen's Vase on Friday.

Newmarket, June 17

Sir Michael Stoute put the final touches on the preparations of his runners for the final three days of Royal Ascot.

His trio for the Hardwicke Stakes of TELESCOPE, HILLSTAR SNOW SKY all in good order for a race their trainer has dominated.

Telescope has been winning all his gallops with Ryan Moore in the hot seat on several occasions.

Hillstar suffered from pneumonia and could well need the run, with Ted Durcan booked to ride.

Snow Sky takes a step back on the distance ladder, but showed plenty of form at a mile and a half in his three-year-old campaign. He will be trained with overseas targets on his radar.

YARROW impressive in a poor race last time and worked pleasingly in her last bit of stronger work ahead of the Queen's Vase.

There isn't much of this filly, but she is displaying a tough-as-teak attitude to everything asked of her.

CAPEL PATH assured in his final breeze on the all-weather ahead of the Britannia. Graham Lee will do the steering on this progressive individual, who is owned by the Queen.

QUICK DEFENCE through his middle paces and looks to have improved since breaking his maiden.

DISEGNO blinkers in his race tomorrow and breezed happily for that, while DARTMOUTH DISSOLUTION solid as they stretched out ahead of the King George V

Newmarket, June 16

IVAWOOD like a ball of fire in his winding-up gallop for the Jersey Stakes at the weekend and the Zebedee colt stretched out energetically in his final breeze for that Royal Ascot race this morning.

Always a step ahead of his foes physically as a two-year-old, Ivawood has further developed into a most imposing three-year-old.

He was given every chance to win the Irish 2,000 Guineas from the front, only to be reeled-in late by Gleneagles. Richard Hannon believes cutting back a furlong will play to his strengths tomorrow.

TUPI takes the Jersey route and looked well in a separate breeze up the main all-weather.

TIGGY WIGGY the Commonwealth Cup on her radar and the filly is popping her corks ahead of that newly-instigated race for three-year-old sprinters.

The Kodiac filly was given a gem of a ride to place in the 1000 Guineas and is fresh and well as she drops back two furlongs on the distance ladder.

KOOL KOMPANY a pea out of the same pod, after failing to get home in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.

He has tremendous early pace, and will be suited by a return to sprinting as that quality has been evident in his work since the Classic.

BELGRADE few miles on the clock and has been working steadily and well towards a shot at the King George V

He looked lively in his final gallop for that staying contest.

KING OF ROOKS under new ownership in the Norfolk Stakes and is as sharp as a knife for that sizzling juvenile contest.

Along with the equally speedy LOG OUT ISLAND, gives Hannon an enviable double challenge for the Group Two race.

Newmarket, June 13

Sir Michael Stoute sent his workers to various locations including CONSORT stretched out ahead of the St James's Palace Stakes.

The colt returned from a lengthy lay-off to impress in a Listed race at Sandown and recent workouts suggest he's gone further forward.

CANNOCK CHASE the Prince of Wales's Stakes engagement and has pleased connections since his narrow Chester defeat where he didn't enjoy the rub of the green.

A at the 2014 Royal meeting, he has overcome knee problems and looks as good as ever.

STRAVAGANTE DISEGNO improving three-year-olds that have given clear signs that they can raise the bar.

Stravagante bolted up at Epsom and has been added to the field for the 'Ascot Derby', the King Edward VII on Friday.

The Tercentenary is the likely destination for DISEGNO, didn't go down without a fight at Chester and is one that always pulls out extra when engaged in a battle.

The King George V is on Stoute's radar and could hold room for more than one of his horses.

DISSOLUTION DARTMOUTH peas out of the same pod and looked in good fettle in their latest stronger stretches.

But RIB RESERVE a lightly-raced improver who must not be underestimated.

Lambourn, June 12

MALABAR the light fantastic in her final full gallop ahead of Sunday's Prix De Diane at Chantilly, where she becomes trainer Mick Channon's first runner in that French Classic.

The Jon and Julia Ainsbitt-owned Malabar has acquitted herself with some credit even though not managing to trouble the judge in either the English or Irish 1,000 Guineas.

Her work before and after the Curragh strongly suggests she wants to go further, and her relaxed racing style should lend itself to her getting the trip in France's equivalent of our Oaks.

POPESWOOD suffered from being a shade high in the weights, but he looked in good fettle breezing ahead of a return to Sandown tomorrow.

This is his happy hunting ground and where he was successful last year.

The stiff uphill finish definitely plays to his strengths.

WEE JEAN been highly tried this year and is another that deserves respite from the assessor.

The four-year-old looked bright and alert breezing up the all weather ahead of her Sandown race tomorrow.

BRIDIE FFRENCH soon contest a fillies' handicap and is another juggling for a winning position with the handicapper.

She signalled with a frame finish last time that her turn is near, and she has put in some encouraging work on the Winter Ground subsequently.

Newmarket, June 11

Newmarket was awash with Royal Ascot candidates as connections of this year's international hopes put their raiders through their paces at various locations in the town.

US Of The Year CALIFORNIA CHROME a worm that even some of the earliest work-watchers can't catch, as was often the case in his preparatory gallops before the Dubai World Cup.

Last season's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner was again the first out as he engaged in some work on the Watered Gallop.

With his trainer Art Sherman in attendance, big-race jockey William Buick put him through his paces over six furlongs ahead of next week's Prince Of Wales's Stakes.

All eyes were on Australia's big hope BRAZEN BEAU he cantered on the Limekilns Trial Ground.

Considered the best of that country's sprinting bunch and with victories from three of his last four outings, Brazen Beau delighted connections in this breeze.

It is more likely the Newmarket Handicap winner will tackle the six-furlong Diamond Jubilee Stakes this Saturday week rather than the King's Stand Stakes.

WANDJINA takes the eye with his ground-devouring stride and trainer Gai Waterhouse harbours hopes he can provide her with a first Royal Ascot win.

After Wandjina's spin, it was announced Damian Oliver will do the steering in the Diamond Jubilee.

Perhaps the most high-profile horse of all the overseas contingent is

The sensational Hong Kong champion gives the opening Queen Anne Stakes a glittering aura and having travelled well and settled in happily with Michael Bell, he cantered ahead of that Tuesday showpiece watched by trainer John Moore.

SHAMAL WIND herself in some half-speed work and looks razor sharp ahead of her King's Stand Stakes mission.

Newmarket, June 10

Sir Michael Stoute took his horses to separate venues with INTEGRAL star of first lot that headed to the Al Bahathri Polytrack.

The Lockinge Stakes fourth was partnered by Ryan Moore in a mile stretch with BRAGGING pacemaker

As the tempo increased, Integral joined Bragging at the seven furlong point and had pulled six clear by the eight.

On this evidence she is the one to beat in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes next week.

MUNTADAB a promising colt and he looked in good order coming up the strip with

The smooth Lingfield scorer pulled four clear and is an interesting runner at Sandown on Friday.

It was good to see GOSPEL CHOIR to work following an infection. He was accompanied by CONVEY

The action switched to Racecourse Side second lot where Hardwicke Stakes-bound TELESCOPE the centre of attention.

With Moore in the plate, the five-year-old engaged in work with SNOW SKY, HILLSTAR

Between the seven and the eight, the first three named horses stretched in unison until the eight and a half at which point a blanket would have covered them.

It looks like Snow Sky will join Telescope in the Hardwicke line up.

CONSORT be part of the action next week, a prospect made ever more juicy after he had gone half a dozen lengths clear of

Lambourn, June 9

Richard Hannon breezed a bunch of two-year-olds this morning with TAQWAA the eye ahead of his debut at Kempton.

The Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned colt has shown abundant promise and seems revved-up and ready to go.

PERFORMER been showing up well amongst the juvenile fillies without racecourse experience to their names.

She did a nice bit of work at the weekend and breezed enthusiastically ahead of her Haydock introduction.

Hannon has several juveniles entered at his local track of Newbury on Thursday.

PAPA LUIGI an attractive Zoffany colt who placed on his Nottingham debut and looks open to a fair bit of improvement.

He is sure to be a popular order under Ryan Moore after breezing confidently up the main strip.

GEORGE WILLIAM for Haydock and has shown plenty of gusto in his work after troubling the judge with a very pleasing first foray onto the race track.

PETHER'S MOON from a peach of a ride from Pat Dobbs to land the Group One Investec Coronation Cup.

This strong traveller will now go down the middle distance Group One route and could come under consideration for a shot at the King George VI Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot next month.

With Royal Ascot on the close horizon, IVAWOOD engage in a stronger bit of work later in the week as his winding-up gallop for the feature meeting.

Newmarket, June 6

Several horses that could form part of Sir Michael Stoute's team for Royal Ascot worked on the Al Bahathri Polytrack.

PROVENANCE an opportunity at Epsom to wait for a race over a mile and a quarter and looked in good heart as Ryan Moore brought her up the strip with BRAGGING

The pace quickened between the seven and the eight (furlong markers), but the riders each had a good hold on their mounts as they went past.

SNOW SKY his staying prowess in the Yorkshire Cup and has done well since his Knavesmire triumph.

He has a choice of options, and could come back to a mile and a half.

On Saturday morning he was accompanied by HILLSTAR, the pair quickening on the bridle towards the finish.

MUSTAAQEEM one of the best looking colts in the yard but the son of Dynaformer worked a tad lazily with RIB RESERVE

GRAND INQUISITOR sharp in his work, with a possible trip to Haydock in the offing. T attractive colt came up with

CONSORT his Ascot potential with a decisive conversion in the Heron Stakes at Sandown. The colt was up for the cup as he galloped alongside

MUNAASER taken longer than expected to come to hand, but he looked well in himself in his stretch with DARTMOUTH

Lambourn, June 5

Richard Hannon sent a handful of two-year-olds to work on the main all-weather including NELSPRUIT, looked sharp in his breeze ahead of the Woodcote Stakes.

The recent Goodwood scorer has progressed since breaking his maiden and looks sure to give a good account in the Listed race that precedes the Coronation Cup and Derby.

MERMAID at Doncaster and is a filly that should know more of what's expected of her after troubling the judge on her debut.

She has plenty of natural toe and looks a typical mid-season prospect from the Hannon academy.

Of the older horses, PETHER'S MOON sharp and alert in his breeze.

He steps up in class for a shot at the Coronation Cup, but has the balance and brawn to handle Epsom with its unique undulations.

Furthermore, the form of his two outings this year has worked out.

GIBEON ahead of the mile-and-a-quarter handicap and although not the best handicapped horse in the string, seems very well in himself.

Derby candidate MOHEET lightly raced with room for progression, having run well to a point in the 2000 Guineas.

Connections are hoping that is the best form pointer to take into the Classic, and that he can improve in what is a huge step up in trip.

Newmarket, June 4

Sir Michael Stoute divided his workers between the Limekilns Round gallop and the Al Bahathri Polytrack.

While Investec Oaks challenger CRYSTAL ZVEZDA the former location for a strictly routine blow out, Doncaster scorer MUSTAAQEEM for the Polytrack.

The gigantic galloper travelled smoothly in the slipstream of SUDDYAN appears to have done well since breaking his maiden in the manner of a colt who wants to go further.

ABSEIL one of a select team that Stoute takes to the Investec Festival and worked encouragingly ahead of tomorrow's Investec Mile.

The Khalid Abdullah-owner four-year-old landed some good bets when scoring at the corresponding meeting 12 months ago, but was never the same horse again.

He flopped in the Hunt Cup and ended up in the wilderness but after a long winter of rehabilitation, he's come back looking as good as he was.

Evidence of that came with his narrow defeat in a Listed handicap at the York May meeting.

Wednesday's spin was strictly routine as Abseil went four furlongs in company with INDELIBLE INK STRAVAGANTE, buttons being pressed.

Stravagante heads to Epsom and has leading claims in his race there, having clearly gone forward from an encouraging comeback effort, while Indelible Ink travels to Musselburgh on Saturday.

DISEGNO tailor-made for the King Edward VII following his gutsy run at Chester.

This is a colt who only just does enough, but finds extra when locked in a battle. He produced his customary effort when moving alongside

CAPEL PATH in good spirits and took the eye in some work with RIB RESERVE. pair quickened between the seven and the eight, with Rib Reserve joining his stablemate while still on the bridle.

Lambourn, June 3rd

MAKE IT UP a name to conjure with at this weekend's Investec Festival at Epsom.

The Halling colt is part of a strong team Andrew Balding fires at the meeting that features the Investec Derby and Oaks, headed by Derby-bound

Make It Up has few miles on the clock with scope for improvement and has been showing up well in his work ahead of this seasonal reappearance.

Furthermore, amongst his four starts last year was a debut triumph at Epsom, so he can be counted on to handle the track.

Some people chose to crab Elm Park when the colt changed his legs in his work on the course during Breakfast With The Stars.

However, his jockey Andrea Atzeni was adamant it was a natural part of his mount's demeanour, and that he came down the hill and into the straight 'like a snake'.

The omens for Elm Park brightened with every drop of rain that has fallen on the famous downs this week and he looked relaxed and assured in his winding-up spin at Kingsclere.

TULLIUS interesting in the Investec Diomed Stakes, having faced fierce competition in the Brigadier Gerard Stakes, won by Western Hymn.

The seven-year-old will find the competition in Friday's Group Three a little less hot and can show he is still a major force.

ROCKY RIDER as if he could be made plenty of use of in the Derby and was amongst the horses that blew out midweek.

COSMIC RAY another that caught the eye, ahead of a mile-and-a-quarter handicap at Epsom.

Lambourn, June 2

Richard Hannon gave several of his team for the Investec Derby and Oaks fixture exercise at various parts of his dual training complex.

PETHER'S MOON graduated into a proper Group horse and warmed up for Saturday's Coronation Cup with a pleasing workout in which he exuded his customary panache.

The son of Dylan Thomas floated over the ground and appears to have the balance and brawn required for Epsom's unique undulations.

His cracking efforts to place in consecutive Group races at Newbury and Sandown stamp him as smart and he should not be underestimated.

MOHEET amongst the outsiders for the Investec Derby, but the High Chaparral colt is lightly raced and can improve for a substantial step up in trip.

He takes the 2000 Guineas form into battle, having finished a respectable eighth behind Gleneagles in the Newmarket Classic.

He looked competitive in his latest bit of stronger work and merits respect amongst the bigger-priced runners at the weekend.

SHIFTING POWER an authoritative winner of a Listed race at Windsor and the son of Compton Place moved well in his winding-up spin for the Investec Diomed Stakes.

The four-year-old has a progressive look and obviously did well through the winter.

OSAILA on good terms with herself in her latest stretch ahead of the Princess Elizabeth Stakes, while GEOLOGICAL in good form and fit and well for his return to action in a handicap at the meeting.

Hannon has a good record in the Woodcote Stakes for which his possible protagonists are AGE OF EMPIRE

Age Of Empire looked bright and alert in some recent speed work, while Nelspruit seems to have learned something from his Goodwood triumph.

Newmarket, May 30

Richard Hughes teamed up with his Investec Oaks mount CRYSTAL ZVEZDA an important workout on the Limekilns round gallop.

The impressive Newbury scorer was towed along by PANDA SPIRIT Moore) until the pace quickened approaching the eight pole.

Hughes urged Crystal Zvezda, who went four lengths clear by the nine, with Moore hard in the drive position on the other filly.

It was a satisfactory exercise, watched by Sir Michael Stoute, who was very keen on whoever rode Crystal Zvezda at Epsom to be able to ride her work beforehand.

At the swapover Moore jumped on to

In a mixed gallop, he was led by EXOSPHERE, the filly PROVENANCE in behind under Ted Durcan.

The pace picked up at the seven and a half, where Stravagante joined the leader, but the eyecatcher was Provenance, on whom Durcan appeared to have plenty in the tank.

ARAB SPRING to have come out of the Brigadier Gerard Stakes in good order and will skip the Coronation Cup in favour of one of two possible races at Royal Ascot.

DISEGNO in good order and looks a perfect candidate for a shot at the King Edward VII

Lambourn, May 29

ELIDOR enjoying a profitable early summer and showed his wellbeing with a pleasing midweek workout on the Winter Ground at West Ilsley.

Mick Channon's charge didn't cut much ice in two outings at Meydan earlier in the year but came good at Newmarket last time and appears to have gone forward subsequently.

He is a smooth traveller and such is the case in his homework. He looked ultra sharp and alert in his breeze up the all-weather on Friday morning ahead of a trip to York.

MALABAR come under consideration for a shot at the Investec Oaks after pleasing in her work.

Although unable to get in a blow in the Irish 1,000 Guineas last weekend, she was staying on at the business end to indicate she wants to go further.

CHILWORTH ICON in good order engaging in some speed work ahead of a valuable sprint handicap at York.

The five-year-old could be on the cusp of a return to form after failing to sparkle so far this year.

LINCOLN a tad unlucky to finish second in the Victoria Cup when coming from well off the pace. He is a winner waiting to happen and breezed beautifully on Friday morning.

WEE JEAN been highly tried this season without much to show for it, but she galloped out strongly in her midweek exercise and looked strong in her breeze, too.

FITZWILLY a strong stayer who handles undulating tracks. He has worked satisfactorily since showing his liking for Goodwood with an authoritative victory there last time.

Lambourn, May 28

CHESIL BEACH a filly to follow in the staying division this summer.

The daughter of Canadian International and Hong Kong Vase winner Phoenix Reach looked progressive when administering four successive wins at the end of last season.

She was not fully wound-up when returning at Bath, but performed with credit to chase home a fitter horse.

Chesil Beach worked well on the Canon Down grass gallop.

GRACE AND FAVOUR, runs at Chester on Saturday, shone in her midweek work and has obviously progressed from her silk-smooth comeback win.

ZANETTO well in defeat at Goodwood last week and should run promisingly at Newmarket on Saturday.

He came out of that well and looked fresh and alert in his first breeze since then.

ELM PARK one of the few horses in the Investec Derby that has stamina for the mile and a half assured.

He handled the Epsom cambers like a dream when working at Breakfast With The Stars earlier in the week.

However, fast ground would compromise his chance of lifting the premier Classic.

Newmarket, May 27

CRYSTAL ZVEZDA going left-handed round a bend as Sir Michael Stoute sent his Investec Oaks contender the wrong way on the Limekilns Round gallop this morning.

Ryan Moore partnered the impressive Newbury scorer, who was accompanied by

The last-named filly has always been a willing worker who shows far more at home, but Crystal Zvezda was assured and confident in this engaging work, showing balance round the bend and finishing with great gusto.

PETERHOF down the distance ladder in his next race at the end of the week and he looked in good order working with HORSESHOE BAY, runs on the same Newmarket card on Friday.

The former was not fully wound-up for his comeback race and will be sharper based on the enthusiasm he showed as the two horses quickened between the seven- and the eight-pole.

HILLSTAR like forming part of Stoute's team for Royal Ascot and he took the eye in his spin with

The Canadian International winner has made a good recovery from a bout of pneumonia and should have more to offer in his five-year-old season.

Disegno shows gritty determination when he gets into a battle, and could be the type to do well in the King Edward VII

ANGEL VISION to Newmarket on Saturday and blew out for that handicap mission in a solo spin.

Lambourn, May 26

Mick Channon put several of his team through their paces, including JERSEY BREEZE, looks in good order for her Leicester assignment today.

The grey daughter of emerging sire Dark Angel is showing plenty of zip in her work both on grass and sand.

She appears to have progressed nicely from an encouraging first throw of the dice at Salisbury.

ROCKLIFFE looked strong in his breeze and is another going to Leicester with a live chance, although his maiden there contains greater strength in depth.

The Notnowcato colt shaped well to trouble the judge on his second start at Newbury.

FITZWILLY a stayer to follow after his clear-cut win at Goodwood last week.

The five-year-old got the job done with a strong finish to indicate he likes the undulating course, suggesting a return visit at the big meeting later in the summer could be on his agenda.

FOSTER'S ROAD back from the injury list to finish in the money on his return to action.

Although he could not follow that through next time, he is one to stay with, having clearly retained the ability that made him a prolific winner as a juvenile.

ZUZINIA well in her latest workout on the winter ground and can be found an opportunity at one of the smaller courses. She is entered at Brighton and at Catterick later in the week.

JERSEY BROWN also head for Brighton after stretching out well in her group. She has a mile handicap in her sights.

Newmarket, May 23

Sir Michael Stoute divided his workers, with some heading to the Al Bahathri Polytrack and others to the Limekilns round gallop.

HILLSTAR a name to conjure with after starting his road back to the track with some routine work on the all-weather on Saturday morning.

A Ascot winner in 2013, he rounded off last year's campaign with a resounding triumph in the Grade One Canadian International at Woodbine.

Plans to travel him to Hong Kong had to be aborted when he contracted pneumonia.

However, the five-year-old looks in good order and travelled up sweetly in single file with CALL OUT LOUD

CAPEL PATH run well in both starts this season and he engaged in similar exercise, leading Dee Stakes runner-up DISEGNO

Disegno went down fighting on the Roodee and looks like forming part of his trainer's Royal Ascot team.

Another group emerged consisting of ALTAYEL, SUDDYAN MAKZON, they were followed by HAKKA others.

Finally, the filly PROVENANCE up the strip solo.

On the round gallop CONSORT up for the Heron Stakes at Sandown on Thursday evening with a pleasing stretch with STRAVAGANTE. one-time 2000 Guineas favourite looks ready for his belated seasonal return.

Lambourn, May 22

MUTASAYYID been giving out positive signals and the same was true in his winding-up gallop for a valuable Haydock assignment over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Richard Hannon-trained colt, winner of two of his three career starts for Hamdan Al Maktoum, gave short shrift to his lead horse ahead of the Silver Bowl and is clearly in cracking form.

The fact that he got home by an inch at Newmarket last time assured the assessor didn't overreact.

FRANCISCO a lightly raced colt with scope for improvement off just two career starts.

He was easy to back, yet showed battling qualities to get home in a photo last time.

After breezing beautifully up the strip, Francisco could go for a spring handicap at Windsor, where Hannon has such a phenomenal record.

ACASTER MALBIS looked a more confident horse since breaking his maiden and could run in a three-year-old handicap in the next few days.

Hannon sent some juveniles out to work at various parts of his base including RECEDING WAVES, makes abundant interest on Monday.

The son of the team's crack miler Dick Turpin has done well since troubling the judge on what was an eyecatching debut.

BOURNEMOUTH BELLE equally well on her debut at Windsor and looked bright and alert in her breeze ahead of the fillies' maiden at Goodwood.

GROUND CONTROL another who has greatly benefited from a first racecourse experience and should be out soon.

Lambourn, May 21

Sir Gordon Brunton has enjoyed dream ownership with ROYAL WARRANTY under the expert tutelage of Andrew Balding has obtained frame finishes in each of her seven career starts.

The daughter of Derby winner Sir Percy worked well at Kingsclere midweek ahead of a trip to Goodwood.

This strong stayer galloped out in eyecatching style on her latest visit to the grass above Park House Stables and seems in top form for her weekend assignment.

RAWAKI a Listed race in his sights at Goodwood and he also looked happy and alert in his work.

The seven-year-old troubled the judge staying on well at the finish of his comeback race at Ascot. Now he needs to better that in a similar race.

ZANETTO in some pleasing speed work and should run well in the sprint handicap at Goodwood on Friday.

On his only 2015 start he went down fighting in a competitive heat at Newmarket.

Having been dropped by the assessor last year, he now looks on a competitive mark from which to operate.

LADY PINNACLE another to go well and is set to run in a fillies' handicap on the same card, while KINEMATIC fit for his intended reappearance at Windsor on Bank Holiday Monday.

DESERT COMMAND heads to that riverside course, and looked strong at the end of his faster work.

Newmarket, May 20

GOSPEL CHOIR up for a tilt at the Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown with a pleasing workout on the Limekilns Round gallop.

The Cheveley Park Stud-owned chestnut overcame training problems to win two Group races in just three outings in 2014.

After finding the trip too short in the Earl Of Sefton Stakes, the powerful stayer landed the Jockey Club Stakes and the Yorkshire Cup before having his campaign cut short.

He was kept under wraps for most of the journey in today's work, sitting in behind CONSORT Moore) and

Gothic set the pace but was joined by Consort with both jockeys in the drive position, but it was noticeable that Gospel Choir appeared to have something in reserve as the trio went by to the pull up.

EXOSPHERE encouragingly in the Wood Ditton before breaking his maiden and seems to have progressed subsequently.

He had the call over PLANE SONG, DANNYDAY one other.

DARK DEED worked in a hood since his Leicester run and will next appear at Sandown on Friday.

The colt has shown promise in his work throughout the spring.

INTEGRAL tired in the closing stages of the Lockinge Stakes and will be a lot straighter when she runs at Royal Ascot.

MUSIC AND DANCE worked with Oaks candidate CRYSTAL ZVEZDA is also in good form ahead of a run later in the week.

Lambourn, May 19

Richard Hannon put some juveniles through their paces at Herridge, with a handful of them set to form part of his team for the impending three-day Goodwood fixture starting on Thursday.

NELSPRUIT a winner waiting to happen following his fine debut run at Newbury.

The son of 2000 Guineas winner Makfi narrowly failed to make all and his subsequent work suggests he has gone forward.

BOURNEMOUTH BELLE an entry at Goodwood but could end up going to Sandown next week.

This precocious filly shaped well to place on her own introduction and will be a lot sharper next time. She looked bright and alert in her stretch up the strip.

GEORGE WILLIAM Goodwood-bound for his debut on Thursday.

He has looked sharp in his build up and will carry the almost customary confidence to post at his local track.

DOMINATE in a promising run last time and seems in good form ahead of a seven-furlong handicap.

The five-year-old is in good heart and looks primed for another prominent run.

NINJAGO in some pleasing speed work ahead of a sprint handicap later in the week, while BELGRADE nicely and will head to Bath.

NIGHT OF THUNDER TOORMORE to have come out of their Lockinge Stakes battle with all guns blazing and could face a rematch in Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Lambourn, May 16

Andrew Balding worked his horses on separate parts of the Kingsclere estate and his runners for Ripon tomorrow looked particularly well in their final breezes.

SECRET HINT to have a good chance in her race and this George Strawbridge-owned filly shaped well when placing at Wetherby's first Flat fixture.

The Oasis Dream four-year-old has developed physically and is one to keep on the right side.

STAR SYSTEM appreciate any cut in the ground at Ripon, where he tackles the mile-and-a-furlong handicap.

The Whipper gelding is out of a Monsun mare and relished the deep Fibresand surface when a wide-margin winner at Southwell.

He looked on good terms with himself blowing out on the all-weather.

SMILING STRANGER the crossbar on three occasions last year and will surely not be long in breaking his maiden.

The Nayef gelding has pleased in his recent work and will be fit to make an impact in a middle-distance handicap.

HALA MADRID well on her Windsor return and promises to step up on that effort.

The lightly-raced filly has scope for plenty of improvement.

ELM PARK to have taken his Dante exertions in his stride and all roads lead to Epsom for the Phoenix Reach colt.

He looked to be beaten fair and square into third in the trial, but the feeling is he can step up on that in the Investec Derby.

Newmarket, May 15

TELESCOPE bright in his breeze on Friday morning ahead of a trip to Newbury.

Sir Michael Stoute's five-year-old has done everything right in his preparatory work for a tilt at the Aston Park Stakes.

Stoute and owners Highclere Thoroughbreds hope this drop in class will provide a springboard for bigger targets ahead.

INTEGRAL blew out ahead of her Lockinge Stakes mission at the same course.

The mare will try to follow the fine example set by the likes of RUSSIAN RHYTHM PEERESS, winners of this Group One for her trainer and owners Cheveley Park Stud.

Integral has looked as good as ever getting ready for her comeback race and usually operates effectively when fresh.

CRYSTAL ZVEZDA on trial for the Investec Oaks and is highly regarded by her connections.

Lightly raced and with plenty of scope for improvement, she looked bright and alert breezing up the strip and caught the eye in her latest piece of faster work.

DISSOLUTION in equally good order and will be a market fancy for the London Gold Cup.

He has a progressive look and further improvement is on the cards.

MUNAASER to sidestep a shot at the Lincoln when not coming to hand soon enough.

He has gone forward in recent weeks and this willing worker is showing much of the sparkle he gave out in his homework through the 2014 campaign.

MUTAMAKKIN a developing colt and breezed happily ahead of a Listed assignment.

Lambourn, May 14

TOORMORE sharp and alert in his midweek work ahead of the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

The Arakan colt sealed a satisfactory three-year-old campaign with a frame finish in the Queen Elizabeth II at Ascot on Champions Day and appears to have developed physically into an impressive individual.

Strictly on the book he needs to raise his game in the Newbury Group One, but it would be no surprise to see him return to the level of his juvenile season, in which he was his trainer Richard Hannon's top performer.

ELYSIAN FLYER be an appropriate winner of the Toronado Carnarvon Stakes at Newbury, in which the colt is set to defend a three-race unbeaten record.

Having scored at Ffos Las, Bath and Salisbury, he runs on a Grade One track for the first time in a race that commemorates the top-class former stablemate.

Elysian Flyer worked encouragingly up the main all-weather strip to indicate he will be hard to beat.

PACK TOGETHER to York's final day with good prospects of picking up a nice race in the Michael Seely Memorial Stakes. The Queen's lightly-raced filly looked assured in her final breeze.

Hannon allowed a batch of his impressive two-year-old arsenal blow out, including

The son of 2000 Guineas winner Makfi has put in some encouraging preparatory work for his forthcoming debut at Newbury on Friday.

KING OF ROOKS caught the eye warming up for his Newbury maiden on Friday and has plenty to recommend him after a pleasing debut at Ascot in which he ran on to trouble the judge.

PREFECT nicely ahead of the three-year-old maiden on the same card. The Highclere Thoroughbreds-owned colt can improve on his pleasing all-weather debut when moving into the grass.

Newmarket, May 13

TELESCOPE in good order as he blew out ahead of a trip to Newbury at the weekend.

The one-time Investec Derby favourite, who never made it to Epsom, came up the Al Bahathri Polytrack in a sequence of five.

The Indian file comprised of Telescope, TOP TUG, GOTHIC, SNOW SKY

Top Tug heads for York on Friday and should enjoy stepping up to a mile and a half.

Snow Sky looks a player in the Group Two Yorkshire Cup but will almost certainly improve for the outing.

BRAGGING in good order in her final breeze ahead of tomorrow's Group Two Middleton Stakes.

She was not fully charged when scoring at the same level on her Rowley course reappearance, so can be expected to convert again under Ryan Moore.

ABSEIL ahead of his York return but is an enigma, having been asked to go to the well too quickly after his Epsom win last June.

GRAND INQUISITOR better than his last run indicates and after moving sweetly with one other this morning, he can improve on the Newbury effort.

MUKHAYYAM on good terms with himself in his stretch with DARTMOUTH

BERNHARD up the strip with DANNYDAY INDELIBLE INK, pace quickening from the seven to the eight.

INTEGRAL done plenty of work ahead of her return in the Group One Lockinge Stakes.

Lambourn, May 12

HERE COMES WHEN enjoyed his recent visits to the grass gallops high above Kingsclere and, ground permitting, is on track for a tilt at Saturday's Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.

The five-year-old showed with consecutive Group Two victories at Baden-Baden and Newmarket last autumn that he has an affinity for plenty of cut in the ground.

In fact, when the mud is flying, Andrew Balding's gelding looks a stone better horse, so connections' fingers are tightly crossed for inclement weather conditions in the Newbury area this week.

It is a huge week for Park House Stables as leading Derby fancy ELM PARK his claims for the Investec-sponsored Classic on the line in Thursday's Dante Stakes.

Connections are bullish about the colt's prospects of landing what is hoped will prove an informative trial that brings the Derby picture to life.

With fast ground a negative against his name, Balding wisely withdrew Elm Park on the morning of the 2000 Guineas knowing he could divert to York.

Elm Park tuned up for his Knavesmire race with a very pleasing bit of work at the weekend that has raised hopes he is as much the real deal as when powering home on his final 2014 start in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.

COLLABORATION been a revelation and appears to have taken last week's Chester exertions in his stride.

After three quick conversions, he is now likely to rest on his laurels for a short spell.

FIELD OF FAME another Balding runner who, after training problems, would enjoy some cut in the ground.

Having run an absolute corker on a quick-ish surface at Newbury, he bids to step up on that and breezed beautifully ahead of the York opener tomorrow.

HAVANA BEAT been keeping company with smart opponents and he looked well in himself in his latest bit of faster work ahead of a possible crack at the Yorkshire Cup.

DANCE OF FIRE in similar exercise and could tackle the London Gold Cup just down the road from his box at Newbury on Saturday.

Newmarket, May 9

INTEGRAL nicely in some routine work on the Limekilns round gallop.

The Cheveley Park Stud-owned filly came up ahead of ROYAL SEAL is on course to make her seasonal return in the Lockinge Stakes next weekend.

She looks in excellent fettle for the Newbury Group One, a race the owners like to target and have picked up in the past.

ARAB SPRING have the Hardwicke Stakes on his agenda, and he moved nicely in bridle work with STRAVAGANTE

The John Porter Stakes winner appears to be in especially good heart.

DISSOLUTION DARSHINI this pair were driven at the end of the work.

Stevie Donoghue just had the better of his Ted Durcan-ridden rival.

GRAND INQUISITOR in good order in his stretch with

The latter was quoted high up in 2000 Guineas lists, but took longer than expected to come to hand.

Lambourn, May 7

COULSTY out particularly well as Richard Hannon put some of his team through their paces.

The Lord and Lady Vestey-owned colt has developed physically and has potential to pick up a big race this month.

He grabbed the ground in his stretch on the all-weather, seemingly in very good order.

EMELL blew out and also appears to have improved during the close season ahead of the Victoria Cup at Ascot on Saturday.

DAME LIBERTY up the strip and will defend her unbeaten record at Lingfield tomorrow.

She popped up at 16-1 on her Sandown debut and now stretches from the minimum to six furlongs, a trip that looks ideal judging from the quality of her faster work.

PAINT THE STAR got a bit tired at the end of her comeback run at Doncaster and has done well for that needed experience.

She has developed in fitness and looked alert and assured in her breeze ahead of her run at Lingfield on the same card.

FLEETING STRIKE, also contests a race at the Surrey venue, was very easy to back on his Kempton introduction but shaped well to trouble the judge.

The outing seems to have done him the power of good, as shown in his last piece of faster work and a pleasing breeze this morning.

EXCHEQUER a handicapper worth following that can improve for his first foray back onto the racecourse.

In that apprentice race he finished just out of the money when possibly not as forward as for his winning return in 2014.

He has been going well with winners and could run over the weekend.

Newmarket, May 6

CANNOCK CHASE in good order in his final breeze ahead of the Huxley Stakes at Chester.

The American-bred colt suffered from knee trouble after landing a Group Three at Royal Ascot in good style last June.

Sir Michael Stoute has adopted the necessary patient policy with Cannock Chase, who was certainly less than totally fit when finishing third to Western Hymn in the Brigadier Stakes at Sandown.

DISEGNO looked bright in his breeze ahead of Friday's Dee Stakes on the Roodee.

There is a tendency for this fellow to prove idle and that accounts for his trainer's decision to equip him with a visor for this recognised Derby trial.

However, he has never run with cut in the ground, so the underfoot conditions mean he's going into unknown territory.

QUICK DEFENCE in some eyecatching work on the Al Bahathri Polytrack this morning.

He readily quickened three to four lengths clear of MAKZON, COORG

DARK DEED a talented maiden who ran well in defeat against a useful foe at Leicester.

He came out best in another four-horse group, getting the better of STRAVAGANTE, DARSHINI

Lambourn, May 5

SIDE GLANCE in some encouraging work at Kingsclere ahead of his return to action.

The eight-year-old finished last but one in the Dubai World Cup but would likely appreciate a slight drop in standard when he sets foot on the track again.

The globe trotting gelding landed the Grade One Mackinnon in 2013 and finished a creditable fourth in the Cox Plate last year.

He looked in very good order on the grass gallops high above Kingsclere.

COLLABORATION been hammered by the assessor for his stylish triumph in the City And Suburban Handicap at Epsom.

He is clearly improving at a rate of knots, a factor that has been reflected in the quality of his work.

He looks takes hiss chance at Chester on Thursday.

VICTORIA POLLARD the distinction of carrying the silks made famous by the mighty Mill Reef.

She breezed home on her debut at Newbury and looks ready to take a big step in grade in her stride in the Cheshire Oaks.

STORM FORCE TEN well in a competitive handicap last time and worked particularly well at the weekend to suggest he can be a factor at Chester later in the week

MYMATECHRIS been a fine advertisement for Balding's talents and breezed beautifully ahead of a shot at the Betway Chester Cup.

Lambourn, May 2

Nicky Henderson has some in-form top-of-the-ground horses to work with for the remainder of the spring, including VODKA 'N TONIC, has a clutch of entries next week.

The six-year-old is by Presenting and has appreciated the drying conditions, getting chinned at Taunton before scoring in gritty style at Exeter.

She could step outside the West Country domain to form part of a strong team her trainer sends to Kempton, which has always proved one of his most popular hunting grounds.

WEST WIZARD ready for a step back into an arena where he has competed for the vast majority of his short career.

On three occasions over hurdles he has been turned over when odds-on, while last time in the Imperial Cup at Sandown he found the large, competitive field of more experienced rivals all too much.

He does, however, remain a fine prospect for fences and after working well this week, he will be looking for a confidence booster.

TAYLOR a mare we haven't seen the best of and appears to have been buoyed up by a tidy win last time. She is another who enjoys better going, and can add to her laurels.

FOREVER FIELD skipped a couple of opportunities and when taking to the track again is one to take seriously, a remark that also applies to

Meanwhile at Newmarket, Sir Michael Stoute's BRAGGING in good fettle in her final breeze ahead of the Dahlia Stakes and should prove a good money-earner from the distaffers at Freemason Lodge this summer.

The Khalid Abdullah-owned filly is doing everything right in her readying work, and with few miles on the clock is open to further progression.

MUSTARD pick up a three-year-old handicap having spoiled his chance on his reappearance, a run that looks to have put him spot-on.

Lambourn, May 1

MALABAR a solid each-way player for the Qipco 1000 Guineas after coming through her winding up gallop for the Classic with flying colours.

The daughter of Breeders' Cup Classic winner Raven's Pass has been intentionally produced fresh for her Newmarket mission, with Mick Channon resisting the temptation to run her in a trial.

Last season's Prestige Stakes winner has done well through the early weeks of the season and looks fighting fit for her biggest career test under Martin Harley.

She has been assertive at the end of her readying gallops at various parts of the West Ilsley estate and looks to have strong claims of ending Channon's hoodoo in this race.

Of several disappointments, the worst have to be favourite Queens Logic's lameness on the morning of the Classic and Nahoodh's fifth placing when she was twice almost knocked over the stands rail.

Aside from Malabar, most of Channon's weekend runners are away from HQ include FITZWILLY, will be interesting on his seasonal return.

He didn't enjoy the rub of the green last year but has been working in promising style.

WEE JEAN a more high-profile runner as she goes in search of black type in a Listed race at Goodwood.

She pleased in her breeze up the all-weather strip on Friday morning and now heads for the Conqueror Stakes.

POPESWOOD worked as if his comeback run at Newbury has done him the world of good.

He looks set to run in a handicap at Doncaster along with CHILWORTH ICON, who is no stranger to forays north.

KING CRIMSON in some midweek speed work and can improve off his first offering of 2015 when running at the Guineas meeting.

Newmarket, April 30

PETERHOF a colt with Investec Derby potential and that shone through as he worked on the Round Gallop.

Accompanied by two more experienced stablemates, the chestnut looked on good terms with himself as he quickened best at the business end.

He has a long way to go before his Epsom box is ticked, but yesterday's work has earned him a ticket to trial in the Dante Stakes at York.

TELESCOPE his 2014 campaign with a mildly disappointing effort in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita for which he started a well backed favourite.

Having framed in a number of Group One races, a big pot is certainly within the horse's compass and he looked in very good form in his latest piece of stronger work.

GOTHIC, the same ownership, appears to have done well since his satisfactory comeback run.

He is worth a second look in what could be a hugely competitive handicap at Newmarket.

BRAGGING abundant talent for owner Khalid Abdullah last season and has worked promisingly in her preparation for a shot at the Group Two Dahlia Stakes.

MUSTARD have been a bit unlucky to be beaten on his seasonal comeback and is showing plenty of gusto in his work ahead of a three-year-old handicap at the weekend.

TOP TUG issues last year that confined him to only three outings.

But those included a clear-cut success at Newmarket and this gritty performer could go well in his handicap at Headquarters' Guineas fixture.

ARAB SPRING been given an entry for the Hardwicke Stakes which looks the most likely Royal Ascot target for the impressive John Porter Stakes winner.

Lambourn, April 29

ELM PARK that he is ready to carry on from where he left off in 2014 with a pleasing winding-up workout for the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.

Having opted for a Classic campaign with the son of Phoenix Reach, Andrew Balding now awaits a bold showing on Saturday that could elevate the Qatar Racing-owned colt to clear favouritism for the Investec Derby.

Elm Park showed his ability to quicken off a variety of paces last year, but most markedly when asserting like a champion in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.

His Guineas preparation has gone exactly to plan and after his midweek spin in which he demonstrated all the qualities we have seen on the track, he heads to HQ abundant confidence behind him.

The Guineas weekend will have added importance for Balding owing to a number of interesting runners in his back-up team.

MONTALY the type that could progress in the middle distance/staying ranks this summer and he's been giving off encouraging signals ahead of a shot at the mile-and-a-half handicap on Saturday.

The Yeats gelding ran well to finish just out of the money in the Queen's Vase last season and looks a slow-maturing type that will improve.

DURETTO well on Polytrack but has worked equally well on grass and looks an interesting prospect for owner Lord Blyth.

It will be interesting to see how the Manduro gelding gets on in a three-year-old handicap at the weekend.

NADDER her account on debut in a lowly contest at Southwell, but her trainer's decision to run her in the Pretty Polly Stakes says a lot for the way she has progressed through the winter.

ROCKY RIDER a bit unlucky in a handicap earlier in the month, but with knowledge of the Rowley course now in his arsenal, he will be more streetwise in the Listed Newmarket Stakes.

Lambourn, 28 April

Richard Hannon is putting the finishing touches on the Classic preparation of a powerful quartet of colts earmarked for Saturday's 2000 Guineas.

ESTIDHKAAR easy to back in the Greenham but came out ahead of IVAWOOD that Newbury trial.

As he glided up the main all-weather strip, it was apparent that he has tightened-up in the last fortnight and he looks a picture.

IVAWOOD looks like that run over seven furlongs has done him the power of good, but the jury is out as to whether the mile of the Guineas could prove a bridge too far trip-wise.

MOHEET Frankie Dettori on his back and the Italian is rampant for big-race success now fully settled in to riding as first jockey to Sheikh Joaan.

Moheet looked alive and focused in his stretch, as did KOOL KOMPANY, on the basis of a clear-cut triumph in the Craven should not be underestimated.

PETHER'S MOON lived up to Hannon's billing that he is a Group horse and only lost out to Arab Spring in the John Porter.

He travels and quickens and can be ridden prominently or from behind.

He's always been a willing worker and that was the case in his winding-up work for the Jockey Club Stakes.

MUTASAYYID a promising sort that can figure well in the silks of Sheikh Hamdan in a three-year-old handicap.

GIBEON a lightly-raced three-year-old who is open to a bit of improvement.

Lambourn, April 25

TOORMORE the eye in his readying work for a shot at the Paradise Stakes at Ascot's first meeting of the 2015 season on Wednesday.

The Arakan colt endured a mid-season lull after winning the Craven Stakes at Newmarket last April, but he signed off his campaign with a tremendous effort to finish a close third behind Charm Spirit in the QEII Champions Day at Ascot.

Toormore looked strong in his latest workout on the main all-weather at Herridge to get well on top of his stablemates at the end and looks set for another good year.

BEACON develop into a smart sprinter for owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing and looked ultra-sharp in his spin today.

The Paco Boy colt needed every inch of the five furlongs at get up on the line to win the Group Two Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster last September and has not been seen since.

He will greatly appreciate returning to six furlongs in the Group Three Pavilion Stakes at Ascot on Wednesday, which will give him valuable course experience ahead of the new three-year-old only sprint, the Commonwealth Cup, at the Royal meeting.

SHAGAH has a run under her belt this year and will be fit as a flea for the fillies' conditions race in Berkshire next week.

She caught the eye in her stretch and may be accompanied in the same race by the lightly-raced

Several two-year-olds were put through their paces including ELTEZAM, has been pencilled in to debut in the Times+ Stakes at Ascot, which replaces the old Garter Stakes.

This son of Kodiac has shown promise, which can also be said of

ACASTER MALBIS out well ahead of a maiden outing at Kempton on Monday, while EXCHEQUER in good form, auguring well for his run in an apprentice handicap at Ascot. He showed his liking for freshness when scoring on his return from a lengthy absence at the same time last year.

Lambourn, April 24

SPRINTER SACRE the rare luxury of going into a race without a stack of pressure behind him when tackling the A P Celebration Chase at Sandown.

The nine-year-old breezed this morning and will have the assistance of his daily companion Nico de Boinville for the first time in an actual race.

The pair are inseparable at Seven Barrows and a success for Sprinter Sacre could possibly have an impact on whether de Boinville wins the conditional jockeys' title.

Having been pulled up in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, Nicky Henderson's charge came back with an excuse and he returns to a course at which he accomplished one of his most exhilarating triumphs in the Tingle Creek Chase.

BOBS WORTH been giving off encouraging signals ahead of the bet365 Gold Cup and goes to post for that marquee chase on the back of a light campaign this winter.

The former Gold Cup winner looked fresh and alert in his breeze, having worked as well as he has for a long time in his latest piece of stronger exercise.

POLLY PEACHUM a pea out of the same pod, having been chinned last time but freshened up subsequently for a shot at the Select Hurdle.

The mare always finds some of her best form at this time of year and will handle better ground.

Henderson has a few horses targeting the Punchestown Festival including

Although not the most straightforward, the JP gelding has abundant talent and with few miles on the clock, he has scope for further improvement.

He worked pleasingly ahead of a two-mile handicap hurdle in Ireland.

Two horses that are worth supporting at Sandown tomorrow are BIG HANDS HARRY

The latter is a willing worker that doesn't always demonstrate that on the racecourse. He put in some encouraging work midweek.

Newmarket, April 23

Sir Michael Stoute worked his horses on separate mornings and CANNOCK CHASE continuing to please ahead of his reappearance at Sandown on Friday.

The American-bred colt breezed beautifully this morning, confirming his well-being ahead of the Brigadier Gerard Stakes.

That mile-and-a-quarter Group Three has been on his radar for a while, and recent workouts with ARAB SPRING boosted when the latter scored at the same level at Newbury on Saturday.

SNOW SKY another older horse the master of Freemason Lodge can look forward to this year, when the colt will be campaigned around the Cup races in the main.

He went to a fog-shrouded Al Bahathri gallop on Wednesday and emerged through the mist in full flow ahead of a shot at the Group Two Yorkshire Cup.

The Khalid Abdullah-owned colt has shown a liking for the Knavesmire, and that race looks an ideal launching pad for his four-year-old season.

MUKHAYYAM to have developed nicely through the winter and looked happy in his breeze ahead of tomorrow's Esher Cup.

He failed to cut the mustard at Group Three level in his final two starts of 2014, but Pattern races might yet await him after this return in a handicap.

MOONLIGHT SONATA a winner without a penalty on her return, as she would have scored at Newmarket, had her rider not eased up for a couple of strides.

She is an attractive individual, and has shown enough to indicate a comeback triumph is on the cards at the Esher circuit.

STRAVAGANTE his account on his latest start and the promise shown that day makes him one to follow at Sandown.

Lambourn, April 22

AZMAAM MAFTOON two sons of Dark Angel that have been showing up well at home for Richard Hannon ahead of imminent engagements.

Azmaam seemed a shade unlucky at Newmarket last week when tightened up at a crucial stage of a competitive handicap, without which he would almost have won.

He does not take up his entry in Friday's bet365 Classic Trial, but is worth monitoring when he does resurface.

Maftoon has converted on his last two starts and impressed in his stretch on the main all-weather strip.

That should have put him spot on for a crack at a three-year-old handicap at Doncaster on Saturday.

Hannon saddles BALTIC KNIGHT SHIFTING POWER Friday's bet365 Mile.

Baltic Knight looks up against it judged on recent form, but seems in good heart in his work.

SHIFTING POWER one of the more interesting members of the team, however, and having finished second twice at the top level last season, is an obvious contender as he bids to enhance the yard's tremendous record in this Group Two contest.

KING OF ROOKS precocity about him as he targets an upcoming two-year-old maiden.

IVAWOOD below expectations in the Greenham last weekend but has taken the race well, while another trialist that failed to menace, TIGGY WIGGY, also pleased in how she's taken her Fred Darling exertions.

Kingsclere, April 21

ANDREW takes an interesting team to Epsom's first fixture of the year, headed by

The colt tackles the Investec Derby Trial, in which his trainer has a good recent record.

Balding will be hoping whatever Dance Of Fire does in this conditions race pales into insignificance against the performance of ELM PARK he struts his stuff later this term.

While Elm Park sees foe after foe fall by the wayside ahead of his 2000 Guineas bid, Dance Of Fire breezed beautifully this morning and looks to have a fitness edge on some of his rivals after placing in a three-year-old handicap at Doncaster upon his return to the fray.

COLLABORATION sharp and alert in his breeze ahead of the City And Suburban Handicap.

He took advantage of an attractive mark to hose up at Bath and now tries to strike while the iron's hot under a 6lb penalty.

COSMIC RAY in good order and should run well in the mile handicap.

He was a well-backed favourite when scoring at Windsor.

Several horses may be going to Bath later in the week, amongst them

He has shown bits of ability and should be able to put them to good use now handicapping after three duck eggs.

STHENIC shown promise and is an interesting rookie wherever he surfaces.

Lambourn, April 17

Andrew Balding marshalled his weekend troops at various parts of the Kingclere estate for readying exercise during the week, with SCOTLAND in some encouraging work ahead of a Newbury date.

The son of German sire Monsun, owned by Fitri Hay, didn't quite come up to early expectations last season, but has progressed both mentally and physically during the winter.

Having charted a course to the final Classic at Doncaster, he failed to cut the mustard in that St Leger behind Kingston Hill.

However, connections are anticipating a forward showing in the old John Porter Stakes on Saturday to tee him up for a rewarding four-year-old campaign.

FIELD OF FAME an interesting runner in the mile-and-a-quarter handicap at the same meeting which will be his first outing since the autumn of 2013 and only the second of his career.

The Thurloe Thoroughbreds-owned gelding showed an affinity for heavy ground when scoring on that Salisbury debut but will be faced with an entirely contrasting terrain at his local course.

HIGHLAND COLORI well in his final breeze for the Spring Cup this morning and he will be taking a slight dip in class at Newbury having lined up in Pattern heats last term.

Maidens SCOTTISH LUNAR LOGIC breezed ahead of their engagements and seem in good order.

Newmarket, April 16

TELESCOPE likely to be campaigned over a mile and a half this year and Sir Michael Stoute's five-year-old is building up nicely to a possible run in the Jockey Club Stakes next month.

Although his Stateside mission to contest the Breeders' Cup Turf proved fruitless, the Highclere Thoroughbred-owned entire has much to look forward to as a mature horse.

He engaged in only bridle work with ASYAD the Al Bahathri all-weather but it is good to see him amongst his trainer's impressive arsenal.

CANNOCK CHASE not have a definite comeback date to his name but is nevertheless giving encouraging signs towards a return from the injury list.

Not seen after his win at Royal Ascot in June, he looked well in himself in his latest spin as he got the better of TOP TUG half a length.

Ryan Moore was on hand to steer DARK DEED, had too many guns for INSHAA

Next came a group consisting of APPROACHING, MAKZON DARTMOUTH came along tightly bunched with no questions asked.

The pilots of AREIOPAGOS, HAKKA COORG down into the drive as the former came out marginally on top.

PETERHOF joined by SURPRISE CALL WISDEN battle was joined between the seven- and the eight-pole.

STOMACHION well in himself in his stretch with STAMPEDE, an interesting morning's activity.

Lambourn, Wednesday 15

MOHEET like a coiled spring in his final breeze ahead of the Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes at Newmarket.

The attractive colt is the proverbial 'joker' in Richard Hannon's pack of Classic prospects, having scored by seven lengths on his debut at Salisbury in September.

He has done well physically and will bid to follow in the hoofprints of the likes of Toronado and Toormore, who have won for the Hannon team in the last couple of years.

TIGGY WIGGY done her share of readying work ahead of her reappearance in the old Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

Last season's Super Sprint, Lowther and Cheveley Park Stakes winner is ready for action for a race that should tell connections whether she is likely or unlikely to stay the Guineas Mile at the Rowley Course next month.

SHAGAH something to find if she's to become a Guineas prospect, but she worked well in midweek and deserves her place in the Newbury trial alongside her stablemate.

IVAWOOD done everything asked of him in his preparation for the Greenham Stakes at Newbury, a race that will also involve

The son of Zebedee has tremendous power both in front of and behind the saddle, and his recent work stamps him a class act.

Estidkhaar looks well in his coat but may not be quite as forward as his stablemate at this stage.

BLACK CHERRY her breeze this morning to set the standard in her maiden at HQ in which a repeat of her run behind Fadhayyil at Salisbury would give her a favourite's chance.

Lambourn, April 14

Fresh from another successful raid on Aintree, Nicky Henderson has plenty of ammo to fire at the remaining marquee meetings, especially with his enviable hand of novice hurdlers.

Several could run over the next few days, including

The High Chaparral gelding looked happy and alert in his breeze at Seven Barrows, having been given a short break since picking up a Listed contest at Huntingdon.

Better ground should hold no fears for either this horse or tomorrow's Cheltenham runners MIGHT BITE

Might Bite landed some good bets at Newbury the other day and with few miles on the clock, he has scope for improvement.

That has been reflected in the quality of his work - a remark that also applies to New Horizons.

He was also popular in the betting market when landing a novices' handicap hurdle at Kempton and has worked pleasingly subsequently.

FOREVER FIELD authoritative in scoring at Market Rasen and that triumph is thought to have done wonders for his confidence.

He has an engagement this week and the gelded son of Beneficial is with following.

SPARTAN ANGEL another to have on your radar following her fine placed effort in the mares' Final at Newbury. She appears to have taken those exertions in her stride.

BROXBOURNE her tail up following a win and can be found another opportunity later in the week.

TISTORY worth keeping an eye out for when he comes back off a lengthy break at Cheltenham. He was last seen at Ludlow last November, but has not been straightforward.

Newmarket, April 11

ARAB SPRING one of the high-profile horses as Sir Michael Stoute took his workers to the Watered Gallop on Saturday morning, limbering up for a shot at the Earl Of Sefton Stakes.

The Ballymacoll Stud-owned five-year-old looked a potential Group horse when scoring at Royal Ascot, only to injure a high suspensory in the Princess Of Wales's Stakes at the Newmarket July meeting.

He worked with fellow Royal meeting scorer CANNOCK CHASE, himself picked up a knee injury after his midsummer success and wasn't seen again.

Arab Spring is possibly a bit more forward than his stablemate and as the pair quickened towards the business end, he was on top at the finish.

CAPEL PATH smart when breaking his maiden at Newcastle and was another eyecatcher in his stretch with DISSOLUTION, the better of that one by a neck.

STRAVAGANTE down to the drive along with GRAND INQUISITOR INDIAN MONSOON another good bit of work that should have brought all three horses on.

MUSTAAQEEM a 17 hands giant who probably needs more time, but he nevertheless had too many guns for his galloping companions. He could debut for Sheikh Hamdan in the Wood Ditton.

West Country, April 10

Philip Hobbs gave his Grand National day runners a final breeze on his network of all-weathers on Friday morning and BALTHAZAR KING trained to the minute as he sauntered up the steep woodchip facility.

The cross-country specialist has been rock-solid in the market for the Crabbie's-sponsored feature, having skipped Cheltenham to be fresh for his date with destiny.

An honourable defeat in the corresponding race 12 months ago makes Richard Johnson's mount a solid contender who might well have been ante-post favourite had it not been Tony McCoy's final National.

CHELTENIAN saw too much daylight and was swamped up the final hill in the County Hurdle.

The talented gelding always shows a willing attitude to his work, as was the case in his midweek readying spin, and he may be given cover and ridden for speed on his next start.

DUKE OF LUCCA intertwined cross-country with handicap chases and he will revert to regulation fences in a Listed race he won last year.

He can find improvement at this time of year and is capable of picking up a decent contest before the end of the season.

ROYAL PLAYER his form after scoring at Musselburgh but has been freshened up ahead of a possible run in the Scottish National.

He showed plenty of gusto in his latest visit to the steep Polytrack.

IRISH BUCCANEER also working well and could return to winning ways at Ffos Las on Sunday.

Lambourn, April 7

RICHARD can juggle his Classic hands for both Guineas and is on the cusp of finalising trials for the respective colts and fillies.

IVAWOOD nicely at the weekend at this strongly-made sort has the Greenham Stakes at Newbury this Saturday week firmly on his agenda.

Having been more mature than many of his foes last year, he has now developed into that giant frame and looks a potent threat to all comers in the 2000 Guineas.

He has always oozed class in his work, his efforts convincing Hannon that he will get the Guineas mile after Newbury.

ESTIDHKAAR top dollar when landing the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster but may have gone slightly over the top when running below his best in the Middle Park.

Sheikh Hamdan's colt looks fairly forward in his coat and at this stage could also take in the Greenham.

MOHEET be the joker in the Hannon pack as he is less exposed, having had just one outing at Salisbury.

That resulted in a runaway seven-length triumph and leaves Frankie Dettori with plenty to look forward to from this attractive son of Investec Derby winner High Chaparral.

OSAILA a convincing winner of the Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot and looked in good heart in her latest stretch up the main all-weather strip.

She has options at Newmarket next week, including the Nell Gwyn.

TIGGY WIGGY prove her stamina and the moment of truth for this proverbial speedball comes in the old Fred Darling Stakes a week on Saturday.

The Super Sprint, Lowther Stakes and Cheveley Park Stakes winner has come to hand early and her appearance at Newbury is definitely something to savour.

Lambourn, April 4

ELIDOR ready to embark on a domestic campaign after returning from a fruitless trip to the Dubai Carnival at Meydan.

Mick Channon's change ran well at Royal Ascot among several notable efforts last year, and although performing satisfactorily in his first race in the UAE, disappointing in the second.

He has an entry in the Further Flight Stakes, a Listed race at Nottingham on Wednesday, and shaped promisingly for that on his latest visit to the winter ground grass at West Ilsley.

KING CRIMSON showing plenty of toe in his work and could also go to Nottingham.

A juvenile who ran very early in the 2014 campaign, he looks a lot sharper than for his latest start.

FINGAL'S CAVE moving well ahead of a return to action at Pontefract on Tuesday.

He was a consistent performer last year and has done well physically, to suggest he can cut the mustard in three-year-old handicaps.

VOLUNTEER POINT another to catch the eye in his work ahead of an identical race.

Meanwhile at Newmarket, Sir Michael Stoute has put some readying work into a batch of three-year-olds that have entries at Pontefract.

DANNYDAY, KISUMU QUICK DEFENCE each had two career starts, but have not been asked any questions.

Their performances should give their trainer a line to others in the string, and also a general guide as to the forwardness of the Freemason Lodge inmates.

Lambourn, April 3

RAJDHANI EXPRESS HUNT BALL thriving in their preparations for the Topham Trophy at Aintree next Friday.

Both horses have shown their best form in the spring, while Rajdhani Express's pilot Sam Waley-Cohen has one of the most impressive records over the famous fences of any jockey riding.

The two horses have schooled beautifully over a mock National fence on Mandown.

VYTA DU ROC in top order following his eyecatching run in the Neptune Novices' Hurdle, in which he was just behind the eventual winner when making a horlicks of the final flight.

While the mistake impaired his momentum, he stayed on again all the way to the line, and he should appreciate the likely drying ground next week.

TOP NOTCH HARGAM come out of their Triumph Hurdle runs as fresh as paint and the latter will definitely appreciate better ground at Aintree.

They have worked in a manner that suggests the four-year-old championship took little out of them.

DAYS OF HEAVEN another capable novice hurdler that will be part of the Henderson team next week.

His initial issues at the start appear to have been sorted out, and his work has continued to be of a high order.

MA FILLEULE like forming the spearhead of the Seven Barrows runners stepping up in distance for a shot at the Betfair Bowl.

The mare has gone forward since her fine run in the Ryanair Chase and should relish the extra yardage on an easier track.

West Country, April 2

VILLAGE VIC one of Philip Hobbs' best chances over the weekend and the Old Vic gelding has worked encouragingly ahead of a probable trip to Haydock.

While his recent activity has been confined to Newbury, where he was a winner and runner-up on his last two starts, he acts well on left-handed courses and would not be inconvenienced by drying ground in the north west.

His recent forays to the woodchip and Polytrack all-weathers at Sandhill have seen him work in a positive light and he looks capable of picking up handicap chases through the spring.

WOODFORD COUNTY a dour stayer who kept on doggedly to place in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter.

He operates on better ground and is showing positive signals ahead of a long-distance handicap chase assignment.

HELLO GEORGE a horse we possibly haven't seen the best of.

He smoothly graduated from novice hurdles to handicaps but has been asked some tough questions, taking in some fiercely competitive races but acquitting himself well in defeat.

He troubled the judge in the Lanzarote at Kempton having run well in The Ladbroke at Ascot, while his poor running in Sandown's EBF is best forgotten.

He will handle better ground and has always been a willing worker at home, showing a naturally competitive side to his make-up.

There's a possibility he could target a fixed brush hurdle at Haydock ahead of a novice chase campaign next season.

BALTHAZAR KING been all dressed up waiting for the Crabbie's Grand National and last year's runner-up will be amongst those favoured behind Shutthefrontdoor to go one better at Aintree next week.

He's as fresh as paint for an assignment that has been meticulously planned by his trainer.

BIG EASY still in the grip of the handicapper but remains in good order ahead of a possible place in his trainer's Aintree team.

Lambourn, April 1

Richard Hannon is starting to up the tempo with his Classic contenders and hopes are high that TIGGY WIGGY continue from where she left off.

The Super Sprint, Lowther Stakes and Cheveley Park Stakes winner has blossomed through the winter and could go on trial for the 1000 Guineas in the old Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury.

She is blessed with a rare ability to show blistering speed and then battle if challenged.

Those qualities will be a big asset to her in her trial for the Newmarket Classic.

IVAWOOD a very mature juvenile whose physical strength gave him an advantage over many of his foes.

The Zebedee coly easily plundered two Group Twos before being chinned in his first attempt at a Group One. He has progressed both mentally and physically, looking a monster in his work on the main all-weather strip.

He is ready to take his performances to another level with the 2000 Guineas on the radar as his main objective in the first half of the campaign.

SHAGAH her maiden at Glorious Goodwood and may reappear at Kempton on Saturday.

She worked beautifully in her winding-up gallop for that conditions race in which she should be hard to beat.

LEXINGTON TIMES from last to first to win impressively on the Polytrack and could be favoured to back that up when tackling a conditions race at Lingfield on Good Friday.

His turn of foot should lend itself perfectly to the race, especially if they go a good clip.

Others to catch the eye included NINJAGO EMELL, of whom have entries later in the week.

West Country, March 28

Several horses with Aintree on their agenda worked on Philip Hobbs' impressive network of all-weathers on Saturday morning, including leading Crabbie's Grand National candidate

The cross-country specialist is popping his corks ahead of his return to Merseyside in a fortnight's time and Hobbs has ensured the gelding is as fresh as paint for an attempt to go one better than last year in racing's greatest single spectacle.

CHELTENIAN well to be competitive at Cheltenham and has taken those County Hurdle exertions in his stride.

He is a regular competitor at the big Festivals and is producing encouraging work in customary fashion.

STERNRUBIN amongst the Hobbs team heading for Ascot on Sunday as he contests the juvenile handicap hurdle.

In the silks of Rooster Booster, this fellow looks worth following on the better ground through the spring.

He traversed the woodchip strip a couple of times and seems in very good order.

ROYAL REGATTA impressively in a blow-out ahead of the novices' handicap chase at the Berkshire venue.

He looks in the mood to regain winning ways.

ROALCO DE FARGES in similar work ahead of the veterans' handicap chase.

Such races have been his domain on the rare appearances he's made this season but he seems in good order and worked well.

QUICK DECISSON another to go through his lower to middle paces in eyecatching style.

Lambourn, March 31

ELM PARK wintered well and is giving off encouraging early signals ahead of what trainer Andrew Balding hopes will prove a Classic-winning season for the son of Phoenix Reach.

While he might not be blessed with the most fashionable pedigree in the book, Elm Park displays many of the tough-as-teak qualities of his sire, whom Balding guided to Grade One victories in Canada and Hong Kong.

Elm Park has done well physically since destroying his foes in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.

He doesn't figure at the head of the 2000 Guineas market, but Balding is not frightened to take him to the Rowley Mile for his Investec Derby prep.

Epsom looms as the ultimate target for the Qatar Racing-owned colt, who has no issues on the stamina front.

INTRANSIGENT in good order in his latest speed work on the main all-weather strip at Kingsclere.

The six-year-old prefers left-handed sprint tracks such as Lingfield and Chester. He heads to the former on Good Friday with sound claims in a hot conditions race.

MYMATECHRIS throughout 2015 and is one for the notebook following an encouraging run in defeat last time.

He could be in action at the weekend along with MELVIN THE GRATE, has a choice of engagements.

Both horses breezed beautifully and look sure to be competitive.

PRINCE OF CARDAMOM ability last time and also looked sharp in his latest breeze.

He can break his maiden on the same Polytrack surface he trains on at home.

Lambourn, March 27

MA FILLEULE set to spearhead Nicky Henderson's Aintree team, with the mare sticking to regulation fences rather than making a bid for back-to-back triumphs in the Topham Trophy.

The grey excelled in defeat when second in a fiercely competitive Ryanair Chase and has taken those exertions well.

She has eased back into work and with her tendency to show her best form at this time of the year, she will go into battle with plenty of confidence behind her.

JOSSES HILL taken a while to get to grips with the rudiments of jumping fences but showed, with a heartening display in the Arkle, that he will be a force to be reckoned with. That was only his fourth run in a chase.

There is much to look forward to from the Alan Spence-owned gelding before the end of the season.

WHISPER another who showed he was clearly going the right way with a cracking display to run into the money in the World Hurdle.

With a chase campaign now shelved, the Dai Walters-owned gelding will get chances to make up for lost time at the end of a very light campaign.

HUNT BALL RAJDHANI EXPRESS ultimately well beaten in their race at the Festival, but the latter is interesting.

He came from too far back when the birds had flown, providing encouragement that he can pick up a nice prize on the better ground through the spring.

He has worked well subsequently and has a good record at Aintree, where he looks sure to go.

ROBINS REEF creditably in a hot Sandown mares' bumper and worked nicely in midweek, suggesting she can build on that.

Lambourn, March 26

BALTIC KNIGHT sprightly in his midweek spin ahead of the Doncaster Mile on Saturday.

Richard Hannon looks to have his charge cherry-ripe for the task in hand following a pleasing warm-up when second in a class two at Kempton.

Baltic Knight, who has maintained a rich level of form, galloped out strongly in his spin up the main all-weather strip.

CHEVALLIER soon be pointed towards an all-weather maiden after falling short on several occasions last year.

The Invincible Spirit gelding placed in five of his seven starts in 2014 but looks to have done well physically.

NINJAGO various weekend engagements but will go for gold in a conditions stakes at Kempton.

He has been working nicely since returning home from a fruitless trip to the Dubai Carnival.

THAHAB the wherewithal to gain a first career triumph after winning his latest gallop, while LORD OFTHE SHADOWS vastly experienced runs at Chelmsford on Saturday.

ANWAR a Dark Angel filly that has shown promise and runs at Kempton on Saturday.

The Aqlaam filly CIARA'S BEAUTY also moved encouragingly and should debut soon.

Meydan, March 25

SOLE POWER amongst the horses that took to the turf track at Meydan this morning, limbering-up for a shot at the Al Quoz Sprint.

The Edward Lynam-trained powerhouse looks to have done well since his prep race here in which he appeared to finish full of running.

While Richard Hughes' mount hasn't always cut the mustard on his forays overseas, he looks better than ever ahead of this latest quest for glory.

Japanese horses were again in plentiful supply for work watchers on a bright, warm morning.

HARP STAR ONE AND ONLY out strongly to advertise their claims in the Dubai Sheema Classic.

One And Only is a particularly impressive individual who in current mood should not be underestimated.

EPIPHANEIA HOKKO TARUMAE strutting their stuff in eyecatching fashion as they provide Japan with a twin challenge for the Dubai World Cup.

While there were fewer American horses on the track, Bill Mott sent LEA engage in some routine work and his World Cup preparation seems to be going exactly to plan.

French presence can never be overlooked and FLINTSHIRE to have progressed physically from his 2015 debut at Chantilly which was definitely needed.

The Arc runner-up gives Andre Fabre high hopes of lifting the Sheema Classic.

Equally, the French have an enviable hand for the Dubai Turf for which the grey SOLOW with aplomb.

Freddy Head has the five-year-old on his A-game, compatriot CLADOCERA moving like a dream and has the finishing kick of a released coiled spring.

Meydan, March 24

CALIFORNIA CHROME up the desert heat as he sought the relatively cool sanctuary of a pre-dawn workout on the main track at Meydan.

The hot favourite for Saturday's Dubai World Cup looked in aggressive mode in his trip round a circuit on the new sand surface.

His US LEA also in action, the chestnut breezing happily around the track and looking just the kind of horse that trainer Bill Mott excels with.

Several good judges from the States that watched the workouts early this week believe Lea has a good chance of outpointing last year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner.

There was certainly no lack of Japanese involvement during the work window, with Dubai Sheema Classic hope HARP STAR the eye in a bright yellow hood.

Considered unlucky when coming from too far back in the Arc, Harp Star has done well since arriving and looks one of the stronger chances.

World Cup contenders HOKKO TARUMAE EPIPHANEIA also in action and in relaxed mode, just walking onto the track, galloping a full circuit and jogging contentedly back to the barns.

Freddy Head arrived after what he described as a torrid flight to supervise SOLOW, runner in the Dubai Turf.

The grey improved at a rate of knots at the end of last year and looks to have very strong claims representing a man that rarely takes a runner overseas and comes back empty-handed.

Also out were fellow French hopes FLINTSHIRE worked separately), CLADOCERA

PRAYER FOR RELIEF himself in a spin under Johnny Geroudis, although Christophe Soumillon will do the steering in the Godolphin Mile.

The seven-year-old entire is being 'minded' for this one race by Mike De Kock upon the request of his American handler Dale Romans.

West Country, March 21

Philip Hobbs did not have much to shout about at Cheltenham, but a Newbury double on Friday indicates he is well worth following in the run-up to the Crabbie's Grand National meeting.

For that race he has BALTHAZAR KING up, the gelding having skipped the cross-country race last week in order to be fresh for his main assignment.

The 11-year-old impressed in his visits to separate all-weather gallops this week at his trainer's Somerset base.

Hobbs will be busy at Wincanton on Sunday, when BROTHER TEDD a deserved drop down the class ladder and looks sure to be hard to peg back in the novices' hurdle.

He was ultimately well beaten in a Listed contest last time, but the overall standard of his form makes him a stand-out proposition.

Equally, he has shown plenty of gusto in his recent work and the thinking is that he may well be more effective on the better ground that lies ahead.

SCOOP THE POT happily on the woodchip ahead of the conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle.

The unexposed gelding broke his duck at Ludlow and looks fairly treated for his handicap debut.

NEVILLE the eye in the two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase on the same card.

He has been rested since January and that break appears to have done him the world of good.

THOMAS WILD bright and alert in his breeze up the strip and should go well in a handicap chase at Wincanton.

BIG EASY himself in the grip of the assessor when fading out of his Festival race, a remark that also applies to

However, both horses appear to have taken their exertions well, and could figure in calculations for Aintree and/or Punchestown.

Lambourn, March 20

SAINT CHARLES beautifully this morning in the style of an upwardly mobile animal.

The JP five-year-old cantered all over Thistlecrack at Ascot last time but was mugged on the line.

He has pleased in his stronger work since then, and has prospects of reaping a rich harvest through the spring under the expert tutelage of Nicky Henderson.

HASSLE at Newbury on Saturday and looks one to follow in the popular silks of Alan Spence.

The Montjeu gelding was a smart handicapper on the Flat and should come on in bundles for his pleasing frame finish last time.

Another horse to bear in mind on better ground is

The Simon Munir-owned mare was disappointing at Catterick when last seen but has done well in the interim.

She is by Presenting and should show her true colours on better ground, possibly at Taunton next week.

CULTIVATOR in the Newbury bumper tomorrow and will have his share of followers.

The Alflora gelding works well but needs to convert that home form to the track on his racecourse bow.

GOLD PRESENT another novice hurdler whose turn should arrive at Stratford tomorrow following a couple of near-misses.

Although he ran well in defeat on both career starts, the drying conditions are likely to be in his favour.

Midlands, March 19

THE NEW ONE perplexed Nigel Twiston-Davies with his under achievement in the Champion Hurdle, as the gelding has come out of the race in good heart and moved more than satisfactorily in his subsequent light exercise.

Although chasing almost certainly awaits the gelding in the future, his immediate attention is focused on the Aintree Hurdle in which he's looking to record back-to-back successes.

Twiston-Davies didn't have much to shout about at the Festival and will saddle runners at two of the three Saturday National Hunt fixtures.

KILRONAN HIGH like heading for the EBF novices' handicap hurdle final at Newbury.

The former Irish pointer worked zestfully up the steep Fibresand strip this morning and appears to have done well since scoring in a normal novice at Market Rasen.

FOXBRIDGE go wrong at Ffos Las where he rattled-off a hat-track, and the gelding ran with credit when just out of the money in Goonyella's Midlands National at Uttoxeter.

Having been quite lightly-raced through the winter there should be further opportunities ahead for Foxbridge, whose light work suggests he's taken those exertions in his stride and he is a possible for Newbury.

VALID POINT delivered in one of his starts since joining Twiston-Davies and been placed in the other two. He bypasses a weekend engagement but worked encouragingly with a recent winner.

MARGARET'S ROSE smart form in Irish points and having converted on her only previous outing, she is working well towards a switch to competition under Rules.

The Millenary mare can go well in a mares' bumper if running this week.

FIVE STAR WILSHAM nicely at three-quarter speed to put himself ready for the handicap chase at Bangor on Saturday and could pick up a race or two through the spring.

GOLDIE HORN in good heart and is one to look out for in the coming days.

Newmarket, March 18

MUNAASER working pleasingly towards a return to action in the Lincoln at Doncaster on Saturday week.

The Sheikh Hamdan-owned gelding has visited different parts of the training destinations at Headquarters, including the Cambridge Road Polytrack and the Al Bathathri.

Considered a horse with Derby potential at this time last year, he proved largely disappointing until undergoing a gelding operation.

That brought about a pronounced improvement and, under Ted Durcan, the son of New Approach was one of the easiest winners of the season when landing a handicap on the July course.

He ended the 2014 campaign with a creditable effort in a warm race at York followed by a cracking run when second in the Cambridgeshire consolation race on the Rowley course.

Durcan has ridden Munaaser in much of his recent work.

With Sheikh Hamdan's retained jockeys Paul Hanagan and Dane O'Neill Dubai, he is expected to partner a rare Sir Michael Stoute runner in the first leg of the spring double.

At Minehead, GOLDEN DOYEN none the worse for a fall at Cheltenham and could try for quick compensation at Newbury on Saturday

The Philip Hobbs-trained gelding took an uncharacteristic exit from the Fred Winter and has his sights on another juvenile handicap hurdle after working satisfactorily.

VILLAGE VIC in authoritative fashion and could also figure amongst Hobbs' plans for Newbury on the same card.

Several horses who should enjoy better ground are entered up, with connections hoping for a dry end to the week.

THE SKYFARMER, could run at Newbury on Friday, is amongst that number, having been given a break since his latest run.

He is lightly raced and open to considerable improvement throughout the spring.

Lambourn, March 17

Nicky Henderson will be prolific on both days of this weekend's Newbury fixture where his entries include horses that seek both ends of the ground spectrum.

Inclement conditions have greeted his workers at various parts of the Seven Barrows establishment this week.

So at this stage, it looks likely there will be cut in the ground and one horse that enjoys such conditions is

The JP gelding has a 'china' side to his make-up and consequently has only appeared twice this winter, scoring well on his Sandown reappearance and then finishing in midfield in a very competitive handicap at Leopardstown.

The Oscar gelding looked in good order in his latest stronger piece of work and has an option on Friday.

SAINT CHARLES an absolute cracker at Ascot last time when looking all over the winner before getting mugged by a rival that has boosted the form.

Also in the McManus silks, the son of German stallion Manduro loves to get his toe in and can go one better in novice company.

TISTORY one for the notebook should he return later in the week.

He's been out of action for a few months, but always runs well fresh, so first time back can be the right time to catch him.

SPARTAN ANGEL pleased in her paces ahead of the featured mares' final on Saturday.

She's proved ultra consistent in her grade and could easily have a bit more to offer in what will be a competitive renewal.

CHAMPAGNE EXPRESS some good bets on his debut for the yard at Chepstow and will be looking to add to his laurels.

The Kalanisi gelding could figure in Newbury plans and is unexposed and open to further improvement. He's worked encouragingly since Chepstow.

Several newcomers may surface in bumpers, including CULTIVATOR Alflora) and MAGIC BULLET Flemensfirth), both of whom have shown promise.

Lambourn, March 14

ALTIOR be one of the horses that brings notable success to Nicky Henderson through the spring and the gelding looked on his game working ahead of a possible outing next week.

The wide-margin winner of a Market Rasen bumper on his only start last season, Altior was made a warm favourite on his return to action in a similar contest at Newbury.

The son of High Chaparral never looked like picking up the eventual winner but has strengthened up subsequently and will enjoy the better ground he's set to encounter.

Of the other bumper horses in the Seven Barrows operation, CHOCCA WOCCA one to have on your radar.

The Kayf Tara mare is out of Chomba Womba with whom Henderson enjoyed notable success.

She has done everything right since converting at the first time of asking at Ludlow. Working well in the past fortnight, she could target a race at Chepstow next week.

CALL THE COPS come out of his Festival triumph brimming with energy and could play a part in Henderson's Aintree plans.

He appeared to score with plenty in hand and is usually at his best at this time of year. Good ground plays to his strengths, as does the fast pace he's certain to get in any handicap hurdle at a festival meeting.

Following his famous 1-2-3 in Friday's Triumph Hurdle, Henderson has a royal flush of four-year-old cards to consider for the equivalent races at Aintree and Punchestown.

Happily the trio appear to have taken their Cheltenham exertions in their stride, with PEACE AND CO, TOP NOTCH HARGAM likely to compete again before the end of the season.

L'AMI SERGE travel smoothly in the early stages of the Supreme before getting his act together when the birds had flown.

He appeared to handle the better ground, and remains an important cog in his trainer's possible teams for the remaining marquee meetings.

Lambourn, March 13

Richard Hannon marshalled the final preparations of his Lingfield Winter Derby card candidates at his Herridge base.

Wintry conditions greeted the team as they breezed up one of the network of impressive all-weather strips.

The Hannon powerhouse is focussing its attention on the 32Red Spring Cup.

BURNT SUGAR LEXINGTON TIMES up at three-quarter pace ahead of the Listed event, with the latter looking ready for a switch from turf to the Polytrack.

He's handled it beautifully at home and is Richard Hughes' choice of mount.

Leading two-year-old filly TIGGY WIGGY progressing nicely towards a possible return in the Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury.

The Super Sprint, Lowther and Cheveley Park Stakes winner has the 1000 Guineas as her ultimate objective.

Consideration towards a run in Dubai was passed over and Tiggy Wiggy appears to have strengthened up and developed when engaging in her early tuition.

BALTIC KNIGHT proved an interesting member of the Hannon all-weather team during the winter and he is going well.

He appears to enjoy the artificial surfaces as much as he does grass, going on strongly at the finish of his latest work up the main strip.

Andrew Balding was pleased with some speed work DUNGANNON in earlier in the week ahead of his appearance in the Listed Hever Sprint.

The gelding shaped well on his 2015 reappearance and should go well in an admittedly warm heat.

GALEOTTI nicely ahead of the maiden on the card and appears to have come forward for his educational first all-weather run.

Naunton, March 12

BLAKLION been roaring with good health ahead of his Cheltenham Festival assignment in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.

The six-year-old always relishes his work and, in customary fashion, grabbed the ground and galloped out strongly in his latest piece of faster work.

This morning he looked assured in his final breeze ahead of the Grade One contest.

Blaklion has the distinction of taking Graded race form out of novice company into battle, which his trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies thinks will be an asset.

ASTRACAD a horse that usually peaks at this time of year and he has been giving signs that his winning turn will soon come.

The nine-year-old has gradually run into form in a select campaign, and with so few miles on the clock is one to take seriously from his mark.

Midlands Grand National contender FOXBRIDGE done much to boost the coffers in the second half of the season, with a sequence of three straight wins in handicap chases.

He is also lightly raced this year and open to further improvement, while he has been relishing his trips up the steep Fibresand at Guiting Power.

THE NEW ONE to have come out of the Champion Hurdle well, with his resolve as strong as ever.

With a month until Aintree, there is every chance he will run next at the Grand National meeting.

ALGERNON PAZHAM done well for the yard in novice chases, and is a big, scopey sort that can go on to better things.

He has worked and schooled well since a battling defeat at Haydock, and remains one for the notebook, with a possible run at Uttoxeter an option on Saturday.

West Country, March 11

CHELTENIAN menacingly in his winding-up gallop for the County Hurdle to give Philip Hobbs encouragement the gelding can put behind him a disappointing run in the corresponding race last year.

The former Festival Bumper winner hasn't had much luck with injury interrupting his career, while a campaign to send him chasing was shelved.

His cracking run in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury shows he's back to near his best, and there is a feeling we haven't seen the best of him.

He's always been a willing worker and readily put his lead horse to the sword on the steep woodchip facility.

WISHFULL THINKING holding his form remarkably well and looked sharp and alert as he breezed up the strip this morning.

The veteran faces a very stiff test in the Ryanair Chase, a race made so by late additions to the field.

However, he's run some of his best races at Cheltenham, and with successes in the Old Roan and Peterborough Chases on his CV, goes to post with his tail up for a big run at a big price.

COLOUR SQUADRON another that shows plenty of natural ability at home and he looked well in himself engaging in a swinging canter this morning.

The JP gelding adds lustre to a competitive novice chase that opens Thursday's card and can usually be relied on to finish in the money.

BIG EASY Hobbs's idea of one of his best chances of the week in the Pertemps Network Final.

The Cesarewitch winner worked beautifully last weekend and was again in splendid form in his final breeze for the big handicap hurdle.

In the colours of Champion Hurdle winner Rooster Booster, he looks sure to again be in the thick of things at the business end.

Lambourn, March 10

VYTA DU ROC been switched from the Albert Bartlett to the Neptune and the six-year-old has given clear signs in his latest work on the Faringdon Road grass that he has the speed to deal with the shorter option.

His record was only tarnished last time, but it was a solid effort in defeat and a race that has worked out well.

SPRINTER SACRE the biggest single name in action this week and he looked bright and alert in his final breeze for the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

The nine-year-old has never looked as good this season as at this crucial time, and both his schooling and work have been of the high order you could only expect from him.

ROLLING STAR shown his top form for a while and has had issues. However, his promising comeback run is thought to have brought him forward.

Along with fellow Coral Cup hope BEAR'S AFFAIR, engaged in his lighter paces with aplomb.

MA FILLEULE done well since her latest start and has a form profile that suggests she is now ready to come good.

The grey enters a Ryanair Chase on Thursday that is perhaps the most hotly contested of all the championship races.

BLUE FASHION WHISPER pleased in recent work ahead of the World Hurdle.

There is definitely improvement to come from the former, while Whisper looks to be rediscovering his form following a quiet start to the season and a disappointing run over fences.

Naunton, March 7

BENBENS a horse that will appreciate better ground when he lines up for the Kim Muir at Cheltenham next week.

The strong stayer has been arguably unlucky not to win a decent staying chase this season and got bogged down in sticky conditions at Haydock last time.

He worked enthusiastically up the steep Fibresand strip at Guiting Power this morning ahead of his amateur riders' handicap chase target next week.

His trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies could look at the Topham Trophy over the Grand National fences, even though that would require a drop back on the distance scale.

SPLASH OF GINGE in very good order ahead of the JLT Chase on Thursday.

He has a terrific record at Cheltenham and the way he is working, it is best to forgive a disappointing effort last time.

This assured jumper looks good value at around 20-1 in the ante-post market.

DOUBLE ROSS had issues but judged on his best form in the Charlie Hall Chase, he could not be completely dismissed from calculations in the Ryanair Chase.

His trainer is pleased with him and has designs to run him in the Grand National.

THE NEW ONE as chilled out a horse as you could find when in his box, but comes alive at the racecourse with a lightning turn of foot.

Unbeaten since his unlucky defeat in last season's Champion Hurdle, every box is ticked for his bid to make amends.

LITTLE JON a couple of options next week and has schooled and worked exceptionally well for that midweek target.

West Country, March 6

Philip Hobbs has welcomed the drying weather conditions for many of his intended runners at the Cheltenham Festival.

Veteran WISHFULL THINKING shown some of his best form at this time of year and has looked in good order in his preparatory work for the Ryanair Chase.

Thursday's feature appears to be a pretty hot contest with plenty of fancied contenders, but Wishfull Thinking has frequently defied the odds, as was the case in the Old Roan and Peterborough Chases this season.

BIG EASY considered by Hobbs to be one of his best chances in the Pertemps Final.

The grey boasts form at the top level in his division, having gained a career-best triumph on the Flat in the Cesarewitch.

He has looked accomplished in his work this week on his trainer's network of all-weather gallops.

DUKE OF LUCCA better in cross-country races than he does in regular handicap chases. That will be of use to him in the Glenfarclas Handicap Chase on Wednesday.

The gelding looks an able deputy for BALTHAZAR KING, continues to please in his Crabbie's Grand National preparation.

HORIZONTAL SPEED BOLD HENRY Hobbs an interesting pair for the CHAPS Barbados Novices' Handicap Chase, and both have been going well.

The former goes well on better ground, and looks like he will be competitive if getting his conditions.

HELLO GEORGE promising to pop up in a decent handicap hurdle and looked bright in his final breeze for the EBF Hill 'National Hunt' Novices' Handicap Hurdle Final at Sandown.

Lambourn, March 5

JOSSES HILL schooled well since a surprise defeat at Kempton and is very much the joker in the pack in next week's Arkle Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival.

Judged on last year's novice hurdle form, he has to be feared wherever he goes and it will be interesting to see if he jumps more economically at speed, as no Arkle is sedately run.

VANITEUX start as an outsider for the Champion Hurdle but is far from being a lost cause in the feature event on the opening day.

He oozes class in his work and has really come to himself after enjoying a short mid-season break.

L'AMI SERGE start a strong second favourite in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle and has excelled since his impressive debut for the yard at Newbury last November.

He has gone on to glory at Ascot and in the Grade One Tolworth and his unbeaten record will be tested not only by the opposition, but also because statistically second-season novices have a poor record in the Festival opener.

COCKTAILS AT DAWN always shown plenty of natural talent at home and his recent work has been of that high order ahead of a tilt at the CHAPS Barbados Novices' Handicap Chase.

SUGAR BARON well in some light midweek work and is one to look out for in the coming weeks - a comment that also applies to

An impressive scorer at Market Rasen, he skipped an intended engagement after a low-key workout, but showed in his latest stronger work that he is back to his best.

Midlands, March 4

SIXTY SOMETHING well on the all-weather strip at Cropredy Lawn ahead of a big handicap chase assignment.

The grey has pleased Paul Webber and may end up going to Uttoxeter for the Midlands National if failing to make the cut for his race at Cheltenham.

This spring-heeled jumper has been lightly raced and looks capable of rewarding his followers between now and the end of the season.

KOOLALA back with a genuine excuse from a disappointing run at Doncaster.

Whatever ailed this talented mare has been put right.

She looked in good heart working up the strip this morning and will probably take her chance in the Mares' Hurdle next Tuesday.

RHAPANDO himself getting bogged down in testing conditions at Newbury over the Christmas period.

Given plenty of time to get over those exertions, he is worth tracking for a handicap chase success when the ground dries up.

FIRM ORDER up in good style in company with the latter.

He's performed well throughout the winter and Webber hopes he might make the cut for the Kim Muir.

BURMA, won in the French provinces last month, could target a race at Aintree or alternatively be kept on hold for mares' races for four-year-olds in France later on.

TINDARO wintered especially well to give his owners plenty to look forward to.

Having been afforded a rating of 90, his trainer will aim him at the Ascot Stakes, a race he won with Full House.

Lambourn, March 3

Nicky Henderson will weigh up his Imperial Cup options by virtue of the workings of the weather for the remainder of the week.

The Seven Barrows trainer has a fascinating candidate in the novice WEST WIZARD, currently sits towards the head of the market for the Sandown feature.

West Wizard has been every inch a 'talking' horse up to now, getting beaten when unbackable in three consecutive races at Kempton.

His followers may fight shy of the risk of adding to their woes, but should the ground dry out, he would be a tempting prospect off his mark.

West Wizard would also be suited by the cut-throat pace of the Imperial Cup, as those who have ridden him work are adamant he wants two and a half miles.

ROBINS REEF plenty of scope for further improvement following two career starts.

The five-year-old was impressive opening her account at Market Rasen and handles soft ground.

She looked good in her latest piece of stronger work and looks a more-than-interesting player in the mares' bumper at Sandown.

SUGAR BARON defend an unbeaten record in the novice hurdle, having been impressive in two visits to the racecourse, and worked in eyecatching fashion recently.

The fact he is by Presenting suggests that, although he has won in the soft, he might be just as good when the going dries out in the spring.

BOBS WORTH something of a joker in the Gold Cup pack, having appeared only four times since his famous triumph in chasing's blue riband in 2013.

Fifth and not beaten far in last season's race, he's been wrapped up in cotton wool this winter and with so few miles on the clock, could have a bit more to offer.

His recent work and schooling support that view.

Minehead, February 28

BALTHAZAR KING have gone off the radar but although the cross-country specialist will be absent for Cheltenham, he is giving off encouraging signals for Aintree.

The gelding will not attempt to repeat his 2014 victory in the cross country chase, with Philip Hobbs preferring to keep him on hold for a shot at the Crabbie's Grand National.

Having beaten all but Pineau De Re in the Aintree spectacular 10 months ago, connections are more than hopeful he can go one better and he looked in very good order traversing the woodchip gallop at Sandhill.

DUKE OF LUCCA well prove a more than able deputy in the Glenfarclas-sponsored cross country race, and he is showing signs of coming to the boil at just the right time.

While sometimes looking hard work in handicap chases, his record in this sphere speaks for itself and with similar tutoring to Balthazar King, he has plenty to look forward to in that discipline.

He also shone in his work on Hobbs' network of steep all-weathers.

SAUSALITO SUNRISE a choice of engagements at the Festival and is training well. Although in the novice category, he is a sound jumper who could make the transition into handicaps.

GARDE LA VICTOIRE a success in the Greatwood Hurdle at the course and may well head for another handicap, possibly the County Hurdle.

His class will enable him to figure prominently but an equally strong candidate from the stable is

He went off one of the favourites for that race last year, only to go out like a light after plenty of use was made of him. A placing in the Betfair Hurdle certifies that Cheltenian is now back on song and he's worked encouragingly since Newbury.

GOLDEN DOYEN work to do with several Triumph Hurdle rivals but always works well and would not be inconvenienced by cut in the ground.

Lambourn, February 27

CARDINAL WALTER out on a quiet afternoon for Nicky Henderson when travelling to Doncaster.

The Cape Cross gelding went well in his latest piece of stronger work and looked on good terms with himself breezing on Friday morning.

The six-year-old was a solid performer for owner Fitri Hay on the Flat last year and has taken to hurdling like a duck to water.

He was hugely impressive when scoring on his NH also on Town Moor, but ran into one when meeting Qewy at Newbury, though he put up a creditable performance in defeat and could easily bounce back.

CALL THE COPS sidestepped a couple of engagements but is set to emerge at Doncaster.

He put in a pleasing reappearance to trouble the judge when not fully wound up at Kempton in November and, being by Presenting, has been all dressed up with nowhere to go owing to the widespread testing ground.

He has been giving off positive signals and should make up for lost time through the spring.

NEW HORIZONS due to run early next month after some encouraging work. Although a shade disappointing up to now, he is capable of better.

The trainer's Festival squad are now ticking over ahead of one more bit of proper work leading up to the big meeting beginning next Tuesday week.

TOP NOTCH been living up to his name both at home and on the racecourse and must not be dismissed as the stable's 'third pick' for the Triumph Hurdle.

He jumps with aplomb and has a businesslike attitude that should serve him well in the juvenile championship.

MA FILLEULE connections with her recovery from a good run in defeat last time and holds solid claims for a prominent display in the Ryanair Chase.

Naunton, February 26

THE NEW ONE Nigel Twiston- Davies' team of horses that worked up the Fibresand gallop this morning.

The Champion Hurdle second favourite traversed the steep facility twice and looks in tip-top order with his Festival target just a week and a half away.

His trainer cannot put his finger on the reason for a pronounced market drift earlier in the week, and seeing the gelding stride out powerfully this morning you can see why.

SPLASH OF GINGE the JLT Chase as his objective and he grabbed the ground working solo.

He has shown a liking for Cheltenham, in a similar manner to stablemate DOUBLE ROSS season.

The latter was also in action working ahead of the Ryanair Chase.

He has not managed to recapture his excellent form of last year and, in his trainer's words, has been "a bit delicate".

However, he is now in A1 shape and is on course for a tilt at the Grand National after the Festival.

ASTRACAD at the base of the handicap for the Grand Annual but this regular visitor to the Festival is working as well as ever.

LITTLE JON been working well and is considered his trainer's dark horse for the Festival.

BRISTOL DE MAI a date at Kelso on Saturday and will skip Cheltenham to wait for Aintree.

The grey has thrived since his defeat in a Graded race at Sandown.

Lambourn, February 25

Nicky Henderson took a handful of horses to the Mandown grass gallops as an important step in their preparations for Cheltenham.

Statistically, Henderson has triumphed with an astonishing percentage of hurdlers as opposed to chasers during the winter.

PEACE AND CO one of the mainstay of that first section, having demonstrated sheer class with his impressive successes at Doncaster and Cheltenham.

The former French-based gelding showed he is on his A-game he pleased in his work on a dull, dreary morning.

SPRINTER SACRE done everything right since his defeat in the Clarence House Chase at Ascot.

He was let down and put on weight in the immediate aftermath, but has delighted Henderson in every department of his make-up subsequently.

He schooled beautifully last week and following this stretch, he will have one more piece of stronger work ahead of the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

VANITEUX himself in a visit to Kempton yesterday when Barry Geraghty partnered the gelding.

Few at Seven Barrows exude as much natural talent in their work and Vaniteux delighted his pilot, who came specially from Ireland to ride in the work.

Vaniteux has had to contend with the likes of The New One on the racecourse but remains a class act and capable of landing a marquee race at some stage of the season.

JOSSES HILL returning to the scene of his defeat over fences last month but in similar style to Vaniteux, he demonstrated what a potent force he is on the track.

POLLY PEACHUM do well in the valuable mares' races that lie ahead, and she also put in some satisfactory work.

West Country, February 24

ROYAL REGATTA been sending out encouraging signals in his work on Philip Hobbs's network of all-weather gallops to advertise his claims for Saturday's Greatwood Gold Cup at Newbury.

The King's Theatre seven-year-old looks progressive and has already converted at the Berkshire course this season, scoring authoritatively in another handicap chase at the end of November.

He has shown an appetite for work and has been winning his gallops to indicate that after a relatively light campaign, he's one to follow for the rest of the season.

Hobbs usually has a decent hunter in the ranks at Sandhill and the former Irish-trained OUT NOW filling that role.

Having won well on his debut for the stable in a hunter-Chase at Warwick, he can be followed in his division to add to those laurels.

POWERFUL ACTION one of the few hurdlers Hobbs may run later in the week.

The seven-year-old landed handicaps at Ludlow and Wincanton. He seems in just as good form as before either of those triumphs and really grabbed the ground in his latest visit to the woodchip strip.

TRICKAWAY a choice of engagements later in the week in handicap chases at the smaller venues. He's already paid his way with a couple of wins but looked sprightly and alert going up the woodchip, indicating there could be more to come.

ROALCO DE FARGES shown a liking for Newbury and the 10-year-old also glided up the strip ahead of his bid for the veterans' chase at that course.

Others to catch the eye included IRISH BUCCANEER, TONY STAR

Lambourn/Naunton, February 21

Last year's champion two-year-old filly TIGGY WIGGY starting back in work with the view to a possible visit to the Dubai Carnival next month.

The brilliant Super Sprint, Lowther and Cheveley Park Stakes heroine may target a valuable five-furlong race on grass at Meydan.

Connections are delighted with the way the daughter of Kodiak has wintered and are considering the Dubai option, although such a move would suggest a move up to a mile for the 1000 Guineas would be doubtful.

BALTIC KNIGHT been contesting high-profile races on the all-weather and looked in good order limbering up for a first run of 2015 in a conditions race at Kempton next week.

He has been a good servant to his owners and is giving off enough positive signals to suggest he can add to his laurels.

SPEED MASTER improved from race to race for Nigel Twiston-Davies and moved along sweetly, utilising the steep gradient of the Fibresand gallop at Guiting Power.

Twiston-Davies runs him on Sunday in a handicap hurdle at Southwell, where he again is likely to go well.

FOXBRIDGE proved a revelation for the stable and has taken in his stride a recent gutsy success at Ffos Las.

This rapid improver gave short shrift to two others when making his midweek visit to the all-weather.

Lambourn, February 20

RAJDHANI EXPRESS well in midweek ahead of a return from a break in the BetBright Chase at Kempton.

The former Cheltenham Festival winner skipped along to indicate he is back in the groove following a disappointing effort in the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon.

He is starting to show his old verve and should appreciate better ground at the Sunbury course.

Rajdhani Express has few miles on the clock this season, and usually discovers his better form at this time of year. There are still plans afoot to take him to the Festival.

DAYS OF HEAVEN like starting favourite for the Dovecote Hurdle, and is making stylish progression.

A problem at the start of his races has been successfully tweaked, and he comes into his race with his tail up.

He also pleased in his latest work on the Faringdon Road grass.

ONE FOR THE GUV'NR not be underestimated as he has only had a few outings under his belt and can only improve.

TOP NOTCH happily away this morning.

He is impressing in every aspect of his demeanour and looks a value each-way bet for the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Naunton, February 19

DOUBLE ROSS been green-lighted to take his chance in the Crabbie's Grand National and the chestnut pleased Nigel Twiston-Davies in his first bit of stronger work since a satisfactory run at Newbury behind Coneygree.

His campaign has not gone exactly to plan since an unfortunate incident at Newton Abbot, where he collided with a rival in mid-air and was brought down.

He had not been sparking until two weeks before the Newbury race, and though well beaten in the end, Double Ross at least proved much more competitive than was the case when he was unsighted in the King George VI

He is his trainer's only entry for the National, and is likely to head for the Ryanair Chase en route.

THE NEW ONE go out in front of the racing press at the stable's Cheltenham day next week and Twiston-Davies is rightly defensive of his charge's almost immaculate record.

There is abundant confidence that The New One can burst the Faugheen bubble in the Champion Hurdle and avenge last season's unlucky defeat in the same race.

RANSOM NOTE a name to conjure with and will shortly be back from the injury list, possibly in the Dovecote at Kempton on Saturday.

The gelding has had one attempt to return to racecourse duty put on hold, and has had more than his share of problems.

But he showed promise in his limited experience over jumps and is well thought of by the Naunton handler.

RALLY a good chance in a handicap hurdle at Exeter on Friday after displaying plenty of promise on his first outing of the season.

He caught the eye grabbing the ground as he traversed the steep Fibresand strip at Guiting Power.

ASTRACAD to have been around for a very long time, but the gelding often comes to hand at this time of year and has worked himself into his handler's Festival team.

ABIGAIL LYNCH last time but had a genuine excuse. She is back working well and should soon be out to recoup those losses.

West Country, February 18

BALTHAZAR KING giving off encouraging signals as Philip Hobbs charts a different course to Aintree with the cross-country chase specialist.

The gelding's trainer wants to make sure he is fresh for the Crabbie's Grand National and therefore has resisted the temptation to run him in the Glenfarclas Cross Country race at the Festival.

Balthazar King has enjoyed a mid-season break and has worked well on his trainer's network of all-weather gallops at Sandhill.

There is confidence from connections that he can go one better in the National this year, for which he's been allotted 11st 2lb.

WISHFULL THINKING to take up the Ryanair Chase engagement as he is not entered in the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Hobbs sees the chestnut as his likely Ryanair contender rather than MENORAH, the veteran has looked at the top of his game in recent visits to the woodchip gallop.

He has provided the mainstay of the stable's performance this season with his triumphs in the Old Roan Chase at Aintree and the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon.

CLOUD CREEPER one to follow over fences now that he's put his head in front.

After a frustrating run of near-misses, he jumped economically at Leicester and was delivered late to score a shade snugly.

He's come out of that well and looked in good order working up the steep woodchip earlier in the week.

BILBROOK BLAZE knocked on the door to suggest he can soon pick up a maiden hurdle.

He looked in good order working up the strip, and has an entry later in the week.

VIEUX LILLE promise on his debut and can build on that if taking up one of his engagements in bumpers later in the week.

The scopey individual moved menacingly in his winding up spin for that assignment.

Lambourn, February 17

Nicky Henderson has never shied away from an opportunity and so his decision to run TOP NOTCH the second time in the space of a week has not been greeted with incredulity.

In fact, so well in himself is the former French-trained four-year-old that the Seven Barrows trainer might see it as his duty to try to bag a second important Triumph Hurdle trial at Kempton on Saturday.

Top Notch sauntered home in the Victor Ludorum Hurdle at Haydock where his jumping was clinically sharp and he passed the line unchallenged.

His light exercise this week has endorsed the general feeling at the yard that he hardly had a race, and Simon Munir's charge is all set to tackle the Adonis Hurdle in which he may be joined by

The latter showed his liking for Kempton when scoring there at the Christmas meeting, and while blowing out on his next and latest outing, he's been working with plenty of gusto recently.

DAYS OF HEAVEN another fascinating Henderson runner at the Sunbury-on-Thames venue in the Dovecote Hurdle.

The talented gelding displayed problems at the start, a trait that cost him victory at Newbury, but that seems to have been ironed out and his subsequent victories stamp him as useful.

He looked in sprightly form in his latest stretch up the Faringdon Road grass gallop.

PEACE AND CO ridden differently when scoring at Cheltenham, while on his previous start he had gone round Doncaster's Town Moor as if lit up by rocket fuel.

He duly got the job done last time, albeit less impressively, and has remained at the front of the Triumph market.

He has ticked away since then and will have his next outing at the Festival.

HARGAM connections when scoring at Musselburgh and gives Henderson a third string to his Triumph bow. The grey has been progressive and learned much since his first run over hurdles at Cheltenham.

CALL THE COPS soon look to step up on a pleasing comeback run and is another that caught the eye in some three-quarter speed work the other day.

Naunton, February 14

Nigel Twiston-Davies has done well with the small batch of horses he inherited upon the retirement of Jim Old.

ALDEBURGH excelled with three wins from four outings on the all-weather, while VALID POINT in a Leicester handicap chase last month.

TODAREISTODO twice for Old and although he fell on his most recent start for trainer Claire Dyson, that was uncharacteristic of this normally sound jumper and the grey has worked impressively up the steep Fibresand strip at Naunton.

He is worth monitoring if making his first start for Twiston-Davies at Taunton next week.

FOXBRIDGE shown a liking for the galloping track at Ffos Las, gaining a second win in succession at the Welsh track last time.

He heads back to the same venue and breezed beautifully ahead of that assignment along with BALLYRATH Saturday morning.

Foxbridge is in the mood to carry on his fine sequence and looks worth following until beaten, while Ballyrath seems in as good form as at any time this season and should play a positive role in the novice hurdle.

MILLICENT SILVER engaged in some light work, preparing for a shot at the mares' handicap hurdle in Wales.

THE NEW ONE gently cantering away during a mid-season break, but this supreme athlete will shortly have his schedule raised a notch to bring him back to concert pitch for another crack at the Champion Hurdle.

COGRY on course for one of the chases at the Festival following last weekend's Warwick triumph, while BRISTOL DE MAI worked nicely since a defeat at Sandown that dented his chances of lifting the Triumph Hurdle.

Lambourn, February 13

Topham Trophy winner MA FILLEULE part of a dual challenge for Nicky Henderson in the Betfair Ascot Chase and the mare breezed beautifully ahead of that assignment at Seven Barrows this morning.

The grey came home unchallenged over the famous National fences, but has not managed to add to her laurels this season.

She was unplaced in a Grade One at Down Royal but hinted at a return to form when third to Sam Winner over the standard fences on the Mildmay course at Aintree last time.

As she peaked in the spring of 2014, it's unlikely we've seen the best of her this season, a remark that also applies to

He flopped in the Peterborough Chase but has twice shown that he reserves his best for Cheltenham, winning at the 2013 Festival and finishing third to Dynaste in last year's Ryanair Chase.

As a son of Presenting, he is always that bit more effective on better ground and probably has his best times ahead, or on the near horizon.

KILCREA VALE SAINT CHARLES two novice hurdlers who should go on to better things.

Kilcrea Vale came home unchallenged at Market Rasen and looks ready to step into the shoes of his owner's Josses Hill, a top novice hurdler last winter. His work has been of a high order.

Saint Charles has German blood in his pedigree and therefore should handle easy conditions, following a gritty triumph at Doncaster last time.

The JP gelding impressed in his midweek work ahead of his engagement at Ascot tomorrow.

ROLLING STAR worth a look at the same track, having fully recovered from a setback.

Midlands, February 12

BENBENS a second visit to Haydock in as many starts when tackling Saturday's Grand National Trial over three miles and five furlongs.

The 10-year-old warmed up for his marathon assignment with a pleasing spin up the steep Fibresand strip at Naunton.

Many will view him as a winner without a penalty, as he looked sure to score last time only to fail by a rapidly diminishing margin to reel in Samstown.

ALGERNON PAZHAM a horse to follow, having done well since scoring on his reappearance at Leicester.

The solidly-built gelding has always promised to find his forte over fences, and had the physique to look after himself when encountering trouble in running that day.

He also powered up the main strip and should go well in a novices' limited handicap chase at the weekend.

SPEED MASTER that he was coming to hand with a frame finish at Ffos Las last time.

He's improved from race to race for his new trainer and after breezing well in midweek, he could run in the Rendlesham Hurdle, also at Haydock.

MAJOR MALARKEY a strong stayer and after qualifying for hunter chases, he could do well in this new code.

BROWNVILLE a choice of engagements and can go down either the handicap or novice route.

He's shown plenty of fire in his work since his last visit to the track.

West Country, February 11

TOOWOOMBA an improving performer who has given out some solid signals in his work this week at Philip Hobbs' Sandhill base.

The Milan seven-year-old remains lightly-raced and open to further improvement after winning the last two of his four starts this season.

He was impressive opening his account at Leicester and scored with something up his sleeve at Wincanton.

It is no surprise that Hobbs is keen to take him back to the Somerset track on a hat-trick mission on Saturday, where he's due to tackle another handicap chase.

It will be more competitive, but Toowoomba worked pleasingly up Hobbs' impressive network of all-weathers in midweek.

CLOUD CREEPER amazingly consistent, and while often finding one too good, he must be taken seriously at Leicester tomorrow. He also showed his well-being with two journeys up the woodchip facility.

ROCK THE KASBAH done well for his owners and could cash in again in a novice hurdle. He's penalised for his successes, but his form stands up well. He also pleased in his recent stronger work.

WESTERN JO to go up in the weights so is worth watching if running in the Pertemps Hurdle qualifier at Haydock.

The stable landed the Final with FINGAL BAY season, so any horse getting an invitation for that Festival race from Sandhill should be respected.

THOMAS WILD quite come up to expectations, but equally hasn't done much wrong and has scope for further success, especially on better ground.

Lambourn, February 10th

TOP NOTCH looked as good as his name in convincing victories at Newbury and Ascot, and the son of Poliglote looked as sharp as a knife in his latest stronger workout at Seven Barrows.

Nicky Henderson has an embarrassment of riches in the juvenile hurdle department and Top Notch may get the chance to bolster his Triumph Hurdle claims at Haydock on Saturday.

Henderson is eyeing the Victor Ludorum Hurdle, one of the oldest trials for the four-year-old championship and one that should give him a better line to Top Notch's Festival claims.

The trainer can also look to HARGAM PEACE AND CO Triumph duty and both horses have come out of their respective Musselburgh and Cheltenham successes in good order.

CLEAN SHEET figure in the Henderson Festival plan and he looked full of beans in his breeze ahead of a Neptune Hurdle at Ascot at the weekend.

The JP gelding got home by a paper-thin margin at Newbury last time, but the form looks solid.

KILCREA VALE exciting after his wide margin victory at Market Rasen.

He works like a good horse and in current form should be followed until beaten.

Two other novices that are moving well and will shortly be out to add to their laurels at GOLD PRESENT SAINT CHARLES have shone in their work on the Faringdon Road grass.

MA FILLEULE few miles on the clock and the well-regarded mare is definitely a name to conjure with.

She moved happily ahead of a possible tilt at the Weatherbys Hamilton Chase at Ascot.

ROLLING STAR had issues but seems in good order and should return to the track before the end of the month. The one time favourite for last season's Triumph Hurdle has abundant talent.

Lambourn, February 7

SEA SOLDIER proved a good servant to Andrew Balding and the seven-year-old showed that he's in the mood to complete a hat-trick with a pleasing workout on the main all-weather strip at Kingsclere.

The Red Ransom gelding is on the crest of a wave following successes at Lingfield and Chelmsford City.

He graduated from Class 6 to Class 5 and has another apprentice race in his sights next week. Interestingly he has been ridden by apprentices or amateurs in each of his last 13 races.

He has a 6lb penalty to shoulder, but could hardly be in better fettle.

DANDY yet to win on the all-weather but looks sure to benefit from a recent run on sand.

The six-year-old proved at his peak of his powers on grass with successive victories in mid-summer, and goes into the second half of the winter fresh and well.

HIGHLAND BLAIZE been too backward to run but is capable of paying his way on the all-weather circuit.

The gelding will carry the silks of one of his trainer's luckiest owners and has shown enough to be of interest in a maiden first time out.

Mick Channon sent a posse of horses along the all-weather on the winter ground including STONEHAM is showing positive signals ahead of a run at Wolverhampton on Monday.

Lambourn, February 6

ALTIOR given out some positive signals as he prepares for a late-season campaign geared towards some of the top bumper prizes.

Nicky Henderson's five-year-old was the subject of hefty support when coming home unchallenged on his debut at Market Rasen last May, a market move based on some very encouraging work at Seven Barrows.

Although that victory was gained on good ground, his high action suggests he'll be just as effective in the soft and he looked in good heart in his latest breeze ahead of his return in the finale at Newbury on Saturday.

CARDINAL WALTER in the opener at the Berkshire circuit, having missed an opportunity when Doncaster was called off on Thursday.

The Fitri Hay-owned gelding impressed on his winning debut over hurdles on Town Moor and could run up a sequence while in current form.

He was rated 91 on the Flat and finished placed in the Melrose Stakes at York back in 2012.

Henderson fires a twin assault on the Betfair Hurdle, with top-weight SIGN OF A VICTORY by stable companion

Sign Of A would prefer better going than he's likely to encounter in the Newbury feature, but it shouldn't bother his stablemate.

Both horses looked assured in their final breeze ahead of the

£155,000 contest.

MAYFAIR MUSIC her first start since November in Saturday's OLBG.com Hurdle at Warwick ans is one to follow after a light campaign so far.

RAJDHANI EXPRESS enjoyed the rub of the green so far this winter, but tends to show his best form towards the end of the season.

He has not been declared for Saturday's Denman Chase, but could surprised a few people when he does resurface.

CALL THE COPS nicely in his swinging canter this morning, while novices MAESTRO ROYAL SAINT CHARLES build on what they have achieved so far.

Naunton, February 5

DOUBLE ROSS up for a shot at the Denman Chase with a swinging canter up the steep Fibresand gallop at Naunton.

The nine-year-old is one of the best jumpers in Nigel Twiston-Davies's stable, but incredibly has only managed to complete the course in one of four outings this season.

That came when he got within four lengths of Menorah in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.

He was unfortunate to be brought down in the Newton Abbot contest won by Wonderful Charm, unseated in the Betfair Chase and was totally unsuited by the easy Kempton track when refusing two out in the King George.

His season has therefore been littered with errors, but a mark of how his connections rate his jumping is that he's his trainer's only entry for the Crabbie's Grand National.

BALLYBOLLEY amongst the outsiders for the Betfair Hurdle and is still a raw novice.

However he shows plenty of talent at home, and came back with an excuse when beaten in a novice hurdle last time, when backed as if defeat was out of the question.

COGRY doing well this season and this lightly-raced individual looks to have further room for improvement.

He's entered in a novice chase over the weekend and in current form should be competitive if taking his chance.

BALLY BEAUFORT served his connections well in novice hurdles this term.

He took the eye traversing the Fibresand strip a couple of times and could be back in action over the weekend, with Newbury on his radar.

BRISTOL DE MAI put in his place by more experienced rivals at Sandown, after which connections are going back to the drawing board.

The run didn't enhance or diminish his chances of landing the Triumph Hurdle.

West Country, February 4

Philip Hobbs suffered the setback of Champagne West going onto the sidelines following a fall at Sandown, but the Sandhill trainer has another bright beginner to look forward to this weekend in

The seven-year-old has also experienced jumping issues but has looked solid and secure in recent schooling.

He put in a most encouraging bit of work on several of his handler's all weather strips and is set for duty in a valuable prize at Newbury at the weekend.

None the worse for his uncharacteristic fall in the Feltham Novices' Chase at Kempton, he can state his case for top honours with two excellent runs in defeat behind Kings Palace already in the bag.

Those races gave him valuable experience of Cheltenham, where his destination is likely to be the RSA

CHELTENIAN something of an enigma because he's a horse with tons of natural ability but has had problems along the way.

He ran satisfactorily over fences behind Josses Hill at Doncaster, but could return to hurdling for the Betfair Hurdle on Saturday.

Last season he was his trainer's bet of the meeting in the County Hurdle but after travelling well in front until the top of the hill, he suddenly hit a wall, went backwards and was pulled up.

He confounded that effort with a solid fourth in the equivalent race at Aintree and is a horse with few miles on the clock. He looked happy and assured in his work up the woodchip strip.

DUKE DES CHAMPS well regarded and could be one for the Cheltenham Bumper if he runs well at Newbury.

The five-year-old gives Diana Whateley a nice string to her bow for top bumpers following news that Wishfull Dreaming won't run again this season.

He caught the eye with a very pleasing three-quarter speed spin this morning, advertising his current well being.

WAR SOUND a good impression when scoring on his Exeter debut on New Year's Day and is one to take seriously if he runs in the novice hurdle on the mouthwatering Newbury card.

Lambourn, February 3

Nicky Henderson is yet to play his Betfair Hurdle hand, with the Seven Barrows trainer keeping his fingers crossed that enough horses defect for SNAKE EYES get into the Newbury feature on Saturday.

Snake Eyes needs eight to come out if he's to attempt to give his trainer a sixth win in the valuable handicap hurdle.

The JP gelding worked pleasingly to indicate he is ready for action following a fruitless trip to Ireland.

Having only run a handful of times, he remains one of the darkest horses in the stable.

SIGN OF A VICTORY have to give away weight all round, but needs the ground to dry up if he's to take his chance.

The talented gelding is better than his run in Kempton's Christmas Hurdle indicates, but won't be risked in testing conditions.

VASCO DU RONCERAY a French background and easy conditions hold no perils for him. He's done everything right in his preparation and put in a pleasing bit of work at the weekend.

ALTIOR a name to conjure with if he returns to the fray in the bumper at his trainer's local course. He was hugely impressive on his only bumper start, has always worked like a good horse, and is one to follow.

Things haven't worked out for WEST WIZARD, tall home reputation took a couple of knocks with defeats in the same Kempton race within the space of exactly a year.

However, the Dai Walters-owned gelding is ready for a return to racecourse duty, having given encouraging signals.

MAESTRO ROYAL done well since his comeback win and looks worth following.

O O SEVEN to have progressed since scoring with something up his sleeve on his Huntingdon debut.

Naunton, January 31

Nigel Twiston-Davies has his Cheltenham possibles about to come out of a mid season break, including DOUBLE ROSS, has the Ryanair Chase as a possible Festival target.

The chestnut has taken on the best this season and was not suited by the sharp track as well as being a shade out of his depth in the King George.

He is a very good operator at Cheltenham but his connections may have Aintree in their minds as he jumped superbly in the Topham last season.

BENBENS unfortunate not to score at Haydock earlier in the month and is another with Aintree on his radar.

He was moving menacingly when unseating in the Becher Chase, but he is normally a very sound jumper.

He worked happily up the steep Fibresand strip to indicate his well-being.

There is sure to be a decent race in him and the National itself would come to mind.

THE NEW ONE deserving of a short break after campaigning since the autumn.

He looks fresh and full of himself in his lighter paces as things start to gear back up towards Cheltenham and the Champion Hurdle.

FRONTIER SPIRIT been disappointing but shows plenty at home. He needs everything to go right off an easy lead.

MAJOR MALARKEY an out-and-out stayer who will shortly return to the fray in long-distance handicap chases.

He has been giving off encouraging signals in his preparatory work.

BALLY BRAES not jumped with alacrity but this smooth Bangor winner seems in good order and can pick up another handicap chase.

ALGERNON PAZHAM taken his Leicester exertions in his stride.

He is one to stay with in the novice chase arena.

Lambourn, January 30

HARGAM beautifully before departing for Scotland as one of Nicky Henderson's raiders for trials day at Musselburgh.

The former French-based gelding has impressed in his preparation for the Cheltenham Festival, where his target is the JCB Hurdle.

The grey has learned from his visits to the racecourse and is now a far more complete individual than when making his debut over jumps at Cheltenham.

DAWALAN for the Pertemps Qualifier on the card and seems happy when getting his feet into the ground.

The close relative of top-class Daylami took the eye in his midweek spin.

SWEET DEAL the Scottish County Hurdle and this willing worker has a nice race in him.

BRIGADIER MILLER had issues, but can pop up when things go right for him and should not be dismissed at Sandown tomorrow.

Henderson is looking at the Betfair Hurdle with VASCO DU RONCERAY galloped out strongly and looks in peak form ahead of Newbury tomorrow week.

He will attempt to consolidate his handler's fine record in the big handicap, as will SIGN OF A VICTORY the going dries up.

The latter went out tamely in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton, but is better than the form indicates.

CLOSE TOUCH a shade disappointing last time, but can put the record straight when he next visits the track.

DIFFERENT GRAVEY another that appeared to not run to form last time out, but he worked pleasingly and is one to note in the coming days.

Minehead, January 29

CHAMPAGNE WEST he is ready to display his talents at a new track when powering away from his lead horse on Philip Hobbs' main woodchip strip.

The seven-year-old has enjoyed a mid-season break, having lost his unbeaten record over fences at the hands of Ptit Zig last time.

All his racing this season has been at Cheltenham, but he heads for Sandown at the weekend for a shot at the Scilly Isles Novices' Chase.

The gelding looks in the mood to show he is just as effective going right-handed.

GARDE LA VICTOIRE take his chance in the Contenders Hurdle.

The Greatwood Hurdle winner's last two runs at Ascot have been satisfactory enough, but the gelding leaves the impression he is better than the form suggests.

He has always shown plenty at home, and seems to be taking his racing well.

BALLYGARVEY in good order, as he showed in his stretch up both all-weathers.

If taking his chance in the two-mile handicap chase at Sandown he will be hard to beat. He did nothing wrong when nailed close home at Ascot last time.

MENORAH in the midst of a mid-season break but looks well in himself.

He will figure in his trainer's Festival plans, with a possible Gold Cup bid in the offing.

BERTIE BORU shown up well in his recent spins up the steep all-weathers and should be monitored for a three-mile handicap chase at one of the bigger tracks, possibly at Sandown on Saturday.

Naunton, January 28

SPLASH OF GINGE the luxury of being able to run in novice chases and handicaps.

Last season's Betfair Hurdle winner looked in the form of his life as he worked twice up Nigel Twiston-Davies's Fibresand facility at Naunton.

The gelding has enjoyed mixed fortunes since being sent chasing, but absolutely bolted up at Cheltenham on New Year's Day to avenge an unlucky spill on his previous outing at the same course.

He was travelling like a dream at the time of his departure so really ought to be chasing a hat-trick when contesting the Scilly Isles Novices' Chase at Sandown on Saturday.

BRISTOL DE MAI to put his Triumph Hurdle claims on the line in a juvenile hurdle at the same fixture.

The former French-based four-year-old wowed the huge crows when romping away with the Finale Hurdle at Chepstow.

He shows plenty of zest for the job at home and gave his lead horse short shrift in a midweek winding-up spin.

A DOLL IN MILAN to be progressing and was another eye catcher.

The gelding has a choice of engagements at the weekend, including the Contenders Hurdle.

He galloped out strongly to advertise his current well being.

IMPERIAL LEADER well on his return to action when it was thought the run would do him good.

He has clearly come on for that frame finish and in current form should go well wherever his trainer decides to run him next.

Lambourn, January 27

OPEN HEARTED worked encouragingly at Seven Barrows with a view to picking up a three-mile handicap chase.

The eight-year-old, winner of a novice chase last season, shaped well when third at Kempton and could visit Sandown at the weekend.

He is a good jumper and appears to have taken that recent outing in his stride.

FRENCH OPERA also head to the Esher track for a two-mile handicap chase.

The 12-year-old is a modelo f consistency and hasn't enjoyed much respite from the assessor.

However, he is giving off encouraging signals and went well on the Faringdon Road grass.

BRIGADIER MILLER straightforward but has plenty of ability. He moved with aplomb and can soon pick up a novice hurdle.

DAYS OF HEAVEN at Doncaster and now seems to be properly in the groove. His old problems at the start appear to have been ironed out, and he's taken that win in his stride.

TOP NOTCH PEACE AND CO done nothing wrong and are prominent in the Triumph Hurdle market with the latter as short as 5-2.

Top Notch looks the type that could excel at Aintree, as he's a small, neat individual who would handle a sharper track.

HADRIAN'S APPROACH soon pocket a long distance handicap chase and is a very useful performer when things go right, as he showed in last year's bet365 Gold Cup.

He has worked and schooled in promising style.

Lambourn, January 23

CARACCI APACHE demonstrated that he's a progressive novice and after a pleasing workout at Seven Barrows, he takes his chance in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday.

The five-year-old has been impressive at Sandown and Plumpton to give owner Henry Ponsonby plenty to look forward to in the second half of the season.

JOSSES HILL enjoyed a confidence-boosting success at Doncaster and continues to work away at home.

One of last season's star novice hurdlers, he was a bit cautious at some of the obstacles when no match for Ptit Zig on his chasing debut at Ascot.

However, he proved far more adept and came home with plenty in the tank at Doncaster and remains in the Festival frame.

BEAT THAT one of the stable's brightest prospects, having needed his return at Cheltenham.

His subsequent work on grass suggests he's moved a fair way forward and will be sharper next time.

No trainer has a stronger hand for the JCB Hurdle than Henderson who can juggle TOP NOTCH, BIVOUAC

The latter pair will gain valuable experience of the Triumph course when running in a trial at Cheltenham tomorrow.

Peace And Co looked particularly assured in his closing breeze for that this morning.

There isn't much of Top Notch, but he impressed in shaking off the attentions of a good yardstick at Ascot. His style of racing suggests Aintree will be just as much his cup of tea.

Bivouac won with a bit in hand at Kempton after taking an eternity to reel in a decent Nicholls rival. He looks to have learned much from that and went very well in his midweek spin.

Naunton, January 24

ALGERNON PAZHAM one for the notebook after putting in some encouraging work ahead of his imminent debut over fences.

The powerful galloper has schooled with aplomb and, with his hurdling successes regarded as a bonus, he will soon make his mark at the game he was bought for.

Nigel Twiston-Davies has the gelding entered in a couple of novice handicap chases at Ludlow and Leicester next week.

ALLTHEGEAR NO IDEA go handicap hurdling after winning one of his three novice hurdles and finishing second in the other two.

The eight-year-old looked in good order traversing the steep Fibresand strip and could run next week.

THE NEW ONE eventually an authoritative winner at Haydock last weekend, despite things not working out for him during the race itself.

He is now enjoying a short break before his Cheltenham Festival preparations are cranked up a notch.

Unbeaten this season, he remains the big threat to Faugheen and co in the Champion Hurdle.

MILLICENT SILVER the eye in some strong work this week to suggest a novice hurdle is well within her compass.

FOXBRIDGE an interesting engagement at Taunton next week. He showed a good attitude to win a thriller at Ffos Las on his latest start and with that confidence booster under his belt can make further progression.

BIG CASINO a pea out of the same pod and should pick up a handicap chase soon.

Minehead, January 22nd

ROYAL PLAYER he has not yet reached the summit of his progression with a pleasing workout on Philip Hobbs' network of all-weathers at Sandhill.

The fast improver won with plenty up his sleeve on a rare Hobbs trip to Musselburgh and looks to have taken those exertions in his stride.

He is a strong candidate for the Skybet Chase at Doncaster on Saturday.

IF IN DOUBT him in the line-up on Town Moor.

The seven-year-old is a horse who is getting better race by race, with initial issues with his jumping having now seemingly been ironed out.

He has both worked and schooled well and cannot be dismissed lightly.

CLOUD CREEPER hitting the woodwork but is interesting in his race at Cheltenham on Saturday.

The gelding usually comes good around this time of the year, and he advertised his well-being by traversing the woodchip strip a couple of times and then doing a stretch on the Polytrack.

INK MASTER the eye in a swinging canter, while WISHFULL DREAMING certainly one to keep on the right side following his bumper triumph at Cheltenham.

MENORAH enjoying a mid-season break before his attention is switched to the Festival and a tilt at either the Ryanair Chase or the Gold Cup.

Lambourn January 21

PEACE AND CO class in his work and the Triumph Hurdle favourite appears in tip-top order ahead of his trial for that Festival target over the same course and distance on Saturday.

The former French-trained Peace And Co gave his lead horse short shrift in a piece of work on the Faringdon Road that stamps him as the one to beat in the JCB-sponsored championship.

His success at Doncaster was truly spectacular and everything has gone exactly to plan since that stunning debut for Henderson.

BIVOUAC also entered at the weekend but could be held back for an alternative contest before connections decide whether he, too, will run in the Triumph.

He also put in a pleasing bit of work and looks to have gone forward since his Kempton win at Christmas.

JOSSES HILL important experience at Doncaster when opening his account over fences and could return to Town Moor for more of the same.

The high-class Josses Hill is targeting the Arkle Trophy and his trainer wants to build his confidence following an initial defeat to Ptit Zig at Ascot.

BIRCH HILL proving an enigma, as he shows tons of ability at home but has not managed to reproduce it in three runs on the track.

He again caught the eye galloping out strongly in his latest spin, and is in good heart ahead of a run in a maiden hurdle.

BEAT THAT his comeback outing at Cheltenham on New Year's Day but it was a run that rightly delighted his connections.

He could run in the Cleeve Hurdle on Saturday, with Henderson building him up to be cherry-ripe for a shot at the World Hurdle at the Festival.

HADRIAN'S APPROACH in the Skybet Chase at Doncaster, a track that should suit him should he get the green light for a run.

Midlands, January 20

BRISTOL DE MAI a very smart prospect and has been reminding Nigel Twiston-Davies of the fact with some impressive bits of work on the trainer's main all-weather strip.

The gelded son of Saddler Maker is amongst a clutch of horses owned by Simon Munir and Isaac Souede that are prominent in the Triumph Hurdle betting.

Bristol De Mai is entered in Saturday's Triumph Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham but with Peace And Co the owners' first choice for the race, other options at Sandown or Haydock in the coming weeks look more likely targets.

BLAKLION popping his corks ahead of a return to Prestbury Park for either the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle or the Cleeve Hurdle.

The bold front-runner is a willing worker and always difficult to get past - something he also produces on the racecourse.

Having won at Cheltenham this season, he was forced to set things up for Parlour Games in the Challow Hurdle at Newbury, but nevertheless emerged with credit from that contest.

LITTLE JON a pearler of a fall at Cheltenham on New Year's Day but came out of that unscathed and has schooled well.

He is an interesting contender in whichever of two targets his handler points him towards on Saturday.

BALLY BRAES's lacked fluency at Bangor, but didn't prevent him taking a novices' handicap chase there with plenty up his sleeve.

He will be hard to stop in his bid to follow-up at Warwick later in the week.

He moved like a coiled spring in his trips up the steep Fibresand gallop.

Lambourn/Naunton, January 17

Andrew Balding always does well with his small team of all-weather horses and the Kingsclere trainer will fire out some fancied runners during the remainder of the month.

ELBERETH an interesting player in the fillies' handicap at Wolverhampton on Monday.

The daughter of Mount Nelson shone in a piece of work on the main all weather and is in the mood to continue her good run of form, which recently saw her show an affinity for the new Tapeta surface at Dunstall Park.

WHITCHURCH her on the trip to the Black Country having been lined up for the maiden on the same card.

Named after a village close to Balding's Hampshire base, this three-year-old is owned by Andrew's father Ian and is getting better race by race.

He also took the eye in an engaging bit of work midweek and looks to be progressing.

BREAKHEART also be on the horsebox to Wolverhampton and has been moving with great gusto.

ALGERNON PAZHAM his account for Nigel Twiston-Davied over hurdles at Leicester and after working powerfully on the Fibresand strip this morning could return to the Oadby course for his seasonal return.

The powerful Milan gelding has schooled well ahead of his switch to chasing and the Leicester course and fences should again bring out the best in him.

ABIGAIL LYNCH doing everything right at home, to suggest she can complete a hat-trick in an upcoming novice hurdle.

She has been most impressive in her triumphs at Uttoxeter and Wincanton and holds entries at Leicester and Warwick in the next few days.

Lambourn, January 16

SRINTER SACRE been popping his corks to such a degree that Nicky Henderson has green-lighted him for the Clarence House Chase despite unfavourably deep ground at Ascot.

The nine-year-old returns from more than a year off the course caused by a heart murmur, but his trainer cannot be accused of cotton-wooling the sport's most exciting chaser.

In his racecourse work at Newbury he was asked to stretch out up the home straight and he duly made a hack out of Tanks For That, who himself is no slouch.

His schooling over five fences down the back was as assured as it has been at home, taking on board the fact the gelding stood off way too far at the ditch and had to reach to get to the other side.

Henderson has seen everything of the 'old' Sprinter in his work both on the Faringdon Road grass gallop and the main all-weather at Seven Barrows, and it's now all systems go.

Having been based in France for his formative racing, TOP NOTCH unlikely to find conditions against him in the juvenile hurdle on the same card.

His successes at Bordeaux and Enghien were gained with some panache and he gave clear signals he has Cheltenham potential when scoring on his first outing for Henderson at Newbury.

The trainer has done well with this type of robust, but not overly big, juvenile before and he looked razor sharp in his breeze on Friday morning.

PEACE AND CO physically dissimilar to Top Notch, but appears to have the most powerful engine of Henderson's Triumph Hurdle hopefuls.

He is likely to have one more run before the Festival, which could be on Trials day at the end of the month. His work has been of an exemplary fashion.

DAWALAN a tempting engagement at Kempton, but he has been working well and can pick up a decent two-mile handicap hurdle before the end of the season.

SNAKE EYES in some encouraging work before heading off to Ireland for a valuable prize over the weekend. If he performs as expected under Tony McCoy he could take in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury next month.

West Country, January 15

GARDE LA VICTOIRE in good order for a return visit to Ascot as he excelled in his midweek work ahead of the Keltbray Holloway's Hurdle at the Berkshire course.

The Greatwood Hurdle winner was far from disgraced when carrying top weight in bottomless ground and staying on with tremendous courage to finish just out of the money in The Ladbroke last time.

While the forecast rain will not be in his favour, Philip Hobbs's charge looks to have a better chance of regaining the winning thread on Saturday.

He wasn't given a hard time in The Ladbroke yet still stayed on in a fashion that shows he has gritty determination as well as a lot of natural talent.

GOLDEN DOYEN one to note in the juvenile hurdle on the same card and can put his Triumph Hurdle campaign back on the rails.

He was the subject of confidence in the market but for some reason failed to fire in the Finale Hurdle at Chepstow. He is much better than that run indicates and went away from his lead horse when working on his trainer's network of all-weather strips in midweek.

COLOUR SQUADRON vast experience for a horse still qualified to run in novice chases.

He is not straightforward, but has tantalised his connections with a series of near misses.

He has the ability to convert in a valuable handicap, but first can gain a confidence boost by taking the novices' chase at Haydock on Saturday.

WISHFULL DREAMING a hard act to follow being a brother to the stable's WISHFULL THINKING, is enjoying a mid-season break.

Wishfull Dreaming did well to overcome trouble in running to land a competitive Cheltenham bumper and showed with a recent workout that he should have more to offer in that division.

Naunton, January 14

THE NEW ONE been in imperious form at home ahead of his Haydock mission in the Champion Hurdle Trial on Saturday.

The gelding is often as exuberant on Nigel Twiston-Davies' steep all-weather facility as when operating on the racecourse itself.

His trademark turn of foot is a potent weapon wherever he goes, and his trainer often struggles to find a stablemate with the gears to get him off the bridle.

Nothing other than a clear-cut victory at Haydock will suffice for the New One, who takes on a maximum of five rivals.

BENBENS on gamely to finish just out of the money after looking to be back-peddling early in the straight in the Welsh National.

He is regarded as a horse that can do well in long-distance chases, but he comes back a notch on the distance ladder when contesting the Peter Marsh on Merseyside.

This normally safe jumper could be the type for Aintree, and was going well when unseating his rider in the Becher Chase last November.

COGRY lightly raced and open to improvement, and should make his mark if declared for the novices' chase on the same card.

He was an impressive scorer on his latest racecourse venture and worked with great gusto up the Fibresand strip.

IMPERIAL LEADER scope for improvement on what he has achieved so far this season and indicated with a pleasing workout he is now cherry-ripe for a big run in the Grade Two limited handicap hurdle at Ascot on Saturday.

BALLY BEAUFORT on the door last time and will take solid claims into a novice hurdle on the same card after showing improvement in his homework.

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER a safe conveyance and the type to do well in an amateur riders' handicap chase at Ludlow tomorrow.

Lambourn, January 13

ALTIOR set to make a belated reappearance and has been working with panache at Seven Barrows in the style of a horse that is going places.

The gelded son of Investec Derby winner and recently deceased High Chaparral looked one of Nicky Henderson's nicest prospects when coming home unchallenged in his only bumper run.

His trainer is likely to keep him on the bumper route for the time being.

O O SEVEN some good bets when converting on his own debut at one of the minor tracks and looks to have gone forward for that.

He is likely to step up the ladder for another bumper for his next start, probably on a Grade One track.

SPRINTER SACRE to be hitting the right notes with his eagerly-anticipated return at Ascot just a few days off.

Providing the course isn't hit with a deluge of rain, the brilliant two-miler will rock up for the Clarence House Chase on Saturday.

FRENCH OPERA in good order and may join him in the day's feature, although he has an alternative engagement on the card.

OUT SAM gritty determination to win first time back at Newbury and he has a handful of entries later this week.

The son of up-and-coming sire Multiplex has worked with aplomb during a nice gap since that stamina-sapping victory.

TOP NOTCH shortly be given further match practice for the Triumph Hurdle, possibly at Ascot on Saturday.

There isn't much of him but he was impressive when scoring at Newbury's Christmas meeting.

MAYFAIR MUSIC come back well from a stress fracture of a hind leg and showed plenty of promise to trouble the judge last time.

She put in a pleasing bit of work on the Faringdon Road grass the other day and should step up to the plate a fitter specimen for the mares' hurdle at Ascot.

West Country, January 10

ROLL THE DICE like a winner waiting to happen for Philip Hobbs, and the ultra-consistent gelding appeared in good heart in his work this morning.

This perennial bridesmaid traversed his trainer's network of all-weathers and caught the eye grabbing the ground to go clear of his lead.

He is completely genuine and thoroughly deserves to put one on the board.

He has an entry in an amateur riders' handicap chase next week as well as an option at Newbury.

TONY STAR also entered at Newbury and he took the eye in a group of workers.

His current engagement is in chase company, but he can make his presence felt in a handicap hurdle if connections decide to head in that direction instead.

MENORAH enjoying a mid-season break and will soon come back to get ready for the Festival.

The same comment applies to the industrious WISHFULL THINKING, was out of his depth in the King George.

His full brother WISHFULL DREAMING also giving off good signals following his gutsy Cheltenham win.

Lambourn, January 9

HUNT BALL amongst a big group of horses Nicky Henderson worked and is pleasing in his preparation for another shot at the Crabbie's Grand National.

The American-owned gelding shows absolutely nothing in his work but is ignited when visiting the racecourse, as he showed with a sterling run behind Splash Of GInge at Cheltenham on New Year's Day.

The 10-year-old travelled beautifully on that occasion and considering he was meeting a well-handicapped rival, he did everything and more than his connections had expected.

He finished 17th behind Pineau De Re at Aintree last year and gives every impression he can build on that should he return for another shot at the famous fences in April.

Hunt Ball takes his chance in Listed company at Kempton on Saturday and appears to be in excellent heart for the task.

SWEET DEAL shows plenty in his work and is worth monitoring for a handicap hurdle assignment on a park course.

With his Flat speed he can be a potent force, but he needs to bounce back from a run that disappointed connections last time.

ONE FOR THE GUV'NR working well to suggest he can pick up a maiden hurdle at one of the smaller courses.

ADMIRAL MILLER into the same category and should build on his promising debut effort.

Cotswolds, January 8

BENBENS himself well in the Welsh National and will be campaigned in similarly high-profile, long-distance chases for the remainder of the season.

He jumped well, handled the demanding terrain, and kept on when it looked like his stamina had run out to finish just out of the money.

Nigel Twiston-Davies will try to nurture the gelding into a Grand National horse for the future.

DOUBLE ROSS tilting at windmills in the King George VI where the track and make-up of the race were alien to him.

The bold jumper has yet to prove he stays three miles but with his prowess over intermediate distances assured, a crack at the National might just cross his trainer's mind.

BALLY BRAES some sketchy jumping to post what, in the end, was a decisive triumph at Bangor earlier in the week.

He appears to have taken the exertions in that novices' handicap chase in his stride, and has the option of a quick run back under a penalty next week.

THE NEW ONE the distinction of being England's only top-notch player in the Champion Hurdle picture and has fallen happily into mid-season relax mode, with his Cheltenham target 10 weeks down the line.

Having completely dominated the UK scene this winter, connections are concentrating on having him at concert pitch for his battle with rising star Faugheen in March.

He's been ticking over on the Fibresand strip and will have his schedule stepped up at an appropriate time ahead of the Festival.

Twiston-Davies is doing well with the horses he inherited when Jim Old retired, including

This lightly-raced individual seemed to blow up on his Leicester reappearance and has the fortitude to making winning improvement from that effort.

West Country, January 7

RETURN SPRING he is in the mood for a major assault on the Warwick Classic Chase with a pleasing workout at Sandhills.

The inexperienced gelding traversed Philip Hobbs's compendium of all weathers to show that he is ready for a move into a competitive handicap from the novice ranks.

His three outings over fences have seen him perform creditably behind top notchers such as Kings Palace.

His jumping has looked assured and it's no surprise that he's been the subject of a considerable early plunge for the Warwick marathon.

HELLO GEORGE in some pleasing work and has earned a tilt at Kempton's Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle.

Although still a bare novice, he acquitted himself well in finishing just out of the money in The Ladbroke at Ascot.

The form looks rock solid and a similar display should see him in the shake-up on Saturday.

AL ALFA well last time and after catching the eye in his latest piece of faster work, he has every chance of picking up another handicap chase.

HORIZONTAL SPEED a confidence boost after taking on some classy novices so far this season.

He likes to make the running and needs the opportunity to get into an easy lead that he can preserve.

Lambourn, January 6

Nicky Henderson put some of his probable weekend runners through their paces with Kempton's Lanzarote Hurdle card the destination for a handful of horses including

The blue-blooded Dawalan is a half-brother to Breeders' Cup Turf and King George hero Daylami and after making a satisfactory comeback at Chepstow, he finished second to stablemate SIGN OF A VICTORY Ascot.

He operates best around undemanding park courses such as Kempton and after a pleasing bit of work on the Faringdon Road grass, he looks a leading player for Saturday's feature handicap.

HAMMERSLY LAKE take up the same engagement after being unlucky not to convert so far this season.

He went down narrowly at Cheltenham and was backed to go one better at Newbury, but had to settle for second at the Hennessy meeting. Owned by Michael Buckley, he should soon put a deserved victory on the board.

ROYAL IRISH HUSSAR a third possible runner in the Lanzarote, although a dry week would be more or less essential if this former Aidan O'Brien-trained is to get the green light to run.

COCKTAILS AT DAWN a handicap chase entry at Kempton as well as an engagement at Huntingdon and is one for the notebook as he remains lightly-raced and open to improvement.

His talent manifests itself on the gallops but so far, and through no fault of his own, he has taken a backward step after a forward one. His physique cries out for fences and he should be right at home on an easy track such as Kempton.

JOSSES HILL an eyecatching entry at Doncaster on Friday. All eyes will be on the former top novice hurdler if he makes the journey to South Yorkshire, as this is a venue where Henderson ran Sprinter Sacre on his debut over fences.

The trainer will hope for a no-nonsense victory from the almost black Josses Hill, whose jumping wasn't slick enough to live with Ptit Zig when he made his debut over fences at Ascot.

OUT SAM been given time to get over his battling success at Newbury and is giving out the right signals ahead of a possible run in a Neptune Investments Hurdle at Warwick.

West Country, January 3

ROCK THE KASBAH inclement conditions on the Sandhill all-weather network readying for a possible visit to Taunton next week.

The Shirocco gelding has done well for Philip Hobbs this season, breaking his maiden in a bumper and then readily justifying the odds laid on him on his debut over hurdles.

He looks sure to continue making his mark for owner Diana Whateley.

The owner's WISHFULL DREAMING another useful prospect and appears to have taken recent winning exertions from Cheltenham in his stride.

He is a bit more robust than his brother WISHFULL THINKING, needed it in order to overcome serious trouble in running to land the New Year's Day bumper.

While Wishfull Thinking is having a deserved mid-season break, we should hear a lot more about his close relative.

IRISH BUCCANEER caught the eye on Saturday morning in some routine work up the woodchip strip. He has graduated to fences and can pick up further races kept to the right level.

Meanwhile Nigel Twiston-Davies will shortly relaunch the career of veteran 15-year-old THEDREAMSTILLALIVE, has joined the yard from Jim Old and has an entry in a handicap chase next week.

One of the oldest horses in training, he is showing plenty of enthusiasm and can more than pay his way around the smaller courses.

THE MUSICAL GUY encouragingly in a couple of journeys up the Fibresand strip and looks in the mood to add to what has been an already bountiful campaign. The nine-year-old has won two of his last three handicap chase sorties.

Lambourn, January 2

L'AMI SERGE beautifully on Friday morning ahead of his hat-trick bid in the Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown.

The former Guillaume Macaire-trained gelding didn't manage to win in France, which is remarkable when you consider what he's achieved for new trainer Nicky Henderson.

He oozed class when winning at Newbury and never came off the bridle in following up at Ascot.

Another triumph should further enhance his prospects of lifting the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

TRIOLO D'ALENE breathing problems after winning last season's Hennessy and failed to fire in both the Gold Cup and the Grand National.

He enjoyed himself breezing ahead of the three-mile handicap chase at Sandown and seems in good order.

CARACCI APACHE set for Plumpton on Sunday having floored his much-vaunted stablemate Clean Sheet on his reappearance.

The son of High Chaparral did well physically during the summer but few were expecting what he delivered that day.

NEW HORIZONS surface at a minor venue next week. He showed promise to trouble the judge on both bumper starts and has schooled and worked encouragingly.

QUIET CANDID ran well in bumpers and has definitely progressed. She put in some tidy work in midweek and can make her mark in novice and mares' hurdles.

West Country, January 1

Philip Hobbs marshalled his troops that will represent him in the early days of the new year, with the emphasis very much upon his impressive team of handicap chasers.

FILBERT an interesting prospect, having improved from race to race this season, and could run at Wincanton at the weekend.

He looked to enjoy himself in a couple of excursions up the woodchip all-weather and seems on the cusp of a first win of the campaign.

BOLD HENRY already landed one decent two-mile handicap chase and he could return to action at Sandown on Saturday.

This willing worker looked strong in his breeze. He grabbed the ground to show himself in good heart to run at a track that will suit him.

CLOUD CREEPER knocking on the door, suggesting his turn is close at hand.

He has a rare consistency that should serve him well for the remainder of the campaign, and deserves a change of luck.

NEVILLE troubled the judge on numerous occasions. He has a tempting engagement at the weekend and is another to keep on the right side.

TANERKO EMERY a most interesting new addition to the yard, having had training problems that restricted him to just three outings last season.

Consequently, he has scope for further improvement if the change of scenery has done the trick.

Lambourn, December 31

Nicky Henderson mounts a powerful twin attack on the Dornan Engineering Hurdle at Cheltenham and both his contenders BEAT THAT VANITEUX beautifully at Seven Barrows.

Beat That makes a belated return to the fray while Vaniteux bids to build on recent solid runs in defeat as he steps up in trip.

Beat That was hugely impressive at both Aintree and Punchestown last spring and might well improve for this first run back.

Vaniteux succeeded in mixing it with The New One until the final climb to the line in the International Hurdle.

He's been campaigned exclusively at Cheltenham this season, and is taking his racing well.

WHISPER his eagerly-awaited debut over fences at Exeter.

The Dai Walters-owned gelding has schooled satisfactorily. His wins at both Cheltenham and Aintree festivals last year stamp him full of class.

DIFFERENT GRAVEY advantage of the wayward antics of his stablemate Days Of Heaven when scoring at Newbury.

He tackles the Neptune Investment Hurdle at Cheltenham for which he worked pleasingly at the weekend.

He won his only point in Ireland and is therefore unbeaten. He is well regarded but stablemate BIRCH HILL be underestimated in the same race.

Although disappointing in both starts for the yard, his impressive work stamps him as a bit better than the form makes him look.

SHAKALAKABOOMBOOM connections with his recent run at Aintree and should go well in the handicap chase. He's benefited from a wind operation as well as being given a chance by the assessor.

He moved happily in his spin this morning.

HUNT BALL ERICHT the two-mile-and-five-furlong handicap chase. The American-owned Hunt Ball shows nothing at home but should never be underestimated, even though Barry Geraghty prefers Ericht.

BRIGADIER MILLER well to trouble the judge on his comeback and looked happy in his breeze ahead of the novice hurdle at Exeter.

Midlands, December 30

SPLASH OF GINGE for a Cheltenham assignment as he traversed the steep Fibresand gallop at Naunton several times.

Last season's shock winner of the Betfair Hurdle has had a chequered career over fences and was going like the proverbial bomb when falling at the Prestbury Park course earlier in the month.

He has the ability to land a decent prize and Nigel Twiston-Davies is eyeing a Grade 3 handicap on New Year's Day.

FRONTIER SPIRIT out when Haydock was abandoned but will be out shortly as his trainer executes Plan

The bold front runner has been showing abundant zest in his recent work in appears to be in good heart.

SYBARITE improved from race to race this season and may also run at his trainer's local track.

He was a decent novice over hurdles and is useful on his day. He seems fairly treated, and has worked and schooled with aplomb.

HOLLOW BLUE SKY another that keeps running well without converting.

The gelding caught the eye galloping out strongly as he went twice up the strip.

LITTLE JON a hard nut to crack when getting his way in front. He hasn't had much to shout about since scoring at Newton Abbot but recent evidence from the gallops suggests he's in the mood to bounce back.

DOUBLE ROSS out of his depth in the King George where the tight track didn't suit. He has shown a liking for Aintree and connections may look upon him as the right type of horse for the National.

Lambourn, December 27

Nicky Henderson looks to have a bright prospect in DIFFERENT GRAVEY, looked the part limbering up for a crack at the Challow Hurdle at Newbury on Monday.

The gelding, who is also engaged at Doncaster on the same day, made a lasting impression when scoring on his reappearance for the Seven Barrows trainer at the same course.

Even though his task was simplified when stablemate DAYS OF HEAVEN away 30 lengths by fluffing his lines at the start, Different Gravey was nevertheless impressive.

He looks worth following, as does Days Of Heaven, who put the record straight when hooded at Taunton.

Days Of Heaven worked well on the Faringdon Road and has abundant talent to take into battle next time.

OUT SAM home in a warm race at Newbury and could return to the Berkshire circuit on Monday.

Henderson is considering a return to Cheltenham for the exciting BEAT THAT, has an entry in a class two conditions hurdle on New Year's Day.

VANITEUX the same engagement and both these well-regarded individuals have worked well ahead of a crack at the intermediate distance.

West Midlands, December 26

BENBENS enjoyed a perfect preparation for the Coral Welsh National and the gelding looked a picture in his winding up breeze for Chepstow on Friday morning.

The lightly raced nine-year-old has room for improvement after three outings without success this season.

He showed a liking for this course when troubling the judge on his reappearance, did nothing wrong in a warm amateur riders' handicap at Cheltenham, and looked to be travelling kindly when unseating in the Becher Chase last time.

The normally safe jumper had shown a liking for the famous Aintree fences that could stand him in good stead should Nigel Twiston-Davies decide to point him at the Crabbie's Grand National.

Twiston-Davies has a number of runners whose names start with the letter 'B' to run this week.

BELMOUNT done well in the novice hurdle division, scoring at Ffos Las, and looks the type that can add to his laurels.

The son of Ascot Gold Cup winner Westerner moved well in his latest piece of stronger work up his trainer's demanding Fibresand strip.

BALLYRATH second on his debut for the yard in a bumper and should be able to go one better in a similar race at Chepstow.

The four-year-old also caught the eye in some strong work the other day and breezed beautifully on Friday morning.

COGRY completed on his last two starts but his earlier form stands up to close inspection. He has schooled satisfactorily and should soon put the record straight.

BRISTOL DE MAI as one of the stable's most interesting holiday runners when he tackles the Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow.

He broke his duck on his third and latest outing at Auteuil, and has strong ownership behind him. He has worked in the manner of a useful prospect.

THE NEW ONE taken his International Hurdle exertions in his stride and is getting a deserved mid-season break ahead of his next start in one of the Champion Hurdle trials.

Minehead, December 24

Philip Hobbs has a strong candidate for juvenile hurdle honours in GOLDEN DOYEN, shone in his work ahead of the Finale Hurdle at Chepstow on Saturday.

The former French-trained gelding has shown himself to be on the upgrade with successes at Warwick and Cheltenham.

While the first was gained with ridiculous ease, he had to dig deep to turn what looked certain defeat into dramatic victory at the home of jumps racing.

He showed his customary verve with several journeys up the Polytrack and woodchip strips.

Hobbs' King George VI duo of WISHFULL THINKING MENORAH zestfully ahead of Kempton's traditional Boxing Day highlight.

Wishfull Thinking will be taking a step back up the distance ladder, but has past experience at the trip. Like all horses with stamina question marks, he is likely to stay three miles at Kempton as anywhere else.

The chestnut has shown himself as good as ever with his triumphs in the Old Roan and Peterborough Chases.

It will be interesting to see how new jockey Barry Geraghty gets on with him.

Menorah is undoubtedly a class act, as shown from his Charlie Hall Chase triumph and solid second in the Betfair Chase.

The nine-year-old is probably running as well as ever, in similar mode to his older stablemate.

Both looked in good heart breezing up the woodchip facility.

SAUSALITO SUNRISE, runs in the Feltham, has spent much of the season chasing Kings Palace's shadow, but, on the book, there is not that much between them.

GAS LINE BOY an improving long-distance chaser who has strong claims to at least get into the money in Saturday's Coral Welsh National.

Owned by the Mick Fitzgerald Racing Club, he looked better the further he travelled in victories at Exeter and Haydock and has done everything right in his preparation for Chepstow.

THE SKYFARMER, runs at Kempton on Boxing Day, has yet to trouble the judge this season but is perhaps better than he has shown.

The reliable jumper is best not written off, as he has worked well since his Taunton blip.

Lambourn, December 23

RIVER MAIGUE Nicky Henderson's own seal of approval in the trainer's Boxing Day team, and the Michael Buckley-owned gelding looked assured in his winding-up spin for Kempton.

His jumping left something to be desired when he was beaten on his return to action, but subsequent schooling has given the seven-year-old a renewed verve.

The former Irish point-to-pointer has been plagued with injury but his trainer and patient owner have their fingers crossed for a full season this time around. Immediately the attention is fixed on the novices' limited handicap chase.

SIGN OF A VICTORY done everything right, and fully deserves a crack at Faugheen and Irving in the Christmas Hurdle.

He is a genuine two-miler with gears, and avoiding soft ground should prove beneficial to him. With his tail up after a super-smooth comeback success at Ascot, he is definitely one to follow.

CLOSE TOUCH another to have endured a setback that prevented him going chasing last season. This past winner of the EBF at Sandown has schooled well and worked enthusiastically ahead of his debut over fences.

That is set to happen at Wincanton where any cut in the ground will hold no perils for him.

SWEET DEAL costly when beaten on his latest outing and although on the small side certainly has an engine.

He works with the zest you might expect from a horse coming off the Flat and should soon put the record straight in a two-mile handicap hurdle.

TOP NOTCH shortly to defend a two-race unbeaten record from France in a juvenile hurdle.

With HARGAM PEACE AND CO having stated their cases for the Triumph, this fellow can help provide his trainer with a most enviable hand for the juvenile championship.

He could turn up at Kempton on Saturday.

Lambourn, December 20

Nicky Henderson has made the bold decision to reroute SIGN OF A VICTORY the Christmas Hurdle after fearing soft ground would play against the strengths of his fast-improver in The Ladbroke at Ascot.

The gelding, hugely impressive on his Ascot reappearance, is bred to enjoy good ground and the likelihood of that happening is much higher at Kempton.

His generous work style manifested itself on his latest trip to the Faringdon Road grass, as was the case with stablemate

The last-named showed his mettle when matching The New One stride for stride until the final hill of the International Hurdle at Cheltenham.

He has taken those exertions in his stride, and will have to go down the Champion Hurdle trial route as he is too highly rated to run in a handicap.

BOBS WORTH getting closer to a run back, having worked and schooled satisfactorily.

The former Gold Cup winner could run in the Lexus Chase or over hurdles before embarking on a campaign geared towards chasing's blue riband.

PEACE AND CO many who saw him maintain a relentless gallop to score on his UK at Doncaster.

A of his only previous start at Clairefontaine, he has always shown abundant ability in his work and must be followed as a potential Triumph Hurdle horse.

HARGAM on the same day at Cheltenham and gives Henderson an enviable hand in the juvenile hurdling department.

He is sure to be a warm order for whatever trial his trainer points him towards.

Lambourn, December 19

Richard Hannon breezed some of his all-weather team and EMELL out strongly in his winding up work for the conditions race at Lingfield.

The four-year-old takes on mainly older rivals but his trainer looks to have found a good opportunity in what amounts to a drop in class.

BALTIC KNIGHT to have strong claims in the Listed Quebec Stakes.

He shaped well when switching to Polytrack last time and also caught the eye grabbing the ground in his breeze on Friday morning.

FILOSOFO shown good form on both turf and sand and looked in good order working ahead of a possible trip to Kempton next week.

Andrew Balding will find out in the Class Two handicap on the same Lingfield card just how good MYMATECHRIS

The three-year-old has looked invincible in recent runs on the all-weather and chases a hat-trick as he takes a step up the class ladder.

Mymatechris moved beautifully in a swinging canter at Kingsclere.

RIZAL PARK to have taken this week's winning exertions in his stride and could try to strike again at Kempton.

That remark also applies to Thursday's scorer HAINES, is likely to keep his eye in for the remainder of the winter.

West Country/Midlands, December 18

DUNRAVEN STORM in good order breezing up one of Philip Hobbs' all-weather gallops ahead of a fascinating novice chase at Ascot on Friday.

The talented gelding has posted two wins and a second over fences this term and is a past winner at the Berkshire course.

MENORAH have another crack at the King George VI on Boxing Day and is doing everything right at home.

The nine-year-old was pulled up in the Kempton highlight a year ago, but has always exuded class in his work and appears to be operating at a higher level than ever before in his chase career.

DOUBLE ROSS enjoyed the rub of the green this season, but Nigel Twiston-Davies' chestnut has shown no ill effects from his departures at Newton Abbot and Haydock.

That was interspersed by a creditable placed effort in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.

The normally impeccable jumper is giving off encouraging signals.

BENBENS, well when unseating in the Becher Chase, has also shown no adverse reaction following that unfortunate exit.

He worked purposefully up the steep Fibresand strip midweek and is on course for a tilt at the Coral Welsh National at Chepstow.

Lambourn, December 17

JOSSES HILL at the top of his game in his winding-up work for a career switch for fences later this week.

Last season's Supreme Novices' Hurdle runner-up has fully recovered from a splint problem that set him back in the autumn, and has shown a penchant for the larger obstacles in his schooling.

His resounding triumph at Aintree in April stamps him as being out of the top drawer, and his appearance at Ascot on Friday is eagerly awaited.

L'AMI SERGE a big impression when scoring on his first outing since joining Henderson from Guillaume Macaire.

The gigantic gelding travelled and quickened up like a horse to follow at Newbury and has earned a step up the class ladder.

His target is the Kennel Gate Hurdle on the same Ascot card. He looked in very good order in his latest stretch on the Faringdon Road grass.

OPEN HEARTED a positive start to his chasing career last season and should acquit himself well in handicaps.

He looks ready for a run, and has an entry at Ascot at the weekend.

SUGAR BARON a favourable impression on his debut and has produced some eyecatching work ahead of the bumper.

The son of Presenting already has experience of Ascot and if the weather remains dry, that would be in his favour.

SIGN OF A VICTORY been displaced as favourite for the Ladbroke and his chance of landing that prize would be equally compromised by rain, which is forecast towards the end of the week.

Minehead, December 16

GARDE LA VICTOIRE poised for Ladbroke Hurdle action and moved beautifully in his work on one of the all-weathers at Sandhill this morning.

Philip Hobbs' Somerset yard is aptly named as the trainer has an enviable complex of artificial facilities consisting of both Polytrack and woodchip.

The talented Garde La Victoire will have top weight in the Ascot finale on Saturday, but he has worked with real

éclat since landing the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham and was unlucky on his first run back at Aintree.

The workings of the weights means the five-year-old will have to carry more than any of his foes, but he is a big horse and built for that job.

MIDNIGHT SPIN been showing plenty of gusto in his work on both surfaces.

Having hit the woodwork a couple of times, the four-year-old looks in the mood to pick up a maiden or novice hurdle, possibly at Towcester on Thursday.

ROYAL PLAYER not quite live up to expectations at the end of last season and ran adequately upon his return to the fray.

However he is a willing worker and almost certainly better than he has shown so far ahead of an assignment at Ludlow on Wednesday.

WISHFULL THINKING overcome adversity to put together the most rewarding season of his career with his triumphs in the Old Roan and Peterborough Chases.

The chestnut has taken his Huntingdon exertions in his stride and will not be resting on his laurels, though the Melling Chase back at Aintree looks his main objective, as things stand.

Lambourn, December 13

OUT SAM shaping up to be one of Nicky Henderson's nicest prospects in the novice hurdling division.

The gelding landed a warm race on his Newbury return and after pleasing in his stretch this morning, could return to his local course next Wednesday.

He has delighted connections in both his work and schooling, looking one to follow until beaten.

WEST WIZARD holds a Newbury engagement and will try to lay the demons of a shock defeat on his return at Kempton if he turns up.

The five-year-old has now been beaten at long odds-on in the same Kempton race for the past two years, but he had a good blow after his recent eclipse and will strip a different proposition wherever he turns out.

He looked silky-smooth in his latest piece of faster work.

JACK FROST shortly defend a three-race unbeaten record and looks in very good order.

His successes have come at smaller venues but with his confidence on a high, he has earned a visit to a Grade One track.

DAYS OF HEAVEN be on a recovery mission if he turns up at Newbury.

He was turned over by a stablemate when returning to action at this course but is better than the run suggests, as he lost ground at the start and had a lot to do.

He has also worked with

éclat subsequently and is well regarded.

MY WIGWAM OR YOURS set to tackle handicap chases and caught the eye in his latest breeze, while LEADEROFTHEDANCE the ability to pick up a novice hurdle at one of the smaller courses.

West Country, December 12

G ARDE LA VICTOIRE his customary zest working in tandem on Philip Hobbs' impressive all-weather complex of gallops.

The talented gelding benefited from a peach of a ride from Richard Johnson to make virtually all in the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham. Intensive schooling ensured he was a lot more slick at his hurdles than when beaten on his Aintree reappearance.

He looked effortless in his breeze on Friday morning and looks more than ready for another step up the class ladder.

BOLD HENRY a surprise on his own return to Cheltenham and will seek to follow up in the two-mile handicap chase.

He has gone forward from the gap which means he will go to post fresh and well, and therefore unlikely to suffer from the bounce factor.

CHAMPAGNE WEST an exciting novice and is definitely one to follow in the Ryman Novices' Chase on the Prestbury Park card.

He worked better than a recent winner in midweek and floated along in his winding-up breeze.

PULL THE CHORD expected to flourish now he has opened his account. H confidence is on a high, and he is worth monitoring for an early strike in a novice hurdle next week.

WISHFULL THINKING to have taken his Peterborough Chase exertions in his stride.

His attention may be turned long-term to the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham.

Naunton, December 11

THE NEW ONE in imperious form in his warm-up spin for the International Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Nigel Twiston-Davies' charge looks at this stage the only British-trained horse likely to bustle up a Champion Hurdle dominated by horses trained in Ireland.

His unfortunate experience, when left with too much to do in the 2013 Champion, is a memory erased to a large extent by successes in each of his last three starts.

Anything other than a clear-cut triumph at the weekend will dampen his chances of taking the hurdling crown next March.

BLAKLION proved a good servant to the stable with his sequence of victories this season.

That run was ended at the hands of a highly-rated rival last time.

More to the point, he has worked with aplomb and looked razor sharp in his latest stretch up the Fibresand strip.

MAD MOOSE a complete law unto himself.

His problems in lining up and jumping off are well documented, but he works like a good horse and it is hoped he will be competitive in either the International Hurdle or, more likely, the Relkeel.

SPLASH OF GINGE'S campaign has not gone silky smooth, but he is still a definite player in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and he grabbed the ground in manful style in his latest practice up the Fibresand hill.

LITTLE JON likely to head for a novices' chase at Cheltenham after working satisfactorily midweek.

ASTRACAD his customary appearance in the extended two-mile handicap chase. He has not shown much for a while, but has worked well enough to hint that a revival in fortune could be close at hand.

Lambourn, December 10

Nicky Henderson worked some of his big guns at Seven Barrows, utilizing both grass and all-weather facilities to ready his troops for an important pre-Christmas weekend.

Cheltenham will be the major port of call and the destination for the likes of VANITEUX, HADRIAN'S APPROACH, RIVER MAIGUE

Third in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the same course in March, Vaniteux was the subject of steady ante-post support that ensured he went off favourite for the Greatwood Hurdle, only for him to catch a tartar in Garde La Victoire.

Both before and subsequent to that very good effort, Vaniteux worked like a Champion Hurdle horse and his claims will be sternly put to the test against The New One in the International Hurdle on Saturday.

His work is usually impressive to the eye and he's shown no sign of anything but what Henderson and his team have come to expect from the gelding.

Hadrian's Approach side-stepped the Hennessy and will head fresh and fancied for the long distance handicap chase at Cheltenham on Friday.

Last season's bet365 Gold Cup winner hasn't always been the most natural over his fences, but a lot of work jas gone into him on the schooling ground.

RIVER MAIGUE a couple of entries this week. The former Irish pointer has had his problems but is better than he showed at Kempton, when uncharacteristic mistakes brought about his downfall.

He looked alert and in good heart as he tuned-up for another novices' chase.

OUT SAM well through the summer and when scoring on his first hurdle start in a warm race at Newbury, he served notice that he's one to follow.

The Multiplex gelding has shown in subsequent work that he's gone forward, and he should have no trouble landing another novices' hurdle.

Henderson will probably separate HARGAM PEACE AND CO, them to opposite ends of the country. They each have entries in juvenile hurdles at Cheltenham and Doncaster.

With a Flat rating of 97, the Aga Khan-bred Hargam always promised to make his mark amongst the four-year-olds and after coming there pulling the proverbial bus, it was a shade disappointing that he was beaten at Cheltenham last month.

However, that run is thought to have taught him a lot.

Peace And Co moved to Lambourn after showing plenty of ability at Clairefontaine in the summer. He is highly regarded and works like a good horse.

West Country, December 9

BIG EASY in good heart working several times up Philip Hobbs' network of all-weathers ahead of a weekend assignment.

The Cesarewitch winner is clearly in the mood to avenge a couple of defeat over hurdles since his clear-cut triumph in the second leg of the autumn double.

After Newmarket, he finished second to Katkeau at Cheltenham and then did nothing wrong when filling the same placing in a valuable race at Haydock.

The grey races in the same silks as Rooster Booster and is set to go down a similar career path, with a return to Cheltenham in the offing.

Hobbs has some smart novice chasers in his stable, and SAUSALITO SUNRISE turn up at Cheltenham after being beaten by Kings Palace there last time.

He looked beaten a fair way out that day, but showed resilience to dig deep into his stamina reserves.

RETURN SPRING also on the slipway for another outing and caught the eye with a vibrant workout that shows Highland Retreat's Exeter conqueror to be in excellent fettle.

Hobbs likes the cross-country races at Cheltenham and looks like fielding IMPERIAL CIRCUS on Friday.

The gelding ran well in defeat last time while a second string to the Hobbs bow is DUKE OF LUCCA, ran as if wanting a real stamina test when unplaced at Wincanton.

Several novice hurdlers could run this week, amongst them STERNRUBIN, has shaped well ahead of a juvenile hurdle.

NEVILLE knocked on the door more than once and is an interesting contender at Leicester on Wednesday.

Lambourn, December 5

SOMERSBY his first run back at Exeter and improved on that to chase home Al Ferof in the Amlin Chase at Ascot.

The talented gelding has shone in his schooling this year, and jumped with aplomb on both racecourse appearances.

He will make his presence felt in what looks a wide-open Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown.

SGT RECKLESS delighting Mick Channon and while connections decided to skip a trip to the Esher track for a big novice event, he is one to look out for when he next appears.

Sgt Reckless has worked confidently since winning on his debut at Uttoxeter and will strip fitter for a step up the ladder en route to a shot at the Arkle Trophy.

Nicky Henderson sends SHAKALAKABOOMBOOM Aintree for the featured Becher Chase.

The famous fences are not new to the 10-year-old, who two years ago looked likely to take a hand in the finish of the Grand National.

He had problems with a leg and more recently underwent a wind operation. This should assist in his preparation for another campaign geared specifically towards Aintree in April, and he has been working well on the Faringdon Road grass.

BRIGADIER MILLER at Huntingdon on Sunday having been on the sidelines last season with a leg problem

The bumper winner has worked encouragingly and as he is by Act One, any cut in the ground will be a bonus for him.

Naunton, December 4

Nigel Twiston-Davies goes to war with runners throughout the country this weekend, with the lightly-raced BENBENS the Betfred Becher Chase at Aintree.

The slick-jumping gelding was solid in defeat in an amateur riders' chase at Cheltenham last time, showing a good attitude throughout.

He worked encouragingly on the steep Fibresand strip at Naunton this week, looking both happy and determined.

BALLYBOLLEY a hat-trick in bumpers and has been unfortunate to run into a couple of smart rivals in his two outings over hurdles.

The five-year-old acquitted himself well at Cheltenham's Open fixture and moved stylishly in his latest bit of stronger work with a recent winner.

BIG CASINO at Cartmel in the early summer and although beaten a long way in two subsequent appearances, he looked strong in his breeze this morning.

BALLY BRAES getting any younger, but shaped well last time to trouble the judge on his first run off a break.

He is capable of going well in a handicap chase if routed to Huntingdon on Sunday.

BALLYKAN an interesting addition to the string, having been placed in each of his four points.

The four-year-old is by Presenting and would probably prefer better ground than that which is prevalent at the moment.

MAD MOOSE refused to race in three of his last four starts, but the enigmatic performer looks happy in his work and schooling.

Lambourn, December 3

OSCAR WHISKY set to return to the minimum distance after being taken off the shelf as a late deputy for Sprinter Sacre in the Tingle Creek Chase.

The Dai Walters-owned nine-year-old delighted connections with his creditable fourth placing in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham last month under a huge weight and he has been in good heart since.

Five of his seven starts over fences have been at Prestbury Park, but he did win at Sandown last season and trainer Nicky Henderson is confident his charge will prove just as effective back on right-handed course.

Oscar Whisky has impressed in his recent work and schooling.

CUP FINAL a name to conjure with, having found bottomless ground a handicap on his own return to the fray at Cheltenham.

The JP gelding is by Presenting and like so many of the progeny of that sire, he prefers good ground.

Since that nevertheless satisfactory comeback he's been working with

éclat.

SNAKE EYES the same silks and it is hoped he will belatedly open his account over hurdles.

He did well through the summer, has been catching the eye in his work, and could reappear in a Listed Handicap Hurdle at Sandown on Saturday.

CLEAN SHEET getting close to a first run under Rules.

The son of Oscar won his only point for Enda Bolger in March of last year, but picked up an injury that necessitated a return to McManus' Martinstown base for a period of recuperation.

He has come back looking better than ever and after pleasing in his work and schooling, he will be a fascinating runner wherever he pops up.

Henderson is likely to have a runner in Sunday's Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon.

The veteran FRENCH OPERA sidestepped one engagement, while RAJDHANI EXPRESS up his petrol too soon at Ascot recently.

Both have given positive signals this week, with their trainer anticipating a general improvement in overall form in a month in which he is traditionally red-hot

West Country, December 2

DUNRAVEN STORM for the Henry VIII Chase at Sandown with some sterling work up both Philip Hobbs' all-weather gallops.

The gelding has a spring in his step with his tail up after defeats of Far West at Exeter and Vibrato Valtat at Cheltenham.

On each occasion he displayed a professional attitude to get the job done and he seems in the form of his life ahead of his hat-trick bid at the Esher course.

Hobbs has CHANCE DU ROY his corks for a bid to gain back-to-back successes in the Becher Chase as Aintree turns it's attention to the famous National fences.

The gelding, who has been unlucky when falling over them as well as winning, has had his attention targeted at this one race and he really grabbed the ground working up the Polytrack.

He should be able to use the 'Aintree factor' to his benefit.

PERSIAN SNOW a good jumper and May also head the Merseyside for the Grand Sefton Handicap Chase.

He has schooled proficiently for a first look at the unique obstacles on Saturday.

WISHFULL THINKING have the finishing power of Al Ferof in the Amlin Chase but he'll be on a retrieval mission in either the Tingle Creek at Sandown or a Listed Chase at Aintree.

He's already displayed a liking for that course with his Old Roan Chase triumph, and has looked in good heart in steady canters since his Ascot run.

GAS LINE BOY progressive and after two clear cut wins, he has the London National in his periscope for the hat-trick attempt.

He looked on good terms with himself getting ready for that by traversing both the Polytrack and woodchip all-weathers.

Newmarket, November 29

Sir Michael Stoute's two challengers for the the Hong Kong International meeting went through their paces to the delight of the trainer, who had thought he might end up with only one string to his bow.

While HILLSTAR invited to contest the Hong Kong Vase, SNOW SKY his invite later, but was already in work and pleasing after a short autumn break.

Both colts have pleased their connections, with Hillstar putting in a career-best effort to land the Grade One Canadian International at Woodbine.

Snow Sky, winner of the Lingfield Derby Trial and the Gordon Stakes as well as finishing third in the St Leger, has shown plenty of zip in his work on the Al Bahathri Polytrack following his lead horse

Meanwhile at Kingsclere, A Balding has a select all-weather team to take through the winter months including MYMATECHRIS, has caught the eye in his recent visits to the main all-weather facility.

FARLETTI shown hints of ability and is worth looking out for in handicaps, while ON DEMAND pay her way.

Nigel Twiston-Davies sent his workers on a couple of climbs of his steep Fibresand facility at Naunton.

BALLYRATH to be running into form and that has been backed up by some eyecatching work.

MUCKLE ROE in good order, while KILRONAN HIGH signalled he will soon return to winning ways.

Naunton/Minehead, November 28

Nigel Twiston-Davies has been delighted at the way THE NEW ONE come out of his recent effortless Ascot triumph.

The gelding's jumping looked inch perfect as he put lesser rivals to the sword.

His next outing will be a spin round Cheltenham, with his trainer not against then bringing him out again for a crack at Kempton's Christmas Hurdle.

Twiston-Davies will field a number on interesting runners next week, with FOXBRIDGE possible for Leicester on Monday.

The gelding is amongst a handful of handicap chasers the yard will bring back and the way he has worked on the steep Fibresand gallop suggests he will lack for little in the fitness department.

TOUR DES CHAMPS be in the group and has been showing all the right signals.

ARTHUR'S SECRET plenty of ability and could better a sequence of near-misses at Newbury on Saturday.

He is a very good traveller and jumper.

RANSOM NOTE promise when last seen, and though not without his problems, looks ready for a return in novice hurdle company soon.

TONY STAR not run since May, but Philip Hobbs' gelding moved purposefully up the main woodchip facility, looking in good order for an impending return to the track.

FILBERT a spark of ability when just out of the money at Sandown and is ready to run again before the end of the month, having worked enthusiastically.

VAL D'ARC beaten when falling at Market Rasen, but has the ability to bounce back following some intensive schooling.

Lambourn, November 27

HADRIAN'S APPROACH benefited from some schooling ahead of his return to action.

The Bet365 Gold Cup hero has been known to shut his eyes at the odd fence, but with his own jumping style he's done connections proud.

Other highs on his CV two other chases and a third in the RSA at Cheltenham.

The manner of his recent work suggests he is tuned-up and ready to return to the fray in one of the marquee chases in the coming weeks.

HAMMERSLY LAKE going down the handicap hurdle route and looked a shade unlucky not to score at Cheltenham's Showcase fixture.

He seems to have put behind him a crunching fall at Ascot, and can convert his useful French form to English soil.

OUT SAM skipped a few entries but reappears at Newbury on Friday.

The Multiplex gelding showed promise in point-to-points and will go straight down the novice hurdle route.

He works well and is expected to more than pay his way through the winter.

DIFFERENT GRAVEY an endearing name, having arrived at Seven Barrows from Ireland.

He was impressive landing his only point, and has both worked and schooled well.

ANQUETTA none the worse for an uncharacteristic fall last time and will soon seek compensation, while FRENCH OPERA primed for action after a pleasing midweek spin.

Midlands, November 26

LISTEN BOY the eye in his latest stretch up the Fibresand gallop as Nigel Twiston-Davies readied his weekend runners at Naunton.

The eight-year-old Presenting gelding brought off an extraordinary feat on his return to the fray on October 31.

His clear-cut triumph that day at Uttoxeter came exactly one year after his previous outing, and that resulted in another success at Stratford.

With few miles on the clock, Listen Boy looks well worth following should he remain sound.

A DOLL IN MILAN set to run at Newbury and she grabbed the ground like you might expect from a bang-in-form mare.

The daughter of Milan won doing handstands at Lingfield and should be worth following in the colours of part-owner Simon Munir.

ARTHUR'S SECRET running into one and wasn't disgraced against a top-notcher last time.

He showed his usual sparkle in his journey up the strip to suggest he can go well in whichever of his entries connections choose to aim him at.

FRONTIER VIC fresh and well and moved purposefully ahead of a possible run in a handicap hurdle at Doncaster.

ROSSONERI from a lengthy absence tomorrow and after breezing nicely this morning, he should be fit enough to go well in a novices' handicap hurdle at Newbury.

Minehead, November 25

FINGAL BAY his position at the forefront of the Hennessy Gold Cup market with a pleasing weekend spin on the all-weather complex at Sandhills Stables.

The eight-year-old is a fascinating contender for Newbury's marquee jumps prize, with his ability to deliver fresh a possible trump card.

Fingal Bay, who won the Pertemps Final at the Cheltenham Festival, has excelled in his schooling at home.

Ground conditions and the track are also likely to suit.

Hobbs will saddle an abundance of handicap chasers this week.

TONY STAR the look of a fairly-treated chaser and can build upon a promising comeback effort.

He has worked as if that run has brought him forward, and is entered in races at Newbury where he will be getting plenty of weight from his main rivals.

CARRIGMORNA KING on his own reappearance and worked well up the steep woodchip gallop.

He looks in the mood to cope with a rise in the ratings, having enjoyed himself in the interim.

QUICK DECISSON engaged in a conditional jockeys' handicap on Friday and caught the eye in a couple of forays up both all-weathers.

This discipline was also afforded to ROYAL REGATTA FILBERT, could both run at the Hennessy meeting.

Lambourn, November 22

RIVER MAIGUE turn his attention to fences this winter for owner Michael Buckley, who saw his colours carried to great success on the level this year by Toast Of New York.

The gelding, considered not far off top class by Nicky Henderson, has schooled proficiently and is a welcome addition to his trainer's novice chase division.

He has shown his customary sparkle on the grass gallops and is entered at Kempton on Monday.

MAYFAIR MUSIC the yard well last winter and is a lightly raced mare open to further improvement.

She is working encouragingly in the same way POLLY PEACHUM before her successful return to the fray.

Both mares should be worth following through the campaign in Listed hurdles and the pair are also entered at Kempton.

WEST WIZARD considered a potential top-notcher and has done everything right.

He was not right after a defeat at Kempton, coming back with a knee problem that kept him off the course for the remainder of the season.

He has been showing his undoubted talent and went especially well in his latest piece of stronger work.

JACK FROST to have taken his recent Fakenham win in his stride and will soon reappear in a bid to complete a hat-trick.

He is worth following to keep up the good work around the smaller tracks.

OUT SAM one for the notebook and his work has been especially encouraging.

West Country, November 21

Philip Hobbs excels with long-distance chasers and it is encouraging that a couple of horses from that division of his Somerset operation have worked with great gusto this week.

GAS LINE BOY, by the Mick Fitzgerald Racing Club, has shown a success that slightly surprised Hobbs at Exeter has brought him further forward.

He looked in good heart working up both his trainer's all-weather facilities earlier in the week ahead of another marathon handicap at Haydock.

DE LA BECH a pea out of the same pod and was in similarly sprightly form as he engaged in identical work.

He failed to menace in that same Exeter contest and while Hobbs has tried different headgear, it appeared to make little impact.

UNCLE JIMMY beautifully on Friday morning before heading to Haydock for the 'Fixed Brush' Hurdle and in current form should be a factor in an admittedly very competitive race.

His winning form shows he has improved since last year.

MENORAH a similar spin just to keep him in the groove ahead of his bid for the Betfair Chase.

WISHFULL THINKING to Ascot as favourite for the Amlin 1965 Chase and could hardly be in better form judging on his work and general demeanour since scoring at Aintree.

Midlands, November 20

THE NEW ONE been in cracking form for Nigel Twiston-Davies in his build-up to the Betfair Price Rush Hurdle at Haydock.

Twiston-Davies perceives the new contest as a perfect stepping stone to his charge's main mid-season target, the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day.

Some people have questioned the gelding's jumping but he's been electric in his schooling at home.

Considered by many to have been unlucky not to win this year's Champion Hurdle when he was hampered and made up a lot of late ground, The New One is in a league of his own on the steep Fibresand strip at Naunton and will be at cramped odds to bolster his Festival claims.

SYBARITE showing his early promise and having matured into his frame, worked zestfully ahead of a crack at the "Fixed Brush" Hurdle.

The eight-year-old does not look badly treated in the

£80,000 contest.

DOUBLE ROSS set to take on the big guns in the Betfair Chase having just been run out of the places in the Charlie Hall at Wetherby.

The eight-year-old was knocked into and brought down at Newton Abbot, but a solid run last time showed the spill hadn't dented his confidence.

He looks in good order and shapes like a possible Grand National type, having already shown an affinity for those famous fences.

BALLY BEAUFORT an interesting prospect for novice hurdles and has worked nicely ahead of a possible trip to Ascot at the weekend.

Lambourn/Newmarket, November 19

SNOW SKY being kept on the go by Sir Michael Stoute in the hope of gaining a late invitation to contest the Hong Kong International fixture at Sha Tin next month.

The Khalid Abdullah-owned colt travelled sweetly behind his lead horse ABSEIL the Al Bahathri Polytrack this morning in his latest stretch.

A of both the Lingfield Derby Trial and the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood, Snow Sky acquitted himself well with a third placing to Kingston Hill in the St Leger, but has still not been green-lighted for the prestigious Hong Kong Vase.

Nicky Henderson has indicated that a number of his runners are just needing their comeback outings but the Seven Barrows handler should have a big compliment of runners at the weekend.

RAJDHANI EXPRESS Cheltenham to wait for Ascot and the gelding pleased in his latest visit to the Faringdon Road grass working ahead of a possible tilt at the Amlin 1965 Chase.

The gelding has a spring in his step and looks worth following in his division, while FRENCH OPERA a stalwart that will continue contesting similar races.

DAWALAN struck the crossbar on both his starts this season and should soon go one better in a handicap hurdle.

HUNT BALL shown up well since joining the string, including a prominent showing in the Grand national.

The much-travelled gelding has been working well towards a likely reappearance over hurdles.

ADMIRAL MILLER NEW HORIZONS shown promise to suggest they both can strike in bumpers in the coming weeks.

West Country, November 18

Philip Hobbs spent the Open meeting on cloud nine and can look forward to further assaults at the marquee races this weekend.

MENORAH been one of his top providers with a comeback success teeing the gelding up for a crack at the Betfair Chase.

Menorah warmed-up for that Grade One Haydock race with a swinging canter on the main woodchip facility at Sandhills and is clearly in great heart for Saturday's test.

UNCLE JIMMY looked an improved performer this season and he engaged in some readying work for a possible crack at the "Fixed Brush" Handicap Hurdle.

The seven-year-old handles cut in the ground and has also schooled adeptly at home.

BIG EASY swords with Katkeau at Cheltenham and even though he had to give best to that rival up the final hill, he has taken his exertions in his stride.

Veteran WISHFULL THINKING found a renewed sprightliness this season with his victory in the Old Roan Chase at Aintree showing him to be as good as ever.

The chestnut moved powerfully up both his trainer's all-weathers and appears to be in good heart ahead of the Amlin 1965 Chase at Ascot.

IF IN DOUBT an ignominious first look at fences when departing early at Exeter, but he has schooled well subsequently and should raise his game if returning to the Haldon course at the weekend.

He is held in high regard and could be joined by RETURN SPRING, has also schooled and worked satisfactorily.

Midlands, November 15

Nigel Twiston-Davies has a very promising chasing recruit in LITTLE JON, moves into the big league at Cheltenham.

The six-year-old showed a never-say-die attitude to score on his seasonal return and has delighted connections in his subsequent schooling.

The gelding floated up the steep Fibresand strip in his breeze at Naunton on Saturday morning.

FOXTAIL HILL similar scope and worked nicely without being asked any questions.

He appears to be more than ready for a similar step up the ladder in the Supreme Trial Hurdle, also at Cheltenham.

THE NEW ONE ticked over since his satisfactory return to the fray at Kempton and will go down the classic route to another tilt at the Champion Hurdle, including a visit to Kempton on Boxing Day.

Charlie Mann will pinpoint Fontwell for his Sunday operation.

The Neardown trainer has worked both LORD OF HOUSE CHAMPAGNE N CAVIAR his own steep all-weather known as The Bank.

Lord Of House has given encouragement that he can be a force off top weight on his comeback in the Salmon Spray Handicap Hurdle.

Mann is hoping to take a leaf out of colleague and neighbour Oliver Sherwood's book by successfully bringing back Champagne N from a near 600-day absence in the John Rogerson Memorial Novices' Chase.

Lambourn, November 14

Mick Channon ended the turf Flat season on song courtesy of the highly promising MOBSTA Doncaster, and the West Ilsley handler predicts big things for the colt in 2015.

This weekend his attention is drawn to the jumping side of his operation, when he will pitch promising novice chasers KNOCK HOUSE SGT RECKLESS the Cheltenham action.

Knock House impressed on his return to the fray and has subsequently worked and schooled well.

He breezed beautifully on Friday morning ahead of the extended three-mile novices' chase.

Sgt Reckless spent most of last season finishing in the money in top novice hurdles, and he worked particularly well ahead of Sunday's Arkle Trophy Trial.

Everything will be geared towards the race that commemorates the greatest chaser of all time at next year's Festival.

Channon recently took charge of a very well-regarded recruit named MICK'S LAD, is definitely worth keeping on the right side.

He cost a six-figure sum and, by virtue of his name, has a lot to live up to.

Oliver Sherwood has his team in red hot form, with MANY CLOUDS taken his Carlisle exertions in his stride.

The Trevor Hemmings-owned gelding loves to get his toe into the ground, and the inclement weather through November can only enhance his Hennessy claims.

DEPUTY DAN an exciting addition to the chasing ranks, and he looked in good fettle breezing ahead of his eagerly awaited second start over fences.

Minehead, November 13

Philip Hobbs looks to have one of his strongest ever teams for the prestigious Open fixture at Cheltenham this weekend.

COLOUR SQUADRON try to lay a hoodoo that has seen him finish in the money in his last four visits to Prestbury Park.

He frequently finishes strongly from off the pace, but has so far failed to convert on the big occasion.

However, he has worked as well as ever ahead of an assignment on Friday, and looked right on his game in recent visits to both his trainer's impressive all-weathers, which were traversed several times.

GARDE LA VICTOIRE always been the apple of Hobbs' eye and he will have his attention turned to the hugely competitive Greatwood Hurdle, the feature of Sunday's card.

The five-year-old might have gone close upon his return to action at Aintree, but for making a couple of careless mistakes at the business end.

Whatever the case, his subsequent work gives the impression he has gone forward and will be a tough for for the best of them if given the green light to run.

DUNRAVEN STORM taking to fences with aplomb at the relatively late age of nine, and has schooled adeptly ahead of the novice chase on Sunday.

The gelding trumped Far West at Exeter to show that he has never been better, and a hallmark of that display was his accurate jumping.

RIVER DEEP a progressive member of the Hobbs team who is on a hat-trick mission in the intermediate handicap hurdle on Friday.

He works like a good horse, and showed that by easing clear of his lead horse.

GOLDEN DOYEN impressive in disposing of inferior rivals at Warwick and gives Hobbs another strong to his bow of versatility in the juvenile hurdle.

He travels and jumps well, and is also a willing performer at home - as he showed this week.

BALTHAZAR KING or less tops the cross-country division and he has trained well ahead of an intended return to that discipline on Friday.

Lambourn, November 12

VANITEUX impressed in his preparatory work for the Greatwood Hurdle and moved with aplomb on his latest visit to the Faringdon Road grass gallops.

The former Irish point-to-pointer climaxed a successful first season hurdling with third place in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle and the current plan is for him to stick to the smaller obstacles.

Introduced at twice the price he currently is for the Greatwood, that support has been indicative of the way he's worked with some of the most reliable yardsticks at Seven Barrows.

Adding to confidence is the fact that Barry Geraghty was confirmed as his rider this morning.

OSCAR WHISKY through a gallop on Tuesday with all guns blazing and has the Paddy Power Gold Cup option.

While the run will undoubtedly bring him on, Oscar Whisky has answered all questions and can go into battle on the back of an excellent record at Cheltenham both over hurdles and fences.

EARTH AMBER lightly raced and open to progression. She has placed form in Group company on the Flat, and will surely break her duck over jumps before long.

She's been working well ahead of a possible shot at the novices' handicap hurdle at the Open meeting.

GOLDEN HOOF well and has worked nicely since his recent win. He looked good in his breeze ahead of the novices' chase on Friday.

CUP FINAL run well in high-profile races and is one of the best maidens in training. He's done everything right limbering up for a possible shot at the Michael Scudamore Intermediate Handicap Hurdle at the big meeting.

SNAKE EYES a pea out of the same pod, running just out of the money in a competitive handicap hurdle at Leopardstown. He's strengthened up and looked happy in his work ahead of a return to the fray before the end of the month.

Midlands, November 11

BLAKLION an exciting prospect who could defend a four-race unbeaten record for Nigel Twiston-Davies in the Grade Two Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham on Friday.

The gelding, a winner of two bumpers and two novice hurdles, including the Persian War last time, worked beautifully up his trainer's steep Fibresand facility and is clearly in the form of his life.

He impressed at Chepstow last time and confirmed that day he is high in the pecking order at the Twiston-Davies academy.

SPLASH OF GINGE a major upset when landing the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury last term and has transferred that ability to fences.

He put a Perth blip behind him with a convincing triumph at the first Cheltenham meeting, comprehensively turning round placings with his conqueror in Scotland.

He has schooled and worked well, especially in his latest bit of stronger work in which he traversed the steep gallop a couple of times. He's on course to return to his local track for a novice chase at the weekend.

KILRONAN HIGH progressive and appears another serious chance for Twiston-Davies at The Open fixture.

She's impressed in landing a couple of bumpers and it would take a brave man to say she won't complete the hat-trick.

BENBENS go to the meeting with a live chance in the amateur riders' handicap chase, in which HOLLOW BLUE SKY also a possible contender.

GOLDEN JUBILEE last time and seems in good order ahead of the novices' handicap hurdle.

Minehead, November 7

VAL D'ARC an interesting runner for Philip Hobbs at Market Rasen on Sunday, with the five-year-old having shown in his work and schooling he is none the worse for an uncharacteristic spill on his latest outing.

He was still in contention after trying to make all of the running at Wincanton, but has emerged in good shape and is among a handful of handicap chasers his trainer runs over the weekend.

BINCOMBE another with a live chance at Wincanton on Saturday, having shown in his latest spins up the woodchip all-weather he has progressed from a solid first run back.

FILBERT to Sandown and went equally well in a midweek stretch to suggest a big run is anticipated.

DUKE OF LUCCA not enjoyed as much success as he deserves, but goes back into the fray in the Badger Ales Handicap Chase at Wincanton.

Having regularly contested similarly competitive handicaps, he looks a lively outsider for the race and worked splendidly on both all-weather tracks in midweek.

HORIZONTAL SPEED always promised to make his mark over fences and did nothing wrong on his debut over the larger obstacles.

He ran into one on that occasion, but returns to the track fancied to go one better in the four-runner Rising Stars Novices' Chase at Wincanton.

MENORAH giving out good signals following his success at Wetherby, leaving Hobbs with plenty of options for the talented gelding, who appears happier on flat tracks rather than Cheltenham's undulations

The former top-class hurdler might take on the cream of the chasing crop in the Betfair Chase at Haydock.

Newmarket, November 6

Sir Michael Stoute still has overseas options on his mind for the back end of the year, with SNOW SKY primed for the Hong Kong International meeting at Sha Tin.

Snow Sky has been a fine servant for owner Khalid Abdullah with his victories in the Lingfield Derby Trial and Gordon Stakes followed by an excellent run to finish third in the St Leger.

He has thrived for a break since Doncaster, and looked fresh and well working solo on the Al Bahathri Polytrack.

Otherwise, it was, as expected, a quiet week for the Stoute workers, with a few two-year-olds stretching out that could run on turf or the all-weather in the next week.

PERFECT DANCE an interesting prospect, and the unraced filly showed her prowess by skipping three lengths clear of CAPSIZE one other.

She is also owned by Abdullah, and is one to note.

CONFLICTING ADVICE that soft ground holds no perils for him by going close when in need of the outing on his debut at Leicester.

He looked in good heart working with TRADEMARK, gigantic colt by Galileo who will take time to develop into his frame.

HORSESHOE BAY this morning and is another potential winner, while DALMATIA up the strip with

Lambourn, November 5

FORGOTTEN VOICE well this week ahead of a possible run at Wincanton on Saturday, although Nicky Henderson is monitoring weather conditions before green-lighting his nine-year-old for the Elite Hurdle.

He also has KENTUCKY HYDEN a possible starter in the day's feature race.

Forgotten Voice, twice a Royal Ascot winner, showed he is in good order with a cracking run behind The New One at Kempton last month, and has taken those exertions in his stride.

However, he would not appreciate testing conditions and should that occur, Kentucky Hyden could deputise.

The four-year-old has done well physically since ending the 2013/14 season with an excellent second at the Cheltenham Festival followed by a disappointing effort at Punchestown when he was over the top.

He looked on good terms with himself in some work on the Faringdon Road grass.

ERICHT be campaigned in two-and-a-half-mile handicap chases and holds an entry at Sandown on Saturday. He likes park courses and usually goes best fresh.

MAYFAIR MUSIC POLLY PEACHUM the stable with with a handful of successes between them last season. They are entered for a mares' handicap hurdle at Wincanton and looked in good heart in their preparatory work for that.

JACK FROST probably go hurdling soon but runs in another bumper at Fakenham. With its closeness to Sandringham, Fakenham is a regular port of call for horses owned by The Queen.

Other promising types that may be in action over the next few days and have shown promise include GAITWAY a possible for Wincanton - and

West Country, November 4

Philip Hobbs has made an exceptional start to the season, highlighted by the victories of his stalwarts MENORAH

Menorah has taken his Charlie Hall Chase exertions in his stride and will be campaigned on regulation park courses as often as possible.

Wishfull Thinking is showing the sprightliness of a much younger runner and similarly has taken his Old Roan Chase exertions without turning a hair. Huntingdon's Peterborough Chase could come into calculations for the chestnut.

DUKE OF LUCCA reasonably handicapped and in spite of a fruitless start to the campaign, he is not one to give up on.

He worked beautifully up the steep woodchip gallop at Sandhills to indicate he's ready for another crack at a decent staying handicap chase.

LAMB OR COD been straightforward but with maturity is now putting his act together.

He came up the all-weather strip zestfully and is ready for another outing within the next few days.

THE DOOM BAR one to follow in novice hurdles and really grabbed the ground in his latest piece of stronger work.

GOLDEN DOYEN well on his debut over hurdles and is a juvenile that can progress from that promising effort, having worked well subsequently. He is worth watching at Warwick on Wednesday.

LORD PROTECTOR skipped a couple of engagements but with his liking for coming back fresh from a break, he is definitely one to keep an eye on at Chepstow.

QUICK DECISSON well on his return to action to trouble the judge and is capable of going one better in a two-mile handicap chase at the Welsh venue.

Lambourn, November 1

Nicky Henderson regards GAITWAY one of his brightest prospects and the gelding has done everything right in the build-up to a return to action next week.

His work stamps him as useful and a Kempton date on Monday should launch him towards a sequence of victories, assuming underfoot conditions at the Sunbury track are deemed suitable.

POLLY PEACHUM the Seven Barrows stable well last winter and she has an entry next week that if taken up should serve to get her on her way.

She looked in good heart in her latest stretch along the Faringdon Road grass gallop.

CALL THE COPS also go down the handicap hurdle route. He developed into a useful performer and should one day make a chaser.

He looked sharp and alert in his latest breeze.

BEAR'S AFFAIR comes to hand at this stage of the campaign. He is being primed for a tilt at a graduation chase and park courses always bring out the best in him.

OUT SAM shown promise at home, a remark that also applies to LEADEROFTHEDANCE, has several entries next week.

TANKS FOR THAT good ground to be seen at his best and, though getting longer in the tooth, should still have a race or two in him over the minimum trip.

Lambourn, October 31

COCKTAILS AT DAWN been showing up well in his preparatory work ahead of an outing in a novices' handicap chase at Ascot.

The talented gelding has done well through the close season and has impressed in his schooling and in his work.

Now he has filled into his frame, he should continue to realise his potential for Nicky Henderson.

GAITWAY impressive on his only start last season and looks a horse to follow from Seven Barrows.

He does everything very easily at home and has shaped like a horse with a bright future.

JACK FROST worked and schooled well and will shortly make his debut over hurdles.

CALL THE COPS POLLY PEACHUM given off the right signals working towards their respective seasonal debuts.

DAWALAN to be set a lot to do at Chepstow and has advanced from that run, in which he got going too late.

Henderson's inmate runs in the Listed William Hill Hurdle at Ascot, where he will be joined in the line-up by stablemate SIGN OF A VICTORY, has caught the eye more than once in his work on the Faringdon Road.

MA FILLEULE also in very good heart ahead of her comeback in the JN.wine.com Chase at Down Royal.

Minehead, October 30

ROALCO DE FARGES a fascinating long-distance chasing prospect for Philip Hobbs this winter.

The nine-year-old has not seen too much racecourse action, but there is no denying the ability he displays in his work at Sandhill Stables.

He worked energetically midweek to suggest a shot at Ascot's United House Gold Cup Handicap Chase is in the offing.

IF IN DOUBT to have a bright future in the silks of JP

A at Towcester last November, second-placed finishes behind Fingal Bay and Saphir Du Rheu in good races is not-too-shabby form to say the least.

The six-year-old is definitely one to follow throughout the winter, and could even be sighted at Wetherby on Saturday.

LORD PROTECTOR well fresh and has been serving it up to them in his gallops ahead of his seasonal return.

He has an entry at Ascot on Saturday and could take some beating.

Minehead, October 28

Philip Hobbs has done well with the early high-profile runners from his Sandhills base, capping a bountiful run of form with Wishfull Thinking's triumph in the Old Roan Chase at Aintree

This weekend, the spotlight could fall upon FINGAL BAY, winner at this year's Cheltenham Festival and always held in the highest of regard by his handler.

He worked especially well on both the Hobbs all-weather strips the other day and looks tuned and focused for wherever he ends up this weekend.

WISHFULL THINKING, has taken his exertions well, and may head to Huntingdon for the Peterborough Chase.

GARDE LA VICTOIRE have finished closer in his race at Aintree, but for a couple of sketchy jumps towards the business end.

LORD PROTECTOR worth monitoring as he has been showing plenty of sparkle and is traditionally a horse that operates well fresh.

He is entered in a handicap hurdle at Ascot, while MOUNTAIN KING run in a Listed race on the same card.

BROTHER TEDD CATHERINES WELL fell last time but after home practise on the jumping front should be out again soon.

MILOSAM also in good nick, while PULL THE CHORD DRY OL'PARTY, runs at Taunton on Wednesday, should soon make their mark.

Lambourn, October 25

TORONADO like a horse who will give Richard Hannon his best chance yet of Breeders' Cup glory when working ahead of his departure to California

The four-year-old has developed into an imposing specimen, and that bull-like quality should serve him well in a Breeders' Cup Mile that always requires the ability to tough it out in what can be an incident-packed contest.

With a short run to the first left-hand turn, it is very important not to be drawn wide, and, equally, not to be boxed too close to the rail.

Richard Hughes has spent time educating Toronado in gate speed and was delighted with the colt's winding up work before his departure.

The Hannon juggernaut is winding down in the UK two horses who have worked encouragingly are HARBOUR PATROL

Harbour Patrol has troubled the judge a handful of times and gets a good chance to break his maiden at Windsor next Tuesday.

Francisco showed promise on his debut, showing greenness but staying on to run into the money, an effort that will have made him a lot wiser.

Nigel Twiston-Davies sent a posse of horses up his steep Fibresand facility at Naunton, near Cheltenham.

SEACON BEG shown promise and looked in good heart working ahead of a possible trip to Ffos Las.

DAZZLING RITA to have grown in confidence and gives every indication that she can pick up another handicap hurdle.

ROSSONERI shown an ability to run well fresh, and is on the slipway for a return from a length absence.

Newmarket, October 26

TELESCOPE he is the one to beat in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita with an ultra satisfactory farewell midweek workout as Sir Michael Stoute took the colt to the Racecourse Side grass gallop.

The Highclere Thoroughbred-owned colt underwent a spin with DANK showed both horses to be in good order for their respective Stateside missions.

Dank has done everything right in her preparation to try for back-to-back triumphs in the Breeders' Cup Filly

&

Mare Turf.

She gave Telescope a run for his money here, but the former found more at the business end to hold the whip hand.

Dank suffered with a foot problem mid-season but under the care of her master trainer, she looks to have retained all the sparkle she showed at Santa Anita 12 months ago. The pair depart for California on Saturday morning.

STOMACHION a final breeze before his journey to Ireland, where he will contest the November Handicap at Leopardstown on Sunday.

Other midweek workers who went well and should be in action before the end of the season included HORSESHOE BAY, had the edge on CAPSIZE one other.

Another trio of workers comprised SUDDYAN, PERFECT GLANCE SHOAL it was the former that held the whip hand in an interesting encounter.

Lambourn, October 23

Nicky Henderson will assemble a team for the two-day Aintree fixture this weekend, with the focus of attention on handicap hurdlers rather than chasers.

SIGN OF A VICTORY been shaping up nicely ahead of an imminent seasonal return and really caught the eye in his latest bit of readying work on the Faringdon Road grass gallops.

However, the talented gelding is part of a multiple entry by the Seven Barrows trainer.

LYVIUS be hard to predict, but he has a couple of options, while the well-regarded CALL THE COPS the eye in a sharpening breeze and should make his mark in handicap hurdles this side of Christmas.

Newmarket:

Sir Michael Stoute will run mainly two-year-olds over the last major weekend of the Flat season.

MUKHAYYAM on course for the Horris Hill Stakes at Newbury and should appreciate conditions for the Group Three contest.

SWAHEEN when favourite for a Lingfield maiden last time, but he's better than the bare evidence indicates and looked in good fettle in a recent spin on the main all-weather ahead of a move into handicaps on Town Moor.

YARROW too green to do herself justice first time up at Kempton. She got going when the birds had flown and will be all the wiser in her maiden at Doncaster tomorrow, for which she looked alert in her breeze this morning.

Lambourn, October 22

ELM PARK stamped himself an exciting prospect with three straight victories and the colt floated over the ground on his latest visit to the grass gallops on Canon Down high above Kingsclere.

Andrew Balding has done well with the son of Phoenix Reach, who impressed with a decisive victory in a Group Two at Newmarket and appears to have taken those exertions beautifully in his stride.

Balding is targeting Saturday's Group One Racing Post Trophy and Elm Park could hardly be in better form ahead of that Doncaster assignment.

Stablemate RAWAKI good last time and will seek further Pattern race glory for the in-form Park a House yard in the St Simon Stakes.

Richard Hannon will throw plenty at the last big Saturday on the Flat in the UK, LEXINGTON TIMES his choice of runner for the Horris Hill Stakes at Newbury.

This workmanlike individual has not done much wrong and showed his customary

éclat at home by trouncing his lead horse on the main all-weather strip.

He looks tailor made for the Group Three test at his trainer's local course.

SHAGAH enjoy her challenge in the Listed Radley Stakes and she looked in good order warming up for that in company with a recent winner.

YAAKOOUM progressive and he has been pleasing at home ahead of his bid to complete a hat-trick in a mile-and-a-half handicap at Doncaster.

WINDSHEAR head for the St Simon Stakes. The St Leger fourth was a shade disappointing last time but has the fortitude to bounce back.

West Country, October 22

WISHFULL THINKING in the evening of his career, but the versatile chestnut has shown himself to be in good order limbering up for a possible return to action in the Old Roan Chase at Aintree.

Philip Hobbs regulates work schedules between his two main all-weather facilities and the 11-year-old looked in good order traversing the woodchip strip a couple of times.

HORIZONTAL SPEED promised to find his forte when going chasing and has schooled pleasingly.

He can take a bit of a grip in his races, but has looked relaxed at home while schooling satisfactorily ahead of a novice chase engagement later in the month.

GARDE LA VICTOIRE a most progressive demeanour and looks one to follow.

He is the apple of his trainer's eye and is working encouragingly ahead of an imminent return to action in a handicap hurdle. He is versatile distance-wise and has more than one engagement this week.

IRISH BUCCANEER pay his way over fences and is a good operator on a flat, galloping track.

He's in a limited handicap chase at Worcester, and that venue should suit his racing style.

POWERFUL ACTION showing promise. A hurdle awaits this progressive individual, while CATHERINES WELL in good heart breezing ahead of a novice hurdle assignment.

ORABORA enjoy the rub of the green last year but looks fairly treated in the handicap chase division.

Newmarket, October 18

SNOW SKY ARAB SPRING two high-profile horses who engaged in easy work on Saturday morning, suggesting they may run again before the end of the season.

The pair came up alongside as Sir Michael Stoute took his workers to the Al Bahathri Polytrack.

Snow Sky handles cut in the ground so there could be opportunities in the closing weeks of the season.

Arab Spring has had a few problems since running at the Newmarket July meeting.

The Royal Ascot winner is highly rated and will be an interesting proposition wherever he turns out.

STOMACHION up the strip solo ahead of an overseas engagement.

The impressive Doncaster winner is in line for a crack at a race at Leopardstown.

FREEMASON at Bath and he looked in good order in a solo breeze.

He finished lame after being heavily supported at Kempton, but seems none the worse for that minor setback

Several two-year-olds worked, including the promising RID RESERVE, skipped three clear of

MUKKAHEM himself in a three-quarter-speed breeze with

Midlands, October 17

THE NEW ONE impressed in his readying work for a return to action at Kempton on Sunday.

An outstanding jumper who some consider unlucky not to have won this year's Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, Nigel Twiston-Davies' gelding has always been good fresh from a break.

He will attempt to lay the foundations for another bountiful season In the williamhill.com Hurdle, with the Festival showpiece once again the main goal.

He fairly glided up his trainer's steep Fibresand strip and should make short work of his foes at the Sunbury course.

SPLASH OF GINGE to have a bright future as a chaser and has schooled pleasingly.

The shock winner of the Betfair Hurdle then finished second in Grade One company at Aintree, but blotted his copybook first time over fences at Perth. He is far better than that run indicates and can show this winter that chasing brings out the best in him.

Twiston-Davies breezed a number of Cheltenham-bound horses on Friday morning, with ASTRACAD in good order, as well as the veteran

Meanwhile Richard Hannon has possible contenders for the Zetland Conditions Stakes at Newmarket next week in CRAFTY CHOICE

Crafty Choice is progressive and moved menacingly in his midweek spin. After breaking his maiden at Brighton, he has stepped up to the plate with victories at Newmarket and Nottingham.

Several unraced colts have been showing promise and they include THAHAB Dubawi) and WAJEEH Raven's Pass), who are entered at Newmarket.

Lambourn, October 16

One trainer not bemoaning the testing conditions at Ascot is Andrew Balding, trainer of TULLIUS

Tullius has shown a distinct preference for easy conditions, as he demonstrated when landing the Sandown Mile in the spring.

His Queen Elizabeth II mission looks more attractive with Ascot reporting some parts of the course heavy.

He finished fourth when in need of the race in the Queen Anne in June and in his latest visit to the grass gallops high above Kingsclere advertised his well being by striding clear of his lead horse.

Whiplash Willie wasn't beaten far by High Jinx in the Prix Du Cadran and that in itself is a strong formline to take into the Group Two Long Distance Cup.

The six-year-old is by Pheonix Reach who helped launch Balding's career, the latter handled cut but Whiplash Willie absolutely revels in it and his work of late has also been of a high order.

HERE COMES WHEN to Newmarket tomorrow and he looked in good form in his final breeze for the Challenge Stakes.

His penchant for soft manifested itself when he plundered a Group Two at Baden Baden last month. When the ground is searching this four-year-old gelding looks a completely different horse.

ABSOLUTELY SO versatility to the table in the Group Two Sprint at Ascot, formerly the Diadem Stakes

Runner-up in the Bunbury Cup in the summer, he's displayed the speed element of his character that should make him a popular each-way prospect on Saturday.

Newmarket, October 15

Ryan Moore teamed up with TELESCOPE some strong and informative work on Racecourse Side this morning.

The Breeders' Cup Turf beckons for Telescope, who was asked a question in the nine-furlong exercise with Doncaster scorer

Telescope needed something to bring him towards concert pitch for his Stateside mission and this provided it.

DANK improving all the time and looked in good heart in her latest spin ahead of her mission to gain back-to-back triumphs in the Breeders' Cup Filly

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Mare Turf.

Her foot problem of the summer is now behind her and she stormed six clear of

UPPER STREET more at home than on the track and the daughter of Islington proved the best of a three-horse group that also included ASYAD

CAPEL PATH a favourable impression with his smooth win at Newcastle. He looked in good form even though both KIP CRYSTAL ZVEZDA his measure.

INTEGRAL at another part of town in her winding-up spin for the Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal Ascot winner had missed work before gamely making all in the Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket, a race that has really brought her on.

Lambourn, October 14

Richard Hannon leads the race for the trainers' championship and the Herridge handler throws everything bar the kitchen sink at the prestigious Newmarket and Ascot fixtures on Friday and Saturday.

Such is the overall strength of his assault combining Classic-bound juveniles and older horses that the title should be firmly within his grasp by Sunday.

Few juveniles have such an imposing quality as IVAWOOD physical edge over his foes should manifest itself when he puts his unbeaten record on the line in the Group One Middle Park Stakes at

The colt would not be out of place racing against three-year-olds such is his power behind the saddle and depth of shoulder, and he's always had way too many guns for those that have tried to match him on the main all weather gallop at Herridge.

He delighted connections in his latest piece of strong work with quality winners, and is a worthy favourite for Friday's contest.

Similarly, ESTIDHKAAR to impress in his build up to the Group One Dewhurst Stakes.

The Sheikh Hamdan-owned colt is a different type to Ivawood, with perhaps more potential to stay a mile and a mile-plus next year.

His preparation has gone exactly to plan, and he moved beautifully in his latest breeze up the strip.

Hannon is going all out to plunder the Queen Elizabeth II and will field a trio comprising TORONADO, TOORMORE 2,000 Guineas winner

Cut in the ground is unlikely to bother Toronado, whose select campaign has been engineered deliberately to have him capable of improvement for this most important test of all.

He's developed a bull-like quality after maturing into his frame and is sure to go well.

Toormore needs to step up if he's to prevail but he's been working as well as ever, while Night Of Thunder has done little wrong since being the only horse to win against Kingman when plundering the Guineas back in May.

PETHER'S MOON been added to the Champion Stakes field after showing a liking for cut when landing the Cumberland Lodge Stakes at Ascot. He travelled beautifully that day and obviously likes the track. Furthermore he's worked especially well and signalled that his connections' refusal to sell him is justified.

MARSH HAWK another eyecatcher over the weekend working ahead of her Fillies' Mile mission, in which she'll be joined by OSAILA, of the Princess Margaret Stakes earlier in the season.

Newmarket, October 11

Ryan Moore gave DANK latest practice ahead of the Breeders' Cup Filly

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Mare Turf when partnering the filly on the Al Bahathri Polytrack at Newmarket.

She engaged in some interesting work with TELESCOPE lead horse

Rapid Advance took them along to the six and a half, where Telescope forged a couple clear, but at the end Dank had joined him.

Clearly both these Stateside-bound horses are in very good order.

STOMACHION worked solo since his emphatic Doncaster triumph and he again cut a lone figure, while the same can be said of FREEMASON. pulled up lame at Kempton but was found to be OK next day.

Cambridgeshire consolation race second MUNAASER particularly well in a stretch with ASYAD. can develop into a good money-spinner next season.

HILLSTAR a final blow-out before his Canadian International mission, engaging in a routine spin with

That filly will see the curtain come down on her career in the stayers' race on Champions Day at Ascot.

DIANORA worked pleasingly and should find stamina her forte in a maiden at Kempton next week.

Several juveniles worked and PETERHOF to give out good signals. The colt has a couple of entries next week.

Lambourn, October 10

Richard Hannon's juvenile PARSLEY herself in a good spot ahead of a conditions race for fillies at Newmarket.

She put up a cracking performance when narrowly beaten into second at Ayr and is taking a drop in class from Group Three to Listed company.

Parsley moved beautifully in her final breeze on Friday morning for a contest that has attracted a disappointing total of three runners.

SILVER RANGER in good order and has posted some solid placed form on turf.

MYSTIC JADE a pea out of the same pod, while FROGNAL BEAR assured in a three-quarter-speed spin up the strip.

SHADOW ROCK, runs at Goodwood on Sunday, has knocked on the door a couple of times. He went well in his latest piece of stronger work.

YA HADE YE DELIL abundant promise on his debut. He appears to have gone forward for that.

COOL STRUTTER into Listed company and went nicely in his midweek work ahead of the Rockingham Stakes at York.

Lambourn, October 9

COMMUNICATOR in good order in his winding-up work for the Cesarewitch and this strong stayer appeals as a likely outsider in the second leg of the autumn double at Newmarket.

His placed efforts at a handful of top tracks provide the formlines for a big run on Saturday, but equally important is that he showed his well-being on his latest trip to the grass gallops above Kingsclere.

Andrew Balding, who is about to orchestrate the Antipodean campaign of SIDE GLANCE the Mackinnon, often excels with staying handicappers and Communicator is a good illustration of that type.

SOVIET ROCK with his game effort in defeat when returning from a mid-season break at Salisbury.

That outing appears to have done him the power of good and after a solid bit of work this week, he can make his mark in a mile-and-a-quarter handicap at York.

Historically he has shown himself to be fully effective at this time of year.

HIGHLAND COLORI in good heart engaging in some speed work ahead of the Coral Sprint Trophy at York.

He hasn't had much to shout about so far this year, but finds himself on a workable mark.

Two three-year-olds caught the eye that could acquit themselves well in handicaps, with NABATEAN END OF LINE out strongly.

Several juveniles stretched out on the main all-weather, with DANCE OF FIRE his well being ahead of a hat-trick bid in the Autumn Stakes at Newmarket.

FARLETTI Royal Applause) and the Makfi colt NORTRON also shown promise ahead of their debuts.

Newmarket, October 8

HILLSTAR under the spotlight as he worked on the Limekilns short gallop ahead of the Canadian International on Sunday week.

Sir Michael Stoute has fine memories of that Woodbine race with his top international traveller Singspiel.

Hillstar will struggle to quite match that prolific Group One winner, but the four-year-old looks as good as ever, with his confidence boosted by a recent cosy success at Newbury.

Working up the strip with ROCKET SHIP, responded when asked to stretch to go 10 lengths clear and is clearly in the form of his life ahead of his Grade One assignment.

TELESCOPE out with his regular lead horse RAPID ADVANCE was again in fine form in his latest offering ahead of the Breeders' Cup Turf.

He readily put five lengths between himself and the latter, to indicate all is spot-on with Santa Anita getting closer.

DANK join him on the plane Stateside and she was in similar mood, pulling four lengths clear of

She looks sure to make a big fist of keeping her Filly

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Mare Turf crown intact.

PETERHOF one to note and caught the eye in his stretch with

Moore was then aboard

She looked unlucky to be nailed at Newmarket last time, but after powering several lengths clear of the unraced MORUADH soon make amends.

Lambourn, October 7

Richard Hannon has an enviable dilemma as he organises end of season plans for his best older horses.

With Sky Lantern retired to the paddocks, he will target the top international mile races with TORONADO

Toronado was booked for the Queen Elizabeth II but the possibility of soft ground for that Ascot Group One is nudging him into a rethink.

Toronado worked superbly on the main all-weather at Herridge to show he's in the form of his life, but with Olympic Glory coming out of his weekend triumph in France as expected, the Breeders' Cup could well await the former.

Although the Hannon family hasn't enjoyed the best of luck in their previous Stateside forays, the Santa Anita track and ground should lend themselves to the bull-like Toronado should he contest the Breeders' Cup Mile.

For Olympic Glory, who came from last to first to scythe his rivals down in the Prix de la Foret, he could well target back-to-back victories in the

The Hannon juggernaut will be strongly represented in some of the juvenile races this weekend, with MUTASAYYID possible for the Group Three Autumn Stakes at Headquarters.

The son of Bahamian Bounty looked in prime condition as he breezed up the main all-weather strip, having done well since breaking his maiden at Ascot.

HAIL CLODIUS the same engagement and, being a son of French stallion Clodovil, should appreciate any cut in the ground through the autumn weeks.

He's benefitted from a rest since scoring at Newmarket in August, and is fresh and well judging by his latest bit of stronger work.

POWER PLAY the eye in his work last weekend and his likely step into Pattern company is thoroughly deserved following successes in a couple of hot nurseries at Newbury and Ayr.

He's by a former Hannon inmate in Zebedee, while PEACOCK by another in Paco Boy. The latter is out of a Rainbow Quest mare and his action suggests he'll handle cut in the ground should he encounter it at the weekend.

Of the older horses, NINJAGO assured in his breeze this morning and should run well in a conditions race tomorrow.

Newmarket, October 4

Sir Michael Stoute took his team of workers on to the Al Bahathri Polytrack and both his Breeders' Cup hopefuls TELESCOPE DANK in action.

Telescope came up the strip behind RAPID ADVANCE when the pace quickened between the seven and the eight, took command.

The Highclere Thoroughbred-owned colt stretched five clear and is right on his mettle with the Turf four weeks away.

DANK with her regular lead horse HEHO, is far more adept at showing her ability at home than on the racecourse.

The pair quickened on the bridle with Dank going three clear, a gap that was reduced to a length before the pull-up. She is in good heart for her quest to gain back-to-back triumphs in the Filly

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Mare Turf.

STOMACHION taken his recent Doncaster win in his stride and looked fresh and alert in his solo stretch.

TOP TUG shortly return to the track and eased a couple clear of his work companion.

ESTIMATE looking a picture ahead of Ascot's Champions Day meeting, and glided along in light work with

Several two-year-olds went through their paces, including DANNYDAY, runner at Leicester on Monday.

He seems to have done well since a pleasing debut.

Lambourn, October 3

SKY LANTERN had much to shout about this year, but Richard Hannon's filly looked her old self in her latest strong workout.

The grey targets tomorrow's Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket for what will be only her third outing of the season.

She appears to have benefited from a break and after breezing beautifully up the strip, she could have some big fish to fry before she's retired to the paddocks.

Hannon breezed a number of juveniles including AZMAAM MISTERIOSO, looked in good heart ahead of the big sales race at Newmarket.

SHAGAH, by Tom Cruise to be his favourite horse on his visit to Goodwood in the summer, breezed up well and should go well in the Oh So Sharp Stakes.

Things haven't gone exactly to plan since she broke her maiden at that fixture, but a good run is anticipated

PETHER'S MOON with a bit up his sleeve at Goodwood back in August and bounced back from a disappointing run at Newbury to win a big prize in Turkey last time.

He stays well, goes on fast ground and should make his mark in tomorrow's Cumberland Lodge Stakes

Lambourn, October 2

Andrew Balding sent his weekend runners to various parts of the Park House training complex, including

The five-year-old has enjoyed much of his success in the north west, scoring at Chester and Haydock.

The Roodee triumph came in Listed company, but after a pleasing piece of work on the main all-weather he now runs in the Challenge Cup at Ascot on Saturday.

DUNGANNON well at this time last year and also runs at Ascot.

He rattled off three successes at Group One tracks but, before a better effort at Chester last time, had lost his way this season.

He appears to be coming to hand and gave encouraging signals in his latest spin on grass.

END OF LINE happy and alert in his stretch ahead of a three-year-old handicap assignment.

WU ZETIAN a name to conjure with, this filly having shown promise on her needed debut outing.

The daughter of Invincible Spirit is working well following that narrow defeat at Chepstow.

Balding may run a couple of interesting two-year-olds over the next few days, including

After two frame finishes he is in the mood to open his account, while ROCKY RIDER the judge on his introduction and has gone forward subsequently.

He has a handful of entries in the early part of the month.

Newmarket. October 1

DANK that she is making rapid strides towards defending her Filly

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Mare Turf crown at the Breeders' Cup as she lit up the Limekilns Trial Ground this morning.

The filly, whose racecourse appearances have been restricted since her triumph at Santa Anita 12 months ago, has completely recovered from a foot ailment that kept her sidelined through the summer.

Accompanied by HEHO, led her to the four and a half, Dank then stretched five or six clear and is obviously in good heart a month ahead of her Stateside mission.

ESTIMATE another high profile filly on view.

She worked with ABSEIL, this was strictly easy stuff, with both horses never coming off the bridle.

Estimate is likely to retire to the paddocks after her next race at Ascot on Champions Day.

TELESCOPE works solo, but was joined by RAPID ADVANCE, latter being a better horse at home than on the racecourse.

Joining the Rapid Advance at the four and a half, Telescope just held sway as the pair were urged and is in great heart ahead of his trip to California for the Breeders' Cup Turf.

ENOBLED came up with Canadian International-bound

The pair quickened on the bridle in the last furlong and a half.

TOP TUG getting ready for a return to racecourse action and he edged it over ALTAAYIL

Several juveniles worked, with the Dansili colt PETERHOF the eye.

Lambourn, September 30

PETHER'S MOON flourished since winning in Turkey at the beginning of September and the physically impressive horse looked sharp and alert working his way to an Ascot target.

Richard Hannon has received big offers from overseas for Pether's Moon, who connections look upon as a type that could do well in Australia.

For the time being at least, his attention is likely to be turned towards the Cumberland Lodge Stakes this weekend and he flowed up the all-weather in a swinging canter ahead of that Group Three objective.

MARSH HAWK back from a defeat at Salisbury to win easily last time and she looked on good terms with herself breezing ahead of a possible run in the Oh So Sharp Stakes at Newmarket.

Her Salisbury form has worked out pretty well, and this angular filly has a bright future ahead of her.

SKY LANTERN yet to hit the same lofty heights as last season, when she ended up running in Hong Kong.

Her preparation is being geared towards the Sun Chariot Stakes and she looked in good fettle ahead of that Newmarket Group One.

IVAWOOD an outstanding specimen and unbeaten in three starts. He continues to impress ahead of his entry in one of the valuable sales races at Headquarters.

OSAILA also engaged in a sales race and she appears to have done well since her previous outing.

BROWN SUGAR a lightly-raced individual with improvement under his bonnet. He looked well in his breeze ahead of the John Guest Bengough Stakes at Ascot.

Newmarket, September 27

TELESCOPE on target for the Breeders' Cup Turf and Sir Michael Stoute's colt oozed class in his solo stretch up the Limekilns Trial Ground on Saturday morning.

The four-year-old does much of his exercise solo and at Santa Anita will bid to enhance his trainer's exemplary record in the Turf.

His preparation has gone perfectly to plan, and his liking for dominant tactics should be ideally suited to the tight California track.

DANK probably accompany Telescope Stateside in a bid to gain back-to-back triumphs in the Filly And Mare Turf.

She has not been without her problems this summer, but a foot ailment has been successfully treated and she looked in good heart working upsides

ESTIMATE almost certainly retire to the paddocks after Ascot's Champions Day fixture.

The Queen's filly will contest the same race she ran in 12 months ago, and was in good form in her work as she pulled a couple clear.

TOP TUG soon return from a mid-season break. He is getting close and looked well going solo.

Action on the Long Gallop concerned FESTIVAL THEATRE, was pushed out to go clear of

On the Round Gallop CONVEY the better of DANNYDAY a length, with PETERHOF same margin back.

Other two-year-olds in action included MASHKOR EXPRESS, went well.

Lambourn, September 26

TORONADO Champions Day in his sights after pleasing Richard Hannon since his narrow defeat in the Prix du Moulin at Longchamp.

The talented miler has few miles on the clock this year, and could run more than once before the end of the campaign.

Although the Queen Elizabeth II is the logical and immediate aim, connections have flirted with the idea of then running at the Breeders' Cup.

The California option did not work for Sky Lantern last year, but it remains to be seen whether Toronado competes on both sides of the Pond - he has been in good form at home, showing all his panache.

TIGGY WIGGY another with the tempting allure of two quick races and the Cheveley Park Stakes favourite breezed beautifully ahead of her Newmarket Group One assignment.

Her constitution has amazed the Hannons, remembering she was their first two-year-old runner of 2014, and her ability to perform to maximum effect in two quick races manifested itself with a resounding success in the Super Sprint at Newbury and the stronger Lowther Stakes at York.

Connections must decide whether to let the speedball take in Longchamp's Prix de l'Abbaye.

MISTERIOSO well in his final breeze for the Royal Lodge Stakes. The Salisbury winner is taking a big jump up the ladder in the Group Two, but is improving all the time.

RED REFRACTION admirable consistency and he moved in sprightly fashion ahead of a Newmarket handicap, while several horses bound for Epsom on Sunday pleased in their midweek preparations.

Amongst them was the two-year-old MARSHALL JENNINGS, looks in great form ahead of a conditions race that has cut up favourably for him.

Lambourn, September 25

CHESIL BEACH developing into a promising staying handicapper for Andrew Balding.

With a couple of tidy successes under her belt, the daughter of Phoenix Reach will attempt the hat-trick at Chester on Saturday.

She looked in good heart stretching out on the grass gallops above Kingsclere and is the type her trainer has excelled with in the past.

He trained Phoenix Reach to win in Hong Kong and is understandably keen to do well with the progeny of a sire who was part of the foundation of his success after taking over the licence at Park House Stables

TULLIUS been lightly-campaigned this year and has plenty to go at during the closing weeks of the campaign.

He has some of the best form on offer in the Joel Stakes at Newmarket tomorrow, and looked in confident mood in his latest stronger workout on grass.

That Group Two should prove a launching pad to even better things for a horse who has winning form on the Rowley course.

KINEMATIC hit the woodwork a couple of times but looks a juvenile winner waiting to happen. He looked in good order breezing up the main all-weather ahead of a nursery at Chester.

LIZZIE TUDOR that her turn in getting closer with a solid staying-on effort last time. She's worked nicely since that run and heads for a mile-and-a-quarter handicap at Haydock on Saturday.

SPECTATOR a more consistent performer and he looked well when working towards another contest on tomorrow's Haydock card, over a mile and three-quarters.

This looks a good opportunity for Spectator, who troubled the judge in a better race at the same track last time.

Newmarket, September 20

ARAB SPRING his march back to racecourse action with a pleasing solo spin as Sir Michael Stoute took his workers to the Al Bahathri Polytrack.

The much improved performer has been given time to get over his slightly disappointing run at the Newmarket July meeting.

MUNAASER worked solo and this Cambridgeshire entrant seems in good order. He gave away ground by running wide on his latest start at Haydock.

FREEMASON nicely in a spin with

He was beaten in a head-bob at Wolverhampton but edged his stablemate here and should soon open his account. Both run at Kempton on Monday.

GOTHIC the nod over his regular gallops companion FESTIVAL THEATRE, there wasn't much in it.

SANDY CAY Doyle) enjoyed her work finishing a couple clear of VOICE CONTROL

MUSTARD a nice prospect and held sway over KIAMU a couple of lengths also.

PETERHOF showing sparkle and proved best in his three-horse group.

Ryan Moore partnered CONSORT, was the master of STRAVAGANTE two others.

Lambourn, September 19

Richard Hannon took the leading trainer award at Doncaster and will be keen to maintain his rich level of form at the Newbury and Ayr fixtures over the weekend.

BAITHA ALGA a shadow of himself when finishing last in the Gimcrack, but came home from York with genuine excuses.

The Norfolk Stakes winner really grabbed the ground in his winding-up work for Newbury's Mill Reef Stakes.

He is in great order and hopes are high that he will bounce back in that Group Two contest.

It is a weekend dominated by two-year-olds, and the stable's two contenders for the Newbury nursery all looked in good order this morning.

SILVER QUAY L'ETACQ up the main strip and appear to give their trainer a huge chance of landing the contest.

Other juveniles set for handicapping that caught the eye include SHADOW ROCK MYSTIC JADE, could both run at Kempton next week.

Earlier in the week, POWER PLAY DIVINE LAW nicely and they should be competitive in a nursery at Ayr tomorrow.

Power Play is in particularly good form and looks to hold a favourite's chance.

PARSLEY well in a Listed race last time and goes Listed again in the Firth of Clyde Stakes at the Scottish circuit.

She is fulfilling her potential, while SPIRIT OF XIAN done well since scoring at Chester and could go well at a big price in the same race.

HARBOUR PATROL another Newbury runner and has gone forward since troubling the judge on his second start.

Lambourn, September 18

CHESIL BEACH a nice staying prospect for Andrew Balding, who has done so well with this type of horse in recent seasons.

The trainer has a particular affinity for the improving filly as she is a daughter of Phoenix Reach, one of the two horses that cemented his career with his notable record overseas.

She looked in good order in her latest workout on grass at Kingsclere and is progressing well.

HIGHLAND KNIGHT cut much ice at Pontefract last time and will be on a retrieval mission at Newbury.

He's set for a conditions race there which is provides a slight, and needed, drop in grade. He looked in good heart in his own latest visit to the grass gallops above the village.

ABSOLUTELY SO one of the most progressive horses in the yard and will stick to Listed level for the time being.

Having won decisively in his race at York, he is now on course for the Dubai Duty Free Cup at his local track. This versatile performer always works well at home and appears to be at the top of his game.

SOVIET ROCK another older horse to catch the eye in his latest work.

Several juveniles went through their readying paces, including SONNOLENTO SCOTS FERN, will surface shortly.

GUIDING LIGHT well working ahead of a nursery assignment.

Newmarket, September 17

INTEGRAL skipped one assignment since a surprise defeat in France but Sir Michael Stoute's Royal Ascot winner looked in good heart in an unexacting stretch this morning.

She enjoyed herself under Ryan Moore in a solo spin up the Al Bahathri Polytrack facility and will be back on the track soon.

Another Royal Ascot winner who has been sidelined since the Newmarket July meeting is

He is gradually coming back towards another race, and looked well in himself as he came up the strip unaccompanied.

Moore was aboard PROVENANCE she was urged along in a four-horse group.

FREEMASON the whip hand at the end, with SAVANT TOP TUG behind.

Cambridgeshire possible MUNAASER three clear of MATRAVERS this pair quickened the tempo between the seven and the eight.

GOTHIC on song as he eased a couple clear of

Several two-year-olds were in action, including SANDY CAY quickened up nicely to lead home VALIMA, LACED

PLEIADES show much at Brighton, but was on his game this morning as he held sway over STRAVAGANTE, CAPSIZE

Lambourn, September 16

GIBEON shaping up for a crack at the Haynes, Hanson

&

Clark Conditions Stakes at Newbury on Friday - a race that has been an effective pointer towards the Classics in days gone by.

Richard Hannon's beautifully-bred colt worked with

éclat in his latest strong stretch up the main all-weather strip.

He will go to Newbury defending a one-race unbeaten record, for a contest won previously by greats such as Shergar and Rainbow Quest.

By Cape Cross out of a Galileo mare, his jockey will don the silks of Lord Howard de Walden's widow Gillian, reviving memories of giants such as Slip Anchor and Kris.

It is a big weekend at the Berkshire course which needs a boost and is currently in the throes of redevelopment.

The Hannons have plenty to go to war with and KOOL KOMPANY in good order ahead of his Mill Reef Stakes mission.

This colt has shown he can mix it with the best of them and looked in good heart in his latest glide up the strip.

DESERT FORCE entries on both days of the meeting and is a winner waiting to happen. He ran into one at Salisbury last time and has worked encouragingly since then.

Several juveniles earmarked for nurseries took the eye.

POWER PLAY, TYPHOON SEASON AL BANDAR, runs at Yarmouth on Thursday, all won well on their latest start and are worth following in the two-year-old handicaps through the autumn

Of the older horses, PRODUCER good in his breeze ahead of the Listed race at Sandown tomorrow.

EMELL him on the trip to Esher and also looked in good fettle.

BOLD SPIRIT to pick up a race and is in the mood to go well in a handicap assignment, while BROWN SUGAR fresher than most in his division and is one to note.

Lambourn, September 13

Mick Channon is reaping a bountiful harvest with his juveniles but standard bearer CHILWORTH ICON be one of the horses who carries highest hopes of victory next week.

The four-year-old came good last time and looks set for a trip to Yarmouth for another all-aged handicap. He's looked in top fettle since that confidence-boosting triumph.

In the two-year-old division EUTHENIA happily up the main all-weather this morning. She has proved hard to win with, but appears to hold solid claims in the fillies' nursery at Bath.

CONSTABLE BUCKLEY very well on his debut and has delighted connections in his subsequent work. He looks poised for a warm maiden at Sandown next Wednesday.

POPESWOOD have found a competitive York handicap coming too soon after his cosy triumph in an identical race at Sandown.

Newmarket:

Much of the gallops in and around the town were shrouded in fog.

The same was true at Long Hill where Sir Michael Stoute sent some juveniles.

DARTMOUTH gone forward for a satisfactory debut effort at Goodwood and is one to note.

SWAHEEN find his forte in nurseries.

Lambourn, September 12

Richard Hannon sent a posse of horses that are set for action over the weekend up the network of all-weathers at Herridge and Everleigh.

ESTIDHKAAR in his winding-up gallop for the Champagne Stakes and breezed beautifully ahead of the Group Two that opens the St Leger day card at Doncaster tomorrow.

Hannon appears intent on landing the nursery and his contenders MARSHALL JENNINGS, SERVERY SILVER QUAY differing cases to put forward.

Silver Quay is especially interesting, as his latest winning run showed a great deal of improvement on previous efforts.

Several other juveniles came up the strip including GEOLOGICAL, ENVISIONING IMPERIAL WAR all head to Bath.

HARBOUR PATROL SYDNEY RUFFDIAMOND run in the next few days and both have improved since their latest offerings on the track.

WINDSHEAR solid credentials into the Ladbrokes St Leger and few horses deserve a change of luck more.

Having finished runner-up in his last four starts, the colt is showing as much sparkle in his work than at any time.

PROFESSOR up for the Park Stakes with a pleasing blow out, while CHAMPIONSHIP in bridle work.

MYSTIC JADE done well ahead of a possible trip to Sandown next week, while SUGAR LUMP seems in good order and has an entry at the same course.

Lambourn, September 11

SCOTLAND been working well in the run-up to the Ladbrokes St Leger and again pleased Andrew Balding in his winding-up gallop ahead of Saturday's final Classic.

The colt took longer than expected to become fully fit and only now is he showing the signs that he could yet emerge as a top level middle-distance three-year-old.

He has a bit to find on the book, but is clearly developing as he showed when giving one of the better yardsticks at Park House plenty to think about in a workout on grass.

WHIPLASH WILLIE set to run in the Doncaster Cup, but worries exist over the ground drying out to the detriment of the six-year-old as Town Moor bakes in abnormally warm conditions.

The gelding has endured his share of problems and is unlikely to be risked if it gets quick. He looked in good order in his final breeze on the main all-weather.

END OF LINE to be at the right end of the handicap for the final race of the Leger festival on Saturday and has been training well.

He needs to improve, but is lightly-raced and going the right way.

Several juveniles worked this week, including DANCE OF FIRE should go well in the nursery on Saturday.

COSMIC RAY to Chester and breezed well to suggest a prominent showing is on the cards.

Newmarket, September 10

ESTIMATE out ahead of Friday's Doncaster Cup and looks on as good form as at any stage of the season.

Sir Michael Stoute took her to the Round gallop, where she was accompanied by

The pair joined up at the three-furlong pole and increased the tempo to the four, finishing upsides on the bridle.

Bold Sniper sulked without his usual visor when running no race in the Ebor. He is unlikely to ever be without the headgear again and could also run at Doncaster on Saturday.

SHAMA soon return from a layoff and she looked in good heart coming up the strip with ASYAD, has also been on the sidelines

They joined at the seven and then worked to the nine.

On the Trial ground, MANGO DIVA, holds an entry in the Blandford Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday, came up with

They joined at the four-and-a-half and worked to the six, with both galloping out strongly.

Several two-year-olds were in action, including KIP, came along with QUEEN MARGHERITA CRYSTAL ZVEZDA, half-sister to Hillstar.

On the Short gallop, GOOD VALUE on good terms with himself, working with

Newmarket, September 6

Sir Michael Stoute worked his two contenders for the St Leger separately on the Round Gallop this morning.

SNOW SKY be James Doyle's mount in the final Classic and he looked in great form powering clear of his usual lead horse.

KINGS FETE also on the mettle as, under Ryan Moore, he went eight clear of

Although the work was designed to benefit the colts from a confidence point of view, both are undoubtedly in very good order.

STOMACHION in good heart as he blew out for a Doncaster engagement in a solo spin also on the Round.

He didn't get the strong pace he needs when just out of the money in a warm handicap at York.

BRAGGING also heading to the Town Moor and drying conditions will be all to her advantage.

She was very impressive when coming from virtually last to first to score at York.

Several juveniles worked, with CAPEL PATH the call by a length and a half over

DANNYDAY in good order as he went zestfully with one other.

Lambourn, September 5

PROFESSOR in sprightly form as he breezed up the main all-weather strip ahead of the Betfred Sprint Cup.

Richard Hannon's charge reverts to sprinting in the Group One highlight of the UK

He has not enjoyed the rub of the green but his speed work has prompted a drop back on the trip scale.

EMELL in equally good form in a relaxing spin ahead of the Superior Mile. He has matured and improved to deserve a crack at a Group Three.

DAY OF CONQUEST to be getting his act together and appeared to be in good heart in his breeze ahead of a big handicap assignment at Ascot. He is lightly raced and open to plenty of improvement.

YAAKOOUM progressive and after a very pleasing workout earlier in the week, he is fancied to complete his hat-trick in a three-year-old handicap.

Several two-year-olds came up the strip, some of them in pairs.

SHAGAH in particularly good order and should be hard to beat in the Hyperion Fillies' Conditions Stakes at Ascot.

DELUXE smoothly ahead of the maiden at Ascot and has done well since a near miss at Sandown. MUTASAYYID going the right way and should acquit himself well in the same race.

SUNSET SAIL been kept busy and will make a quick reappearance in the nursery.

Lambourn, September 4

Andrew Balding is enjoying a successful start to the autumn having picked up a decent prize in Germany this week.

His Kingsclere team contains several horses, like HERE COMES WHEN, will enjoy any cut in the ground during the coming weeks.

WHIPLASH WILLIE a good account at Chester last week and is one to single out for long-distance prizes.

He has stamina to burn and is the type that keeps finding when many of his rivals have cried enough.

MONTALY kept smart company throughout the season and was not disgraced at Royal Ascot before winning well in another good race last time.

Middle-distance three-year-old handicaps are always competitive at this time of the year but he worked nicely on grass the other day and could be out to further his gains at the weekend.

BELFILO scope for improvement, having been lightly raced in 2014. He has needed time to strengthen into his frame but has the balance and brawn to pick up a nice prize before the end of the campaign.

SPECTATOR well in his latest stretch and that comment also applies to PURCELL. are entered at the weekend.

DUNGANNON into one at Chester but in finishing a clear second to B Two, he did nothing but signal he is primed to return to winning ways.

A of two-year-olds that have shown promise and will be out soon are MR QUICKSILVER RATTLING JEWEL, runs at Kempton.

Newmarket, September 3

ESTIMATE, connections have given the filly an entry for the Melbourne Cup, worked pleasingly on the Limekilns short gallop on Wednesday morning.

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained four-year-old came up the strip at three-quarters speed with

She eased half a length up and looks in very good fettle with some high-profile targets ahead.

SNOW SKY involved in a three-horse workout and continued his preparation for the St Leger in satisfactory style.

As the tempo quickened in the last furlong he took the honours by half a length from GHAAWY

Several horses then worked in solo manoeuvres, with BOLD SNIPER first. He was followed by HILLSTAR, ENOBLED, BRAGGING

ROCKET SHIP engaged in bridle work with KINGS FETE. latter looks well in himself and should figure in Doncaster plans.

MUSTARD a likeable juvenile and he had the call over VOICE CONTROL, SANDY CAY

The beautifully bred ANGEL VISION Oasis Deam out of top-class racemare Islington) has not been straightforward, but she is ready for a belated introduction at Salisbury.

DISSOLUTION his build-up for his upcoming Haydock trip with a pleasing breeze.

Newmarket, August 30

Sir Michael Stoute took his workers to the Limekilns short gallop and SNOW SKY in good heart as he engaged in bridle work ahead of the St Leger.

The Lingfield Derby Trial and Gordon Stakes winner likes to do it from the front and led GHAAWY

He was ridden differently when chasing home Postponed in the Great Voltigeur Stakes but still produced the goods with the way he travelled.

STOMACHION found the slow gallop against him in his race at York and will now head for a similar race at the Leger meeting.

RADIATOR had a straightforward season but she looked well in herself as she came up with

The pair quickened the tempo between the seven and the eight and finished upsides.

DIANORA MANGO DIVA, HEHO EXECUTRIX, this party worked to the six.

Several two-year-olds were in action, with Ryan Moore aboard DISEGNO, came up with the James Doyle-ridden

DARTMOUTH CAPEL PATH in identical work.

MUSTARD QUICK DEFENCE recent winner MUKHAYYAM just had the call after the pace picked up between the seven and the eight.

Lambourn, August 29

TIGGY WIGGY come out of her York race in good order and now sets Richard Hannon a poser as to whether she should go down the distance ladder for her first crack at a Group One.

With the Lowther Stakes safely in the bag, connections are mulling between the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket and the Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp.

The flying filly shows blistering speed and this has always been evident in her work at home. S is as industrious as any of the Hannon juveniles and is bursting for her next race, looking happy and alert in her first breeze since York.

LEXINGTON TIMES one of the stable's high-profile runners at the weekend in the Group Three Solario Stakes. He limbered up for that Sandown test with a swinging canter up the main strip and looks in very good order.

ELYSIAN FLYER a good impression when scoring in his debut, and he caught the eye breezing up the strip. He will be hard to beat in the novice stakes at Bath.

ZURIGHA herself in an unexacting stretch ahead of the Atalanta Stakes at Sandown.

She is fresh and well and should give a good account in the Group Three contest.

POTENTATE come of age this year and after a couple of very solid efforts, he should be hard to beat in the mile-and-a-quarter handicap on the same card.

STORM RIDER to be improving and worked well ahead of a race at Leicester on Monday.

Lambourn, August 28

Andrew Balding worked a batch of horses at different parts of his Park House base, several of whom enjoy some cut in the ground.

Recent showers should be all to the benefit of WHIPLASH WILLIE, heads to Chester on Saturday.

Unsuitably quick conditions have forced the gelding to mark time since showing improved form to place in the Henry II at Sandown.

He could develop into a Cup horse and in his favour is the prospect of inclement conditions through the late summer and autumn.

He really grabbed the ground on his latest visit to the Kingsclere grass and seems in excellent form ahead of his run in a Listed handicap.

DUNGANNON also head to the Roodee, having shown a glimpse of his old talent in a small race last time.

Having been in the wilderness, he has now obtained a workable mark and can prove effective in sprint handicaps if his handler can rekindle the fire.

He showed plenty of gusto in his latest stretch on the all-weather, with a trip to Chester also on the agenda for him.

ELM PARK well regarded and showed something of what he's capable of when dotting up at Newbury.

He works well with cut in the ground and has clearly progressed since breaking his maiden.

DER MEISTER an unbeaten horse and a name to conjure with. He justified solid support with a decisive first visit to handicaps and will be hard to beat when defending that unblemished record at Salisbury on Friday.

COSMIC RAY another weekend runner for the stable and has worked well since troubling the judge on his second career start at Brighton.

Newmarket, August 27

Sir Michael Stoute put the spotlight on some of his two-year-old team this morning.

With the Limekilns closed, the action happened on the Al Bahathri Polytrack.

STRAVAGANTE shown promise and again shaped nicely in a workout with MUSTARD

The son of Rip Van Winkle edged the verdict after the tempo increased from the six-and-a-half to the eight.

He reeled in the Queen's colt Mustard, who was just in front of Voice Control, and makes his debut at Sandown on Friday.

Ryan Moore jumped on to unraced Derby entry DANNYDAY, came up with MUTAMAKKIN MASHKOOR APPROACH. three finished abreast with no questions asked.

QUICK DEFENCE a nice prospect and he was impressive in pulling three clear of CAPSIZE. KISUMU PELEIADES came up together.

Moore was later on board MUSIC AND DANCE, proved more than a match for

ALEX VINO out with ABSEIL close attendance.

SELDOM SEEN SCALLOP blew out, as did

Lambourn, August 26

TUPI in top order following a solid run in defeat at Deauville and again took the eye working ahead of a choice of high-profile engagements.

The Tamayuz colt finished second in a very warm Listed race at Deauville and looks progressive.

He glided up the main all-weather ahead of a probable tilt at the Stonehenge Stakes at Salisbury, although he also holds the Solario Stakes engagement at Sandown.

GIBEON be an able deputy in the Salisbury race after impressing on his debut at Newmarket.

The son of Cape Cross carries the silks of Lady Howard de Walden and could hardly be in better form at home. He really grabbed the ground in his latest piece of stronger work.

A of two-year-olds came up the strip, including LEXINGTON TIMES STEP TO THE SHEARS. latter has numerous entries and looks in very good order.

GRENADE GUILTY a brisk sharpener and are to engage in nursery competition this week.

CRAFTY CHOICE been in excellent form and worked encouragingly ahead of what will be a hat-trick attempt in a nursery.

ZURIGHA very sprightly in her breeze ahead of a possible run in Sandown's Atalanta Stakes.

This is a race the Hannons like to target and Zurigha appears to have excellent credentials.

Newmarket, August 23

ABSEIL definite signs that he might be on the way back after working enthusiastically on the Limekilns Round gallop on Saturday morning.

The vanquished Royal Hunt Cup favourite has disappointed since Ascot but quickened between the seven and a half and the nine to go three lengths clear of

Several two-year-olds worked on the Round, including the promising

He was always doing too much for MUSTARD

On the Short gallop GOTHIC in top form. The recent Leicester winner streaked four lengths clear of

Action on the Trial ground saw ZIGAYANI declared at Epsom on Monday - get the better of SWAHEEN, runs at Newcastle on Bank Holiday afternoon. PHANTASMAGORICAL too lively for her lead horse.

Other juveniles in action included CRYSTAL, just held sway over ZVEZDA, KIP

RUSSIAN HEROINE ahead of her race at Yarmouth.

RADIATOR ROYAL SEAL along upsides with no questions asked.

Lambourn, August 22

Richard Hannon loves his raids on neighbouring Goodwood and has two horses limbering up for a possible shot at the Group Three Supreme Stakes.

INDIGNANT run consistently well this year and moved encouragingly in her latest piece of stronger work. She deserves to pick up a prize of this nature.

PROFESSOR also due to take his chance.

NINJAGO a place in the Stewards' Cup but is versatile regarding trip, and he looked well in similar work.

TRUTH OR DARE Windsor's seasonal highlight, the Winter Hill Stakes.

Such is the Hannons' love for the riverside course that they would dearly love to net this Group Three contest and Truth Or Dare has looked in good order in recent workouts.

POTENTATE more the finished article this season and was another to go well ahead of an outing on the same Windsor card.

Norfolk Stakes winner BAITHA ALGA enjoyed a short break since that Royal Ascot triumph and will be fresh and well for Gimcrack Stakes at York.

Hannon fires a twin attack at one of the most prestigious races run on the Knavesmire, and BEACON also given out some good signs ahead of the top juvenile contest

COOL STRUTTER up last time and looks worth following in the Julia Graves Roses Stakes.

Lambourn, August 21

Andrew Balding worked a bunch of horses that are poised for action at the remainder of the Ebor Festival at York.

The Kingsclere trainer has two contenders for the City Of York Stakes in HIGHLAND COLORI ABSOLUTELY SO. are versatile trip-wise and have chanced their arm at sprinting at various stages of the season.

Highland Colori found six furlongs on the sharp side and he should relish the City Of York trip after doing an eyecatching piece of work on grass.

Absolutely So did everything right in the Bunbury Cup on the July course, only to be mugged in the closing stages. He appears to have every asset required for another big run and confirmed that as he pulled clear of his lead horse.

Ebor runner VAN PERCY a valuable handicap at Goodwood from which he's progressed. He isn't completely straightforward and needs to be produced late as he dosses in front, but he has the chance of staying glory on the Knavesmire.

COMMUNICATOR to pick up a decent prize and he could hardly be in better form. After hitting the crossbar a couple of times, his moment will surely come soon.

DEBDEBDEB head to Newmarket and was another to stride out purposefully, while unraced juvenile BRANDON CASTLE shown promise ahead of his intended debut at Goodwood.

Newmarket, August 20

Sir Michael Stoute worked his horses at separate venues, utilizing the Round Gallop and the Trial Ground.

GOTHIC his seasonal account at Leicester and he looked in good order coming up in single file with ENOBLED FESTIVAL THEATRE the Round facility.

RADIATOR found her niche so far this year, but her work with ROYAL SEAL encouraging.

RYE HOUSE his spin with ABSEIL, no questions asked of either.

SAVANT in good form and showed that by pulling two lengths clear of

A of juveniles also worked, with MUSTARD Moore) almost inseparable from SWAHEEH Kelly), STRAVAGANTE

Several horses bound for York worked together on the Trial Ground. This was not demanding work, with York-bound trio MUNAASER, BOLD SNIPER STOMACHION for a quarter before the tempo raised slightly from the two to the six.

Bold Sniper appears to be in very good heart ahead of his tilt at the Ebor. FREEMASON worked with this group.

A of juveniles engaged in light work with DARTMOUTH CAPEL PATH

Lambourn, August 19

Richard Hannon will take York by storm with an exceptional juvenile team heading towards the Ebor fixture.

The assault is led by KOOL KOMPANY, will be many people's idea of banker material in the big sales race. The colt is taking Group One form into battle where the quantity of the opposition looks the main threat.

He lost no caste in defeat when hunting up Dick Whittington in the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh and on that effort holds outstanding claims. He's come out of his Irish trip in top order and worked like a dream up the main Herridge all-weather.

TIGGY WIGGY speed to burn and will be very hard to catch in the Group Two Lowther Stakes. The speedball had Hannon fans recalling the stable's Nunthorpe scorer Lyric Fantasy when streaking home by six lengths in the Weatherbys Super Sprint.

On the evidence of the Newbury run it seems uncanny that she was beaten on her previous start in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot. She too looked electric in her latest piece of faster work.

BASATEEN a horse with tremendous scope, and looks a big player in the Acomb Stakes. He broke his maiden with a clear-cut verdict at Doncaster and has been handled like a top long-term prospect, with Classic potential.

SAWAAHEL another with plenty of room for improvement off one career run that ended in a narrow triumph, and one that has definitely gone forward.

In the handicap department, look out for BURNT SUGAR, has thrived since getting off the mark at Lingfield and will enjoy the switch to grass.

This speedy individual went right away from two others in a recent piece of informative work.

Newmarket, August 16

Sir Michael Stoute took his workers to separate venues, with the first port of call being Racecourse Side.

Ebor candidate BOLD SNIPER his wellbeing as he led up

Both are heading to the York Festival next week, with Stomachion set to step up to a mile and a half for one of the handicaps.

Bold Sniper remains on course for next Saturday's betting highlight of the week.

KINGS FETE Doyle) travelled up with RAPID ADVANCE looks set to run in the Great Voltigeur Stakes as a prelude to the St Leger after easily pulling five lengths clear.

The colt is likely to be equipped with a hood for the Classic trial.

MUNAASER Hanagan) enjoyed the cut in the ground as he travelled better than the filly

It was the second time the pair had worked together in the past week, but the outcome was different on this occasion.

Richard Hills jumped on to GHAAWY, was much too lively for

Several two-year-olds went through their paces on the Back of the Flat.

DARTSMOUTH had the call over EBEN DUBAI

Then the action moved on to Long Hill, where ROYAL SEAL, RYE HOUSE ABSEIL worked solo.

Lambourn, August 15

PETHER'S MOON for Group Three action at Newbury this weekend with a very pleasing workout midweek, further evidence that he is operating on an upward curve for trainer Richard Hannon.

Richard Hughes made the horse's mind up for him when the combination scored cosily in a race at Glorious Goodwood.

Talented though he is, the colt doesn't do much in front and Hughes may play a waiting game in the Geoffrey Freer Stakes, a race that commemorates one of this racecourse's staunchest supporters.

PRODUCER PROFESSOR peas out of the same pod and both have been declared for Saturday's Hungerford Stakes.

Producer is proven in Group Two company, but given he finished second in Thursday's Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury, there must be some doubt about his weekend participation.

Professor possibly has a bit more to find at this level, but he's been working well and glided up the strip.

TORONADO lightly-raced this year and has side-stepped the Prix Jacques Le Marois.

He moved beautifully the other day and connections feel they'll have a better chance of out pointing Kingman in the Quenn Elizabeth II at Ascot on Champions Day.

OLYMPIC GLORY out to bat in Sunday's Deauville highlight, and he will certainly enjoy the cut in the ground as he faces John Gosden's brilliant colt.

Several other horses set for domestic duty worked encouragingly.

They included the filles SHAFRAH CRYSTAL NYMPH, well as recent winner

Lambourn, August 12

OLYMPIC GLORY under consideration for a shot at Kingman in the Prix Jacques Le Marois and the son of sprint champion Choisir has delighted Richard Hannon with his recent progress ahead of that prestigious Deauville Group One.

The impressive Lockinge Stakes winner has been allowed plenty of time to get back on track following a defeat by Cirrus Des Aigles at Longchamp in May.

He looks completely in the zone for what would be a stern task against his year younger rival in a race that has a major bearing on who is corwned champion miler.

POTENTATE shown with two wins from his last three forays to the track that he is now finding his feet.

He handled Epsom's undulations well last time and worked beautifully up the steep all-weather strip ahead of the Pembroke Cup at Salisbury.

WHEN WILL IT END also travel to the stable's local course for a nursery and he pleased connections in his spin the other day, while DESERT FORCE seek to recoup Ascot losses in the maiden.

He was backed to very short odds for that day but was too green to do himself justice.

KOOL KOMPANY no caste in defeat at the Curragh last weekend and seems to have taken those exertions in his stride. Next port of call for him could be the Middle Park.

WAR SPIRIT'S run came to a halt the other day, but he could reappear soon, whilst CHAMPAGNE SYDNEY with a deal of promise on his last outing and can pick up a handicap.

Newmarket, August 9

Sir Michael Stoute's workers went to the Long Hill grass on Saturday morning as several engaged in solo spins ahead of possible races at York.

Ebor candidate BOLD SNIPER on his A-game he led

Connections are looking forward to a true end-to-end gallop in the major handicap.

MUNAASER hugely impressive when scoring at Newmarket's July course.

He has done well subsequently, and also trod a lone furrow.

The stable's St Leger hope SNOW SKY pleased since gamely landing the Gordon Stakes. He was yet another to go up the strip on his own.

RAPID ADVANCE the two-year-old DISILLUSIONED, it was the younger horse that had the call, sprinting three clear.

GHAAWY FREEMASON IDEA this trio came up in single file.

KINGS FETE up solo, as did STOMACHION. could both go to York.

Lambourn, August 8

FUWAIRT among a handful of two-year-olds who worked ahead of imminent targets, taking the eye in a pleasing stretch up the main all-weather.

The Sheikh Joaan-owned colt strode out beautifully in this breeze ahead of a Haydock nursery.

He looks to have done well since scoring at Lingfield earlier in the month.

PACK TOGETHER on her Sandown conqueror Alonsoa in the Sweet Solera Stakes and she delighted connections in her midweek spin ahead of the Newmarket Group Three.

Richard Hannon will field some interesting debutants during the remainder of the month and one to note is MARSH HAWK a daughter of leading sire Invincible Spirit - who is due to run at Newmarket.

MANDERLEY in similar unexacting work ahead of the Dick Hern Fillies' Stakes at the same track.

She has not managed to live up to her placing in a Classic, but will find herself in more comfortable company in this Listed event.

MAGIC CITY the Shergar Cup Mile in his sights and looks in good order following an unlucky-in-running effort in the Goodwood Mile.

He may return to Goodwood for a seven-furlong handicap at the end of the month, but has taken his recent exertions so well that connections elected to go for this mile race too.

REMEMBER showing plenty of speed in her work, and she moved beautifully ahead of the Shergar Cup Sprint.

ANNUNCIATION showed plenty of toe in a recent speed workout ahead of the Shergar Cup Dash.

Others to catch the eye included VIEWPOINT, contests the Shergar Cup Challenge, and DAY OF CONQUEST, runs at Newmarket.

Lambourn Aug 14

Andrew Balding put some midweek readying work into a strong batch of horses, some of which are due to appear at the weekend.

DUNGANNON not feature at the Shergar Cup meeting at Ascot, but he impressed with a stout piece of work.

Although beating only three home in the Wokngham at the same course in June, Dungann on is capable of bouncing back from a string of disappointing efforts, as he demonstrated with an Ascot triumph amongst three during his 2013 campaign.

He looked razor sharp in some speed work on the main all-weather and is not a horse to give up on.

DEBDEBDEB COMMUNICATOR respectively engaged in the Shergar Cup Stayers and the Shergar Cup Challenge.

Both horses caught the eye in their latest piece of faster work.

ANGELIC UPSTART been in good form recently and turned in a pleasing three-quarters-speed spin that confirmed his well-being.

The stable have a strong entry in the Shergar Cup Classic in the shape of FROM FROST, also worked well.

MONTALY well in the Queen's Vase when finishing just out of the money.

He is a lightly-raced individual with plenty of ability and should run well at Haydock.

Another worth keeping an eye on and will sport a first-time visor is ZANETTO, runs on the evening card at Newmarket.

Newmarket, August 6

BOLD SNIPER looking good in his preparation for a shot at the Ebor.

The gelding was an engaging sight as he came four furlongs on the Long Hill sand sporting a visor.

He always works in the device and wears it on course.

However, a sedate gallop in the early stages scuppered his winning chance at Royal Ascot while he performed well when third in the John Smith's Cup at York.

Sir Michael Stoute reckons he won't have any trouble stepping up to a mile and three-quarters in a York race that is traditionally run at a decent pace.

RUSSIAN REALM slightly disappointing in his race at the Royal meeting.

He was on good terms with himself as he also travelled half a mile in a solo spin.

STAMPEDE the next one up as worked with IDEA, no questions were asked of either.

MATRAVERS do well now he's going down the handicap route, and was another solo worker to take the eye.

Friday's Newmarket runner VOICE CONTROL down to the task to get the better of fellow Headquarters hope INSHAA a neck.

CAPEL PATH kindly in company with

Finally a couple of juvenile fillies came up the strip, with TAKE NO HEED

Lambourn, August 5

Richard Hannon can look forward to a plethora of big-race activity from the fallout from Goodwood, with unlucky-in-running MAGIC CITY taken his Betfred Mile exertions in his stride.

Having recovered quickly from his strong-finishing run in the big mile handicap, Magic City will drop back to seven furlongs for another valuable handicap at the same track on August bank holiday weekend.

IVAWOOD undoubtedly the most physically forward juvenile at Herridge and he has taken last week's exertions without turning a hair.

His next race is likely to be the Middle Park Stakes as that affords him a nice gap.

SHAGAH impressive in breaking her maiden and is definitely one to follow.

She didn't take much out of herself and will take a step up the class ladder by contesting either the Radley Stakes or the Rockfel.

WINDSHEAR a frustrating habit of finding one too good, but there's no doubt he was unlucky-in-running against Snow Sky in the Gordon Stakes.

There was nothing wrong with that effort in terms of a trial for the season's final Classic at Doncaster.

PETHER'S MOON been the subject of weighty offers from Australia but this physically imposing horse has plenty of high-profile races on his agenda in the

Several of this week's runners breezed up the strip, including VESNINA looks in good heart for her maiden at Kempton. She seems happy on the all-weather surface.

COOL STRUTTER been working well and is worth watching at Sandown later in the week.

DIVINE LAW GUILTY won last time out and have nursery engagements ahead.

Newmarket, August 2

HILLSTAR forced to sidestep Goodwood because of unsuitably quick ground, but the colt was one of the higher-profile horses Sir Michael Stoute worked on the Al Bahathri Polytrack on Saturday morning.

Stoute appears to be winning the battle to get this fellow settled, and there was no surprise to see him being led up the strip by

York could beckon for both horses, with the latter sure to be suited by some cut in the ground.

RYE HOUSE been working alone but on this occasion he was joined by GOTHIC. pair quickened from the seven to the eight, with Gothic just holding the call.

In single file, ALEX VINO up followed by IDEAS

Next up were ECONOMY

A of two-year-olds worked, with Richard Hills partnering MUSTAAQEEM, was followed in close proximity by MUTAMAKKIN

VOICE CONTROL well striding out with DANNY DAY one other.

HEHO well to a visor to pull three lengths clear of

Lambourn, August 1

DAYLIGHT beautifully up the main all-weather at Kingsclere and looks in peak form for what will be his second Goodwood outing of the week in the 32Red Cup consolation race.

Andrew Balding's charge found five furlongs on this sharp track an inadequate test and was doing all his best work at the finish, suggesting six furlongs will be right up his street.

He will need the rub of the green at the business end, but could hardly be in better form.

SMILING STRANGER for a valuable handicap at Goodwood and this strong stayer is in good heart as he steps into a different racing sphere.

He should easily see out the mile and a half and will be pressing on when some of the others have cried enough.

INTRANSIGENT been a regular visitor to Chester and ran well in a Listed race there last time.

He returns to the Roodeye this weekend and looked razor sharp in his winding-up breeze.

DANCE OF FIRE a promising debut. Having progressed from that, this well-regarded individual can be noted for a prominent showing in a maiden.

GUIDING LIGHT the Goodwood nursery, in which his form stamps him as a contender.

He has looked good in his work since scoring on his second career start, and is learning all the time.

Lambourn, July 31

SHIFTING POWER one of Richard Hannon's best chances of Goodwood success and the colt really took the eye grabbing the ground in his final piece of stronger work ahead of tomorrow's assignment.

The progressive colt went down narrowly in a Group One at Chantilly in which he looked a shade unlucky as he was eventually promoted to second.

He was momentarily outpaced when the tempo quickened, as it often does in France, but rallied strongly and was closing the gap all the way to the line. In what amounts to a drop in grade, Shifting Power should be able to get back to winning ways.

PETHER'S MOON be looking to notch back-to-back Goodwood successes when contesting the Group Three Glorious Stakes.

He was amongst a handful of Hannon winners at the corresponding fixture 12 months ago and looks just as good as ever. H always been a willing worker, and his recent form has indicated he can gain a deserved first success of the year.

MAGIC CITY life as a sprinter but now finds a longer trip more appropriate. He looked in good order breezing ahead of the Betfred Mile.

SUNSET SAIL acquit himself well in the nursery. The clear-cut Windsor scorer has been in very good form at home.

INDIGNANT MANDERLEY Hannon a twin spearhead to fire at the Oak Tree Stakes. Both these fillies looked in good order in their respective breezes.

WAR SPIRIT been a fine servant to the stable and this three-times winner could hardly be in better form ahead of a handicap at the weekend.

Several juveniles caught the eye and especially

LETHAL LEGACY the judge on his debut, and appears to have improved a fair way for that.

Newmarket, July 30

HILLSTAR an interesting runner for Sir Michael Stoute at Goodwood later in the week and he tripped the light fantastic working on the Trial Ground this morning.

Having been taught to settle in each of his last two starts at Royal Ascot and Newmarket, the colt looked in good order coming up the strip with

RYE HOUSE some juice in the ground and is all dressed up with nowhere to go. However, this talented individual looked on good terms with himself striding out in a solo spin.

Next up was FESTIVAL THEATRE looking a lot more chilled out - and he moved nicely with Bath-bound

FREEMASON along in company with

ENOBLED another solo worker on the Trial Ground and is also waiting for easier underfoot conditions.

After the change over, RUSSIAN HEROINE with MOONLIGHT SONATA

Russian Heroine quickened up best from the four and a half to the six to hold the call by a length from the promising Moonlight Sonata.

ESTIMATE ahead of the Goodwood Cup and looks in the same sort of form as that she showed ahead of her Gold Cup run.

Lambourn, July 29

TORONADO it be known that he will not relinquish his Sussex Stakes crown easily by displaying all his panache in his winding-up gallop.

Richard Hannon's charge is described as 'a machine' by those closest to him and he was in imperious form stretching willingly clear of his lead horses.

The four-year-old is thought to have needed his comeback success in the Queen Anne Stakes and this performance fully backs that up.

WINDSHEAR that several races haven't taken the edge off him with a similarly impressive workout. He looks in good order for the Gordon Stakes, a race that should tilt his radar towards the St Leger.

HEDGE END up the strip in a readying breeze and he looks in good form ahead of his race tomorrow.

DR NO TUPI Hannon in the Vintage Stakes, a race the stable has won for the past four years. Dr No has done especially well and should not be underestimated.

SHAHAH the benefit of a previous outing when she lines up for the maiden.

She will be joined in the race by debutant AVENUE DU MONDE, has shown promise and breezed beautifully this morning.

Newmarket, July 26

Sir Michael Stoute hopes he may have a St Leger candidate in SNOW SKY, worked ahead of the Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

The Lingfield Derby Trial winner put up a good show in the King Edward VII when fourth to Eagle Top after being ruled out of the Investec Derby with a minor problem.

He looked assured in his subsequent work and galloped out strongly ahead of next week's Group Three assignment.

ESTIMATE continuing to please ahead of Thursday's Goodwood Cup.

She has done more in her preparation than when running such a bold race in defeat in last month's Gold Cup.

WAILA her sights on the Lillie Langtry Stakes and she caught the eye in a zestful blow-out.

She looks sure to go well in the Group Three contest next week.

INTEGRAL in good order and adds a fascinating slant to the make-up of the week's top contest, the Group One Sussex Stakes.

TOP TUG done well since opening his seasonal account on the July course and should acquit himself well in a handicap at the Glorious meeting.

STOMACHION, also holds an entry at Goodwood, came up the strip with plenty of gusto, while GOOD VALUE good in his breeze ahead of his engagement at Ascot.

Lambourn, July 25

OSAILA in tip-top order as she breezed ahead of an Ascot assignment.

The filly floated up the main all-weather strip and is clearly at concert pitch for the Princess Margaret Stakes.

She ran well in the Albany Stakes and was so impressive scoring next time at Doncaster that Frankie Dettori recommended she took up tomorrow's prestige engagement.

PEACOCK a very attractive colt and a fine long-term prospect, and he was equally pleasing in his breeze ahead of the Winkfield Stakes.

Plans to run him at the Royal meeting were shelved and Richard Hannon's patient policy could manifest itself with a victory at Listed level.

Two unraced colts caught the eye. BELGRADE Rock Of Gibraltar) and SHADOW ROCK Verglas) galloped out strongly ahead of their runs at Newmarket tomorrow.

SMAIH on course for a Newmarket conditions race and he looked in very good order.

REMEMBER amongst some nice fillies and she moved stylishly ahead of the fillies handicap at Newmarket.

MUSICORA the same race, going well enough in her own breeze.

HIGH MASTER nicely last time and gives his connections a good chance of picking up one of the Ascot handicaps tomorrow.

OUR QUEENIE running into a bit of form and looked alert in her breeze.

Lambourn, July 24

HIGHLAND KNIGHT like a horse that can break his seasonal duck in the coming weeks as he worked enthusiastically at Kingsclere.

Andrew Balding's charge has acquitted himself well in better company than the Pomfret Stakes, a Listed race his trainer has earmarked for him at Pontefract.

Several older horses were also in action on the Kingsclere estate including

He appears to have done well since breaking his duck on his second career start. He has a choice of engagements over the weekend and is one to note.

ABSOLUTELY SO so far promised to land a big prize without doing so, but is one to keep in mind when he next runs.

After running a strange race when failing to fire in the Wokingham, he was a big mover for the Bunbury Cup, only to be gunned down in the closing stages.

In his work he displays a combination of speed and stamina, qualities that when combined effectively make any such horse an owner's dream.

COMANCHERO a name to conjure with and this lightly-raced individual should also go into the notebook ahead of his run at Lingfield on Friday.

He's worked well since being given too much to do on his latest start.

DESERT COMMAND looked in good order blowing out and will be in action before the end of the month.

Mick Channon sent the majority of his team for some work up the main all weather at West Ilsley.

MALABAR beautifully this morning and the Albany Stakes fourth should break her maiden at Ascot on Friday.

ELIDOR slightly unlucky in the mile-and-a-half handicap at Royal Ascot and was another that moved stylishly in his latest bit of stronger work ahead of a return visit to that course.

Newmarket, July 23

Racing's most talked about horse ESTIMATE very much in the spotlight when she worked on the Limekilns round gallop this morning.

Having tested positive for morphine due to what is believed to be a contaminated feed supply, last season's Gold Cup winner covered nine furlongs with SNOW SKY TOP TUG. three could be part of Sir Michael Stoute's Goodwood team next week.

Gordon Stakes-bound Snow Sky led the trio and as the jockeys got into the drive, he held Top Tug (Ryan Moore) by half a length, with the same distance back to Estimate.

Estimate is in the frame for the Goodwood Cup, having finished second in the Gold Cup before giving her positive sample.

KING'S FETE well to win at York after taking a keen grip throughout. He's taken those exertions well, and looked in good order moving with EYE CONTACT

FREEMASON GHAAWY the next pair up, with Freemason just holding the call.

FESTIVAL THEATRE up with ROCKET SHIP, RUSSIAN REALM himself in a solo spin, as did

Several juveniles were in action. The Queen's DARTMOUTH an attractive son of Dubawi and he looked in good order getting home in front of REFERENDUM

PANDA SPIRIT at Newmarket on Friday and she went well with two colts, ZIGAYANI

Lambourn, July 22

A chunk of Richard Hannon's runners for Ascot and Goodwood have engaged in readying work with the emphasis on what can only be termed an embarrassment of riches in the juvenile division.

LEXINGTON TIMES a name to conjure with following his impressive triumph at Newmarket where he hardly saw another rival.

The colt was so impressive breaking his maiden that he will probably jump into Listed company next time, with Ascot's Winkfield Stakes a possibility.

PEACOCK being given time to develop after impressively scoring on his debut on the July Course. A attractive individual, he is definitely one to follow and has worked well.

ESTIDHKAAR taken his Superlative Stakes win in his stride and was like a coiled spring in his latest full stretch up the main all-weather.

IVAWOOD possibly the most developed of all the Hannon juveniles. He looked like a three-year-old when dominating his race at the July meeting and leading virtually from gate to wire.

He appears to have taken the race well and has races such as the Gimcrack in his sights.

OSAILA just out of the money in the Albany Stakes and then impressively opened her account at Doncaster. She is in top order and will take her chance in Saturday's Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot.

BE BOLD not one of the stars but, along with hat-trick seeking WHEN WILL IT END, acquit himself well in nurseries

Newmarket, July 19

Sir Michael Stoute utilised three separate gallops on a busy morning when some of his Ascot and Goodwood horses were in action.

On the Round Gallop the spotlight fell on TELESCOPE

King George favourite Telescope continued working solo and looked in good heart as he came up the strip.

Gold Cup runner-up ESTIMATE well in herself as she engaged in a similar exercise ahead of the Goodwood Cup.

Next up was Gordon Stakes candidate SNOW SKY under Prince Khalid's retained jockey James Doyle led

Snow Sky looks to have done well since Royal Ascot and may develop into a St Leger candidate.

GOTHIC had the call over TOP TUG in behind this pair the recently-gelded MUNAASER best.

The last worker was RYE HOUSE also came up solo.

The action moved onto the Trial Ground where a number of two-year-olds went through their paces.

DISEGNO in imperious form as he stormed three lengths clear of MUKHAYYAM

Ryan Moore teamed-up with DARSHINI was in the drive position to keep EBEN DUBAI Kelly) at bay.

Finally the Stoute show moved onto the Short Gallop where BRAGGING

SHAMA'S SONG along with DYANORA close attendance.

EXECUTRIX ALONG AGAIN

Lambourn, July 18

Richard Hannon breezed his quintet of challengers for the Super Sprint on the main all-weather this morning with TIGGY WIGGY in tip top order ahead of the Newbury feature.

The National Stakes winner ran her heart out when second in the Queen Mary and has delighted her trainer since that Royal Ascot contest.

She excelled in her latest piece of faster work to show herself the spearhead of the Hannon assault on a race the yard have peppered with winners over the years.

L'ETACQ pleased in some midweek work while PARSLEY, BE BOLD FLYBALL all in good order.

MAFTOON another strong winning chance for the yard at Haydock.

He glided up the strip to suggest he's done well since an encouraging debut at Newmarket.

PROFESSOR a class drop at Haydock and advertised his claims for a conditions race on Merseyside with a pleasing breeze.

BALTIC KNIGHT given recent signs that his turn is near and he's been working great guns ahead of the Steventon Stakes, a Listed race at Newbury.

AERTEX been a good servant to the yard and she moved powerfully in her winding-up stretch for Saturday's fillies' handicap in Berkshire.

LIGEIA the same race and also galloped out strongly.

Lambourn, July 17

Ayr Gold Cup winner HIGHLAND COLORI Andrew Balding in his midweek spin preparing for the Hackwood Stakes at Newbury.

The six-year-old has shown good form at Group Three level and appears as well as at any time of the season so far.

His third to Gregorian at Newmarket last time was given a mighty boost when the latter placed in the July Cup at the same course. Highland Colori showed a willing attitude that should serve him in good stead at his local track at the weekend.

SMILING STRANGER gone close to converting and was another to catch the eye to suggest he will soon break his maiden.

BORN IN BOMBAY to have taken his Royal Ascot exertions in his stride and could figure in stable plans for Goodwood. His form has a rock-solid look to it and connections have always thought highly of the George Strawbridge-owned colt.

Mick Channon gave his promising filly NANCY FROM NAIROBI work that shows her to be in good heart for an impending trip to Scotland. Out of her depth in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot, she should find a Hamilton Listed prize more her cup of tea.

MALABAR Channon with her strong finish in the Albany Stakes and continues to please ahead of a possible run in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh.

Several two-year-olds worked nicely, including BOSSY GUEST EL CHE. latter may go to Windsor next week.

Newmarket, July 16

SNOW SKY amongst the higher profile members of Sir Michael Stoute's workers on the Limekilns short gallop this morning.

The Lingfield Derby Trial winner had the misfortune to miss out on the Investec Derby following a minor setback, and then ran respectably in the King Edward VII at Royal Ascot.

Stoute has an eye on the St Leger and will trial Snow Sky for the final Classic at either Goodwood or York.

The colt looked in good heart as he came up in company with the Goodwood Cup-bound ESTIMATE. has thrived since her solid run in the Gold Cup at Ascot and looks in equally good heart.

TELESCOPE relish fast summer conditions in the King George VI Queen Elizabeth Stakes and he continued ticking over for the Ascot showpiece with a solo spin. With his proven liking of the track, the Hardwicke Stakes winner looks a worthy favourite for the King George.

MUNAASER to have done well for a gelding operation and he moved stylishly with ALEX VINO, the disappointing GOTHIC

Next up was MAIRISE was shadowed by

RYE HOUSE avoid fast ground but is getting ready for another race. He was another solo worker.

There was some good work from a trio of two-year-old colts. Ryan Moore partnered DISEGNO, bolted up at Kempton, and is in tip-top order. Moore was in the drive position as his mount held DISILLUSION CALL OUT LOUD bay.

Lambourn, July 15

Richard Hannon will defend his father's Glorious Goodwood trainers' championship with a team stacked with talent and TOORMORE notice that he can put a couple of below-par efforts behind him with a pleasing stretch up the main all-weather at Herridge.

The colt failed to menace in both the 2,000 Guineas and the St James's Palace Stakes but looks to have thrived since the latter race judging by the way he pulled clear of his lead horse. He will give his trainer a powerful hand in the Lennox Stakes at the big meeting.

TORONADO hardly be in better form ahead of his clash with Kingman in the Sussex Stakes.

Sean Levey brought the Queen Anne Stakes victor up the main all-weather strip in a solo spin and Toronado looks to be just where his trainer wants him ahead of the Group One, in which he mowed down Dawn Approach 12 months ago.

OLYMPIC GLORY little in defeat when trying to mix it with Cirrus Des Aigles at Longchamp and he's enjoying a mid-season break in order to be fresh for the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville towards the end of next month.

The Lockinge Stakes winner looked like a coiled spring in his latest piece of stronger work and is set to benefit from selective campaigning by his connections.

AERTEX a capable performer and set to contest one of the Goodwood handicaps, while several speedy juveniles have worked with aplomb this week.

BEACON, attractive son of Paco Boy, looks sure to have a say in affairs if let loose in the Molecomb. He really grabbed the ground and is getting stronger week by week.

DR NO in his spin and is being pointed at the Vintage Stakes, while KOOL KOMPANY target the Richmond and shone in his group.

IVAWOOD to have taken last week's Newmarket exertions in his stride. He will be aimed at the Group One juvenile races later on such as the Middle Park and the Dewhurst.

Newmarket, July 12

Sir Michael Stoute is getting a number of his Royal Ascot runners ready for Goodwood, including

Last year's Gold Cup winner, who went within an ace of gaining back-to-back triumphs in the stayers' crown, came up the turf on Long Hill accompanied by

The filly looked in good heart with a second consecutive piece of pleasing work, and she has her sights set on the Goodwood Cup.

Snow Sky failed to menace in the King Edward VII but he was also in good order and is also likely to figure in his trainer's team for the 'Glorious' meeting.

TELESCOPE ticking over like a well-oiled machine ahead of the King George VI Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

The Hardwicke Stakes winner was in cruise control as he floated up in a solo spin.

MUNAASER to have benefitted from a gelding operation, and he moved menacingly in unison with

STAMPEDE next up, engaging in bridle work with

Ryan Moore partnered MANGO DIVA quickened three-quarters of a length clear of ENOBLED, both jockeys in the drive position.

ENOBLED taken out of his Yarmouth race owing to fast conditions. He will pay his way when the ground eases in the autumn.

Lambourn, July 11

PROFESSOR beautifully ahead of his Bunbury Cup mission to show he is in good heart for Richard Hannon.

The classy four-year-old shoulders top weight in the big Newmarket handicap but after a couple of near-misses, he deserves to land a decent prize.

TRUMPET MAJOR on a recovery mission in the Ascot Summer Mile after finishing last in the Hunt Cup.

However, he looked on good terms with himself in a routine three-quarter speed spin up the main strip.

BALTIC KNIGHT in good heart in his midweek workout ahead of the same race, although he needs to step up in class to take a hand in the finish.

PRODUCER the trainer a third string to his bow in this Group Two and he grabbed the ground to finish off his work enthusiastically.

ESTIDHKAAR among a batch of juveniles to breeze and he caught the eye ahead of his Superlative Stakes mission at Headquarters.

The colt appears to have made good progress since breaking his maiden.

WHEN WILL IT END POWER PLAY both good winners last time and give Hannon a powerful hand for the nursery at Newmarket.

They floated up the strip to advertise their well being and should both run well.

Lambourn, July 10

TULLIUS in a pleasing piece of work ahead of the Ascot Summer Mile.

A from the Coral-Eclipse, he is as fresh as paint for Saturday's Group Two highlight. He has shown himself to be a standard bearer at Park House Stables and has never been better, according to Andrew Balding.

HIGHLAND KNIGHT moved menacingly and can make his mark, although he may struggle at this level.

NABATEAN progressive and showed that with a delightful workout on the grass. He appears to have gone well forward since breaking his maiden and goes for a handicap at Ascot.

Betfred Mile entrant HERE COMES WHEN rediscover his forte when getting cut in the ground. He has taken his Royal Ascot race well, looking in very good heart in work on the all-weather.

Buckingham Palace third INTRANSIGENT tight turns and will be suited by a return to Chester, where he is unlucky not to have scored already.

ZANETTO more to offer than his form indicates and could easily prove that in the Bunbury Cup, with a similar comment applying to ABSOLUTELY SO the same race. He is far better than his moderate effort in the Wokingham suggests and is one to stay with.

Newmarket, July 9

INTEGRAL like a purring machine as she blew out solo ahead of this week's Falmouth Stakes on the Short Gallop at Newmarket.

She has thrived since leading her rivals a merry dance in the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot and looks like starting a warm favourite for her Group One assignment.

GOOD VALUE also in action on the same strip on the Limekilns and proved far too lively for two others.

When asked to go about his business he readily went five lengths up on TERCEL

A operation worked the oracle for RAPID ADVANCE he won last time, and it also seems to have done the trick for

The pair worked together with the talented MUNAASER a couple of lengths ahead.

STAMPEDE up the strip on level terms with MAIRISE the latter one to note if he can be made to relax in his races.

In routine work, the next two up were LONG VIEW

On the Trial Ground the action centred on MANGO DIVA

No questions were asked of either, but it was good to see Gold Cup runner-up Estimate looking in good heart building up to some important staying prizes in the weeks ahead.

Lambourn, July 8

SKY LANTERN in sublime form in her winding-up gallop for the Falmouth Stakes at this week's Newmarket July meeting.

The grey appears to have made great strides from her satisfactory return to the course at Royal Ascot.

Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes believe that first run back has brought her to her peak for a race in which she was controversially beaten 12 months ago.

WINDSHEAR heads to Newmarket for Thursday's Bahrain Trophy.

He's done nothing wrong and with a cracking effort in defeat at Royal Ascot, he showed he is clearly as good as ever.

He looked in good heart forging away from his lead horse up the main all-weather strip.

BUNKER proving disappointing but gets the chance to redeem himself in the same race.

He's a good-looking colt that can develop into a strong stayer for his connections.

PETHER'S MOON as if he has a big race in him and has thrived since what was a career best run in the Hardwicke Stakes.

He likes the summer ground and showed yet again with a willing workout that he is a horse made for jockey Richard Hughes.

Several juveniles went throughout their paces, with Norfolk Stakes victor BAITHA ALGA in excellent order.

He looked a bit special at Ascot and was one of a batch of quality juveniles working up the strip, others including the very promising IVAWOOD

Lambourn, July 5

MALABAR thrived since an eyecatching run at Royal Ascot and has some fancy engagements in her sights this summer.

Mick Channon's filly came from well off the pace to finish an honourable fourth on only her second career outing in the Albany Stakes. She flew in the final furlong, and would have finished third in another stride.

Her trainer may point her towards the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh after a very pleasing bit of work at West llsley.

NANCY FROM NAIROBI a name to conjure with and should soon break her maiden on the way to better things.

This rangy filly was a shade out of her depth at the Royal meeting but has an entry at Pontefract next week. She's always worked well and shown abundant promise.

FINGAL'S CAVE the eye on his debut when far from fully wound-up. He overcame greenness to finish his race powerfully, and seems to have learned much from the experience.

AMRALAH well in defeat at Sandown yesterday and had been working well before that to suggest he can pick up a decent handicap soon.

While yet to fulfill his potential, that can happen before the end of the season.

Lambourn, July 4

TULLIUS stealthily in his winding-up gallop for the Coral-Eclipse Stakes and looks a live outsider for Sandown's midsummer feature tomorrow.

Andrew Balding has done well with the talented Tullius, who will be seeking a second victory at the Esher track this year.

He formed part of a two-pronged Kingsclere attack on the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot and fared better than stablemate Side Glance in finishing an honourable fourth to Toronado.

HAVANA BEAT amongst Balding's good staying prospects and is an intended runner in the Coral Marathon.

He needs to raise his game, but has been in very good form at home.

WHIPLASH WILLIE taken out of the Queen Alexandra Stakes because of unsuitable ground and wages war with Havana Beat at Sandown.

He has been doing everything right on the main all-weather and is worth following through the wetter autumn weeks.

BORN IN BOMBAY home at Royal Ascot in the popular silks of American George Strawbridge and has done well in the interim.

He has the scope to mature into a serious horse and could return to the track at the July meeting next week.

Lambourn, July 3

TORONADO that he is in sublime form in his latest piece of stronger work to give Richard Hannon encouragement that he can master Kingman in the Sussex Stakes.

The four-year-old hardly took anything out of himself when easing to a smooth-as-silk triumph in the Queen Anne Stakes and although set to give his rival 8lb is in tip-top form ahead of the latest 'Duel on the Downs'.

He will spearhead the customary powerful Hannon raiding party for its local meeting, one that could also include

She may just have needed her run at Royal Ascot, her first appearance since December.

SHAMSHON plenty of foot in his latest speed work and will drop back in distance for the Coral Dash on Saturday.

He forms part of a powerful Hannon raid on Sandown, headed by 2,000 Guineas winner NIGHT OF THUNDER the Coral-Eclipse.

The latter will have his final breeze for that in the morning.

Several two-year-olds have worked this week, with BEACON abundant promise ahead of a Listed race, the Dragon Stakes.

The hat-trick seeker has excelled in his work since trotting up at Bath, showing in the process his liking for fast ground.

DAME LIBERTY another heading in the right direction following a convincing debut triumph.

TOM HARK the attention of the judge first time out. He should improve on that in his maiden at Sandown on Friday.

Other older horses to take the eye included BEAU NASH, BON VOYAGE

Newmarket, July 2

HILLSTAR given every indication his run in Royal Ascot's Hardwicke Stakes has done much to help him settle and the colt looked in good order blowing out ahead of a possible crack at the Coral-Eclipse.

Sir Michael Stoute's charge had taken a keen hold in his first couple of races back this year, but Frankie Dettori succeeded in getting him beautifully switched off in his latest Group Two mission.

The combination met interference in the straight but nevertheless came through to claim second behind stablemate Telescope.

Hillstar will need to raise his game in Sandown's seasonal highlight but looks on very good terms with himself.

ASTONISHING tackle the Lancashire Oaks at Haydock and she took the eye in some readying work.

The four-year-old finished well-beaten on her first visit to Merseyside at the end of May and needs to bounce back if she is to net a Group Two contest in which her trainer has such a good record.

There isn't much of RADIATOR, the Khalid Abdullah-owned filly demonstrated that she shows more on the racecourse than at home with a solid run in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

She went nicely in her latest piece of stronger work and could challenge for the Coral Distaff at Sandown.

STOMACHION been holding his own in decent company and signalled he'll be a leading player in the Old Newton Cup with an eyecatching workout, while GOTHIC notice that his disappointing recent run at Sandown can be improved upon as he came up on the bridle.

ENOBLED a shade unfortunate at the same Sandown meeting, hitting bad traffic at the business end. He is a winner without a penalty and after some pleasing subsequent work should soon make up for that disappointment.

Lambourn, Jul 01

Richard Hannon worked a posse of horses that are likely to be on duty at the Sandown Eclipse meeting over the weekend, a number that included

The 2000 Guines winner has mixed it with Kingman in all three of his appearances this year, following that rival's shadow in the Greenham and St James's Palace Stakes but toppling him in the Newmarket Classic.

He tried to kick away from Kingman at Royal Ascot only to be scythed down by the latter's venomous finishing burst but nevertheless lost no caste in defeat, indicating that he would benefit from a step up to a mile and a quarter.

He worked with all his customary sparkle on the main all-weather and the exercise has told connection the Ascot race has taken little out of him.

BALTIC KNIGHT on the door last time and looks sure to bag a decent handicap sometime during the summer.

His turn may come in the Coral Challenge on Saturday and he really pointed his toe and grabbed the ground in his latest bit of stronger work.

Hat-trick seeker RED REFRACTION join him in the field and he's been moving like a much-improved individual.

POTENTATE entered for a three-year-old handicap in which the stable is strongly represented.

His tail is now up following a snug victory at Chepstow that appears to have done his confidence the power of good.

MUTAWATHEA his maiden in good style last time and is another that after working well could head to Sandown.

SHAMSHON displayed a lot of natural speed to suggest he can be a force in the Coral Charge. He moved powerfully up the main strip.

Several juveniles went through their paces, including MARSHALL JENNINGS showed abundant promise when second on his debut and has gone forward.

FUWAIRT in a three-quarter speed spin ahead of the Dragon Stakes and looks in good order for that Listed assignment.

Newmarket, June 28

Sir Michael Stoute took a posse of useful-looking horses for a pleasing blow-out on the Al Bahathri Polytrack.

ENOBLED one of the most willing workers of the group.

The four-year-old colt quickened a length clear of STOMACHION VITAL EVIDENCE any questions being asked.

Enobled is in especially good form and may surface at Sandown next week.

GOOD VALUE impressed in his work as he was nudged four lengths clear of MATRAVERS EYE CONTACT, TERSAL in behind.

PAS DE CHEVAL, came up on the bridle upsides

MUNAASER looked on his mettle in a solo spin, while SHAMA'S SONG well alongside

HEHO solo in an encouraging spin which bodes well for the future.

Lambourn, June 27

SCOTLAND notice that he could still have valid Classic aspirations with a big performance at Royal Ascot that has left Andrew Balding relishing the prospect of running the colt in the St Leger.

Hopes that Scotland might make a Derby horse went up in smoke when he disappointed on his first couple of starts this year, but his staying-on effort last week behind a couple of solid yardsticks gives every encouragement that he will be effective on Town Moor in September.

He appears to have taken those exertions in his stride and is moving better than at any time of the season.

VAN PERCY bright and alert in his signing-off breeze for the Northumberland Plate and is a live contender for tomorrow's Newcastle feature.

Having crept into the race, this wide-margin winner of a Newmarket class 2 handicap has a tasty look about him, especially with Oisin Murphy in the saddle.

WHINGING WILLIE taken out of the Queen Alexandra Stakes owing to unsuitably quick ground and is ticking over in light work waiting for rain. His improved form suggests he's a stayer worth waiting for, and that there could be a big one in him.

HIGHLAND COLORI in good order in some midweek work ahead of the Group Three Criterion Stakes at Newmarket. He is stepping up to seven furlongs following a satisfactory effort over an insufficient six behind Rocky Ground at Windsor.

RAWAKI another to take the eye in his light work ahead of Newmarket's Fred Archer Stakes. The Listed contest is up for grabs and looks wide open.

ALUMINA disgraced in a fillies' Listed handicap at Royal Ascot and now contests another black type contest on the July course. The prolific all-weather scorer is a credit to her trainer.

Lambourn, June 26

INDIGNANT up the all-weather in midweek to state her case for the Criterion Stakes at Newmarket.

Richard Hannon's filly trumped her stablemate in a Listed sprint at Salisbury and will now move up the class ladder to contest Saturday's Group Three highlight on the July Course.

She took connections by surprise last time, but has always been a smooth traveller who could mix it with the best of them.

MANDERLEY improved as much as any of the fillies at the yard and she looked in good order working ahead of the Eternal Stakes.

She seems to have grown in confidence after a recent victory and should soon add some black type to her portfolio.

PARSLEY a possible for the Empress Stakes and will also be targeting black type in that Newmarket race.

She has done well since breaking her maiden and looks one to follow.

CHAMPIONSHIP he will soon be winning with a near miss last time and was another eyecatcher working ahead of a three-year-old handicap at Doncaster.

JIVE wins but looked in good shape doing speed work ahead of a sprint handicap at the same track.

Several juveniles went through their paces including

He runs on Town Moor after a disappointing effort at Windsor. He may well be better than that blip indicates.

MARSHALL JENNINGS been working well, having delighted connections when second on his debut.

SHAHAH showing plenty of gusto and this Motivator juvenile is one to note at Doncaster.

Newmarket, June 25

Sir Michael Stoute's workers descended upon the Long Gallop on the Limekilns this morning.

GOTHIC to flatten out disappointingly at the end of his Sandown race last week but there are reasons for sticking with him.

He has ground issues and there is no doubting his ability, and a routine spin with GOOD VALUE ECONOMY confirms he is in good order.

ENOBLED unlucky at the same Sandown meeting running over a trip that was shorter than ideal.

He was on show, too, moving well in single file with VITAL EVIDENCE

ASTONISHING up the four-furlong strip as part of a quartet that moved in twos.

She was accompanied by EYE CONTACT, looked well in herself, while MATRAVERS alongside

PAS DE CHEVAL next up, moving with

DALMATIA on good terms with herself in her stretch with Golan's half-sister

TALL SHIP out in a solo spin.

Lambourn, June 24

Mick Channon worked three lots on the main all-weather at West Ilsley having hit the crossbar with his main hopes at Royal Ascot, including the highly-promising

The lightly-raced filly took a big jump up the class scale to contest the Albany Stakes off just one run in a maiden.

However, she really flew when the penny dropped and would have been third in another stride. She appears to have taken those exertions well and will appreciate a step up to seven furlongs and then a mile.

Races like the Moyglare and Fillies' Mile may come into the equation.

PALERMA her maiden stylishly at Salisbury and has worked well since then. S is another filly that wants a step up to a mile and a quarter and she looked a picture in her breeze.

ELIDOR have finished closer to Arab Spring in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes but for being hampered.

He will move up to a mile and three-quarters, and could have the Ebor on his agenda.

MOONRAKER done well since scoring on his debut. The attractive son of Starspangledbanner will move up the class ladder.

He could bid for the Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood.

Newmarket, June 21

PROVENANCE on good terms with herself in some work on Long Hill on Saturday morning and will shortly bid to put a disappointing run at Sandown behind her.

Sir Michael Stoute's beautifully bred filly displayed a telling turn of foot when scoring on her Kempton debut but then hated more testing conditions on her turf debut.

She was partnered by Ryan Moore, coming up the four-furlong strip with EXECUTRIX Golan's half-brother

GOOD VALUE a tough and willing worker and he looked in good order in a solo spin. He quickened nicely between the three and the four.

STAMPEDE at Redcar but has been given time to get over that defeat and was another eyecatcher as he travelled alongside

GOTHIC proving an enigma and didn't seem to handle conditions at all when a well-beaten favourite at Sandown earlier this month.

It might be wise to stick with him, as he looked in good heart in his stretch with

SCALLOP pay her way and she caught the eye coming up the strip with ASYAD, DALMATION ADORE, all four still on the bridle.

ECONOMY a long figure coming up the half-mile strip solo.

Lambourn, June 20

PETHER'S MOON his case for a bold run in the Hardwicke Stakes as he worked on the main all-weather this morning.

The progressive four-year-old has hit the crossbar on both outings this season as Richard Hannon opted to keep him to middle-distances rather than go farther in trip.

Pether's Moon needs a career-best in the Royal Ascot Group Two but his trademark willingness on the gallops was again evident in his latest piece of stronger work, while he looked in very good order in his breeze today.

MONTIRIDGE to step up bit could still figure in what looks a wide-open Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

The ploy of sprinting appeared to backfire when he was well beaten in a Listed race at Windsor, but since then he has displayed plenty of natural pace in his work at home.

ANNUNCIATION a consistent performer who always gives his best, and he looked to have plenty of zip in some fast work ahead of the Wokingham.

Several two-year-olds went through their paces, including AZMAAM, debuts at Newmarket tomorrow. This attractive son of Dark Angel appears to be well forward and a big run is anticipated.

MUMFORD well on his introduction at Leicester and looked sharp and alert in this midweek spin on the all-weather. H has a good chance of breaking his duck at Haydock.

SENSIBLE WAY progressed since breaking her maiden at Goodwood and shaped encouragingly as she worked ahead of a fillies' handicap at Newmarket.

SHOWPIECE DESERT SOCIETY set for action over the weekend and both breezed beautifully this morning to signal their well-being.

Lambourn, June 19

WHIPLASH WILLIE bidding to give Andrew Balding consecutive triumphs in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday.

The improving stayer advertised his well being with a very pleasing midweek workout at Kingsclere.

He progressed to finish in the money in the Henry II at Sandown and on that evidence will be a leading player in the final race of Royal week.

MONTALY in equally pleasing style ahead of Friday's Queen's Vase.

He is a very consistent operator and looks to have made further strides since a good run in defeat at Haydock.

He has the versatility to be able to cope with faster underfoot conditions.

SCOTLAND managed to live up to his close season billing but breezed nicely this morning ahead of his King Edward VII mission.

He has progressed since a satisfactory run in one of the Chester Derby trials.

Balding will be double-handed in the Buckingham Palace Stakes for which both INTRANSIGENT ZANETTO well in themselves in some sharpening work.

DUNGANNON had a nice break since a fruitless visit to Dubai and could be a surprise packet in the Wokingham.

He proved a serious money-spinner for the stable in 2013 and is effectively having a first outing of the year in Saturday's major betting heat.

Newmarket, June 18

SNOW SKY out ahead of the King Edward VII with an unexacting piece of work on Long Hill.

Accompanied by three stablemates, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt looks completely recovered from the minor joint problem that prevented him contesting the Investec Derby.

He covered four furlongs with BOLD SNIPER RUSSIAN REALM, also run on Friday, and the Hardwicke Stakes-bound

Bold Sniper looked a shade unlucky when beaten on his reappearance at Newmarket, while Russian Realm should be ideally suited by the seven furlongs of his race.

ALONG AGAIN out best in another four horse group.

She came up with Newmarket runners INHERITANCE MAIRISE well as Goodwood-bound

The quartet quickened from the three and a half to the four with Along Again holding Inheritance by half a length.

STAMPEDE the next up with SIR ROSCO they were followed by EYE CONTACT

PAS DE CHEVAL up solo, as did

ADORE well while ASTONISHING the last horse up, going solo.

Lambourn, June 17

SKY LANTERN amongst Richard Hannon's main hopes to light up Royal Ascot this week and the grey looked poetry in motion in her final breeze ahead of the Duke of Cambridge Stakes.

The four-year-old was a sensational winner of the Coronation Stakes at the corresponding fixture 12 months ago and has deliberately been held back for a mid-season return to the racecourse.

Her poor showing at the Hong Kong International Races in December was the one blip in an otherwise fantastic season for Sky Lantern, who looks the one to beat in spite of her Group One penalty.

DANGEROUS MOONLITE one of the main players for the Queen Mary Stakes and she showed her well-being with a pleasing workout at the weekend followed by an equally eyecatching breeze this morning.

She appears to have gone forward from her very convincing debut success, a development already shown by stablemate TIGGY WIGGY, gives Hannon a powerful hand in this fillies' Group Two.

Tiggy Wiggy was having her fourth start when comfortably landing the National Stakes and has an experience edge over many of her foes.

SEA SHANTY to have taken Saturday's winning exertions from Sandown in his stride. He's done very little in the ensuing three days, breezing gently ahead of the Hunt Cup in which he'll carry a 5lb penalty.

Few of the Herridge two-year-olds are going better than BAITHA ALGA, is in ripping form ahead of Thursday's Group Two Norfolk Stakes. The Chester and Epsom scorer has a professional edge to his profile that should serve him well under Frankie Dettori.

WINDSHEAR earmarked for the King George V and he caught the eye in his weekend work.

Newmarket, June 14

Sir Michael Stoute marshalled his Royal Ascot forces on the Al Bahathri Polytrack, with ESTIMATE encouraging signs that she can gain back-to back Gold Cup successes in a workout with

The pair covered a mile, with Estimate protecting an early advantage all the way to the pull-up as Hillstar (Frankie Dettori) struggled to reduce the deficit.

Stoute has been forthright in his recent bulletins on Estimate, admitting she was held up earlier in the year, but this was the kind of homework she produced before her memorable triumph for the Queen in 2013.

CANNOCK CHASE looked the part this year and he shone in his stretch with ARAB SPRING, BOLD SNIPER TELESCOPE Moore).

A race awaits the three-year-old, who shaded Arab Spring. It was a couple of lengths back to Telescope, who remains on track for the Hardwicke.

Golan's half-brother LONG VIEW struggle to live up to the ability of the King George hero, but he's a nice prospect and looked good in his work with Islington's son UPPER STREET

The promising SCALLOP two lengths clear of PROVENANCE, SHAMA up on the bridle with

PANDA SECRET one for the notebook after pulling right away from RUSSIAN HEROINE one other.

ADORE had the edge over

Lambourn, June 13

Andrew Balding's twin hopes for the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday, Side Glance and Tullius, worked at Kingsclere this week.

SIDE GLANCE his chance in the Singapore Airlines Cup last time with a tardy exit from the stalls, giving him a mountain to climb turning in.

He absolutely flew at the business end, but found it all happening too late.

Last season's Mackinnon Stakes winner looked sharp and alert on his latest visit to the Watership and Cannon Down gallops and should get more racing room on the straight mile at Ascot.

TULLIUS certainly no slouch and also comes into the argument following three fine efforts this year. He has been shining in his own preparation and is a muc