Sir Michael Stoute's midweek schedule was given added fuel by Telescope's gallop at Lingfield, but before saddling the former Derby hope's workout, the trainer had directed operations much closer to home on the Limekilns Round Gallop.
Here TALES OF GRIMM what a talented horse he could be when leaving two maidens in his wake under Ryan Moore.
The colt never managed to reach the heights hoped for him in his early career, but has time to make up for any disappointments and is clearly in rude health at present.
CENTRED the look of a fairly-weighted filly in a handicap at Goodwood and has done well since breaking her maiden. She looked in good heart in some half-speed readying work.
DUKE OF FIRENZE the ground and moved powerfully ahead of the big sprint handicap at York on Saturday.
Having landed some good bets at Goodwood last time, it would be no surprise to see money behind him again.
Sir Michael Stoute took Investec Derby contender TELESCOPE Lingfield for a racecourse spin as he tries to make up lost time ahead of the main event on Saturday week.
Infected grazes on his legs forced Telescope to miss his intended prep in the Dante and many, including Stoute, were a little underwhelmed with his efforts in Surrey.
Stoute called the performance "workmanlike" and Telescope will gallop again on Saturday before a decision on his Derby run is made.
Frankel's half-sister JOYEUSE well on the gallops this morning ahead of a possible debut Lingfield next Tuesday. Sir Henry Cecil's filly has plenty to live up to but she sparkled in her exercise.
Van Der Neer impressed many with his strong finish in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and he looked in good nick in a spin at Herridge this morning.
Maureen goes in the 1000 Guineas and she also went well as she tries to improve on her her close-up sixth place at Newmarket.
Havana Gold was in action at Everleigh and he will be a second string to Hannon's bow in the 2000 Guineas. He ran an excellent race in the French equivalent to finish fifth, briefly leading before getting swamped in the dying strides. Connections are hoping a change of tactics can work the oracle and he looks ready for the challenge.
Richard Hannon will be well represented at Goodwood and Salisbury, with one of the more interesting cards in his hand
This filly has run well in both 2013 starts and although a beaten favourite last time, she looked in good heart in her latest piece of faster work ahead of the Height Of Fashion Stakes at Goodwood.
Richard Hughes is booked for the filly who should at the very least gain some invaluable black type.
CHANDLERY been highly-tried since coming off the injury list and could make his presence felt in the seven-furlong handicap at the same meeting on Thursday. The four-year-old is a course and distance winner who should now be a lot straighter.
WENTWORTH himself a smart juvenile and has an entry later in the week after moving sweetly in his latest piece of stronger work on the main all-weather.
Having disappointed a shade on his debut at the Glorious meeting, he made up for it with successes in his other two outings and if turning out on Saturday, he is sure to prove popular with punters.
Sir Michael Stoute worked a posse of his in-form team this morning including EVANGELIST, could add to the trainer's already fine strike-rate in three-year-old handicaps
Evangelist showed he had gone the right way through the winter with a solid comeback effort to trouble the judge in a Kempton maiden and is now ready for the graduation into handicaps
He has been giving off all the right signals and looks to have room for further progress in his new discipline.
CIRCUS TURN a name to conjure with and looks to have stepped up a fair bit on his debut run.
He went well in midweek and is definitely one for the notebook
LIBER NAUTICUS very lazy in her work but seems to have taken her Musidora triumph in her stride.
She sets the standard for the others to aim at in the Oaks and, like so many good horses that show little at home, she reserves her best for the racecourse.
BEEP out at Windsor on Monday evening and has shown promise.
DUKE OF FIRENZE quite a touch at Goodwood and is being primed for the Royal meeting.
He has also gone well since his last run and has a big handicap in him.
TELESCOPE due to work tomorrow in what could be a make or break exercise for the Derby hope.