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Gallops Report
Newmarket, October 26
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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

├ęclat 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.

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