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Gallops Report
Lambourn, April 25
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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.

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