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Gallops Report
Lambourn, October 22
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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.

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

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