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Gallops Report
Newmarket. October 1
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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.

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