Outbox Simon Crisford As the late, great workwatcher
Jean Bucknell would have phrased it, the son of Frankel looked 'a bit special' in his exercise under Jack Mitchell on the Al Bahathri at second lot.
The unbeaten Frankel, oddson for this month's Qipco 2,000 Guineas, has captured the attention of every workwatcher
, punter and bookmaker over the winter, but it would be a mistake to consider this a one-horse yard.
Faster going suits her down to the ground, and one seasoned workwatcher
suggested her recent efforts at Churchill Downs suggest she is sitting on a monster effort, with top US rider Kent Desormeaux booked rather than a Japanese newcomer.
According to US experts, he's been flawless since his narrow defeat in a peculiar race on Polytrack at Keeneland, leaving one seasoned US workwatcher
to describe him as a "machine".
According to Daily Racing Form workwatcher
MikeWelsch, Bernardini's work yesterday was "nothing flashy, as expected" and "more or less a mirror image of what he's done prior to each of his last several powerful performances."
Roger Varian's Racing Post Trophy hero Kingston Hill impressed workwatchers
when traversing the Epsom turf in a gallop last week and is another major player, as is Sir Michael Stoute's Snow Sky, winner of the Ling-field Derby Trial.
A son of Oasis Dream, rather than Frankel's sire Galileo, the two-year-old has been catching the eye of workwatchers
on the Newmarket gallops.
on Newmarket Heath were all over John Gosden's filly in the weeks before the 1,000 Guineas and she proved them to be on the mark with a fourth place that could only be improved upon.
Frankel impressed workwatchers
at Newmarket when stretching clear of regular gallop companion Bullet Train on Friday - as did Twice Over, who is heading for the Champion Stakes along with stablemate Midday.
Hill slashed Sir Michael Stoute's Tajaaweed to 6-1 from 9's for the Derbyafter impressing workwatchers
on the Newmarket gallops yesterday Coral: 5-2 Casual Conquest, 7-2 Henrythenavigator, 9-2 Curtain Call, Tartan Bearer, 13-2 Tajaaweed, 7 Frozen Fire, 9 bar.
Sights On Gold won by half-alength, has since been impressing workwatchers
and should be cherry ripe for his Group Two target.
KING OF HAPPINESS has been getting the workwatchers
excited in recent weeks with his work at home and can cement his Classic claims with victory in the Macau Craven Stakes at Newmarket today.