June 15 – Haydock – Purosangue – 93

Despite having the benefit of the near rail, the performance of Andrew Balding’s inmate should not be detracted and he looks a colt of some promise on the evidence of his opening display. The way he quickened inside the final two furlongs was really impressive and his overall figure suggested he would have been good enough to go to Royal Ascot if he had run made his debut a bit earlier in the season. That said, there are plenty of decent juvenile races awaiting the son of Aclaim and he deserves the utmost respect wherever connections decide to go.

June 16 – Goodwood – Fairbanks – 100

Impressive on the eye in a much more competitive contest at Leicester previously, Andrew Balding’s colt was made to work harder than his odds implied in this three-runner affair, but it was noticeable that his winning speed figure suggested he had raised his game to another level. 3-3 since fitted with a visor, he has a similar profile to Soulcombe before he went on to land the Melrose at York and this three-year-old seems to be heading in the same direction.

June 16 – Sandown – Paradias – 101

A keenly-run affair courtesy of the tempo set by Youthful King and it provided the perfect platform for Alan King’s inmate to come through strongly in the closing stages. Not for the first time, he produced a smart speed figure when encountering these circumstances and he looks just the type to land a big handicap prize around the 1m2f mark before the season is out.

June 16 – York – Radio Goo Goo – 99

Once again, David Evans has to be commended for improving a sprinter by nearly two stone and this daughter of Havana Grey still seems to be thriving. The way she battled back after being headed by Al Simmo inside the final furlong is testimony to her work ethic and there is no reason why she could not pick up some black type along the way. Of the rest, a special mention goes out to Pink Crystal who ran a nice race on her seasonal bow and, at a time when her yard is struggling for form, her performance probably deserves extra praise.

June 17 – York – Quinault – 100 

Another sprinter whose rise has been meteoric in recent months and Stuart Williams’ gelding completed a five-timer with a performance to suggest he is not too far off pattern level. In beating a hugely competitive field, the son of Oasis Dream posted his best speed figure so far to date and he could be one worth bearing in mind for something like the Stewards’ Cup.