Stoute team primed for Ascot
Last Updated: October 12, 2013 1:13pm
Estimate: Giving all the right signals ahead of Ascot next weekend
ESTIMATE looked in good heart as she completed her preparation for the Long Distance Cup on Champions Day.
Sir Michael Stoute took his mare to the Al Bahathri Polytrack where in a gallop set up to suit her, she skipped eight lengths clear of CIRCUS TURN. The Queen's filly is coming to the boil with perfect timing for her Ascot assignment.
DANK is heading Stateside and was also in fine form in an easy spin with WAILA. She quickened impressively on the bridle and could be the one to beat in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita.
Stoute will hope his Beverley D winner confirms her liking for the US, and she could hardly be in better form.
HILLSTAR was partnered by his big-race pilot Ryan Moore in a spin ahead of the Champion Stakes.
His lead horse LABARINTO not for the first time in recent weeks had the misfortune of seeing Hillstar storm half a dozen lengths clear.
Hillstar looks a very solid each way proposition for the Ascot Group One.
Several two-year-olds worked including SNOW SKY, and ADORE, who moved nicely with SURCINGLE.