Our gallops reporter has the latest from Kingsclere Stables
Last Updated: 11/09/13 2:28pm
Chiberta King: Heads to the Doncaster Cup
Andrew Balding enjoyed a bountiful August and the Kingsclere trainer hopes to continue that harvest as he casts his net far and wide over the weekend.
Several two year olds went through their paces ahead of their imminent engagements including POOL HOUSE.
This colt was well supported when beaten into third last time, but judging from the way he's come out of that and the way he breezed this morning, that could be losses merely lent and he should go well in the maiden at Epsom on Thursday.
MIME DANCE has shown ability on all three starts and also looked in good heart in his breeze ahead of the seven-furlong maiden.
TOP COP hasn't won for a while, but looked right on his game in a sharp blow out.
The four-year-old has shown he can handle Epsom and with a longer trip now the order of the day, he should appreciate the seven furlongs in an admittedly tight handicap.
CHIBERTA KING is the most high-profile runner on Friday when contesting the Group Two Doncaster Cup.
The seven-year-old has improved as a stayer with his success in the Queen Alexandra Stakes underlining his gritty determination.
He faces a stiff task against higher-rated rivals, but has few miles on the clock this season.
MISS CAP ESTEL was another to take the eye in her breeze ahead of the classified race at Doncaster.
BREAKHEART looks like heading to Sandown on Saturday and was another to gallop out powerfully, while YOU DA ONE moved well ahead of a probable return to Chester.