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By Gallops Reporter.   Last Updated: 05/10/13 4:42pm

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Estimate: Ready for a return to the scene of her finest hour

Estimate: Ready for a return to the scene of her finest hour

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Estimate is ready for a return to Ascot according to our gallops reporter, who has been to Sir Michael Stoute's yard.

ESTIMATE looks to be coming to hand with perfect timing for an Ascot encore and the filly gave Sir Michael Stoute plenty to enthuse about with her work on the Limekilns round gallop on Saturday morning.

The Gold Cup winner was forced to miss the Doncaster Cup but after easing back into work will be a leading player for the Long Distance Cup in a fortnight.

That Group Three contest will see a drop in class for the Queen's four-year-old who came up the strip with CIRCUS TURN.

As the tempo picked up Estimate displayed much of her old sparkle to power six lengths clear.

HILLSTAR is a progressive individual that should be worth following in all the main middle-distance Group Ones next year.

More immediately the colt will complete his 2013 campaign in the Champion Stakes and he showed his well-being for that with another accomplished exercise.

Moving with the Ryan Moore-ridden WAILA behind lead horse LABARINTO, Hillstar picked up well from his driven-along workmates between the eight and the nine to go a length up on the filly. It was four back to Labarinto.

PAVLOSK is a talented filly that should appreciate the cut in the ground through the autumn. She looked in good heart edging ahead of EVANGELIST.

The work then moved on to the Long Gallop where VITAL EVIDENCE outstripped OMNIPRESENT.

STOMACHION and PROXIMATE could not be separated at the end of their stretch as they pulled several lengths clear of CENTRED.

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