By Gallops Reporter. Last Updated: 10/04/12 5:50pm
Michael Bell: Started the season well
Gallops report for Tuesday, April 10. With news from Newmarket. Includes Born To Surprise, Allied Powers and others.
Michael Bell has made a positive start to the campaign with his early winners highlighted by BORN TO SURPRISE'S wide margin victory at Doncaster.
That effort has earned the colt a crack at the Craven Stakes, and he looked in fine form in his latest routine spin ahead of the Rowley Course trial next week.
Connections are not averse to letting him run in the 2000 Guineas if he continues to progress.
ALLIED POWERS should serve the yard well in staying condition and Group races this year.
Runner-up to St Nicholas Abbey at the Chester May meeting last year, the seven-year-old wants cut and will be suited by a wet spring.
He looked in good order working on grass at the weekend.
STRONG VIGILANCE scored twice at Wolverhampton at this time last year and is on the right mark to recover the vein of form on the all-weather soon.
He also caught the eye in his latest stretch on the rain softened grass.
CREME ANGLAISE is a daughter of Bell's Derby hero Motivator who seems to be coming to herself.
She ran well in defeat after breaking her maiden at Ascot and after a pleasing stretch the other day is one for the notebook.
OPERATION TRACER looks the type to do well in three-year-old handicaps after having three readying runs as a juvenile.
The Rock Of Gibraltar gelding looked in good order leading FORTIETH AND FIFTH at the weekend and should reappear shortly.
EIGHT LETTERS is another filly that seems to have done well through the winter and others to catch the eye included DUBAI SPRING, who galloped out strongly at the end of a solo spin.