EXCELETTE can be rewarded for a string of consistent efforts with victory in the Listed "Dubawi" EBF Bosra Sham Fillies' Stakes at Newmarket.
Trained by Bryan Smart, who has enjoyed a great season thanks largely to the exploits of Prix de l'Abbaye winner Tangerine Trees, the youngster has only once been out of the first three in eight starts, and that was on her debut.
Since then she has been thoroughly game, with wins at Chester and Musselburgh, and has performed with great credit in Listed company on her last three outings.
\[Ian Winterton\]Excellette was beaten just three-quarters of a length by Kohala at Newbury, after which she was third in the Roses Stakes at York.
Arguably her best run\[Ian Winterton\], however, was when she beat all bar Kevin Ryan's top-class Bogart in the big Redcar race for juveniles.
\[Ian Winterton\]That race was dominated by horses drawn high, so she did especially well to get involved from stall six.
Strictly on the figures, she is only rated inferior to Mick Channon's Miss Lahar but that one will be having her fourth run inside five weeks and might just feel it a bit.
Charlie Hills' Qannaas is expected to step up markedly on his debut run in the Christine Kilker Memorial EBF Maiden Stakes. The Hard Spun colt was fourth at Warwick, when sent off a short-priced favourite, so he had obviously been showing plenty at home\[Ian Winterton\] on the gallops.
He missed the break and pulled too hard, with jockey Richard Hills never overly aggressive once his chance had gone. It would be no surprise \[Ian Winterton\]at all if he markedly stepped up here\[Ian Winterton\] performance.
Parc De Launay is fancied to get back to winning ways in the NGK Spark Plugs Conditions Stakes.
After winning his first two starts, the wheels \[Ian Winterton\]somewhat fell off when he was stepped up in class.
No match for Harbour Watch in the Richmond Stakes, he was then way off the pace in a big sales race at York.
However, Tom Tate's inmate shaped with \[Ian Winterton\]much more promise on his return to the Knavesmire last time out, finishing fifth of 20 in a decent nursery when Jamie Spencer explored every inch of the final furlong.
Back in a small field, he may be more at home.
Gloriam can enhance the Classic claims of Top Offer in the Enjoy The Party Pack Group Offer Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Wolverhampton.
Fifth behind Roger Charlton's bright prospect on his only run to date, the fourth home, Unex Michelangelo, has since won to add further credence to the form.
Fistral Beach is a horse that goes well fresh and he looks fairly treated for the bet365 Handicap Chase at Wetherby.
His form tailed off after a good win first time out last year, but he did run in the Racing Post Chase and the Topham at Aintree.
Secret Desert should also go well in the oddschecker.com Handicap Hurdle at Uttoxeter.