Eyecatchers (10 June)

French Navy (13-2), Le Chat D'Or (3-1), Abseil (5-2), Nabatean (5-4) and Spring Fling (evs) were all previous Eyecatchers to score last week and form expert Alan Thomson has six more promising performances from the past seven days to add to your Tracker.

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WELCOME to our Eyecatchers column. Every week Alan Thomson pinpoints horses primed to strike in the next few weeks, if not days. Remember, you can add Alan's weekly updates to your ATR Tracker.

(Epsom, 6th June)
Taghrooda grabbed the Oaks headlines with a superlative display but Ihtimal should have finished closer than fifth. Kieren Fallon's mount broke well but was gradually shuffled back to a most unpromising position exiting Tattenham Corner. Ihtimal was switched very wide to mount her challenge and made giant strides until flattening out in the final 100 yards. She still looks a player in Group 1 company.
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(Epsom, 6th June)
Once a very smart handicapper rated in the mid-100s, Fury has slipped to an attractive mark without leaving the impression that his regression is in any way terminal. His draw in stall 15 was always going to present Ryan Moore with a headache and the popular grey found himself well out of his ground turning for home. Fury attempted to challenge wide but was continually compromised by a lack of racing room and he did well to reward each-way backers. William Haggas will have a beady eye trained on a big mile handicap this summer.
(Epsom, 6th June)
Having only his fourth race and his relative inexperience surfaced as he hung left down the camber before running on into second place behind trailblazer Almargo. There was plenty of confidence behind Roger Varian's gelding and this Lingfield maiden winner's career remains on the ascendancy.
(Epsom, 7th June)
Richard Hannon's colt was a strong whisper following the morning downpour on Derby day and his backers were a bit unlucky not to collect as he was well adrift early after a sloppy break. He closed into third close home but impressive What About Carlo was already home and hosed.
(Epsom, 7th June)
Quite a difficult horse to evaluate. The four-year-old had looked one to follow when landing a Listed event at Hamilton on easy ground but perhaps his new mark of 100 will prove beyond him. He never looked happy in the 1m 4f handicap landed by Miss Marjorie but I'd be inclined to give William Haggas's gelding another chance back on a more conventional track.
(Goodwood, 8th June)
Usually a front-runner but was always struggling to hold a position in this seven-furlong handicap. Kieren Fallon's perseverance was finally rewarded when Dark Emerald stayed on quite strongly into third. A return to a mile on quick ground should prove beneficial.

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Eyecatchers (10 June)
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