Eyecatchers (19 May)

Previous Eyecatchers to win last week included Alfred Hutchinson (20-1), Gran Canaria Queen (10-1), Keep In Line (11-2), Resonant (5-1), Kincora Fort (7-2), Advanced (3-1) Yorkidding (5-2). Alan Thomson has pinpointed six more to add to your ATR 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.

PRESSURE POINT ATR Tracker
(York, 13 May)
Up 7lb for his Newcastle victory in April, Pressure Point was only denied in this tougher 1m 4f handicap by the in-form Libran. Pressure Point, who started out racing life with Sir Michael Stoute, had no problem maintaining a handy position throughout and Keith Dalgleish's five-year-old looks an improved performer this season.

NORMANDY BARRIERE ATR Tracker
(York, 13 May)
Chasing a hat-trick following fluent wins at Pontefract and Ripon, Normandy Barriere was no match for strong-finisher Udododontu. Tackling a further furlong here, Normandy Barriere lurched left under pressure but there should be more to come from Nigel Tinkler's lightly-raced gelding.

GHALIB ATR Tracker
(Salisbury, 14 May)
Now two from two for Ed Walker, Ghalib galloped all over the opposition to score by an easy five lengths. He clearly handled the testing underfoot conditions and can defy his fixed penalty if turned out again quickly before being elevated in grade.

FANG ATR Tracker
(Newbury, 15 May)
Although sent off favourite on his racecourse debut in this six-furlong maiden, Fang faded rather disappointingly into fourth. However, Brian Meehan's colt, carrying the familiar Lady Rothschild silks, was done no favours coming out of stall one as he raced wide throughout. Fang could well bite back at the bookmakers next time.

MUNAASER ATR Tracker
(Newbury, 15 May)
Sir Michael Stoute's four-year-old was closely matched with Gm Hopkins on their Silver Cambridgeshire run at Newmarket in the autumn, but Munaaser beat only one home on his seasonal debut. Paul Hanagan's mount proved a bit of a handful in the early stages, racing keenly in the rear, and could never attain a challenging position. Munaaser was allowed to amble home and should prove this performance all wrong in due course.

SPACE AGE ATR Tracker
(Newbury, 16 May)
Having his first run in 276 days, Space Age made a pleasing handicap debut off 85 in this competitive 1m 2f event secured in handsome style by Time Test. Space Age had made all to land a Beverley maiden by four lengths on easier turf last August but was restrained early (short of room two out) before staying on into fifth. This was only his fourth start (still looked a bit raw) and Charlie Appleby's New Approach colt would probably appreciate less lively ground. Space Age doesn't look on a bad mark.

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Eyecatchers (19 May)
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