Racing fans experienced a turbulent racing weekend, with several British and Irish talents competing in Group 1 action across both sides of the English Channel.
Several Group contests featured across the cards at Ascot and Newmarket on Saturday, while there were plenty of exciting contests for punters to sink their teeth into at the Arc meeting at Longchamp on Sunday.
Our team have taken a look back through their notes, in hope of picking out some interesting tracker prospects that could claim success further down the line.
Here are three runners to add to your trackers from the previous weekend’s racing.
THUNDER BEAUTY – 4th, 1:30 Ascot (Saturday)
On only her second start for her new stable, Thunder Beauty put in a respectable shift in the Listed October Stakes at Ascot.
David O’Meara new recruit was outpaced on her stable at York back in August, but she bounced back when keeping on for fourth over seven furlongs in Berkshire on Saturday.
The 1000 Guineas runner did run slightly wide here which hindered her chances, but it’s clear that she’s in the right hands and she could show further improvement further down the line for her new connections.
FIRST OFFICER – 3rd, 3:30 Newmarket (Saturday)
Making his racing debut for Roger Varian, First Officer gave plenty of reasons on his first start to add him into your tracker.
The Galileo colt was slightly green and slow to get going at first, but he burst into life when Ryan Moore shook the reins with two furlongs remaining as he kicked on down the home straight.
The two-year-old made up plenty of ground in the closing stages as he passed several rivals to finish in third, confirming his potential for the future.
NOBLE TRUTH – 2nd, 1:50 Longchamp (Sunday)
Representing Charlie Appleby’s yard, Noble Truth made an impression In the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp.
The Kingman colt took the lead early on, with his rider choosing to use front-running tactics in the contest which very nearly paid off.
The two-year-old was just caught out by a smart rival this time, but he clearly is one to watch out for next season and a worthy addition to your tracker.