Captain Heath's hot horses: Who to look out for in the upcoming weeks

Welcome to Racemail's new weekly column where Captain Heath picks the runners which caught his eye in the last week with the future in mind...

REX IMPERATOR (trained by Roger Charlton)

Considerable potential: Rex Imperator's trainer Roger Charlton

Considerable potential: Rex Imperator's trainer Roger Charlton

A big betting mover for the opening Symphony Group Stakes at York’s Ebor meeting but virtually everywhere jockey James Doyle ended up a blind alley as this son of Royal Applause crossed the line 11th of 19 behind winner Tax Free.

There was plenty in the tank crossing the line and Rex Imperator remains a gelding of considerable potential.

OLYMPIAD (Dermot Weld)

One of two winners at the Ebor meeting for his Irish trainer, relishing the step up to two miles in the Stakes. Patience has been the key with this four-year-old son of Galileo who cost 650,000gn and this was only his fifth race. Interestingly, holds an entry in the marathon Cesarewitch Stakes in October, a race weld won in 1992 with Vintage Crop.

MYSTERIOUS MAN (Andrew Balding)

Quietly fancied for the Melrose Stakes at York on Saturday when fourth to impressive St Leger possible Guarantee. Although he didn’t lose a winning chance, he didn’t get the breaks when he needed them before running on pretty well on his handicap debut in a contest that looked pretty hot. This was over a mile and three-quarters but a little further looks well within his scope.

CLUBLAND (Kevin Ryan)

Irish import who looks teed up to give former Test cricketer Dominic Cork a quick return on his first venture into ownership. Fluffed the start at Beverley on Sunday  but made no mistake at Southwell on Tuesday night. The sprinter may only be modest but he is capable of going in again and holds an entry at Musselburgh on Tuesday (September 4).