Three Weekend Eyecatchers - 06/05/2019

1. Mugatoo

Mugatoo cantered and was left laughing all over his rivals in the Class 4 1m6f Handicap at Doncaster on Saturday evening.

Under a arctic-cool Jamie Spencer, the four-year-old made his first appearance since finishing third at Kempton on the All-weather in November, but arguably looked the freshest and fittest of them all.

Held up in rear, David Simcock's charge made swift and smooth headway after the bend for home, and began to cut through butter like a hot knife.

Spencer was merely a passenger in the saddle and did not have to move a muscle. Switched to the inner, Mugatoo went onto win readily and impressively in the colours of Mrs Marcella Burns.

Check it out below:

(Credit: At The Races / Sky Sports Racing)

2. Awesometank

William Haggas has plenty of guns to fire this term, including the imminent return of last year's Arc runner-up Sea Of Class, but Awesometank began the reload in style.

Winner of the Coral Distaff on Eclipse Day at Sandown, the four-year-old Awesometank made a winning return in the Listed Conqueror Fillies Stakes at Goodwood on Saturday afternoon, in the hands of Pat Dobbs.

Despite finishing last of six in the Group Three Darley Stakes at Newmarket at the back-end of last season, this filly can looking forward to even more promising season than the last.

Dobbs made good headway on the Haggas chance, who was soon driven and stayed on well - repelling the late challenge of Richard Hannon's Anna Nerium who flew home but could not reach the winner.

3. Mabs Cross

There were plenty of standout winners across Guineas weekend at Newmarket, but the one that shined brighter than the rest was Michael Dods' classy sprinter Mabs Cross.

Winner of the Prix de l'Abbaye at the Arc meeting in October, the five-year-old mare defied a penalty to score in this race for the second year running.

Third in the King's Stand Stakes at Ascot and a nose second in the Nunthorpe in 2018, Mabs Cross is all speed and proved it once again on the Rowley Mile to take the Zoustar Palace House Stakes from Charlie Hills' Equilateral.

She just continues to roll on for David Armstrong, who will surely be plotting another Group One infested route.