On Saturday 3rd morning, both ICE LORD and FLYING STANDARD put in very good pieces of work on the Watered Gallop, parallel to the Rowley Mile.
Having dealt with a little niggle successfully, ICE LORD did his third comeback piece of fast work, tracking a winner over the 5.5 furlong working trip until given the office.
The popular 5 times winning grey strode clear by several lengths. He is entered to run on Friday evening in a race he won last year at Newmarket.
He may be a touch ring rusty but has run well fresh, including earlier this season 4th first time out and worth 2nd.
A few minutes later, the 2 year old STARSPANGLEDBANNER colt FLYING STANDARD returned to half speed work after a growing spell. Following an older lead horse with another companion behind, both drew up alongside with FLYING STANDARD in the sandwich.
After a brief spell of wondering what this is all about, our Hintlesham partnership fellow got the point, stuck his neck out and ran arrow straight a shade ahead of his companions but going intentionally steady.
This first real piece of fast work will be followed by a few others as we approach his debut – not long now.