A super start for the Ten To Follow horses, with the first two runners both winning…
Brad The Brief, 3yo Trained by T Dascombe
A pretty lucrative time from 4 runs as a 2yo winning 3 times, but having been raised just 1lb following his last win in a conditions race at Newmarket, a mark of 90 may well underestimate his ability. A winner at Bath on his debut, where the 2nd has won its only subsequent run, Brad The Brief was then pitched in deep at Doncaster but still ran with great credit albeit 3rd of the 3 runners. Back to winning ways at Wolverhampton where he beat a well-regarded Sir Michael Stoute runner, giving away 7lbs and showing a really nice turn of foot in the process. His final run at Newmarket showed his versatility, winning on a soft surface with a great deal of authority. He’s a nice scopey sort, so no reason why he won’t continue to improve as a 3yo and prove himself better than his current handicap rating.
Update: Made his reappearance and Haydock and stayed on in fine style to win well, – WON 3/1
Liberty Beach, 3yo Trained by J Quinn
A really speedy type, she had a cracking first season winning on 4 occasions and running extremely well every time she stepped onto the racecourse. In need of the experience first time out, she showed her class once the penny dropped to finish strongly and land the spoils close home. She then won the Hillary Needler at Beverley, which is always a competitive race in really good style. A further step up in class in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot, she ran a cracker in 4th on ground softer than she’d want and having been drawn away from the action in stall 6, where the front 3 were drawn in stalls 18, 23 & 25. A return to a quicker surface at Sandown, she showed an electric turn of foot to win impressively, before then overcoming traffic problems to follow up in the Group 3 Molecomb at Goodwood. Runner up in here final start in the Group 1 Lowther, the 6f trip stretched here a little, bit she still ran very well. She’s pure speed and looks a 5f sprinter through and through. It’ll be very interesting to see what heights she can reach this season.
Update: Made her reappearance over 6 furlongs at Haydock and proved she’s strengthened up by staying that trip and winning well. – WON 9/4