Horses To Follow » Kk Lexion
Kk Lexion ran a promising race in finishing fourth in the two-mile novices’ handicap hurdle at Cheltenham on Friday.
Held up towards the rear of the field by Adrian Heskin through the early stages of the race, he got a little out-paced when they quickened after the second last flight, but he stayed on well over the last and up the run-in to take fourth place, just a neck behind Decece in third and beaten a total of just four and a half lengths by the winner Wildmoor Boy.
This was a decent race. It was full of young hurdlers with potential, it was run at a good pace and it was won in a good time, just 0.05secs/furlong slower than Racing Post par. Also, the two-mile trip was probably shorter than ideal for Kk Lexion.
Tom George’s horse is only five, and this was just his sixth race ever, so he has bundles of scope for progression. The handicapper raised him 4lb to a mark of 119, but he is progressive enough to give himself the chance to go beyond that mark. A winner over two and a half miles at Southwell on his previous run, he will be of interest now in another novices’ handicap or handicap hurdle stepped up to that type of trip again. Out of a half-sister to Bobbyjo Chase winner The Midnight Club, he could even get further than that. He will be of interest now over two and a half miles or further.
11th November 2016