Horses To Follow » Kakatosi


Kakatosi kept on really well from the front to take a competitive seven-furlong three-year-old’s handicap at Sandown on Wednesday evening. Jimmy Fortune set out to make all from the start, and they set a fairly decent pace from the front. Richard Hills tracked them on Eritkaan going turning for home and it t looked like he would go on and win at the two-furlong pole, Hills had yet to ask him to pick up, but when he did, he could not get past Kakatosi, who responded really well to pressure from the front and kept going all the way to the line.

While Kakatosi may have been allowed an easy lead, with the well-backed favourite and fellow front-runner Sailorman being held up, he still set a fairly solid pace by himself with Eritkaan always in close up, and they pulled away from their field, putting up a good time. Kakatosi left the impression that he was a horse that just does enough when he accounted for the progressive Mass Rally over the same course and distance two weeks previously, and there could be a lot more to come from him. The handicapper will probably raise him a few pounds for this, but he still looks like one to keep on side. He also seems to have a pronounced knee action, he could be even better on an easier surface.

21st July 2010