Horses To Follow » Diescentric


Diescentric was impressive in winning the Class 2 seven-furlong handicap on Northumberland Plate day at Newcastle on Saturday.

Julie Camacho’s horse travelled really well in the hands of Paul Mulrennan, eased closer between horses three furlongs out, and moved towards the near side just inside the final quarter of a mile. He and the really well-backed Bertiewhittle had it between them from a furlong out, the pair of them had dominated the marked and they dominated the race, but Diescentric always looked to be travelling better, and it was just a question of how well he could quicken up once Bertiewhittle shot through the gap on the other side of the leader Trail Blaze. As it turned out, he picked up really nicely when asked, and he stretched clear late on to post an impressive victory.

The front pair were a little way clear of Trail Blaze in third, who in turn was a long way clear of the rest, and the time was good, by far the fastest time of the day, 0.1secs/furlong faster comparatively than the next fastest, Group 3 winner Jack Dexter.

Diescentric is a six-year-old, now he is a relatively lightly-raced six-year-old. He has obviously had his problems, but he is clearly very talented, and he seems to be getting it all together now. This seven furlongs is his trip, his last two runs now have been career-bests (he beat Rex Imperator fairly convincingly in the end at Doncaster on his previous run), he is in the form of his life and he remains highly progressive, even at the age of six.

The International Handicap at Ascot on King George weekend is an option, although all his form is with ease in the ground and he may not take his chance in that race if the ground remains fast. Raised 10lb for this, it may be that he will be kept now for an autumn campaign when the ground eases again. He is well worth his place now in Pattern company.

28th June 2013