Horses To Follow » Eynhallow


Eynhallow put up a really good performance to win the three-year-olds’ nine-furlong handicap. Roger Charlton’s horse may not get the credit that he is due, because he was a 20/1 shot and he was weak in the market, but it is difficult to argue that he was not the winner on merit.

Held up early by Jamie Spencer, he made nice progress from the three-furlong pole, he joined Secret Advisor at the furlong pole and he kept on gamely to beat the well-regarded Godolphin horse. Secret Advisor had run twice this season already, he had put up an eye-catching performance on his previous run at Windsor, and Eynhallow beat him well, with the pair of them pulling well clear of their rivals.

This was Eynhallow’s seasonal debut, his first run since being gelded, and it was just his fourth run ever, so he has plenty of scope for progression. It was his first run over nine furlongs too, all his runs last season were over seven furlongs, and he saw out the trip well. By Nathaniel, his dam won over 10 furlongs and Eynhallow could get 10 furlongs on this evidence.

The handicapper raised him 8lb for this to a mark of 81, but he has the potential to go beyond that mark, and it may be that he will be under-rated by the market next time off his higher mark.


Goodwood, 25th May 2017