Horses To Follow » Knowing


Knowing was a little unlucky in the 12-furlong handicap. James Fanshawe’s horse travelled well in mid-division for Kevin Stott, but he didn’t have a lot of racing room along the inside rail three furlongs out. Still travelling well, his rider explored a potential path away from the rail, but it didn’t open up for him until inside the final furlong. By then, Indigo Lake had picked up and To Nathaniel was battling on well against the rail and, while Knowing couldn’t quite get to them, he kept on all the way to the line. He finished third behind the two John Gosden horses, beaten a length, but he probably would have gone closer had he had a clearer run through the race.

Winner of two 10-furlong handicaps last year, Knowing hasn’t won yet this year, but he has progressed with racing again this term, as he did last year. On this evidence, there should be a middle-distance handicap in him now off this type of mark in the high 70s. He obviously handles this fast ground well, but he ran well twice on easier ground last year. This was just his second run over a mile and a half, and he stayed it okay, but he could do even better back down at 10 furlongs. That said, he holds an entry in a 12-furlong handicap at Newmarket on Friday evening, and he will be of interest if he takes his chance in it.

Newmarket, 15th August 2020