Horses To Follow » Baseman


Baseman ran a really nice race on his racecourse debut to finish second in the seven-and-a-half-furlong maiden at Tipperary last Monday. He was well enough away from his inside draw, but he lost a position early on, as the high-drawn horses moved up on the outside and took prominent positions. The first five after they had gone two furlongs, had emerged, respectively, from stalls 13, 17, 11, 15 and 14.

As a result, Baseman was further back in the field than ideal early on. Dermot Weld’s colt travelled well into the home straight though and, moved towards the outside by Oisin Orr, he stayed on well from the two-furlong marker. He was just a little bit green, he hung to his left a little, but he still kept on well to get to within a head of the well-backed favourite Toshizou – Joseph O’Brien’s horse holds entries in the Beresford Stakes, the Royal Lodge Stakes and the Dewhurst – by the time they got to the line, with the pair of them pulling nicely clear.

Baseman was strong enough in the pre-race market himself. A son of Kingman out of Big Break, winner of two Group 3 races over seven furlongs and a full-sister to the prolific Famous Name, this was a really encouraging start to his racing career. He should be winning his maiden soon before stepping up in grade.

Tipperary, 14th September 2020

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