Horses To Follow » Breanski


Breanski’s next win may not be far away now. Jedd O’Keeffe’s horse ran another good race in defeat in the six-furlong handicap at Newmarket on Saturday. Drawn in stall two, seven away from the stands rail, he shipped a bit of a bump from his stable companion Flavius Titus after the stalls opened, which wasn’t ideal. Dropped in behind runners after that, towards the near rail, he was about five lengths off the pace after they had gone two furlongs. He picked up on the run into the Dip, but he hung a little to his right, and he didn’t have a lot of racing room until late on, when his stable companion moved to his right away from the stands rail, and he stayed on well to finish third. He was only beaten a total of three parts of a length by the winner Nefarious, and he left the impression that he had at least a little left to give.

This was another good performance by the Delegator gelding, after keeping on well to finish third behind Bernardo O’Reilly in a six-furlong handicap at Doncaster’s St Leger meeting. It may be that the handicapper has his measure, he has been rated in the mid 80s since last July, but his last two runs have suggested that he could do better when he steps back up to seven furlongs. The best runs of his career have been over seven furlongs, and he does go well at Doncaster, so he will be of interest if he runs over that trip at one of Doncaster’s remaining meetings this year. He goes well on soft ground too, so he won’t mind if the ground eases.

Newmarket, 19th September 2020