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Chicago Black Hawk

Chicago Black Hawk ran a nice race to finish third behind Van Gogh and Colour Sergeant in the seven-furlong maiden at The Curragh on Sunday. Smartly away from his outside draw, Johnny Murtagh’s colt was a little keen through the very early stages of the race as he raced up on the outside of the field. He settled better though after they had gone two furlongs in about seventh place in a stretched out field behind a good pace that the duelling market leaders Van Gogh and Colour Sergeant set. Still travelling well as they passed the three-furlong marker, he made good progress for Shane Kelly from that point, keeping on well down the outside. It never looked like he was going to get to the two leaders, but he ran all the way to the line to take third place, just over three lengths behind the winner Van Gogh.

This was just Chicago Black Hawk’s second run. He had shaped nicely on his racecourse debut in finishing seventh behind Saturday’s Beresford Stakes winner High Definition, and this was a nice step forward from that. His dam won over a mile and five furlongs, and she is from the family of Arc de Triomphe winner Solemia so, while he weakened late on over a mile on his racecourse debut, he should get further than this seven-furlong trip in time.

The Curragh, 27th September 2020

©, 28th September 2020