Horses To Follow » Moyross


Moyross put up a really encouraging performance on his comeback run to finish third in the three-mile beginners’ chase at Kilbeggan on Monday. He was weak in the market beforehand, but he travelled and jumped well throughout for Denis O’Regan. Prominent from flagfall, he moved to the front as they set off down the back straight first time. His jumping was good, he got into a nice rhythm in front and he led all the way to the second last fence. He just tired from there, as the two Gigginstown House horses Royal Thief and Battle Of Midway moved on to battle it out, but he kept on well enough to hold off Braeside for third place.

It was a really nice comeback run by Noel Meade’s horse. He hadn’t raced since he finished down the field in a handicap hurdle at the 2019 Punchestown Festival, and he hadn’t run over fences since he finished fourth of five in Delta Work’s beginners’ chase at Down Royal in November 2018. He was entitled to get tired late on. He is nine years old now, but he is lightly raced for his age and he should be able to build on this. He is obviously still a novice but he could also be of interest in staying handicap chases.

Kilbeggan, 12th October 2020, ©, 19th October 2020