Horses To Follow » Breakeven


Breakeven ran well to finish third behind Limestone Rock in the first division of the two-mile-three-furlong maiden hurdle at Naas on Sunday. Settled in mid-division early on by Sean O’Keeffe, Tom Mullins’ horse travelled well through his race and his jumping was good. He travelled well to the home turn, eighth of the leading group of eight that broke away from the field. Sixth jumping the second last flight, he stayed on well from there. He had no chance with Limestone Rock, who made all and ran out an impressive winner, but he kept on well up the run-in to get the better of El Barra for third place.

This was much more like it from Breakeven. A dual point-to-point winner for Denis Murphy, the Scorpion gelding kept on well to win his bumper over two and a half miles at Tipperary last August on his first run under Rules. He came up short in each of his first two runs over hurdles, but this was a nice step forward again. It appears that his jumping is improving with experience, and he stays two and a half miles well.
Naas, 31st January 2021