Horses To Follow » Danyah


Danyah did well to finish fourth in the Lincoln on Saturday. Smartly away, he was very keen through the early stages of the race. Kieran Shoemark managed to get a little bit of cover after they had gone a couple of furlongs, and Danyah settled a little better then, but he just appeared to be doing a little more than his rider wanted for most of the race. He travelled well to the two-furlong marker, and he picked up when his rider asked him to, but he just flattened out through the final furlong as the winner Haqeeqy came past and his early exertions took their toll. In the end, he kept on well to hold onto fourth place from Orbaan.

Danyah can go well fresh, he had won on each of his two previous seasonal debuts, but he should still come on for this run, given how keen he was early on. Hopefully this run will have taken some of the freshness out of him. He is a keen-going sort, he has worn a hood now in each of his last six races, and he is suited by a good pace. He won over a mile on his last start last season, this trip suits him well, so the Spring Mile at Newbury, a track at which he ran well last August, could be the race for him now. He is also effective over seven furlongs, a trip over which the faster pace helps him settle better, and the Victoria Cup over that trip at Ascot in May would be a legitimate mid-range target.
Doncaster, 27th March 2021