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Came From The Dark

Came From The Dark put up a nice performance to win the good five-furlong handicap at Newbury on Friday. Steadied at the start by Hollie Doyle, he was last of the eight runners through the early stages of the race. He travelled well to the two-furlong marker and, moved through a gap towards the near side, he picked up well at the furlong marker, showing a nice turn of foot to get up and run down Garrus and King’s Lynn close home.
Ed Walker’s horse only got home by a neck, but it was a cosy neck, and he probably had more in hand than the bare winning margin. A 480,000-guinea yearling, out of a half-sister to Pipalong, who won the Haydock Sprint Cup on heavy ground, Came From The Dark won a five-furlong handicap last year at Haydock off a mark of 95, and he made an encouraging start to this season when he went down by a total of a head to Jabbarockie in the Scottish Sprint Cup at Musselburgh in early April. He is five now, but he is obviously in the form of his life, and he appears to be improving nicely now as a sprinter. A fast-run five furlongs in which he can be held up and delivered late suits him well, and he will be of interest now in a Group race.
Newbury, 16th April 2021