Horses To Follow » Eldrickjones


Eldrickjones did really well to finish second in the Coventry Stakes on Tuesday. Held up early on by Danny Tudhope through the early stages of the race, and racing on the far side from stall two, he was still on the bridle as most of his rivals came under a ride on the run to the two-furlong marker. He started to pick up when his rider asked him to, but a gap closed in front of him just inside the two-furlong marker, and he had to switch inside The Acropolis in order to start his challenge. Once in the clear, he picked up well and he stayed on strongly on the far side all the way to the line, getting up for second place behind Berkshire Shadow, and doing best of the low-drawn horses.

The race developed towards the near side, and the other three horses who, with him, filled the first four places raced, respectively, from stalls 17, 16 and 10. He finished second, racing on the far side, and with an interrupted run.

Roger Fell’s horse had run just once before this, he just failed to get up in a six-furlong maiden at Thirsk. Sent off at 66/1 for the Coventry on the back of that run, this was obviously a massive step forward. By Cotai Glory, who was at his best over five furlongs, he obviously gets this six-furlong trip well. He should be able to win his maiden without any trouble before stepping back up in grade.
Ascot, 15th June 2021