Horses To Follow » Eurocrat


Eurocrat could only finish fifth in the seven-furlong median auction maiden at Galway on Sunday, but there was mitigation.  He missed the break from his outside draw, and he was squeezed out a little after he had gone a couple of strides, with the result that he was further back than ideal early on.  As well as that, he was wider than ideal.  He had to go four wide as they raced around the home turn, he had to go outside the ultimate winner Malayan and, while he got to within a neck of that rival on the crown of the home turn, he had done a lot of running to get to that point, and he couldn’t find any more close home. He only finished fifth, but he was only beaten a total of two and a half lengths.

This was Eurocrat’s first run since he made his racecourse debut at Leopardstown in May, and he was weak in the market beforehand, so it is reasonable to assume that he will progress from this. He ran well in that Leopardstown maiden in May, he kept on well to take third place behind Celtic Times, who just held on from the fast-finishing Moony Beams, and they have both enhanced that form since.  A son of Holy Roman Emperor, out of the Archipenko mare Apparatchika, who won over 10 furlongs and 12 furlongs, Jessica Harrington’s horse should be able to build on this now, and he could progress again for stepping up in trip.
Galway, 1st August 2021