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Sevenna Star

Sevenna Star kept on well to finish fourth behind Morph Speed in the one-mile-six-furlong premier handicap at Killarney on Thursday.  Settled back in the field early on by Wesley Joyce, he travelled well through his race, but he had dropped back in the field, to 10th of the 10 runners, by the time they straightened up for home.  He was short of room on the run to the two-furlong marker and, by the time he got into clear sailing on the outside, the race had gone beyond him.  He stayed on well though and, while it never looked like he was going to get to Morph Speed, who got the better of Camorra close home, he did stay on well into fourth place.

Sevenna Star is not obviously unexposed on the face of it, he is six years old and he has run 20 times now, but he is a well-bred horse who has high-class back form, and he only joined Emmet Mullins this year. Winner of the Group 3 Classic Trial at Sandown as a three-year-old when he was with John Gosden, and out of a mare who won the Group 3 Lillie Langtry Stakes over a mile and six furlongs, he put up an encouraging performance to finish second behind Groveman in a two-mile handicap at Tramore on his last run before Thursday.  He obviously stays well, and he will be of interest in staying handicaps on the flat now as we move into the autumn.  The handicapper raised him by 2lb for Thursday’s run to a mark of 80, but that mark should be well within range.  It is admittedly a while ago now, but he was rated 107 when he was three.  If he is aimed at the Irish Cesarewitch, a race that his trainer won last year with Cape Gentleman, he could get into the race on a nice racing weight, but he will be of interest wherever he goes next.
Killarney, 19th August 2021