Horses To Follow » Dandyville


Dandyville did well to keep on as well as he did to finish third in the six-furlong handicap at The Curragh on Friday evening. A little awkwardly away, he raced towards the back of the far-side group of eight from early. He came under a ride from Chris Hayes on the run to the two-furlong marker, but he found plenty for pressure, keeping on well on the far side to get the better of Indian Raj for third place, doing best of those who raced towards the far side, behind Goodnight Girl and Lord Dudley, who both raced down the near side.

It was another good run by Natalia Lupini’s horse. Well beaten in both his runs last season as a juvenile, he got off the mark in a six-furlong three-year-olds’ handicap at Fairyhouse in June. Raised by 5lb for that win, he followed up off his new mark of 71 at Naas in another six-furlong handicaps, this time against his elders, when he just got up on the line to beat Indian Raj by a nose. He raced off a career-high mark of 79 on Friday, but he proved that he was more than capable off that type of mark. He has a good attitude, he is a young sprinter who continues to progress, and there could be a good six-furlong handicap in him now before the end of the season off his new mark of 76.
The Curragh, 27th August 2021