Horses To Follow » Rohaan


Rohaan did remarkably well to finish fifth in the Flying Five at The Curragh on Sunday. David Evans’ horse completely missed the break. He had missed the break in the past, he was slowly away when he won the Wokingham at Royal Ascot, but not as badly as he was here. He gave his rivals a 10-length start, he had just about no chance of winning the race before he had gone a hundred yards. To his credit though, he made up the ground, he got back into the main body of the field, and he finished off his race best of all for Shane Kelly to take fifth place, beaten just a total of two lengths by the winner Romantic Proposal.

Rohaan was helped by the fact that they went very fast up front. Even so, it was a big run by the Mayson gelding, racing over five furlongs for the first time in his life, and probably on ground that was softer than ideal. He is a horse who probably hasn’t got the recognition that he should got so far, and it may be that he will be under-rated again wherever he goes next. He will be of particular interest if he takes up his entry in the British Champions Sprint on Champions’ Day at Ascot next month. The ground should be at least on the easy side for that race, which should suit, as should the step back up to six furlongs. Also, in two runs at Ascot, he has won a Pavilion Stakes and a Wokingham.
The Curragh, 12th September 2021