Horses To Follow » Let’s


Let’s finished off her race nicely in the Listed Heritage Stakes at Leopardstown on Wednesday. Dropped in last of the seven runners by Joey Sheridan through the early stages of the race, she was still last, two lengths behind the second last horse, when they straightened up for home. But, taken to the outside as they raced inside the two-furlong marker, she stayed on well through the final furlong, moving from seventh place to fifth place by the time they got to the winning line, and beaten no more than three parts of a length for third.

This was a race in which the pace held up well and in which it was difficult to make ground from the rear. The winner and second, Pearls Galore and Pretreville, occupied the first two positions from flagfall, with the third and fourth, Cadillac and Saltonstall, racing in third and fourth from early. Let’s did well to get past both Neptune Rock and Agitare, to take fifth place, and to get as close to Cadillac and Saltonstall as she got. Her rating of 90 left her as the lowest-rated horse in the race by a fair way, but she shaped here with lots of encouragement for the season ahead.

Ken Condon’s filly has only won two races, a juveniles’ maiden at Dundalk and a fillies race at Limerick last June, but she ran well enough in the Cairn Rouge Stakes and in the Fairy Bridge Stakes last year to suggest that she could win a listed race or a Group 3 fillies’ race. This was a good start to the season for her, and she will be of interest again now in races that are confined to her own gender. A mile is a good trip for her, but she could get nine or 10 furlongs on good or fast ground.
Leopardstown, 6th April 2022