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Tacarib Bay

Tacarib Bay did well to finish second in the Free Handicap at Newmarket on Tuesday. Richard Hannon’s colt was a little keen early on, but he travelled well once he had cover, in behind Honey Sweet and Power Of Beauty. Moved towards the far side by Ryan Moore on the run to the three-furlong marker, he picked up well on the run to the two-furlong pole and, while he couldn’t go with the Godolphin colt New Science, who quickened on the far side, he kept on well all the way to the line to finish a clear second, just a length behind the winner and two lengths clear of Ribhi in third.

Winner of a Haydock maiden over six furlongs on his racecourse debut last May, the Night Of Thunder colt didn’t race again until October, when he finished third in the Group 3 Horris Hill Stakes over seven furlongs on soft ground at Newbury. This was a nice seasonal return, and he should be able to build on it, his seasonal debut and just his third run ever. Also, his two runs last year were on easier ground, so he could do even better if he gets back on softer ground.
Newmarket, 12th April 2022