Horses To Follow » Migration


Migration stayed on well to take second place behind Modern News in the Spring Cup at Newbury last Saturday. Held up towards the rear of the field early on by Ryan Moore, he made good progress among traffic on the run to the two-furlong marker. He came under a ride inside the two, at which point he had a wall of horses in front of him, and Ryan Moore had to wait for a gap before he could ask his horse for his effort. He got into the clear on the run to the furlong pole and, when he did, he picked up well, and he finished off his race strongly to get to within a neck of the winner.

It was a really nice start to the season by David Menuisier’s horse, carrying top weight and racing over a distance that is probably short of his best. As well as that, he was the only one of the first four home who came from the rear. He has never won on his seasonal debut, but his record on his second run of the season reads 521, so he will be of interest wherever he goes next, especially if he steps back up to 10 furlongs. He goes well at Sandown and at Goodwood, so he will be of interest if and when he goes back to one of those tracks, and he is one for one at York, so he will be of particular interest if he runs at the Dante meeting next month.
Newbury, 16th April 2022