Horses To Follow » Chalet


Chalet did well to just hold onto third place in the seven-furlong handicap at York on Saturday. Sent to the front early on by Connor Beasley, he set fast early fractions, and he had set up a significant break on his rivals before they got to half way. He was eventually run down by Lion Tower, but he kept on well enough to just hold onto third place behind him and Young Fire, just in front of Titan Rock.

Michael Dods’ horse showed a lot of pace here, but it was always going to be difficult for him to hold off the closers. He went into the race in good form, having finished a close-up third behind Il Bandito over Saturday’s course and distance in May. He is a pacey horse who stays a mile, four of his five wins have been gained over a mile. His best runs have been at Ripon, where his record is 1142, and at York, where his record now reads 11333, and he will be of particular interest when he races again at one of those tracks.
York, 11th June 2022