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Titan Rock

The other horse to take out of the seven-furlong handicap run at York on Saturday was Titan Rock, who ran a nice race to finish fourth. Slowly away from his wide draw and held up early on, eighth of the nine runners, he travelled well into the home straight behind a fast pace that Chalet set. He moved up nicely among horses, and he travelled best of all at the three-furlong marker. He came under a ride inside the two-furlong pole and, while it never looked like he would get to the leaders, he stayed on takingly on the far side to get up for fourth place, closest at the finish.

This was John Quinn’s horse’s seasonal debut, his first run since he won a seven-furlong handicap at Ayr last September, his first since a wind operation, so there is every reason to expect that he will progress from this run. He was progressive last season, that win at Ayr was probably a career-best, but this wasn’t far off that, and he should be able to do even better next time. He is only 3lb higher than he was when he won at Ayr on a mark of 93, and that looks like a mark that he can surpass now. He holds an entry in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket’s July meeting, and that would be a good target for him now. Seven furlongs is his trip, he goes well off a fast pace, which he should get in a Bunbury Cup, and, on his only run on Newmarket’s July Course, at last year’s July meeting, he ran well to finish third in a three-year-olds’ handicap over a mile, a distance that probably stretched him.
York, 11th June 2022