Horses To Follow » Windseeker


Windseeker had the run of the race in the three-year-olds’ seven-furlong handicap at Sandown on Saturday, but time may show that he still did well to go down by just a head to Golden Voice. Smartly away and quickly into a nice rhythm in front for Pat Dobbs, he was stalked by the well-fancied and well-backed Golden Voice. They had it between them from early in the home straight, they duelled from the two-furlong marker, and it wasn’t until deep inside the final furlong that William Haggas’ horse surged to the front.

It was a good performance by the winner, but the runner-up also ran really well in defeat. Winner of a novice stakes at Salisbury on his debut this season, this was a nice step forward by Richard Hannon’s horse on the form that he showed when he finished third behind Liamarty Dreams in a handicap at Haydock at the end of May. He is learning to settle better in his races now, and it may be that he can stretch out to a mile now, the distance over which he finished second to the well-bred Qitaal on his racecourse debut at Nottingham last October. The handicapper raised him by 4lb for Saturday’s run to a mark of 89, and he has the potential to go beyond that mark now.
Sandown, 11th June 2022