Horses To Follow » Contact


Contact kept on well to finish fifth in the one-mile-six-furlong handicap at Newmarket last Friday. Settled in mid-division and along the inside in a well-packed field early on, he came under a ride at the two-furlong marker, and he started to make his ground, but he didn’t have a lot of racing room. He had to switch back to his right at the furlong marker in order to get racing room and, once he did, he finished off his race strongly to get up and take fifth place behind Soapy Stevens and Red Flyer. He was just about in front at the pull-up.

It was a sound effort from David and Nicola Barron’s horse. He started off his career last season racing over six furlongs, but he stays this 14-furlong trip well, and he shapes as if he could get further. He goes well on soft ground too, so he will remain of interest as we move into the autumn.
Newmarket, 8th July 2022