Horses To Follow » Hellsing


Hellsing put up a good performance to finish second to Proud And Regal in the Group 3 Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown last Thursday. Third of the five runners early on and along the inside, he travelled well for Colin Keane into the home straight. He came under a ride when Proud And Regal quickened from the front, and it took him a couple of strides to engage top gear, but he kept on strongly through the final furlong to take second place in front of Age Of Kings, just a length behind the winner.

The winner is a progressive horse, already Donnacha O’Brien’s horse is as short as 20/1 for next year’s Derby, but Hellsing did well to get as close to him as he did. Ger Lyons’ horse was racing for just the second time here too, he did well to win his maiden on his racecourse debut at The Curragh on Irish Guineas weekend, and this was a nice step forward from that. He should improve again from this, just his second run, and he could improve again for a stiffer test. He holds an entry in the Listed Churchill Stakes at Tipperary on Friday over seven and a half furlongs, and that would be a good target for him now.
Leopardstown, 21st July 2022