Horses To Follow » Haskoy


Haskoy did well to keep on as well as she did to win the Listed Galtres Stakes at York last Thursday. Held up early on by Ryan Moore, last of the 11 runners, she was still second last as they straightened up for home, and she came under a ride early in the home straight. It didn’t look likely as they passed the two-furlong marker, and the race started to develop away from her towards the near side, which is probably around about the point at which she traded at 46.0 in-running. But she kept on well on the far side as the penny started to drop, she found lots for her rider’s urgings, and she stayed on best of all to get up and win by a neck from fellow Juddmonte filly Time Lock, with the pair of them nicely ahead of their rivals.

It was a fine performance by Ralph Beckett’s filly on just her second run. She had been impressive in winning a 12-furlong novice stakes at Wolverhampton in July on her racecourse debut, but this was a big step forward from that, as she justified the faith that connections put in her in pitching her into a listed race so early in her racing career. She will probably have learned plenty from this experience, under a superb ride from Ryan Moore, and there is every chance that she will come on appreciably for it. A Golden Horn filly out of Natavia, who won a listed race over 10 furlongs on soft ground, herself a half-sister to Sun Chariot Stakes winner Spinning Queen, she obviously stays a mile and a half well, and she will be of interest wherever she goes next.
York, 18th August 2022