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No More Porter

There were several other horses who were worth noting from the Irish Cambridgeshire, including Pierre Lapin (again!) and Good Heavens and Monaasib, but the one who might remain most under the radar is No More Porter. Johnny Feane’s horse did well to finish as close as he did given that he raced handily and towards the far side from his low draw.

It was a race in which it was probably an advantage to come from off the pace and to race on the near side. Six of the first eight horses home came from midfield or worse, and six of the first eight horses home were drawn 16 or higher. Pierre Lapin did finish fourth from stall four, but he was dropped in and moved over to deliver his challenge towards the near side by Ben Coen. By contrast, No More Porter raced towards the far side and was prominent from early. He hit the front on the run to the furlong marker before he was swamped by the closers. In the end, he faded to finish seventh, but he was only beaten a length and a half for fourth.

The Elzaam gelding hasn’t won since he won a one-mile handicap at The Curragh in August last year, but five of his last six runs have been good. This run suggests that there could be a good handicap in him off his mark of 84. He goes well at The Curragh, his two wins and some of his best runs have been there, his record there before Saturday read 11243, and, even though he finished third in the Scurry Handicap over six and a half furlongs in July, this one-mile trip suits him well. He goes well on easy ground too, so he will remain of interest as we move into the autumn.
The Curragh, 27th August 2022