Horses To Follow » Gevrey


Gevrey only got home by a neck from Optional Mix in the two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase at Limerick on Sunday, but there could still be more to come from Gordon Elliott’s horse now.  Settled back in the field early on by Davy Russell and along the inside, he was still only seventh of the nine runners as they raced down the back straight final time. He made nice progress from there, he moved into fourth place as they left the back straight and he continued his progress in the home straight. He was left in third place, about a length behind the two leaders, when The Dara Man fell at the second last fence, and he found lots from there. He touched down over the last in a share of the lead, and he stayed on well up the run-in to get up and win by a neck.

It looks like Gevrey is a horse who only just does as much as he needs to do. Three of his four wins have been gained by less than a length, and in his other victory, he was left in front at the second last fence. As such, it might be difficult for the handicapper to get a handle on him. He is only six, he has plenty of scope to progress further now, and a 5lb hike may not be sufficient to halt his forward march. Davy Russell gets a great tune out of him, his record on him now reads 341131, and the Saddler Maker gelding will be of interest wherever he goes next. Two and a half miles is a good trip for him, although it could be worth giving him another try over further.
Limerick, 23rd October 2022