Horses To Follow » Datsalrightgino


There was a lot to like about the performance that Datsalrightgino put up in finishing third in the two-mile novices’ handicap chase at Newbury last Friday. Prominent from early, he raced along the inside, but it always appeared as if they were going a half a stride too fast for him down the back straight, and he dropped back to a share of last place as they left the back straight. Ridden along around the home turn, he was slow at the fourth last fence, but he stayed on well from there over the last three fences, finishing third in the end, only three lengths behind the winner Frere D’Armes. In another couple of strides he would have been second.

It was a fine run by Jamie Snowden’s horse, who left the impression that he would be better with a greater test of stamina. He did win over two miles at Chepstow on good ground on his previous run, but that was in a 0-135 handicap and, up by 9lb and into a better race, he shaped as if this test was sharper than ideal. He will be of interest now if he steps up in trip to two and a quarter or two and a half miles. All his best form recent is on good ground, but he did finish a close-up second behind Gelino Bello in a bumper at Plumpton on soft ground two years ago so, if he is kept to two miles, he could probably do with a little bit more cut in the ground.
Newbury, 25th November 2022