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Run Forest Run

Run Forest Run finished off his race well on the near side to take third place in the six-furlong handicap that concluded proceedings at The Curragh on Saturday.

Slowly away from stall 16, he was well back in the field early on and towards the near side. It was a day on which low-drawn horses who raced towards the far side appeared to be favoured, and this race did nothing to disprove that hypothesis with the five horses who, with Run Forest Run, filled the first six places drawn, respectively in stalls two, eight, three, seven and five of 17. Just about last passing the two-furlong marker, Run Forest Run was taken towards the stands rail by Jamie Powell in order to ensure a clear path, and he finished off his race strongly from there, getting up to take third place, just three parts of a length behind the winner Queen’s Pardon, with the first four clear.

Not only was Michael Fenton’s horse the only high-drawn horse to get in among them, but he was also the only one who got into it from the rear. The other three horses who finished clear in that group of four all raced handily. As well as that, the form of the race has already received a boost, with the runner-up Seeingisbelieving winning at Navan on Wednesday. This was the Bobby’s Kitten gelding’s seasonal debut, and it was just his fourth run for his current trainer, and his first in a hood and cheekpieces combination, although he had worn cheekpieces once before. The handicapper raised him by 4lb to a mark of 63, but that was fine, it still leaves him easily in this 50-70 grade. A three-time winner for George Baker in Britain, twice over seven furlongs, he reached a peak rating of 72 in Britain, so there could be more to come from him. He handles better ground too, and he will be of interest wherever he goes next, over six or seven furlongs.
The Curragh, 25th March 2023