Horses To Follow » Walsingham


Noted here after he finished fourth in a Leopardstown maiden on his debut this season, Walsingham is worthy of mention once again after his run in the one-mile three-year-olds’ maiden that opened proceedings at Cork last Friday. He didn’t have a lot of luck in-running through the race. Chris Hayes had him in a nice position from early, settled and travelling towards the inside, just better than mid-division. He angled out early in the home straight in order to secure racing room, but twice the gap closed in front of him before he could get into it. He had to check back inside the furlong marker and, finally in the clear, he finished off his race like a horse who had at least a little bit left to give.

Dermot Weld’s horse was dropping down in trip from 10 furlongs to a mile, and it looks like this is a good trip for him. He raced just three times last season as a juvenile, so there should be more to come from him. A full-brother to Duke De Sessa, a dual Group 3 winner over nine and 12 furlongs, he holds an entry in the one-mile maiden at Gowran Park on Wednesday. He should be up to winning his maiden soon before moving on from that.

Cork, 21st April 2023