Horses To Follow » Chazzesmee


Chazzesmee did well to keep on as well as he did to finish second in the one-mile premier handicap at The Curragh on Sunday, in a race in which the winner made all. Settled just behind the pace early on by Joey Sheridan and along the inside from his inside draw, he didn’t have a lot of racing room when the leaders quickened on the run to the two-furlong marker. He moved to switch outside Rahmi initially, but then he was forced to go back inside, and he stayed on well to take second place, just a length behind the winner and closing.

We hadn’t seen Fozzy Stack’s horse in a little while, not since he won well at Naas in March, making light of the 16lb hike with which he was rewarded for winning at Dundalk in January. He was given another 13lb for that Naas win, but he proved here that he was well up to his new mark of 90. The handicapper raised him by a further 4lb for this run, but he was weak in the market before this race, and he retains his progressive profile, so he will remain of interest off his new mark. He handles soft ground too, so he will remain of interest when the ground eases again.
The Curragh, 2nd July 2023