Horses To Follow » Geremia


Geremia only finished fifth in the two-mile handicap at Newbury last Saturday, but he ran better than the bare form of the run suggests. Slowly away, he was settled back in the field early on by Clifford Lee. Still 12th of the 13 runners as they straightened up for home, he made his challenge in the end towards the far side, and he stayed on well all the way to the line. In the end, he was only four and a half lengths behind the progressive winner Sweet William, and he was beaten just a short head and the same for third.

This was a race in which it was probably an advantage to be prominent and to race towards the stands side in the home straight. Geremia was the only one of the first five home who was worse than mid-division early on, and the first three home all raced towards the stands side in the home straight. Jim Goldie’s horse is in good form, he stays this two-mile trip and he goes well on soft ground, so he will be of interest as we move into the autumn. More immediately, he holds an entry in a two-mile Sunday Series handicap at Haydock this Sunday, and he will be of interest if he takes up that entry.
Newbury, 22nd July 2023