Horses To Follow » Treacherous


Treacherous did well to finish fourth in the Jump Jockeys’ Nunthorpe at York on Saturday from his high draw.  Squeezed out of it a little shortly after the start, he was well behind the front runners on the stands side early on, and the front runners on the stands side were behind the front runners on the far side.  18th of the 19 runners after they had gone two furlongs, David Bass moved him to his left, towards the centre of the track, in order that he could get racing room.  He got a gap as they raced inside the two-furlong marker, at which point the field was effectively in a diagonal line across the track, far-side runners in front, near-side runners behind.  Treacherous did well to finish off his race as well as he did to take fourth place behind Soul Seeker, who made all the running on the far side from a low draw.

The low-drawn horses dominated.  The other six horses who, with Treacherous, filled the first six places raced, respectively, from stalls eight, four, three, nine, one and five.  Treacherous finished fourth from stall 16.  Ed de Giles horse finished only seventh in a six-furlong handicap at Windsor on Monday evening, but you can allow him that run, the ground was softer than ideal for him and he didn’t have a lot of racing room in the near-side group, before finishing off his race well.  He is nine years old now, he doesn’t have many secrets from many people, but he is bubbling under a little at present. He is obviously in great form, and he will be of interest when he can get back on some better ground or on all-weather.
York, 29th July 2023