Punters who made Chaussure favourite for his second run after a long layoff would be well served to stick with him when he steps out in distance at his next appearance.
The five-year-old stayed at 1400m second-up and after drawing wide was ridden back and those factors conspired to see him beaten but as Punters Intel data shows his effort had ‘back me next time’ written all over it.
Chaussure clocked the fastest last 600m of the Eden Brae Homes Handicap (1400m) of 33.82, the only horse to break 34 in the race, and if you spotted him rushing home late it’s no surprise his final 200m of 11.42 was also easily the quickest.
There are options for him to step up in distance in the coming weeks.
Stablemate Ombudsman showed himself capable over a staying trip last preparation and he indicated he’s come back in good order finishing just off Chaussure in eighth place.
His last 200m of 11.53 was the second best of the race, his second-up record isn’t flash but he’ll be worth keeping an eye on.
Godolphin galloper Gaulois’ first-up effort behind Dyslexic, in a race that was a sprint home, over 1300m is a sign he’s also going to be a force through summer and potentially a Villiers contender once he gets out to his favourite trip.
Gaulois was never going to pick up the two favourites in front but under the 59kg he reeled off 32.83 for his last 600m, 0.16 faster than any other.
His 400m-200m of 10.57 was the best of the race then he just knocked up with a 10.86 home. He has upside and a second-up record superior to his fresh stats.
Ron Quinton has a smart three-year-old on his hands for the autumn in Royal Celebration who did a superb job to win the 2019 Membership Handicap (1400m) giving weight to all his rivals.
After spotting the runner-up Coterie about 13m at the 400m but with a last 600m of 34.60 including a last 200m of 11.93 (the only runner to break 12 seconds home) he arrived in time.
The overall time was over two seconds faster than the Highway and half a second faster than the Benchmark race over 1400m on the day.
The colt will head for a spell and he has the scope to tackle better company in the new year.
Coterie has a city win in his near future if he can bounce off the gutsy effort he showed in the narrow defeat after riding the speed. The gap to third was significant which underlines the run.
He ran 10.74 from the 1200m-1000m and 11.34 from the 1000m to the 800m as well as the quickest 600m-400m of 11.29 so it’s not surprising there wasn’t much left late as his last 200m of 12.26 shows.
Sexy Eyes was the shortest priced favourite of the day and she got the job done by a much smaller margin than most anticipated over stablemate Velocita who may have been unlucky.
Between the 600m and 400m Sexy Eyes took off around I Like It Easy and clocked 10.95 while Velocita had to check after running up behind leader Aurora Rose and she only ran 11.15 for that section.
From there not much separated them. Sexy Eyes ran 10.96 for the 400m-200m to Velocita's 10.89 and they shared the best last 200m of 11.43 so that 200m before the home turn was crucial.
That said, Sexy Eyes covered an extra 5.3m than the runner-up.
At Newcastle on Saturday the run of Vihari in an unlucky second at her second run back is worth noting.
In a 1300m Benchmark 70, she was held up badly until near the 200m but flashed home in 11.74, the only horse to break 12 seconds for that section, to run Super Time to a head or so.
Fastest last 600m: Argent D’Or 32.76
Most ground covered (to win): Sexy Eyes +8.2m
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