Newmarket review: Ralph Beckett on fire at HQ
After Having a step up in class at his stride in the Godolphin Flying Start Zetland Stakes at 32, max Vega Push himself to the picture for next years Investec Derby.
For quitting on his first beginning over 10 furlongs at the Group Three occasion, having gone one better than on his debut Salisbury with an impressive success at Pontefract time outside, the son of Lope De Vega was not.
Despite being keen early on the 7-1 shot pulled clear to score by three lengths and finish an early double on the card for trainer Ralph Beckett and jockey Harry Bentley and get a 33-1 quote for the next years Epsom Classic with Paddy Power in the process.
Beckett said:He wasnt a big yearling and he hasnt become a very big two-year-old. He must develop over the winter. Hes been a really simple little horse.
He did a great piece of effort August-time and that he worked well on his introduction afterward we proceeded for what seemed that a penalty kick.
I did not plan to come here today but he had been well, I was convinced that he would remain and that he was constantly going to deal with the floor.
He was keen and in halfway I thought he was going to win with a moment or drop in a hole and luckily he did the prior
Tomfre can now boast successes at Newmarket paths after defying high weight to return to winning ways in the Dubai Nursery.
After failing to defeat out a rival in a Recorded contest at Doncaster last time, the son of Cable Bay made the most of a fall down in class.
Racing just behind the pace at the far side group during the 7-1 shooter, who has two wins at the July Course to his name already, moved to the head of affairs inside the last furlong before scoring by half a span on the Rowley Mile.
Beckett stated:He watched too much daylight at Doncaster and he was a bit edgy ahead, however, he was far better now.
Many of the mares progeny handled the ground so we were quite optimistic so it proved.
Hes a excellent small horse and to get you to win races at two takes a bit of doing. I guess we will put him away now.
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