Not much caught my eye last week, with just the one for the notebook >>>
Sully D’OC ‘AA’ (6YO/Anthony Honeyball)
I’ve learnt something when looking at this horse – the AA stands for ‘Anglo Arabian’ and as such isn’t a 100% thoroughbred. I don’t knoq much about Arabians but I’m sure plenty of them need encouragement to get their head in front – when you watch the pure bred Arabian flat races they all seem to wear some sort of headgear and need plenty of driving/encouragement to keep their head in front. This one is 4/12 in his career, his wins in France, which would give you hope that he’s straightforward enough, but he may be of more interest when getting headgear.
On his runs for Anthony Honeyball this season he’s shaped/travelled as if he’s got something in him from this mark. He ran ok to a point in that decent Cheltenham Novice at the weekend, only four lengths off the lead as they turned for home. He travelled/jumped well through the race. His best run was at Newbury when chasing home a seemingly well handicapped Venetia Williams horse. It could be that he wants a speedier/flatter track and he does have some form on better ground.
It’s also hard to know with these colours when it’s meant to click, certainly in handicaps 🙂
Anyway, he moves well and is running well. He travels through a race as if he’s well handicapped and I’m sure it will click at some point.
That’s all for this week.