5th May, 2012 - Posted by Elliot Slater - Comments Off
A five furlong Tipperary maiden run on heavy ground, one attracting a field of just three runners, wouldn’t normally be a contest worthy of note, but there was plenty to like about the way Canary Row went about his business in the manner of a young horse who could go on to much better things this term, writes Elliot Slater.
The Holy Roman Emperor colt had made a good impression at the Curragh on his debut, five weeks earlier, when finding only Jim Bolger’s very promising sort, Dawn Approach, too good for him.
He clearly had learned a great deal from his initial outing, leading from the start, but looking as though he might be in trouble, when Bolger’s Verbal Honesty loomed up going well, only to dig deep and eventually win going away by nearly three lengths under Noel McCullough.
Winning trainer, Paddy Prendergast, holds Canary Row in some regard, and was relieved to have got away with running him over five furlongs, as he believes his charge is already crying outing for at least six furlongs and will prove better on a less demanding surface.
A step up to just that trip could be next on the menu for the promising youngster, who may go to the Curragh on May 26 for the Marble Hill Stakes, where a good performance could well book his ticket to Royal Ascot, in June.
A race such as the Group 2 Coventry Stakes over a stiff six furlongs might prove tailor-made for the up-and-coming Irish juvenile. Find great odds on horse racing with www.betvictor.com.
The disappointment of the Tipperary contest was Tommy Stack’s well-touted, Dylanbaru, who almost certainly failed to cope with the very testing ground, but who is surely worth another chance on a better surface in due course. Show your faith in Dylanbaru with online betting on racing with Bet Victor.