Fast Shot Finishes 3rd (6f Class 2 handicap at York)

Fast Shot ran an absolute cracker to finish 3rd in the sprint handicap today at York’s Dante meeting.

David Allan took the ride aboard the Tim Easterby trained 4 y/o. The ground was drying all the time it was described by the jockeys in the 1st race as being on the sticky side of good.
Fast Shot was drawn on the near side (stall 18 of 20), David took his time getting him down to the start and Fast Shot was one of the last horses to load.

As the race got under way, the field made its way to the middle of the course and Fast Shot was travelling in mid division. 3f from home, David started nudging away and Fast Shot responded as he always does to move past his rivals. David began to get serious with our lad and with 1 and a half furlongs to go, Fast Shot was in a share of the lead.

In the closing stages , he was passed by the fast finishing Secret Witness and Baby Strange , eventually finishing 3rd , 2 lengths behind the winner.

Considering the step up in class and the fact that he excels in soft ground, this was a huge run from Fast Shot. When we got involved with him, he was rated 57 and prior to today’s race, he was rated 87 and still improving.

He will be running in some very competitive sprints this year and hopefully will run in one of the top sprints at Ayr later on in the year.

Big thanks to Tim and David who certainly know how to get a tune out of this horse, and a big well done to all of his owners on a great day. He is a real star of a horse to be involved with.

If you want to get involved : check out his profile here : http://www.ontoawinner.net/flathorse/fast-shot

To view the full race, click here: http://horses.sportinglife.com/Video/Racing/0,27770,497312_3,00.html

Here are some photos of the day courtesy of the excellent Polly Rodgers (@PollyRodgers on twitter)

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