Military Green at Beverley 23rd July
Military Green ran in the Class 6 3 Year old handicap over 7 & 1/2 furlongs yesterday at Beverley . Duran Fentiman was aboard the gelding for his debut in OnToAWinner yellow and white.
This was only the 3rd race of his short career and his debut in handicap company, he was draw 16 of 16, not an ideal with a bend coming so soon after the start.
Military Green broke very smartly , he showed good early speed to make his way across from the outside draw to sit 3 deep in 5th position at the 1st bend. He travelled very well throughout and with 4 furlongs to go he was well in the mix. Just outside the 2f mark, Duran asked him to go on and he did , he went up to a share of the lead but faded in the final furlong to finish 6th , beaten a couple of lengths.
Military won a maiden on only his 2nd start over 6 furlongs on soft ground at Redcar, he is still only learning the game and we will try him over the 6f and 7f to see what his best trip is. Initial impressions would suggest that he will relish a stiff 6f or an easy 7f just as his OnToAWinner stable mate Fast Shot does.
Duran was very complimentary when we spoke to him after the race. He said that he will be winning is fair share of races. His owners can look forward to some good days out.
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