Sunday’s latest recruit to reach the racetrack, Say What You Want, ran an extremely promising race on debut to finish third in a maiden at the Curragh. The two horses that finished ahead of her both had previous race experience which would have given them a massive advantage over our filly.
Ronan Whelan rode the filly and settled her towards the back of the field. He started to make his move at the three furlong pole and she ran home really well from that point to take the third spot. This was a lovely introduction to the racetrack and she enjoyed the experience which is very important for a horse having their first run. It was all new to her so she should come on plenty from this initial racecourse experience.
After the race, Say What You Want’s trainer, Jack Davison, told Sunday, “It was a really pleasing run. Anytime you can go to a Curragh maiden with a debutant and finish third, you’d have to be really happy.”
Regarding plans for the future, Davison went on to tell us, “I wouldn’t be in any rush to go beyond a mile for the time being especially because she has yet to be fully sharpened up. When she really figures out what racing is all about, she should be quick enough for a mile.”
Say What You Want is currently having a few weeks holiday out in the field before coming back into training in January, to prepare for a busy three-year-old season ahead of her.
We can’t wait to see what Say What You Want will achieve on the racecourse next year!