Kryptos wins again at Doncaster
Monday, September 18, 2017 RSS Feeds

Kryptos is quickly becoming a Saturday horse and followed his impressive win at Thirsk last weekend with another eye-catching victory at Doncaster on St Leger day off his new mark of 95.

Nicola Currie continued her successful association with Tony Fordham's three-year-old, timing her run perfectly to outgun the favourite Battered and Ryan Moore by a length and three-quarters. The Racing Post analysis of the race describes Kryptos as a potential Group horse, stating, "He couldn't have travelled any more strongly and found plenty to quickly see off the second."

Kryptos has now won three times this season and has also finished second and third on his only other two starts since joining this yard. He is entered for the Cambridgeshire on 30 September and, all being well, he will run next in that race, or in the previous day's Silver Cambridgeshire if he fails to make the cut.

Kilim, who won at Brighton in mid-August, also ridden by Nicola, returned to the same course on Monday and ran another cracking race to finish second, beaten only half a length. She is being entered for the Tattersalls December Mares' Sale but we hope she will have one more run before the turf season ends.

This Thursday, we will take Hope Is High to Yarmouth to run in the Stayers' Series Final which should have been staged at Bath on Saturday but was abandoned when the course suffered an attack of chafer bugs in the back straight. Whatever happens on Thursday, we are very grateful to Katie Stephens, the Clerk of the Course at Bath, for keeping us informed of the situation and working swiftly with her ARC colleagues at Yarmouth and the BHA to ensure that the valuable race was rescheduled. Hope appears still to be in good form and we hope that she will be reunited with Silvestre de Sousa, who has ridden her to victory three times this season.