Another 'Breezer' Winner!
WINNER 36 OF 2022: THE THIN BLUE LINE, trained by Keith Dalgleish and ridden by Callum Rodriguez: 'The weatherbysshop.co.uk Handicap' over 5f at Musselburgh.
The Thin Blue Line was a little sweaty before the race, but that is usual for him. Drawn in 1 on the outer, the field set off at a strong pace, so Callum sensibly decided to just let him find his feet as he settled in rear. He got to work with him at the 2 pole and switched him right to find a gap. Still in behind 1f out, he kept on well and led in the final 110yds, winning going away, by 1 and 1/4 lengths.
Another horse that we purchased from the 'Breeze Ups' to win this season, after Leap Abroad won on Wednesday. Just as we launch our breezer Class of '22! (See below.)
Watch the full race replay here: https://www.racingtv.com/videos/watch/horse_racing_replays/387451-weatherbysshop-co-uk-handicap-4
Callum said in his post race interview: "He has had a really good winter on the All Weather and has never stopped improving over 5 furlongs. They went a strong pace, but I had enough horse to get there."
Timeform rated it as a career best 86 performance, saying: "Built on his good run here last time to come out on top, proving better than ever; in rear, pushed along over 2f out, switched 1f out, led final 100 yds, ran on; he'll be forced back into a higher grade after this."
See the official photo gallery here: https://www.grossick.co.uk/p/80532khg/C385329325/x4-thin-blue-line
Syndicate manager Mike says: "Well done to his owners on another win. They were going too quickly on the front end when he was out the back after 2 furlongs but Callum didn't panic and he was well on top at the line. We’ll see what the handicapper does on Tuesday but we’ve got a race in mind for his next start already."
To see our super new breeze up purchases, including three from this weeks Tattersalls Guineas Sale, click HERE.