And I don’t mean the singer!
We’re talking about making sure that you watch out for UAE Prince, trained by Roger Varian.
Every week we publish a few of the horses we are following in EyeCatchers Pro, and the reasons why.
This week one of those hoses is UAE Prince, and the reason is…
A winner on his seasonal reappearance at Ripon, the four-year-old then ran poorly when 9/4 favourite for a listed race at Ascot on his next start.
He was then gelded and off the track until running a big race to get within a length of the winner in the John Smith’s Cup at York.
He continued his progression when finishing 4th once again in this valuable 1m 2f Class 2 handicap. Held wasn’t the place to be in this race, which was run at a modest tempo in the early stages, and he didn’t get a run when making his effort a furlong out before getting caught behind the leaders when the eventual first past the post and bumped the runner up inside the final furlong. He had to switch out wide but his chance had gone.
With a clear passage you would think he would have won, but instead, he had to settle for the places.
The handicapper shouldn’t put him up much for this effort and he looks capable of landing a valuable handicap before the season is out.
All the best,
The Race Advisor