5th May 2018 | Horse Racing
2000 Guineas: Masar
Ran 10th fastest closing sectional from last 947 runners over the Rowley course when a wide margin winner of the Craven. Impressive.
Masar was a wide margin winner of the Craven and although visually impressive, he also performed well on the clock. Quickening off a steady gallop he covered the final 3f in 34.12s, a second quicker than anything else in the race. To put that performance into context he ran the 10th fastest closing sectional over the Rowley course from the last 947 runners, a performance achieved on good ground.
Masar was so impressive his closing sectional was similair to that of Brando and Sir Dancealot who finished one-two in the 6f Abernant just 35 minutes earlier.
Masar has a turn of foot and his speed could make him better suited to the Guineas compared to Saxon Warrior who looks more of a Derby prospect.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 08:55 5th May, 2018 but subject to change