The key to interpreting twoyear-old sprint maidens is to look for the sequence in which horses come off the bridle
The y160,000 euros purchase was soon off the bridle
in the seven-furlong test and even with two furlongs to run, it did not seem likely he would be in the money.
The Ferdy Merphy-trained Supreme Builder barely came off the bridle
when scoring on his handicap debut at Carlisle and an 8lb rise is unlikely to stop him following up in the Kit Patterson Memorial "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle.
Andrew Turnell's five-year-old does not always find as much as his supporters would like off the bridle
- but he may not come off it at all if repeating his recent second in a hot event at Ascot.
If he comes off the bridle
too soon, the rider may need some oxygen!'
In the juvenile hurdle at Market Rasen, 50-1 shot Heaven Scent was one of the first off the bridle
, but she stayed on much the best to win a shade readily after PS38 was traded at 1,000 on Ann Duffield's filly on the final circuit.
"He's a big, green and laid-back kind of a horse, so he finds plenty off the bridle
MINGUN BELL (H Cecil) Barely came off the bridle
to pulverise a decent field at Southwell on Tuesday and it will be no surprise to see this colt make swift progress.
Backed in to 14-1 from his opening show of 33s, the son of Tillerman was slowly away but travelled well and was last off the bridle
charging up the hill.
Stepped up in class at Leopardstown last month, he didn't come off the bridle
in beating today's rivals Breathing Fire and First Row.