So close to glory but it’s silver for Beringer at Newmarket
Beringer, who has done Barbury proud all season, produced a career-best performance in today’s valuable Cambridgeshire at Newmarket, but ultimately ran into a Group horse masquerading in a handicap and was swallowed up half-way up the hill by the fast-improving Lord North, the 9-2 favourite.
However, Alan was justifiably proud of Beringer and confessed that “at the furlong-pole I thought we had it in the bag.”
Apprentice Thore Hammer Hansen shot clear of the cavalry coming out of the Bushes, but, despite being run down close home, Alan accepted that they were second best on the day and had bumped into a very good horse.
Alan added:”I am delighted and make no mistake Beringer has done well to come back as he was so jarred up after his last race at York that he was a cripple for a few days after that.
“The plan will be to give him one more run on the Flat, but then he will go novice hurdling. He has schooled extremely well and jumped 30 or 40 hurdles in the last fortnight, which has probably helped to sweeten him up.
“We’ll start him off as we did Scarlet Dragon by sticking to the sharp tracks like Kempton and Huntingdon, and I am very keen to see him go jumping. He has been an absolute star for us.”