Another progressive performance by Oakland Park’s Not To Be Mist at Ascot yesterday, making it three in a row and taking his overall record to 9 starts for 6 wins and a third place.
He stepped up in class yesterday and looked to struggle with the tempo early. However, jockey William Pike reported when he asked him to pick up the bit at the 500 metres he felt he had a lot of horse under him.
From the barriers to the 400-metre mark he was sixth of the eight runners and has made a powerful run home clocking the fastest last 400 and 200-metre splits.
Trainer Adam Durrant said he is turning out to be a versatile horse, having won again over the 1400 metres, given he expects he is now looking to step up to 1600 metres to 1800 metres.
We are keen to see how he goes stepping in distance.