On the radar – hot horses to follow from last week’s UK racing

A weekly look at a selection of horses that took the eye over the last week and may pay to follow in the future.
Oh Purple Reign has now finished second on his last two starts but can win again Foto: Racing Post

Oh Purple Reign - 2nd Beverley, 08 Jun Trainer: Richard Hannon

After running well over 1200 metres in a better conditions race at Epsom on Oaks day connections of Oh Purple Reign ( by Sir Prancealot) perhaps thought they may get away with dropping the horse in distance to the 1000 metres in this easier listed race at Beverley. However having missed the break Oh Purple Reign was always just off the pace before picking up well as the race progressed and almost catching the winner. As long as they do not aim too high then another decent race back over 1200 or even 1400 metres looks well within his scope.   

Visinari - 1st Newmarket, 08 Jun Trainer: Mark Johnston

Although not fancied in the betting market Visinari (by Dark Angel) was very impressive in landing this novice race at Newmarket on debut. Always travelling well up front he quickened up in eye catching style and put over three lengths between himself and the second at the finish with ten lengths back to the third. On this evidence he is well worth a step up in class and should get further than 1200 metres in time.

Rose Hip - 1st Nottingham, 05 Jun Trainer: Tony Carroll

Rose Hip (by Acclamation) had previous form that suggested she was well handicapped and this proved to be the case off a mark of 62. Although slowly into stride and racing keenly she picked up well when asked to win her race and raised only 2.5 kg for this success she has a very good chance to secure another race of this type.     

King Ademar -2nd Nottingham, 05 Jun Trainer: Martyn Meade 

King Ademar (by Scat Daddy) carried top weight in what looked a decent handicap and although out battled in the run to the line was only beaten a neck. This was a good effort for a first handicap start and although there is not much margin to work with off his current rating he should be capable of winning a similar race in the near future over this 1600 metre distance.

Gravistas (by Dansili) who was a highlighted horse to follow from last week (published 04 Jun) was a comfortable winner on his next start.