We Never Stop Was Not For Stopping

When a good week just continues to get better there is no better feeling for everyone involved. Coming to the end of Royal Ascot there was plenty of meetings on Saturday away from the main event. We Never Stop looked to get back on track and duly made all in the 5f Racing TV Free Trial Handicap at Redcar, winning impressively.

The 3yo son of Cotai Glory had a novice win to his name last season but always looked the type to progress with time, as he filed into his powerful frame. Always one to show plenty at home, We Never Stop cam into the season with some big targets. There is a very good 3yo sprint handicap program and he would take on races at Newmarket and York. Unfortunately We Never Stop didn’t put his best foot forward and connections looked towards a few changes to try and get the best out of the colt.

Having shown plenty of speed, We Never Stop would tackle 5f for the first time, with the addition of first time cheek-pieces. Shane Gray has ridden the 3yo for most of his career and was back in the saddle for the 8 runner contest. Looking to be aggressive from the off, Shane quickly took the lead after breaking well from stall 2. We Never Stop raced towards the far rail, tracked through by the favourite and pressed hard by the market leaders.

The field were clocking well over 4o mph as We Never Stop blasted through the first half of the race. It was really a case of “catch me if you can” as there was no time to think with the frenetic pace. Despite setting a fast pace in front, We Never Stop looked to be doing so with ease and also seemed to be really enjoying himself.

Shane began to work away as they headed towards the 2f marker and got his mount to lengthen off the front. This had his colleagues doing likewise but We Never Stop was maintaining around a 1 length advantage. They were struggling to close the gap and it was the favourite who was left to try and reel in the leader. Having won over 6f, Shane knew that We Never Stop had plenty left in the tank as he went for all passing the 1f marker. Now was point where he turned the screw and We Never Stop began to assert his dominance. The fav was no match for him and We Never Stop strode clear, winning by an impressive 3 lengths and showing his class.

We Never Stop has always shown plenty of ability and he looks like a sprinter who can continue to progress with racing. The drop to 5f looked to really suit the colt and this has opened up plenty of options moving forward. Pricking his ears in front showed that he was enjoying himself but there is also a feeling that We Never Stop could give even more, so there could be more improvement to come. There are some nice 3yo handicaps over 5f which could well suit We Never Stop with Glorious Goodwood and The Ebor some nice meetings coming up soon.

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