This year’s Goffs UK Yearling Sales are fast approaching, and today 2016 purchase John Kirkup (Assertive) made it a hat-trick of wins for the season when scoring at Thirsk.
The success took the Michael Dods trained gelding’s record to 3 wins from 5 starts, and there could be even more to come from this progressive horse.
A well backed favourite here, jockey Paul Mulrennan covered his charge up in the early part of the race before asking him to close 2 furlongs from home, eventually going clear to win by 1 1/2 lengths. After the race Michael Dods said ” He could be one for the Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar and he’s likely to run in another nursery before then. He can go over five or six furlongs but wants give in the ground”