MAC STEAMY ran a tremendous race to finish 3rd in the 2m 6f novice hurdle at Wetherby yesterday for the Steam Powered Syndicate. In what was very testing ground, Macca took the race up with just under a circuit to go and made it into a real test only to get headed on the approach to the 2nd last and he battled on well to keep 3rd.
He has now finished 3rd on his last 2 starts over hurdles and so qualifies for a handicap mark. He should improve for a step up in trip and when faced with a fence. We will see what kind of mark he gets and it could well be possible that he goes chasing next but for the time being we will keep all options open and hope that the handicapper is kind to us.