Another Highly Rated Three-year-old Wins A Handicap
The perennial lament is that three-year-olds are rated too high too early, but the statistics actually say the opposite and the impressive Brett Crawford-trained Querari colt At My Command was the latest too prove it at Hollywoodbets Durbanville yesterday.
He jumped from pole position carrying 56kg off a 98 merit rating and after breaking well sat on the rail on the quarters of the pacemaker Path Of Choice.
In the straight the big gelding stamped his authority and drew further and further clear under Keagan de Melo to win by 2,25 lengths from the hard-knocking 92 merit rated six–year-old Hans Solo, who carried 61kg.
At My Command finished a 2,80 length fourth to Light Speed (Gimmethegreenlight) in the Grade 3 Langerman over 1500m last time out.
Today, he reversed form emphatically with Langerman third-placed Lord William (William Longsword), who finished a 4,25 length third today carrying just 1kg more than At My Command.
Light Speed won a well contested Graduation Plate himself over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville last week.
He is highly regarded so it looks like the Langerman is going to once again be an important pointer to the big Cape Summer season three-year-old events.