Miss Gargar - Race Horse

- Trained by Harry Dunlop - Horse Racing Trainer

This filly went into training with Harry Dunlop in March 2018, she is by Garswood out of the mare Verge. This lady is all about speed with both sets of parents and grandparents being bred for speed. She has been brought along slowly by her trainer having initially thought she was going to be an early type. She is a nice compact filly who takes her racing well. She has shown a great attitude in her work at home and in her racecourse appearances. Miss Gargar is leased to the British Racing Club. See below for her race reviews:



Miss Gargar's Race Reviews

Stuart Redding's review of Miss Gargar's race at Wolverhampton 31.08.19

What a day that was as Miss Gargar made it two wins for us in as many hours! Miss Gargar travelled well behind the leaders and stayed on well enough to hit the front with a furlong to go and hold off the closing Senorita Grande. This wasn’t the most competitive race ever run but that means she shouldn’t go up the weights too much and she might be more effective over slightly shorter, so hopefully she can find further success now that she’s got her head in front.

Stuart Redding's review of Miss Gargar's race at Wolverhampton 01.07.19

I think this confirms that Wolverhampton is definitely Miss Gargar’s favourite track! She got stuck wide from her high draw but was always up with the pace and looked a potential winner approaching the final furlong, only losing out by a length-and-a-half to rivals who raced on her inside. With a more favourable berth she can win a similar race in the next few weeks.

Stuart Redding's review of Miss Gargar's race at Chelmsford 09.08.19

This is probably one to put a line through. Our filly ended up on the outside after some early scrimmaging and she got bumped again entering the home straight which certainly didn’t help, but she looked a bit rusty throughout and never really looked like taking a hand in the finish. At least it should have blown away any cobwebs and we can now head back to her favoured Wolverhampton if this week goes to plan.

Stuart Redding's review of Miss Gargar's race at Wolverhampton 01.07.19

Our filly got a good position in the new visor and although it looked like she might drop away on the final turn, she responded well to pressure and was only a length behind the winner at the finish. This track clearly brings out the best from her and she is down to a fair mark so hopefully we’ll be able to find a race for her here soon, perhaps over slightly further. 

Stuart Redding's review of Miss Gargar's race at Salisbury 16.06.19

I think the main thing we learnt from this is that soft ground doesn’t suit. Miss Gargar was close enough in the early stages but when Luke Catton asked for an effort, the response was limited and she could only find the one pace. This was a bit of a gamble but hopefully we can find her a nice 7f handicap on a quicker surface after the ground has dried up.

Stuart Redding's review of Miss Gargar's race at Chepstow 23.05.19

You can never be entirely sure about a horse’s ability to handle the track until you get there and unfortunately Miss Gargar didn’t like this one! She never looked completely comfortable on the undulations and getting squeezed two furlongs from home cost her any lingering chance, but she plugged on for a midfield finish when the course levelled out. We’ll definitely find a flatter track for her next outing.

Stuart Redding's review of Miss Gargar's race at Bath 01.05.19

Ultimately the widest draw proved Miss Gargar’s downfall here, as she had to use up energy to get an early position but still got stranded on the outside of the pack and therefore had to cover more distance on this turning track. Chances are she wouldn’t have beaten the winner from any stall, but she was probably third best on merit and perhaps the handicapper will drop her a pound or two so there are definite positives to be taken from the outing.

Stuart Redding's review of Miss Gargar's race at Lingfield 10.04.19

For her first run of the season, this wasn’t a bad effort from Miss Gargar. She travelled well enough but lacked an extra gear and wasn’t helped by the winner Pink Flamingo hanging across her entering the final furlong. An extra furlong or two wouldn’t go amiss and she will find less competitive heats as the summer progresses. 

Stuart Redding's review of Miss Gargar's race at Wolverhampton 17.11.18

This wasn’t the outcome we hoped for. Whereas last time she was prominent throughout, on this occasion Miss Gargar found herself behind rivals and was blocked when trying to move into contention. Even if things had gone perfectly she wouldn’t have beaten the impressive winner and that’s always a danger that she will bump into a smart prospect in this type of contest, so a switch to a nursery may be worth exploring now. 

Stuart Redding's review of Miss Gargar's race at Wolverhampton 30.10.18

Well that was a bit of a surprise! The bookies wrote her off but she didn’t run like a 100-1 shot, chasing the leader throughout and digging deep to hold on for third. It won’t have done her handicap mark any good but she clearly enjoyed this surface and we may be able to find a weak maiden back here for her in the next few weeks. 

Stuart Redding's review of Miss Gargar's race at Kempton 08.10.18

We were worried about the wide draw and our concerns turned out to be well founded, as Nicola Currie had little option but to ride her patiently and she could never get seriously competitive. However, she stayed on in the home straight and will probably have more to offer when encountering a more thorough test of stamina.

Stuart Redding's review of Miss Gargar's race at Brighton 17.09.18

We thought the unorthodox track might find her out and so it proved, but Miss Gargar travelled well until losing her action slightly with two furlongs to go and wasn’t hard pushed in the closing stages. This experience won’t have been wasted on her and she can go better at a more conventional course next time. 


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