Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zanetto Can Continue His Winning Form after Drought

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zanetto Can Continue His Winning Form after Drought

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ZANETTO ended a near four-year losing spell last time out and can make the most of his renewed confidence in the Directors Cup Handicap at Ripon.

Before his Thirsk verdict, the seven-year-old had last got his head in front when winning a Listed heat at Newbury back in May 2013 when he was trained by Andrew Balding.

To be fair to the Medicean gelding, he was then pretty highly tried, including two runs at the highest level in which he was thoroughly outclassed, and a string of competitive handicap events.

Those handicaps proved more his level but while he placed on a couple of occasions, he did not win and he was shipped out of Balding's yard for 50,000 guineas in October 2015.

He hardly set the world alight in six starts for new handler John Quinn last year, but returning from a five-month break at Thirsk, Zanetto made full use of his lowest mark since 2012 to run out a length winner. …

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