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Horse Racing - Racing: Burke believes in El Caballo

El Caballo has been deemed a "Group horse in the making" by his trainer Karl Burke as he looks to bring up a five-timer on All-Weather finals day at Newcastle.

The upwardly mobile three-year-old made it four wins in a row last time out, taking the step up to Listed level in his stride to run out a comfortable one-length winner and he is 7/4 to win again in the 15:10 at Newcastle on Friday.

Burke drops charge back in trip

Burke now drops his performer back in trip and brings him back to the scene of a previous victory over Canonized, who is a Listed scorer and has also placed at Group level, prompting the reaction that he has a special horse.

He faces some very unexposed rivals, mainly in the form of the William Haggas-trained Tiber Flow, who has an unbeaten record and whose trainer won this race back in 2017 with a similarly progressive horse.

The Middleham trainer is expecting a bold show nonetheless, in the hope that this will propel his runner to greater heights and fulfil the high regard that he is held in.

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"El Caballo is in great order," Burke said. "He's been working really well and I'm absolutely delighted with him. I think he's a Group horse in the making and I'm hoping he can show that."

There are no doubts that a trip to Royal Ascot would be on the cards for this progressive runner if he runs out a dominant victor in this field full of winners, but as yet we don’t know just how far El Caballo will progress.

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