Explain, or Mr White Face as we also call him, wasn't travelling in behind horses in the early part of the race so Jimmy switched him to some daylight and he found another gear.
"Another decent handicap. They went a strong gallop once again. EXPLAIN had run well in fourth over this 6f trip on good at Ripon off this mark eight days beforehand. He built on that display on the quicker surface, coming home strongly towards the stands´ rail from off the good pace."
Racing Post, May 2016
"He didn´t seem to run two races the same for his old yard and didn´t cost us much, but we gelded him and he´s been grand for us. Hopefully he´ll stay in this sort of grade."
Ruth Carr, May 2016