We purchased this son of Arcano from the 2016 Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training sale (from the stable of Kevin Prendergast.) Rated 82 after 3 starts, he won his last race at Dundalk over a mile before he joined ourselves and David O'Meara. Who else would we send him to but David, who worked wonders with our Old Newton Cup winner Tawdeea, who came from the same sale the previous year.
Waarif has had a super 2019, especially when winning the same race at the Ayr Gold Cup Festival for the second year running and in 2018, he has also won the historic Carlisle Bell in course record time too!
Syndicate manager update (April 2020): He really is a stable and MPR stalwart, who doesn’t know how to run a bad race. He has won 7 races for his lucky owners, since we purchased him, again as an HIT. He just loves the Ayr Western meeting in September, having won back to back Class 2 1-mile races there in the last two years, but he also usually wins before then too!
He was selected in David's April 17th Sporting Life stable tour, where he says: "Is a really tough horse who invariably gives his running. He surprised me running so well in the Balmoral last season as I think he prefers running around a bend. He’s very versatile and always pays his way each season."
Here he is on the gallops (far side):