A Victory for 'The Warrior', Yagan.
WINNER 30 OF 2021: YAGAN, trained by Sir Mark Prescott and ridden by Ryan Tate: 'The QuinnBet Daily Free Bet Handicap ' over 1m 3.5f at Yarmouth.
The 3 year old son of Australia, was cleverly named Yagan, after an Aboriginal Australian warrior, born in 1795 - hence our headline!
After 7 months away from the track, Sir Mark had brought him back steadily at home, returning as a 3 year old and up in trip. He broke well and then was never challenged...Ryan set a steady pace and from 2f out, he asked him to quicken, which he did, keeping on strongly to win by just over a length.
Nicely ridden by Ryan and thank you to Sir Mark and his team at Heath House - whose horses are always immaculately turned out.
We love this photo of two of his owners as he passed the line, taken by a fellow MPR owner, who we thank very much. (See a selection in the gallery.)
One of the owners pictured told us: "With regard to the photo there is nothing else to say, it sums up how I was feeling. This is what ownership is all about. There is no way we would have been able to own a horse outright and the way you provide the opportunity for us to be involved like this is special. I should add that we have been lucky enough to get at least one win with each of our MPR horses. Thank you from the 4 of us! The photo shows it all - delirious excitement!"
Watch the full replay here: https://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Yarmouth/28-May-2021/1535
Timeform say: "..he could well have more to offer; made all, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on, had the run of the race; open to further improvement."
In his Sky Sports Racing interview, Ryan said: "That was a nice win for his patient owners and great that some of them are here today. We always hope that they can carry on improving and give more nice days at the races for the owners."
Syndicate manager Tim says: "It is particularly rewarding to see so many delighted owners in attendance, some fairly new to the MPR ranks, but several who have remained loyal supporters for a number of years. Great to see the horse get the job done on his first foray into handicap company. Well done everyone."