In the colours of Al Shaqab Racing, QAYSAR (Choisir x Coco Demure) was back in the winners’ circle in the Racing TV Handicap at Haydock on Saturday, 18 July, evening. The 5-year-old bay gelding, trained by Richard Hannon, was running over a mile and he sat towards the rear before making up ground under plenty of impulsion in the final 400 metres. In the hands of Thore Hammer, he took the lead insides the final 200 metre and flew to the line for a 4¼-length victory in the race for 3-year-olds and older rated 0-105. ALTERNATIVE FACT (GB) (Dalakhani x O Fourlunda) was the runner-up. The 5YO gelding is trained by Ed Dunlop and was ridden by George Wood. AL ERAYG (IRE) (Oasis Dream x Vallee Des Reves) was a further short head behind in third. He is trained by Tim Easterby and was ridden by David Allan.
This was the eighth career win for QAYSAR, who was a purchase in the Arqana Breeze Up Sale as a 2-year-old.
Source: Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club