Monday 22 January 2018

Tabarrak digs deep to seal hannon's 1,070/1 hat-trick

Rogue and jockey Tom Marquand power home in the nursery to claim the second leg of Richard Hannon’s treble at Newbury. Photo credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire
Rogue and jockey Tom Marquand power home in the nursery to claim the second leg of Richard Hannon’s treble at Newbury. Photo credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

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Local trainer Richard Hannon stole the show at Newbury yesterday with a 1,070/1 treble highlighted by the victory of Tabarrak in the feature Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Cup Stakes.

After finishing second in a Group Three at Salisbury last time out, the four-year-old took a drop down to Listed class in his stride when holding the late charge of Accidental Agent by half a length to complete the Marlborough handler's three-timer.

Hannon said of the 5/1 winner: "He was unlucky not to win the Sovereign Stakes. He did it the hard way there and Jim Crowley gave him a super ride. He is a lovely horse to have about. He will either go to Dubai or stay here for next year."

Orange Suit (20/1), a half-sister to 2015 St Leger winner Simple Verse, initiated the hat-trick under Sean Levey in the opener before Rogue (15/2) dug deep to take the nursery by a short-head in the hands of Tom Marquand.

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