Trainer William Haggas has revealed his delight after seeing Nahaarr claim a last-gasp win in a thrilling QTS Ayr Gold Cup.
After a disappointing performance in the Stewards' Cup at Glorious Goodwood, the four-year-old was back to his best to secure a fine win in an exciting finish north of the border on Saturday.
Last week's St Leger-winning jockey Tom Marquand managed to pull Nahaarr back into the race with two furlongs to go and pip Spanish City to the finish line, much to the delight of Haggas.
After the win, the experienced handler said: "It's been a good day. We had 15 seconds in about a week and six of those were beaten a short head, so we deserved a bit of luck and thankfully we've got it today."
Haggas added: "I watched him (Nahaarr) the whole way, obviously.
"He missed the break, which I think was a deliberate tactic as Tom felt he raced a bit freely at Goodwood and he didn't want that to happen again today.
"I think he would have been an unlucky loser if he hadn't won. I'm not sure what we'll do with him now. I'm just pleased things have gone well for him today."
Article Posted on Saturday 19th September 2020 @ 18.06
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