Nahaarr wins Ayr Gold Cup to give Marquand another Saturday success

By: Chris Cook Sunday 20 September 2020
  • Jockey triumphs again a week after taking St Leger
  • 7-2 favourite passes Spanish City with two yards to spare

From a seemingly impossible position, Nahaarr swooped to win the Ayr Gold Cup under an inspired Tom Marquand, who is becoming every Saturday punter’s favourite jockey. Marquand, who landed the St Leger last week, was radiating frustration with his body language at halfway, when Nahaarr could find no way through the pack of horses in front of him.

The pair finally found daylight with about 150 yards to run, from which point Nahaarr rocketed forwards. To the joy of those who hammered him down to 7-2 favourite for the cavalry charge, he collared Spanish City with perhaps two strides to spare. It was the sight many punters had hoped to see seven weeks ago at Glorious Goodwood, where Nahaarr was a disappointing favourite for the Stewards’ Cup.

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