WHAT an emotional victory for the Jefferson family after Waiting Patiently landed the Grade 1 Betfair Ascot Chase on Saturday. Yet another star performer for Flemensfirth (Alleged), the seven-year-old still has the jumping world at his feet and what a bargain buy he was for just €16,000 at the 2014 Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale.

By the time his breeder Vincent Finn came to sell his Milan (Sadler’s Wells) half-brother at last year’s sale for €88,000 to Tom Malone he was able to benefit from Waiting Patiently winning the Grade 2 Star Sports Novice Chase at Haydock.