British trainer Tom Dascombe is likely to be active at this week's Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale and he had the perfect start to this week at Fairyhouse on Monday.
Sir Boris (Due Diligence) lands the Listed Blenheim Stakes in a successful raid on @Fairyhouse and caps a fine few days for Ayr Gold Cup-winning trainer @TomDascombe— Racing TV (@RacingTV) September 23, 2019
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Having won the Ayr Gold Cup on Saturday, Dascome sent over Sir Boris to win the Listed Ballyhane Blenheim Stakes under jockey Declan McDonogh.
The visitor tried to make all the running but looked set for second place when headed by the 5/4 favourite Soul Search. However, Sir Boris (14/1) knuckled down and got his head back in front in the closing stages to regain the lead and prevail by a length and a half to land the six-furlong contest. The pair pulled four and a half lengths clear of the third horse, Zarzyni.
“I loved him going down, he moved beautifully on the ground,” said McDonogh. “Once I got him on to the rail and had that to help, he battled well. It’s very chewed up on the inside.
“He’ll probably get seven furlongs. He had made the running twice in England so that was never an issue. Everyone in the race was wanting to take a sit, so I was aware that I might be stealing a few lengths. It worked out lovely. I didn’t know much about him, I’d just read his form and watched his races.”