Barnet grabs valuable prize
Friday 27 July 2012
Jockey Kieren Fox and trainer Richard Guest celebrated a fine moment together as Barnet Fair took the Betfred Mobile Sports Handicap at Ascot in the final strides.
This was Europe's most valuable five-furlong handicap and particularly important for Fox, who had drifted out of the sport for a few months earlier in the year.
Barnet Fair (7-1), a habitual slow starter, had stayed on with promise behind Taajub at the course six days earlier and got his own back on the very same horse, beating him by a neck, with Zero Money a further short head away.
"I always thought he was a quality horse and if ever he was going to win a big handicap, it was going to be off bottom weight," said Guest.
"He'll go to Deauville now, there are three or four races for him over the next few weeks."