NEZAR was backed into 9/4 favourite at Wolverhampton last night and justified late market support with an authoritative win under stable apprentice, Jack Duern.
The seven-year-old son of Mastercraftsman out of an Oasis Dream mare had been in good form since the beginning of the year and he went into the seven furlong contest with a few things in his favour.
The chestnut gelding was nicely drawn in two, he’d won over the distance and was back on a winning mark (74), the same as when winning last April at Dunstall Park over six furlongs. Nezar also had the in-form Jack Duern to do the steering.
During the race itself, he was held up, tracking the pace and after making his move a furlong from home, was ridden out to win by one and a quarter lengths win over Energio Flavio. It was a further three and quarter lengths back to the third horse, Jack Nevison.
Nezar only had his first run for the yard last year, having previously been with William Haggas, George Margerson and John Quinn. In seventeen runs for the stable, he has won or been in the first four in nearly two-thirds of those races. Congratulations to winning owners Black Star Racing on their win yesterday and on having such a consistent horse.
Talking of consistency, Jack Duern is going great guns this year with last night’s win by Nezar his second in a week following his success on One Cool Daddy on Wednesday. It was his fifth win of the year so far, just three behind last year’s total and we’re only in March!
As for the yard, Nezar’s success was the 13th win of the campaign this year and it was a pretty good day for the stable runners with Mimram’s third and Lancelot Du Lac coming fourth in unsuitably heavy conditions at Donny.