SIR PRIZE made it three wins out of four runs at Kempton when coming from last to first at the Sunbury track under a good ride from Robert Winston yesterday afternoon.
The 4yo son of Sir Percy was having only his seventh ever race but he’s making steady progress. Yesterday, he was one of eight runners in the mile and a half handicap for 3yos and upwards, rated 0-70 and he went off the 3/1 second favourite.
Sir Prize was held up by Robert and didn’t look to being going that well four furlongs from home. However, still in contention over two out, he made good progress on the outside to chase the favourite, Wanaasah over one furlong out and went to lead some 150 yards from home. He stayed on well to be a comfortable winner for owners Michael & Heather Yarrow. Congratulations to them on their 10th win this year.
Sir Prize cost 115,000 guineas as a yearling at Tattersalls and has always been a nice individual but he’s been a late maturing sort who didn’t make his debut until less than a year ago as a three-year-old. He won his first race at Kempton early in January over 1m4f and then doubled up at the course over 1m3f 18 days later. After coming fourth at the track in February, he had a long break but the time taken clearly worked as he came back with a nice win and there could be more to come.
This was the seventh win for Harper Lodge Farm this month and the 35th this year. The summer months have been fruitful this season with 17 wins since the beginning of June. Last year, the yard recorded 30 wins by the end of October and the previous year saw 33 victories by the end of November. So, hopefully 2019 will be a record year for winners!