Aragon heads Bambry double

Foxton trainer Chrissy Bambry is making a habit of training multiple winners in a day and that trend continued at Hastings on Wednesday where she sent out a winning double.

Bambry has long-held three-year-old gelding Aragon  in high regard and her judgement was vindicated when the son of Ocean Park closed well to break maiden ranks over 1 5⁄16 m in the manner of a staying horse going places. 

"He has always needed ground and his mother was a good stayer and being by Ocean Park, that was always going to be his forte," Bambry said.

"It is special to get a win with one that we have bred and Leah (Hemi, jockey) won on the mother as well."

Out of the stakes-placed mare Acquisto, Bambry admitted there has been some interest in the horse after he won a trial last month.

"He was under offer before his first start and vetted cleanly but the prospective owner pulled out," Bambry said.

"I think he is going to make a lovely stayer and he is probably still six months away and I think he will be at his best next autumn.

"He is a horse that I really rate and now that he has got the monkey off his back, I am sure he will go on with it.

"We will look for another race over ground and just look after him."

Bambry also saddled another lightly-tried son of Ocean Park in Otis, who won his second race when successful over 1 5⁄16 m in Rating 65 company.

"He just relished the 1 5⁄16 m and we think he goes pretty well also," Bambry said. "I think he is an open class horse in the making."

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