Honest gelding Jacquinot Bay (7g Galileo x LA La Land, by Last Tycoon) posted his second Black Type win when taking out the Listed MRC Lord Stakes at Sandown on Boxing Day.
Now with David Hayes and Tom Dabernig after being previously trained by the late Guy Walter, Jacquinot Bay fought on doggedly to win the 1800 metre contest by a short head taking his overall record to nine wins from 28 tarts with prizemoney topping $530,000.
“He raced well during the spring without winning, so it’s a real thrill for the owners and it’s a great race to win,” said Tom Dabernig, who indicated Jacquinot Bay may look to defend his 2014 Listed Canberra Cup win in March.
Not offered for sale at public auction, Jacquinot Bay comes from the fifth and final Australian conceived crop of the champion sire Galileo.
He is the best of three winners for Last Tycoon mare La la Land, a half-sister to stakes-winner Wake Me Not.