ROHAAN (Mayson) showed that there was no fluke about his success in the Group 3 Pavilion Stakes at Ascot by bursting some bubbles with a follow up victory in the Group 2 Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock. David Evans’s bargain buy, who won on Good to Firm at Ascot, showed his class and versatility to scythe through rivals on Heavy ground before repelling the late thrust of the hitherto unbeaten Dragon Symbol. This was the son of MAYSON’s sixth win in just six months and he has rapidly progressed from an opening handicap mark of 55 into another Group 1 sprinter for his sire.
MAYSON came very close to another Group 2 success on the Haydock card with AINSDALE finishing a gallant second in the Temple Stakes. Trained by Karl Burke for David Armstrong, this was Ainsdale’s first attempt in Pattern company and he should be well up to holding his own in this grade under similar conditions in the future.