Punters sometimes have to wait for a winner. I tipped up Tashaar to win on debut in a maiden back in late May. Related to the great Sea the Stars, the 3 year old colt first won for us at Haydock Park.
That was around the time I was being asked by one former subscriber why I bothered tipping in maidens. Because, once in a while, you come across a newbie that is going to be something special. One that is well bred, with a trainer who knows what they are doing with such horses and is owned by those who will spend if they like what they see before the horse has stepped foot on a racecourse.
Tashaar ticked all those boxes and won that maiden stakes for members of VG TIPS at a good price.
Into the notebook he went and that’s when we had to be patient. Tashaar had been entered and then withdrawn from races before the reappearance in the final race at Goodwood on Friday.
He had won that maiden at Haydock by over four lengths and I was confident of a good showing even though he was being stepped up to a class 3 handicap.
I tipped Tashaar to members of VG TIPS as a win bet when priced at 11/2 the night before racing.
Not even I, however, could have expected him to win as easily as he did. It was a hands and heels victory for jockey Frankie Dettori, who kept looking over his shoulders looking for dangers. There were none. Dettori eased the colt towards the line to ensure the margin of victory was, on paper at least, only a length and a half. But the ease with which Tashaar won will not have been overlooked by the handicapper.
The Glorious Goodwood meeting is often a challenging one for me as a punter. This year has been no different. But Tashaar was worth waiting for.
Now we have to wait again. We have to cosy up to our best friend. The one called patience.
We must wait and see what plans the owners and trainer have for Tashaar. But, whatever they are, I’m on board.