New Mandate (New Bay) needed to be brave under Frankie Dettori to gain a narrow verdict over Laneqash in the bet365 Flying Scotsman Stakes at Doncaster.
Ralph Beckett’s youngster was trapped on the rail as Jim Crowley brought Laneqash with what appeared to be a race-winning run on his outside.
Dettori held his ground, however, and New Mandate’s greater experience proved vital as he battled back tight against the rail to win by a head at 17-2.
“I’m delighted, because Marc Chan is a new owner and a friend of mine from Hong Kong.
“This is his first year in racing. I was second (short-head, on Valeria Messalina) at Glorious Goodwood for him, and (now) I’ve managed to get my first winner for him – so I’m delighted.
“I know he’s watching in Hong Kong – well done, good start.
“He’s a very tough horse and it was a good race – he did it the hard way, but we’ve done it.”
He added: “He showed a lot of courage. Ralph said he was very pleased with him at home – I’m delighted for connections. Well done, Ralph.”
New Mandate was purchased for €35,000 from the 2019 Arqana August Yearling Sale as part of our first round of buys for The Lucra Partnership, before being sold privately after his win at Sandown to new owner Mark Chan.
The Lucra Partnership represents a wonderful opportunity to become involved in racehorse ownership, meet new people and hopefully enjoy a return on investment in the process.
The market for middle distance/staying horses has become increasingly strong, thanks to an International thirst for European bloodstock, backed up by a strong domestic National Hunt market.
For the 2021 season we have formed a second partnership ‘Lucra II’ which will allow new investors the opportunity to capitalise on the resale potential that this type of horse offers. We are currently working hard to recruit the next batch of young horses that will make up next years Lucra team.
Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any information that you may require, or to just have a chat about the partnership in more detail.