Horse Racing

Mr Ambassador repays for his tag

Friday, February 15, 2019

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MR Ambassador moved back into Overnight Allowance company with a spirited short-head victory at Caymanas Park on Saturday, January 9, that left veteran trainer Errol Pottinger a satisfied customer after claiming this horse.

“I feel very good about this claim as he is a horse that is improving as he is running well. Since this horse came under my care, I discovered that he had some issues. I got the vet to work on the problems and since then Mr Ambassador started to look like a different animal.

“After two good runs on claiming tags, I realised that he was back to his old self and that was why I stepped him up to Overnight Allowance.

“Sometimes a horse has problems and is not able to overcome them fully but, in a way that horse is able to perform up to a certain level with the right care and preparation and, the way Mr Ambassador acquitted himself today it leaves the team so very pleased with his performance.

“His run clearly showed that he is now back to himself again and could now run where he really belongs,” Pottinger said.

Ridden by Dane Dawkins, Mr Ambassador broke on top at the start of the race but after a couple of strides, he was overtaken by Wartime (Simon Husbands) and Dunrobin (Trevor Simpson) heading into the half mile turn in the 5 furlong (1,100m) event.

Still, within touch of the leaders approaching the final bend, Mr Ambassador surged to the front in deep stretch and outbattled Dunrobin by a short head in the end. Pleasant Secret (Aaron Chatrie) was third.

Mr Ambassador is a seven-year-old bay gelded son of Temple City out of the Giant Causeway mare One Big Giggle and was bred at Ham Stables and is owned by Zelmuna. He was winning for the eighth time from 49 races.

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