Maiden Of The Week

Aysar (AUS)

2 c Deep Field – Miss Interiors by Flying Spur

O: Shadwell Stud Australasia Ltd

B: Torryburn Stud

T: David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig

S: 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale V: Torryburn Stud P: Shadwell Stud Australasia Ltd, $260,000 

W: Ladbrokes Back Yourself Handicap, 1300m, July 1, Sandown – Lakeside

Newgate Farm may not have a direct investment in Wednesday’s Sandown maiden winner Aysar (Deep Field) anymore, but the Shadwell-owned two-year-old is likely to be firmly on their radar as he plots a path towards some of the three-year-old spring features.

By Newgate Farm’s high-performing second-season sire Deep Field (Northern Meteor) out of Miss Interiors (Flying Spur), a half-sister to another of their stallions in Russian Revolution (Snitzel), the eye-catching chestnut looks a horse capable of measuring up against better company on the strength of Wednesday’s win over 1300 metres.

Stepping out for the second time, having debuted with a closing third over 1000 metres at Mornington on June 8, the Lindsay Park-prepared Aysar raced closer to the speed at start two. Taking the lead early in the long Sandown stretch, he sprinted clear under Luke Nolen for a three-length success over Derive (Redoute’s Choice) with Not A Zak (El Roca) third.

In winning so comfortably, he lived up to the pre-race expectations of co-trainer Ben Hayes who believes that he will be at his best once he gets up to 1400 metres and a mile, potentially heading to races like the Caulfield Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m)