Yourartisonfire Wins At Haydock

Yourartisonfire ran in the 6f maiden today at Haydock. Michael Metcalfe who claims 3lb took the ride aboard the Dutch Art colt who is trained by Karl Burke. The colt is owned by the partnership of Wayne Rooney, John O Shea and OnToAWinner

There were only 4 runners in the race but early morning betting suggested that this was a hot maiden and there were solid claims for all 4 horses. Yourartisonfire was 2/1 in the morning but ended up a well-supported favourite at the off – sent off at a price of 6/4.

He was drawn 4 of 4 on the rail and Michael was happy to sit off the pace early doors and pick them up in the last couple of furlongs if he could.

As they approached the 2f mark Michael asked Youartisonfire to go on and he did, he looked to be travelling superbly but when a gap closed in front of him, Michael was forced to go on the outside and he stayed on strongly throughout the final furlong to win going away by two and a quarter lengths from Mayaasem.

Michael Metcalfe told Racing UK: “They went quite steady – you can sit and wait but I thought I would get him rolling and I always thought he would pick them up in the end. When I got him wide he picked up nicely and he’d probably even get an extra furlong the way he settled. He’s very professional.

This was an excellent performance from the colt, Michael and Karl. We will be racing in some exciting races before the season is out: Glorious Goodwood being a possible destination.

Well done to all of his owners, exciting times ahead

Click here to view the full race : http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/results/05-07-2012/haydock-park/result/508291/distinction-doors-e-b-f-maiden-stakes/video

Links to News Articles with Yourartisonfire story:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/racing/article-2169268/Wayne-Rooney-horse-Yourartisonfire-wins-Haydock.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/jul/05/wayne-rooney-yourartisonfire-haydock-park

http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/news/article/2/7870618/rooney-hits-the-target-at-haydock

http://www.attheraces.com/article.aspx?hlid=526318&lid=pa+racing+feed&raceid=&title=Rooney+hits+the+target+at+Haydock&ref=atrPA+Racing+Feed&nav=news&sub=&day=Thu