Appleby delighted as La Barrosa extends unbeaten record

Trainer Charlie Appleby was full of praise for La Barrosa after he maintained his unbeaten run by winning the Tattersalls Stakes at Newmarket.

The two-year-old was the 4/7 favourite for Thursday’s Group Three contest but he was made to work hard for the win, with William Buick on board.

La Barrosa had enjoyed a more comfortable debut on September 4 under James Doyle, but the likes of Dark Lion and Qaader provided sterner competition.

Buick eventually found a gap with the race coming to a close and he ultimately steered La Barrosa home in a tense finish.

Appleby looks to have found another gem in La Barrosa and he says he is excited for the future.

He told reporters: “The plan was always to get cover today and watching it I was quite comfortable and I was quite happy where he was, but William wasn’t quite as comfortable as he felt he needed a bit of an out.

“His class has prevailed there, once he got that bit of a gap. He showed a bit of courage and a bit of class, as picking up late on here can be quite hard.

“I feel he has learnt again today, and he is entitled to come forward a bit more. He travels very well, and I wouldn’t want him to be doing it the wrong way round yet.

“I think seven is his trip for the moment, though I’m not saying he won’t get a mile in time. While he is learning, I think this is his right trip for the moment.”

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