Ryan runaway by Dick Turpin

Dick Turpin (Ire) sired his second winner on Monday when flying colt Lagenda bolted in at Wetherby.

Lagenda led from the outset and was driven clear in the final furlong by Tom Eaves to defeat odds-on favourite Tawakkol by 4 lengths in the British Stallion Studs Stakes.  He had been placed at Wolverhampton last month when tackling 1400m for the first time.

“His last run was promising and it was a convincing win today,” trainer Kevin Ryan said.  “He’s improved for each run and it was a great front-running ride by Tom.”

Dick Turpin colt Receding Waves had opened his sire’s winning account last month and he doubled up at Chepstow on Friday.

Lagenda (2c Dick Turpin – Whirly Dancer by Danehill Dancer) is the first foal from a mare who won her maiden by 5 lengths as a three year-old at Folkestone.  Second-dam Whirly Bird (Nashwan) is a stakes-performed half-sister to G3 Irish St Leger Trial winner Ursa Major (Galileo).

Ryan paid 32,000 pounds (AUD 56,975) for Lagenda at the 2014 Doncaster Premier yearling sale on behalf of Tengku Rahman.  The Malaysian based owner has been racing horses with Ryan since 2011 when Bapak Chinta won the G2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Dick Turpin returns from the English National Stud next month for his fourth southern book at Mungrup Stud.  He will stand for an $8,800 (inc gst) service fee.