Congratulations to Jake Bayliss for his first city win aboard our very own Tycoon Rob.  A formidable partnership that is well deserving of the win.

Congratulaitons also to Mr Rob Thorne, owner of Tycoon Rob.


Article courtesy of Racing Network

A split second “head-start” for Tycoon Rob and apprentice Jake Bayliss left stewards in the hot seat after the final event at Sandown today.

Tycoon Rob pushed his way through the gates just as the starter released the field, poking his head through a farction of a second before the other gates opened.

Rolling his “favourite horse” straight to the lead, Bayliss and Tycoon Rob were never headed and produced a surprise result for the final leg of the Sandown quaddie for trainer Doug Harrison.

Tycoon Rob ($31) downed another roughy Now And Zen ($17) with The Terricks ($4.60) running on for third.

“He hesitated in the gates and then head-butted them open, he was just keen I think,” Bayliss said.

“I think that was my fifth win on him, he loves to roll along and will go all day, he doesn’t need cheap sectionals.

“He sat fourth or fifth in the run last start and just hated it, so we went back to the old tactics today.”

Winning trainer Doug Harrison also paid tribute to the bond between the apprentice and his galloper.

“He loves Jake and they’ve won quite a few races together,” Harrison said.

“He doesn’t handle the wet real well, and he has to make the pace but he runs really well for Jake.”

Backers of the second placed horse Now And Zen were left sweating on the verdict of the Stewards for what seemed an eternity, with a glimmer of hope that their $17 win dividend would be paid.

Stewards however decided that the split second difference had no bearing on the final result and declared correct weight for Tycoon Rob.

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