Zac Baker wins London National with Ben Bens
Many congratulations to leading gentleman amateur jockey Zac Baker for a fantastic win this afternoon with Ben Bens when victorious at Sandown.
Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies had already watched Blaklion with the Becher Chase at Aintree for the same owners which made the 12-year old’s victory even more remarkable.
A delighted Zac said following the race “The amount of sweating I’ve done to take this ride! He was just amazing. It’s awesome – quite possibly the best ride I’ve been given. I had 10 stone 9 lb which was a real struggle on Wednesday, so to do 10 stone 8 lb made it all worth it as we didn’t win far! The ground was perfect for him, we got the lead, yet he wasn’t doing a tap in front. Aidan came to me on the bend but I just flew. I was very long at the last but he came up for me and that won it. George will probably ring on the way home and my mum and dad are here – its massive. its one of my favourite tracks and I’ve finally ridden a winner here.”
Watch the closing stages of the race here:
— Sandown Park (@Sandownpark) December 9, 2017
Well done Zac! A great achievement.