A nervous Ben Hayes wished to see Aysar produce on race day the type of efficiency that he knew was hidden throughout the two-year-old.
Hayes, who trains in partnership along with his father David and cousin Tom Dabernig, was relieved after Aysar raced to a cushty three size win within the Ladbrokes Back Yourself Handicap at Sandown on Wednesday.
Aysar was ridden with confidence by Luke Nolen because the colt relished the rise to 1300m giving his supporters, who backed him in to run the $2.30 favorite, little trigger for concern.
“I always get a bit nervous when I really like a horse and they haven’t done it yet and I just want to see them do it,” Hayes advised racing.com.
“He lived up to my expectations and is an exciting horse going forward.”
Hayes mentioned Aysar will solely get higher when he’s stretched out in distance and appeals to the co-trainer as a great 1400m to 1600m horse.
“He’s got good tactical speed and I think he’s an exciting horse,” Hayes mentioned.
“A two-year-old like him we usually would not have him working this deep into winter, however we wished to win a race with him as a two-year-old.
“We have ticked that off, so I’d say you will not see him once more till he is a three-year-old within the new season.
“We will just cuddle him at home, tick him over and he will be a fit horse on the scene early in the new season.”
The victory cemented the Lindsay Park secure at the highest of the Melbourne Trainers’ Premiership, giving the staff a 10 win lead over the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace mixture.
Craig Williams stretched his result in 9 within the jockeys’ premiership with a race-to-race double aboard Minyinga and Grand De Flora earlier than Damien Oliver lower it again to eight with victory within the remaining race on Lunar Flare.
There is six metropolitan conferences remaining for season that finishes on July 31.