'Blown away' – top trainer Roger Varian hammers bookies with mega 9,290-1 six-timer on Saturday | The Sun

EVERYTHING Roger Varian touches at the minute is turning to gold.

Just six days after he won the St Leger at Doncaster with Eldar Eldarov, the Newmarket trainer banged in a mega 9,290-1 six-timer.

The quietly-spoken 43-year-old is considered one of the best trainers in the country.

He has won Classics and Group 1 races around the world, but he had never had more than five winners in a day before – until now.

His day started with a bang at Newbury when Exoplanet won the opening Racing TV Novice Stakes under David Egan as the 5-2 favourite.

A little over 40 minutes later, Royal Champion (9-4) won the Doonside Cup at Ayr because Al Husn (9-2) flew home in the Fillies' Handicap at Newmarket.


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Mitbaahy (9-2) bagged a Group 3 at Newbury just moments before Dusky Lord caused a 14-1 upset in the Ayr Silver Cup.

And the best was yet to come as the exciting Sakheer (4-5f) routed the opposition in the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes – capping a stunning afternoon.

Varian said: "You can never really expect things to go as well for us as it has today, but everything is clicking.

Of Sakheer, he added: "His work has always been very good, we thought he would win first time but he ran into a smart filly (Magical Sunset) at Windsor.

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"He then won well at Haydock and he looks good, I was quite blown away with him. How good, I don't know, but he is possibly the best of my two-year-olds.

"He has size and scope, he's very exciting and I think he'll stay seven furlongs or a mile."

Racing fans were blown away by his achievement, labelling him a "genius".

One tweeted: "The man is a genius trainer and has been for a while now, but moreover he's a very nice man too."

Another said: "What an afternoon for the stable and just a week after the St Leger."

While another posted: "Varian is flying. Have to follow his horses right now."

Varian's day could get even better – as he has five runners still to come this evening.


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