HACHERT went close to landing the spoils for Staffordshire Moorlands trainer Jennie Candlish at Ayr races today (July 13).
The progressive three-year-old, once owned by Khalid Abdullah, got beaten only a neck and a head into third place in the 7f Scotty Brand Handicap at the Scottish course.
It was Hachert's third appearance for the Basford Grange stables, after being shipped in from Ireland at the beginning of last month.
The Irish-bred gelding finished fourth on his stable debut, on the all-weather surface over 7f at Wolverhampton, and then not long after eighth switched to turf over 1m at Doncaster.
The application of a first-time hood brought the desired improvement brought back to 7f at Ayr, where he was steered for a second time by Joe Fanning, who was in the saddle at Doncaster.
Hachert, now in the ownership of Jonathan and Christine Williams, appears to be going the right way under the supervision of Team Candlish.
Picture: Racing trainer Jennie Candlish has a promising stable newcomer in Hachert.