Stevenson likes to christen his horses after local place names and slang terms hence The Langholm Dyer and Whaat Fettle but there is an amusing tale as to how The Bajan
Bandit got his handle.
But there were even more tears in the yard when the boys and girls found out that Bajan
wouldn't be coming home.
Tryst could again have the upper hand, having run a cracking race in defeat behind the strongly fancied Poet's Place in the Portland Handicap at Doncaster last month.
LEN LUNGO has re-routed stable top-notchers The Bajan
Bandit and Direct Access from today's card at Ayr to alternative engagements at Cheltenham's Tripleprint Gold Cup meeting this weekend.
Bandit and Direct Access are just two of the plum rides awaiting Tony Dobbin when the popular Irishman returns from a three-day suspension at Carlisle this afternoon.
Lungo didn't risk The Bajan
Bandit or Direct Access at Newcastle because of the sticky ground but he reported that the star-studded pair could both be in action at Haydock on Saturday.
trainer Richard Phillips on the Richard Johnsonridden winner Bajan
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BANDIT will be the star attraction at Ayr today weather permitting.
Former jockey O'Meara said: "I'm delighted to have Blue Bajan
Dobbin, enjoying his best-ever season, said yesterday: "Everybody knows that Len Lungo wants it soft for the The Bajan
Bandit and similar conditions would also suit Barton.
finished second to Ask in this race two years ago, when trained by Andy Turnell, and he delighted his new trainer David O'Meara.
THE defection of The Bajan
Bandit from the novices' chase should see Telemoss (3.