I WAS delighted to see Royal Tara win the confined maiden at Quakerstown on Sunday for owner/trainer John Hassett.

The 2009 Kayf Tara bay, who brought up a double for rider Stephen Connor, had pulled-up on his only previous start in a five-year-old geldings’ maiden at Kildorrery in February 2014, while it is some time since his trainer, who is also a veterinary surgeon, enjoyed the glory days of Baby Brew and Eliogarty.