Son of FAST COMPANY, MUTARAKEZ wins Doncaster Maiden on second outing.
He progressed nicely throughout the year and came on a lot from his first run. Like his father FAST COMPANY, also trained by Brian Meehan, he has lots of scope.
Paul Hanagan said he is a really nice horse who will improve again. Brian Meehan said “I think he is a lovely horse who will develop over the winter. He has a great temperament, just like his father and I am looking forward to seeing him run next year. Congratulations to Shadwell and their team”.
FOX TROTTER (1.50pm Newbury) Makes his first appearance over seven furlongs and deserves a crack at this group 3 after creditable effort under a big weight in competitive listed event at Redcar on his latest start.Is unproven on the ground, but breeding suggests he should handle it.
BURANO (3.30pm Newbury) Has been performing over trips between a mile and a mile and a quarter since his return from Dubai and returns to the longer trip after a typically solid effort in a good class mile event at Newmarket last month.Has been given a chance by the handicapper and should run his usual sound race.
GROWL (2.10pm Doncaster) Put a below par run over seven furlongs at York behind him with a very useful second in the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes over this trip at Newbury last time. Has pleased us since and should prove hard to beat on this drop down to listed level.
ABLE SPIRIT (6.15pm Wolverhampton) Has shown ability and is kept to the minimum trip after a respectable showing in a decent maiden at Nottingham on his latest start.Makes his debut on the Tapeta here, and we hope the move will see him step up on the form shown so far.
MUTARAKEZ (2.55pm Doncaster) Son of our high class performer Fast Company and posted a respectable debut effort when fourth in a maiden over six furlongs at Nottingham 16 days ago.Having lost ground at the start and then run green, he picked up nicely and was putting in his best work in the closing stages.He will have learned plenty from the outing and should be suited by this extra furlong.
BEACH WALKERr (1.30pm Newmarket) Stepped up considerably on her debut effort to finish fourth in another good class event on this course last month.Gave the impression she would be suited by this return to seven furlongs, and should continue to progress.
PIVOT POINT (2.35pm Newmarket) Has proved a consistent performer in maidens so far, but could never get into the race on his handicap bow at Epsom on his latest start.The first time blinkers have been removed for this second attempt at a nursery and an improved show anticipated.
HENRYHUDSONBRIDGE (3.45pm Newmarket) Makes his third racecourse appearance and must break some kind of record in finding his third four runner race in a row.Showed he had gone the right way from his debut effort at Leicester last time, and hopefully will continue the upward curve, despite three very talented opponents.
ETIBAAR (4.20pm Newmarket) Has an all American pedigree and is a son of Secretariat Stakes winner Kitten’s Joy.Makes his debut here and has shown ability in his preparatory work.However, is sure to benefit a good deal for the outing.
AWJAB (8.25pm Kempton) Is another to have taken a while to find his feet, but has run two highly creditable races on his last two starts was beaten only a nose in a maiden at Redcar on his latest attempt.Moves into the nursery sphere for the first time here and is expected to run another big race on what will be his first appearance on the polytrack.
TATAWU (2.30pm Lingfield) A son of Mawatheeq out of a dam who won over a mile and a quarter on this course as a three year old.Produced a respectable debut effort after a slow start at Salisbury just under three weeks ago, and is expected to build upon that performance in what looks an interesting maiden
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