Always good to see one of our Ten To Follow horses justify their inclusion..
Whilst the season didn’t start quite so well for Mogul, albeit his trainer kept stating he’d need a few runs to hit form and he did just that at Goodwood, winning the Gordon Stakes in great style.
With the potential of more to come, it’ll be exciting to see just how good this son of Galileo could be!
Mogul, 3yo Trained by A O’Brien
Despite a very good 2yo campaign, we’d expect to see Mogul come into his own as a 3yo, as a number of his immediate family did. A full bother to Japan, a Group 1 winner in France before winning the Juddmonte at York and an excellent 4th in the Arc. As well as his full sister Secret Gesture who was runner up in the Epsom Oaks. Well touted before his debut, he ran as though in need of the experience, but still with plenty of promise behind a more experienced rival. He was much sharper on his 2nd start, making all and galloping strongly to the line to win in impressive style. Ridden with a little more restraint next time in a Group 2 event, he quickened nicely and stayed on well to win comfortably and looking as though he had plenty left in the tank. Only 4th in the Group 1 Futurity run on the all-weather at Newcastle, he never really looked at home on the surface, but still ran a fair race. Currently rated 100 and very much the mould of a 3yo, he’d be expected to excel at distances beyond a mile and would be the top of our list of potential Derby winners, for which he’s generally a 14/1 chance.
Update: Really disappointing at Ascot, but he looked in need of the run, we’ll see what the plans are with him going forward, but not ideal with regards to a tilt at the Derby.
Update: Stepped forward from Ascot and ran a decent race in the Derby, but wasn’t quite good enough in a race dominated by the front running Serpentine.
Update: Improved again from the Derby to win at Goodwood and looks to be progressing with every run.