Classic Winner Mawj Given Autumn Targets

Oisin Murphy and Saeed bin Suroor with Mawj | Getty Images

Godolphin's G1 1000 Guineas heroine Mawj (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) has been entered in the G1 Sun Chariot S. in early October, trainer Saeed bin Suroor revealed on Sunday.

Undefeated in all of her 2023 starts, the 'TDN Rising Star' landed a pair of Meydan conditions races in January and February, before striking by a half-length in the Newmarket Classic on May 7. A Group 2 winner last year, she missed Royal Ascot due to an infection, and she is also being considered for the GI First Lady S. at Keeneland the same weekend as the Sun Chariot.

“She's doing well,” said bin Suroor. “I've given her an entry in the Sun Chariot or the same week there's a race for her at Keeneland.

“Those are what we are looking at for her, those two races. We'll see which one closer to the time. The Sun Chariot is obviously closer [to home].”

Long term, the half-sister to multiple Grade I winner Modern Games (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a candidate for the Breeders' Cup in November.

“The Breeders' Cup is our big aim for this year, she's not a big filly so a track like Keeneland will be perfect. She'll stay in training next year, which is good news.”

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