Mutasaabeq Dominates HQ's G2 bet365 Mile


Shadwell's 5-year-old entire Mutasaabeq (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}–Ghanaati, by Giant's Causeway) was rewarded for his consistency in pattern-race company with a course-and-distance win in September's G2 Joel S. and, penalised three pounds for that success, made a winning seasonal return in Friday's rescheduled G2 bet365 Mile at Newmarket. Racing on the front end after a slick getaway, the 4-1 chance poached a decisive advantage approaching the quarter-mile marker and kept on powerfully under continued urging inside the final furlong to easily account for MG1SW G1 Irish 2000 Guineas hero Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) by three lengths.

“He was supplemented for the [G1 2000] Guineas as a 3-year-old, so he's always been a good horse,” said trainer Charlie Hills. “He's got a good record here and I'm delighted with the way he's put it to bed, especially given he had the penalty to carry as well today. The blinkers seem to have helped him and we'll have to look at the [May 20 G1] Lockinge now. He's beautifully bred, being by Invincible Spirit out of Ghanaati, so that will have done him no harm today. It's obviously a week shorter now than it would have been between this and the Lockinge, had it been run at Sandown, but I think he should be fine.”

Pedigree Notes

Mutasaabeq is the sixth of seven foals out of G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Coronation S. heroine Ghanaati (Giant's Causeway) and the March-foaled homebred is a half-brother to G3 Mahab Al Shimaal winner Wafy (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}). Ghanaati is one of three black-type winners produced by dual stakes winner Sarayir (Mr. Prospector), herself a daughter of MGSW matriarch Height Of Fashion (Fr) (Bustino {GB}).

Friday, Newmarket, Britain
BET365 MILE-G2, £80,000, Newmarket, 5-5, 4yo/up, 8fT, 1:37.18, gd.
1–MUTASAABEQ (GB), 132, h, 5, by Invincible Spirit (Ire)
1st Dam: Ghanaati (MG1SW-Eng, $720,406), by Giant's Causeway
2nd Dam: Sarayir, by Mr. Prospector
3rd Dam: Height Of Fashion (Fr), by Bustino (GB)
'TDN Rising Star'. O/B-Shadwell Estate Company Ltd (GB); T-Charles Hills; J-Jim Crowley. £45,368. Lifetime Record: 13-6-2-1, $258,521. *1/2 to Wafy (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), GSW-UAE, $246,592. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Native Trail (GB), 129, c, 4, Oasis Dream (GB)–Needleleaf (GB), by Observatory. (€50,000 Wlg '19 ARQDEC; 67,000gns Ylg '20 TATOCT; 210,000gns 2yo '21 TATBRE). O-Godolphin; B-Le Haras d'Haspel (GB); T-Charlie Appleby. £17,200.
3–Light Infantry (Fr), 129, c, 4, Fast Company (Ire)–Lights On Me (GB), by Kyllachy (GB). (€25,000 Ylg '20 ARQDOY; £82,000 2yo '21 GOFTY). O-NeverSayDie & Light Infantry Partnership; B-Barbara Moser (FR); T-David Simcock. £8,608.
Margins: 3, NO, 2 1/4. Odds: 4.00, 0.73, 5.00.
Also Ran: Checkandchallenge (GB), Imperial Fighter (Ire).


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