Mutasaabeq To Be Added To Guineas


Shadwell Racing Manager Angus Gold | Tattersalls

Shadwell Estates's Mutasaabeq (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), who earned 'TDN Rising Star' status with a six-length conditions win at Newmarket's Craven meeting on Apr. 13, is set to be supplemented for the G1 2000 Guineas on Monday. The Guineas takes place at Newmarket on Saturday.

“As long as all is well with the horse [Monday] morning, we will supplement him,” said Angus Gold, Shadwell's racing manager. “We've been thinking about it. We didn't put him in at the first stage because we thought it might come a bit quick for him. Mentally he was always a fizzy horse, but the team did a great job to keep a lid on him. Then he won first time out at Newmarket late in the season.”

“Obviously he was impressive when he won there the other day,” Gold added. “It's impossible to say what he beat, but the way he did it was visually impressive and he ran right to the top of the hill and Jim [Crowley] said he would have no problems going a mile. I saw the horse a few days later and he seems to have taken that race particularly well. He seems very relaxed at home. Dane O'Neill rode him a little half-speed yesterday and said he felt in great form. I spoke to Sheikh Hamdan's family to discuss the options and they said they would like to supplement him.”

Mutasaabeq is trained by Charlie Hills and is out of the late Sheikh Hamdan's G1 1000 Guineas winner Ghanaati (Giant's Causeway). Ghanaati is a granddaughter of one of Sheikh Hamdan's foundation mares, Height Of Fashion (Fr) (Bustino {GB}).

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