Mohaather Could Run in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes


Mohaather broke on to the Flat horse racing scene as a two-year-old when turning in some impressive performances at Newbury and Nottingham, with the horse having finished second in a Maiden Stakes at the former track before a victory in a Novices Stakes at the latter.

However, what really surprised everyone was the horse stepping up in class on 27 October and claiming a victory in the Molson Coors Stakes over seven furlongs, with the Marcus Tregoning-trained charge having been sent off at 33/1 before an impressive triumph.

Now as a three-year-old, we’re waiting eagerly to find out the horse’s next moves. He’s only been seen once at a racecourse, winning at Newbury in April when narrowly succeeding in the Greenham Stakes and the three-year-old could be set to turn out on Champions Day at Ascot in October.

The horse has suffered an injury since his last run which meant that a potential tilt at the 2,000 Guineas was ruled out, although the bone bruise is thought to have been mended now as the horse was given plenty of time to recover.

The trainer has reported that his charge is in good nick and he will spend the next few weeks getting him fully fit before a racecourse appearance, with the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes looking like a possible runner.

Tregoning said: "He is back on Thursday and we will have to see how that goes, but he is in the QEII. Something like that is more realistic than the Foret, where everyone seems to be going, that is if we step him up to that sort of company.

"He has got to be going extremely well to run in Group Ones, as he was before the Guineas.

"I don't think he wants it too firm, I think he wants it good or with a bit more cut in as his good form is on softer ground.

"He would have to go straight to it. I'm not saying it will definitely happen, it is more of a speculative entry. It is a hell of a good race and the ground should suit him at that time of year."

While Mohaather is clearly one of Tregoning’s stable stars, the trainer has several other high-profile horses and one of these is Power Of Darkness who is also set to run this coming autumn in one of the high-profile races.

The horse recently claimed the Shergar Cup Mile and that was his second victory of the year, with Tregoning now eyeing up the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket as the next destination for this charge.

The trainer added: "I'm going to send him to the Cambridgeshire, but I don't want him to go up in the weights. I'm hoping to have one run and go to the Cambridgeshire with a good chance.

"He will go to the Cambridgeshire with a good chance if he is at the right end of the weights. Picking up a 4lb penalty is not that serious, but I would rather be cleverer than that and try to get in off a low mark at the bottom."