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GROUP 3 WIN FOR MOHAATHER

The Derby winning duo of Marcus Tregoning and Martin Dwyer enjoyed a well deserved success in the Group 3 Molson Coors Stakes with the progressive colt Mohaather at Newbury in Saturday.

Racing in the colours of long time patron Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum Mohaather appeared to relish the testing conditions as he come from last to first with an irresistible run over the last quarter mile.

He caught the long time leader Athmad inside the final furlong before stretching clear to win comfortably by one and a half lengths with Almufti five lengths away third.

Mohaather had clearly improved significantly since his narrow success on his second start at Nottingham seventeen days ago.

With Sheikh Hamdan’s retained jockey Jim Crowley preferring to ride Fanaar at Newbury Martin Dwyer came in for the mount on Mohaather who is closely related to a lengthy list of past winners.

Dwyer and Tregoning famously combined to land the 2006 Derby with Sir Percy and are still very much in the groove twelve years later.

For Tregoning the Group 3 impressive triumph of Mohaather was a notable landmark since his move from Lambourn to Whitsbury.

He retains a tangible enthusiasm for the business of training racehorses and will relish making a long term plan for a colt who clearly has much to offer in 2019.

Richard Hills, Racing manager to Sheikh Hamadan, said “Mohaather has won really well and is by Showcasing whose progeny go on this ground.

“Marcus felt he deserved to take his chance here and he was right. We will take it step by step with him”.