THE way in which Muwaary (AUS), put nine lengths between himself and the runner-up in a Maiden Juvenile Plate over 1200m on turf at the Vaal on Thursday had to be seen to be believed.
Sheikh Hamdan’s newcomer quickened in a flash without jockey Johnny Geroudis having to flex any muscles. He lengthened his stride to do the job while appearing to be loafing in doing so – like a billionaire stock broker clinching a deal on his mobile while sun-tanning on the beach! Muwaary clocked under 70s for the trip, the fastest 6f on the day.
If those notebooks actually exist, pencil in the name Muwaary! (JC Photos).
There’s much talent in Muwaary’s considerable frame, especially considering Geroudis’ assessment that “this was much too short for him, he’ll prefer much further!”
Johnny added: “Muwaary put up a good gallop on Tuesday, he suddenly came around after being a bit lazy. He’s big, he’s going to be a serious racehorse once the penny drops.”
In the absence of the De Kock family, Muwaary was saddled by long-time assistant trainer John Buckler.
Muwaary is by multiple New Zealand Champion sire O’Reilly (who died in 2014) from a half-sister to Gr1 winner Criterion; and yet another top-class purchase from the Inglis Easter Sale.