Trainer: Mick Appleby Race type: Flat
Age: 4 yr old Description: Bay Colt
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Purchased at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses-In-Training sale, this colt is by Wootton Bassett. Read more about his sire here:

He is 'French Owner Premiums' qualified and joins the stable of MICK APPLEBY, who has done wonders with our own Star Of Southwold, who won 4 times in 2019! Given he’s probably one of the shrewdest judges in the game and possibly one of the best improvers of a horse from others’ yards, it's no surprise that Mick was crowned 2019/20 Champion All-Weather Trainer, for the third consecutive year and he really is hard to beat in this sphere!

Mick put this horse to us as an individual from the afore mentioned sale, who he believes will particularly suit his way of operating. An expensive yearling purchase by Hamdan Al Maktoum at €170,000, it’s probably fair to say that he had not yet, proved to be as talented as the Dubai owner had perhaps hoped, so much so, that he was sent to the sales in October 2019, having placed 4th on all three attempts on track in France. 

We’d very much have the option of juvenile hurdling or novice hurdling in the future if he doesn’t make up into a top-class Flat handicapper. In fact, some of the underbidders at the auction, where we had to dig quite deep at 34,000gns, were trainers renowned for both flat and jumping prowess.

He could easily prove to be a very valuable commodity with a couple of wins under his belt, and releasing the asset in him at that juncture, remains a firm option too. Mick thinks there are plenty of options and we’ll very much take Mick’s advice, regarding which is the best route to travel.

Trainer Update: He has been running well for us since joining Mick, winning and finishing in the top three on 5 occasions and now has a Timeform rating of 88. Micks singles Motawaafeq as one of his horses to follow this year, saying "I’m looking forward to seeing Motawaafeq run on the turf. I think he has a lot of ability and could be a lot better on turf and have a lot more to offer."

Watch him win from an impossible start here!:

Syndicate manager Tim says: "He has stayed the 1m 2f well, which opens up a lot of further opportunities for him - The Zetland Gold Cup comes to mind as a target on the turf.  Motawaafeq is enjoying the spring sunshine at exercise and this enforced break is at a good time for him to re charge his batteries. Still young and lightly raced, there's plenty of fun to be had with him this year and beyond and he looks an exciting dual-purpose prospect going forward."

Here are some videos of him on the gallops:


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