Sat 30 Apr 2022
WINNER 37 OF 2022: MOTAWAAFEQ, trained by Mick Appleby and ridden by Alistair Rawlinson: 'The Cazoo Selling Stakes' over 7f at Wolverhampton.
He broke well and immediately took the lead. Shaken up 2f out, he was joined in the straight and even headed, but he rallied back and even though Alistair dropped his whip, he moved into the lead again to win by a neck.
A 6th career win and he did it with ears pricked!
Watch the full race replay here: https://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Wolverhampton/29-April-2022/1340
Timeform rated it as a t76 performance, saying: "Resumed winning ways down in grade, having the run of things from the front back down in trip, ironically showing a better attitude in the finish than one that briefly headed him given Motawaafeq's rider dropped his whip 1f out; led, headed briefly and ridder dropped whip 1f out, rallied.”
See the official photo gallery here: https://www.jahphoto.co.uk/-/galleries/wolverhampton-horse-racing-2022/april-2022/29th-april-2022/race-2#media_b9475ff4-0279-482d-8d41-e624466015a8
Syndicate manager Tim says: "That was a great ride by Alistair. He timed the removal of the blind at the start to perfection and the blue and yellow sectionals were spot on. Motawaafeq showed a tenacious attitude there and we decided to buy him back in after that performance!”
We saw a superb run by CLARENDON HOUSE an hour later in the £50,000 Class 2 race at Goodwood, just being pipped, but he put in a Timeform 113 performance and is one to watch for this season. He took our race earnings this year over £500,000, which is tremendous.