Trainer: Mick Appleby Race type: Flat
Age: 5 yr old Description: Bay Gelding
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Race entries

  • Saturday
    27 Mar
    3:10 PM
    Motawaafeq Doncaster - UNIBET LINCOLN HCAP Flat
    (Heritage Handicap)
    Early Closing
    Jockey TBC

Purchased at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses-In-Training sale; he is by Wootton Bassett. Read more about his sire here:

He is 'French Owner Premiums' qualified and has joined the stable of MICK APPLEBY, who has done wonders with our own Star Of Southwold. 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 think we understand him better than we did, and he understands what’s required of him too, these days, since he has been gelded. He has won 3 times and been in the winners enclosure no less than 12 times for his owners since we bought him, picking up prize money and giving them something to shout home!

Training Update (22nd February): Motawaafeq kicked off his winter AW campaign in style in December, winning twice and taking a very close 2nd in between those wins. He has since had a break to freshen up and we have two races in mind for him in early March. We have also given him an entry in the Lincoln Handicap on the first day of the turf season. Here he is on the gallops (nearside) this morning:



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