Purchased at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses-In-Training sale; he is by Wootton Bassett. Read more about his sire here: https://www.etreham.com/eng/fiche-etalon-haras.php?nom=wootton-bassett.
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!
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 had a break to freshen up.
Racing Update (3rd April): He really is a consistent horse! Unlucky to get struck into in the Lincoln consolation race and having to be eased, he is back now and raring to go! Mick has sent us this video of him on the gallops working this morning. His entries/declarations will show on this page.
Here he is on the gallops (far side):