The Snow King Strikes Again
WINNER 14 OF 2022: MORDRED, trained by Milton Harris and ridden by Sibylle Vogt: The feature 'Grosser Preis Longines' (Conditions) at St Moritz, over 1,800m.
After the concerns about the snow conditions of last week, which meant that race was run over 800m with a flag start, this Sunday all was well and the race was run from starting stalls and over the full intended distance of 1,800m.
Breaking well, he led the field; being narrowly headed on the inner 3f out. Sibylle shook him up and he ran well inside the final furlong, edging clear towards the finish, to win by 3/4 of a length.
The press release said: "Mordred doubles up While the ice conditions last Race Sunday only permitted shortened distances, today's GP LONGINES took place over the scheduled 1800 metres. However, this change had no influence on the run-in: Sibylle Vogt immediately took the lead with Mordred owned by the English stable Middleham Park Racing and never relinquished it. The Hungarian guest Arktisz was second ahead of Nimrod, a former winner of the Grand Prix of St. Moritz. "
See the official photo gallery here: https://images.swiss-image.ch/event/en/1/3277/group/instructions/0x303120576869746520547572662053742e204d6f7269747a20323032322f322e2050666572646572656e6e656e
He has made the headlines too in The Racing Post. Read that story here: https://www.racingpost.com/news/international/its-like-laying-one-out-for-a-bet-mordred-lands-second-white-turf-win/537904 and the German press are impressed with the partnership too: https://galopponline.de/news/galopp-news/vogt-mordred-dream-team-eis
Syndicate manager Tim says: "Another good ride by Sibylle and how Mordred has taken to the underfoot conditions is amazing - we really have to take our hats off to Milton for this campaign. Now it's all about the big race; the feature CHF 100'000 Grosser Preis von St. Moritz, coming up on Sunday. A dozen of his owners will be heading out there, which is very exciting and we can't wait to watch the superb online live stream on the White Turf website. We are loving the photos that are coming through. His groom Liberty is having the trip of a lifetime out there and you can see the joy she feels when Mordred wins in the photos we have added here! Well done to all his connections and good luck for Sunday."